| Nic #### wrote:|
Saw one of these on the wsl website and was wondering if anyone has had any experience with one?
I am by no means an experienced jigger so this may not be worth much. I fish with a Saragossa 8000 and a mate has the 18000. I found the 18000 to be too big for a day's fishing, but it does give you options (puka, for example) with that much line. Drag on both is good, but has a 'feature' where you go from too little drag to locked up in about 4 clicks, and you need to set it somewhere in that range. I understand the models up in Shimano's range (Stella, Twinpower) don't have this problem, but I couldn't justfy that sort of money.
I like mine: you can jig or cast with it, and as I fish left-handed it's the cheapest way to get a reel suitable for jigging with sufficient drag. You obviously have to like spin setups, and I notice some down sides compared to guys who have overhead rigs (takes me longer to get down, and getting hit on the drop is fun).
Would I buy it again? Yes, I think so - it's a reasonable reel, seems to be well built (only had mine 6 months or so), and works for the way I fish and the budget I had at the time.