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Shimano IX rear drag reels.

Discussion in 'Equipment, Accessories and Maintenance' started by Rod Bender, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    Hi Peeples
    I have a couple of these reels which are Shimano's cheapest spin reels. The ones I have came with line. Has anyone used these reels that have come pre-spooled? I know CC uses them. I am just wondering about the line quality that is on there. Obvious option is to replace it at little cost but as these reels are just for stuffing around, I would like to save some money.

    Also, what pound carp will it take to 'explode' one of these reels?!!!!! :cool:
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    Living on the edge!
     
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  2. CornaCarpio

    CornaCarpio Well-Known Member

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    Caught a few 80cm models on them Bender, you should be fine.

    Had them for a while now and yet to replace the line!

    CC
    Uses and recommends Shimano IX reels
     
  3. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    I bought one of these years ago for my then young son and after the 1st trip it went in the bin .
    Then went and bought him a daiwa reel ......can't remember what model but it was around $80 odd bucks .
    This was back in 2002 .
     
  4. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    What fish were you chasing? I am not expecting much from these reels. Rather rough winding to start with and a bit of ‘play’ in the handle. They came on a combo with a rod I was after. I got a Sienna for each rod for when I am a bit more serious but will utilise the cheaper reels when I feel like throwing things around! :cool:
    Cheers
    Team Bender
     
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  5. blair

    blair Well-Known Member

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    I used some little rear drag I think ax200 shimanos years ago for light spinning , because of the small spool and good for casting light lures. They went well and lasted a fair while I wouldn't chase kingies whith them though they were fine for what they were desighned for. The drags worked well.
     
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  6. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    One of the first things I do with any new reel is to strip it down to all it's component parts, mainly to satisfy my curiosity as a mechanic as to what makes it work. Some of my earlier el-cheapo reels were fairly basic when it comes to gearing material strength with plastic or sub standard alloys used to keep production costs to a minimum. They probably haven't changed much over the years and you get what you pay for.

    Shimano have been marketing a feature they call Hagane cold forged gears (Hagane meaning steel) used in a lot of their reels right up to the top shelf Stella. Even some of their cheaper reels have the cold forged gears, but I would be surprised if their el-cheapo products feature strong gearing - probably strong enough for what they are designed for, an entry level reel that works, but not made to last.

    A reel that I bought recently that I'm impressed with is the Shimano Nasci 2500, been around for a couple of years and it replaced the Symmetre which was a damn good reel for it's low price ($100 to $150). I'm yet to use the Nasci, but I think it will perform well with a strong drag of 9 kg.

    Jeff
     
  7. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    It wasent the fish that was the problem but the line lay even under tension it would just bunch up like it was wound on slack as , I could not work out what was the cause .
     
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  8. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    I admire your mechanical skills! I have none....I have been known to fumble around pulling line rollers off! Therefore I never delve into the internal bits!!:cool: Have you found some new reels that have inadequate lubrication from the start? I have heard of this happening...from several different sources I think.

    Apart from being an entry level reel, these IX model reels also have another purpose. To rid the planet of carp!:) I think CC has had a long run with them and they have done their job. The trick is not to put them in harms way. By that I mean do not put them face to face with a 'trophy' fish that you don't want to lose. Always the chance of it happening tho.
    Cheers
    Team Bender
    May have just purchased a light Daiwa spin rod!
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2019

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