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DAIWA ISLA 4000H VS SHIMANO STELLA 6000 HG SWB CASTING DISTANCE

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Hi everyone.

Has anyone had the experience of throwing these two reels and noticed which one casts better and farther?

I mainly use 10 pound mono and weights between 1.0 - 1.5 ounces on a 12 foot menpachi rod which is similar

to a salmon/steelhead type float rod.

I currently have the Isla 4000H and wondering if a similar size 6000HG  Stella would make a difference.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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I'd be surprised if there's a difference, and it isn't going to be much.  You'd do better by replacing the mono with braid. 

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11 minutes ago, BrianBM said:

I'd be surprised if there's a difference, and it isn't going to be much.  You'd do better by replacing the mono with braid. 

To your point, I have a Stella 6000SWB and a Saltiga 4000H (which it's often said that an Isla is a Saltiga with less bells and whistles) and I find that they cast similar,,,although I also have to say that I don't use these reels on the same types of rods he's talking about, nor do I load them with similar line

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Mempachi is a small inshore fish, said to be good eating. I infer that the rod's going to be on the soft side, another thing that limits distance.

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Yes Brian, the rods are usually rated for 8 to 17 lb test line and rated to throw lead weights between 3/4 to 1.5 ounces.

Although it is used for menpachi, I usually target small Giant Trevally.

We use the longer, lighter rods to get as much distance as we can.

I actually use 14 foot poles with the same ratings above.

In Hawaii we call GT's under 10 pounds papio, which is the same as my user name.

I use grub tails and SP minnow lures mostly.

On the mainland., I believe they are called jacks

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Have both reels and don't consider one better than the other distance wise. 

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Noticed a little more distance with my Stella 6k than I do my Saltiga 4k, probably due to spool lip coating. Never bothered to field measure, just going off feel, because it is a non factor for how I fish 99% of time

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Braid on a light rod sounds optimal, then.  

 

A question on pronunciation.  Is it puh-PEE-oh or PAY-pee-oh?  The first is what I heard in Hawai'i.  The second is what it looks like with the overscored A. 

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