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Hi Fishslayer et al,

Symetre 4000FI on Tica Powerweave 82GP, Fireline 4kg with 4kg mono backing with 6.5kg fluoro leader, plus 2nd spool with 6kg mono

I was going to put it on a catana 762, but I found the Tica stashed away up forward LOLEmbarrassed. It was fitted with a Tica GH4500. Bought some time ago.
Have put my kept my Sedona 4000RB on the catana, but of course i can always swap them around.
Now I just want to get out fishing asap.

$125 for a Symetre 4000? - is that NZ$ or what? I know campbells? in perth have them at that price, but cost AUS$20+ to get it here.
Good on you if it's NZ$.Thumbs%20Up
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Got my 2500 for about $90 NZ but Im in the UK and  purchased it from the states
 
Can get good deals if prepared to wait for deliver"!
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Hi Jk,
 actually did a bit of web research and by time currnecy, delivery charges if any, taken in to account there was only $10, maybe $15 in it.
Besides, I had spent last 2 days of battling bureaucrats and their lack of logic and needed a pickme up - Sym 4000 in my hand much better medicine than ordering on internet and waiting.Big%20smile

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yeah well USD is at a 14 year low vs the GBP right now so makes sense to buy this way for me as earning pounds. Picked up quite a few reels for about 1/2 the price i could in NZ. Got a charter special for about $100NZD niiice!
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oh yeh and took 4 days to arrive from the states, not bad!
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I got some okumas sent here to sweden from the states for about half price aswell, BUT, that is only because sweden is stupidly expensive with certain things, GST is at 25% here.
 
Even Abu's are cheaper in NZ than here in Sweden.
Legasea Legend, the rest of you should be too, $10 a month.

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You dont have to pay any duty or GST on them when they arrive from the US do ya plow?
 
I make sure all my stuff is labelled as GIFT so they dont charge any on it
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I just got my Fin-nor Offshore reel from the states, it all up came to around $350NZD inc fr, and they did notcharge me GST, so I think you should be OK really I guess.
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Originally posted by Moocha Moocha wrote:

How did you manage to get one at that price Fishslayer....any more Wink
 
The Shimano Squidgy would be perfect for it.
 
I got it for $125NZ from a mate, his old man owns a sports store so i get most things at a good rate.
 
I went out yesterday and checked out a few rods....I have ordered the Steve Starling Starlo Stix Squidgy Snapper Spin - 7'6 5-8kg 2pc.
 
Can't wait to give it heaps over xmas/new years in Port charles!.
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Originally posted by Capt Asparagus Capt Asparagus wrote:

I just got my Fin-nor Offshore reel from the states, it all up came to around $350NZD inc fr, and they did notcharge me GST, so I think you should be OK really I guess.
Cheers, Stu.


I get loads of stuff from overseas & have only been clipped once for duty. The cutoff as I understand it is a declared value over NZ$400

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Sure  you don't need another spare Symetre Fishslayer at that price Wink
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I've got a sahara 4000 at $80 waiting for me .. now just to match it with a solid rod, but what to choose.

It will be for Landbased primarily but every so often on a boat so it needs to be durable.
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After watching the Berkley SP dvd a couple of times over the weekend, I am going to go and take a look at the Abu-Garcia T-alloys. These reels really dealt to the fish they were catching Kingies, big snapper, bonito and YF tuna.

One thing I'm curious about is how every one says that Fireline is crap when used on an overhead. Well, these guys were using it on their 8500 overheads. Anyone else using Fireline on an OH reel?
What's the cheapest type of meat? Dear balls. They're under a buck.
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i use it on one of my overheads it works good.use 20lb on a sl30 daiwa.
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Originally posted by Finatic Finatic wrote:

After watching the Berkley SP dvd a couple of times over the weekend, I am going to go and take a look at the Abu-Garcia T-alloys. These reels really dealt to the fish they were catching Kingies, big snapper, bonito and YF tuna.

One thing I'm curious about is how every one says that Fireline is crap when used on an overhead. Well, these guys were using it on their 8500 overheads. Anyone else using Fireline on an OH reel?
 
I watched that as well & bought a bunch of T-Alloys, some 3500's and a 1500. They seem pretty solid for the money. Haven't been tested with a kingy yet though sadly - might have to wait until Jan. I might even have a T-Alloy 3500 to go for say $110 inc postage ??
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Was looking at the Abu T-Alloy, Penn Captiva(?), Okuma VS40 at lunch time. It's all getting pretty hard to choose from with all the options and even harder to work out which is the better performer with out being able to try them out on a fish. Must say I'm liking the look/feel of the VS40 the most at this stage.

Has anyone used the Shimano Aernos 4000? I don't think that reel has been mentioned in this forum yet(?). It's under $100.

Sounds like a great price for the 3500 Ajst2duk. How much for the 4000?
What's the cheapest type of meat? Dear balls. They're under a buck.
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I haven't got a 4000 - I'm not a dealer, just an over jealous TAS sufferer !!
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Ain't we all
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Yep - the garage is running out of hiding places !!
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Originally posted by Moocha Moocha wrote:

Sure  you don't need another spare Symetre Fishslayer at that price Wink
 
I could possibly get you one, I will find out later this week and PM you.
 
Cheers,
 
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