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Old 03-28-2015, 07:16 PM
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Default Stradic 5000 FJ vs Saragosa 6000

either going to buy one of these reels for using with striped bass and bluefish off of Chatham. I know the Saragosa is a bit more expensive but I want your opinions.
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I have a couple of Stadic FJ 5000 reels but not a Saragosa so can't comment on that, but one key difference is the weight. Although the Shimano website states 10.6 ounces for both the FJ4000 and FJ5000, the box for the FJ5000 states 11.6 ounces. The website says a Saragosa 5000 is 18 ounces and 6000 is 19 ounces.

The reels you're asking about are 7 ounces difference. Depenidng on the rod and how much casting you're doing, that may or may not mean something to you.
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saw both in store today and believe they were 2-3 ounce difference. Saragossa definately will be able to handle saltwater abuse better

Edit: may have confused with 6000 stradic FJ which is within the 2-3 ounce range of Saragosa 5000.


The rod that I purchased for this setup is Shimano Teremar 7' Medium Rod. will be used for casting plastics, plus, sp minnows and such with also the ability to jig.
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I run stradic 5000's on those 7' terramar rods with 20lb power pro. Awesome awesome all around rig. I think the added weight of the Saragosa may mess things up and in your application, which is the same as mine, the stradics are flaweless
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Originally Posted by andyp262 View Post
I run stradic 5000's on those 7' terramar rods with 20lb power pro. Awesome awesome all around rig. I think the added weight of the Saragosa may mess things up and in your application, which is the same as mine, the stradics are flaweless
I do the same^
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How do those handle big fish?
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Originally Posted by agoldie7 View Post
How do those handle big fish?
Depends on where you fish I guess. Reefs of Buzzards Bay or the Elizabeth's where you may need to put the brakes on a bruiser you may be in trouble. In the sounds or Chatham/Monomoy you can wait them out and there is no nasty stuff for them to break you off on
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The termar rods I have are the 10 - 20 # rating and used strictly for artificials. Have caught some fish up to 36 inch on them and they are fine. If I'm targeting bigger fish and/or using bait bigger lures I have other set ups for that.

If you are talking about reels, the 5K sizes have handled everything I have thrown at them with ease. Even the 4K's are fine
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Originally Posted by bigv2832 View Post
The termar rods I have are the 10 - 20 # rating and used strictly for artificials. Have caught some fish up to 36 inch on them and they are fine. If I'm targeting bigger fish and/or using bait bigger lures I have other set ups for that.

If you are talking about reels, the 5K sizes have handled everything I have thrown at them with ease. Even the 4K's are fine
what kind of fish and how many pounds. Will it work on a 50# cobia?
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what kind of fish and how many pounds. Will it work on a 50# cobia?

I have a few setups with terramar 10-20# rods. I believe mine are 7.5' and rated MH. I have spheros 4000's and one with a 5000. The older spheros 5000 is the same size as the 8000 only with a smaller spool. The 4000s match up better on the rod. I mostly offshore fish and really like these setups for light bottom fishing (snapper, hogs, etc..) and light live bait trolling. I like the 5000 for offshore because it has a better handle and faster retrieve. If I was inshore fishing, I would match up 3-4000 size reels. That being said, the rods are very capable. Although I have larger setups when targeting larger species, but these rods have landed many average size kings and occasional keeper sized grouper when light tackle fishing. However I don't think they would be up to the task of a 50# Cobia. The saragosa 6000 would handle the cobia, but not on a terramar 10-20.
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Shimano TMSE70M Teramar Inshore Northeast 7ft Spinning Rod ..... Just purchased this rod, which do you think would fit best the Saragosa 5/6000 or Stradic 5000FJ... Although there was a big weight difference in the two i tried both on the rod in the store and saragosa had a better feel.

Do you think rod will be able to handle large stripers, or should I consider moving up to the MH version.
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stradic reportedly has brass gears. they feel smoother than the steel gears of the goosa but are far weaker.
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Yeah the Saragosa is more expensive but bigger and more reliable.
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I have both and love both.. As for feel drag balance etc the stradic is a more " fun " reel.. The gosa is a great reel. JHave the 6000 and 8000 love them they are near waterproof and fluuy gasketed all over.
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Originally Posted by Airbus A320 View Post
I have both and love both.. As for feel drag balance etc the stradic is a more " fun " reel.. The gosa is a great reel. JHave the 6000 and 8000 love them they are near waterproof and fluuy gasketed all over.
What rods do you have with the 6000. Also what species do you target.

Hoping it will fit nicely with the Shimano TMSE70M Teramar Inshore Northeast 7ft Spinning Rod
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If you can wait , wait till icast , think its in July . Thats if you are going buy the Stradic.
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Located in MA, isnt ICast in florida?
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Originally Posted by AndyvRooyen View Post
If you can wait , wait till icast , think its in July . Thats if you are going buy the Stradic.
what happens then? Price drop? New version coming out?
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Originally Posted by dcgator View Post
I have a few setups with terramar 10-20# rods. I believe mine are 7.5' and rated MH. I have spheros 4000's and one with a 5000. The older spheros 5000 is the same size as the 8000 only with a smaller spool. The 4000s match up better on the rod. I mostly offshore fish and really like these setups for light bottom fishing (snapper, hogs, etc..) and light live bait trolling. I like the 5000 for offshore because it has a better handle and faster retrieve. If I was inshore fishing, I would match up 3-4000 size reels. That being said, the rods are very capable. Although I have larger setups when targeting larger species, but these rods have landed many average size kings and occasional keeper sized grouper when light tackle fishing. However I don't think they would be up to the task of a 50# Cobia. The saragosa 6000 would handle the cobia, but not on a terramar 10-20.
thanks. I have the Stradic 5000, just got it. Bought it for mangrove snapper fishing. I have two Stradic 3000s for inshore fishing and love them. I've used them some for the mangroves and they can handle them ok, just don't want to overdo it on them. With 25# of drag on the 5000, I've toyed with trying it for pitching baits to cobia.
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When in doubt, go light. We all fish for the fun of it... to feel the fight and for the challenge. That's why some guys catch tarpon and sails on fly rods.

It's a lot cheaper and more efficient to just pick up a few filets at the fish market or grocery store if all you're doing is hauling fish in with oversized tackle.

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