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Stradic FL vs Vanford

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1 hour ago, Shock Collar said:

But, is there any place that sells just the 5000 foam handle knob? I have a 4000 Stradic FL but want the foam knob. 

The knob on the C5000 FL is not EVA foam, it’s hard rubber. If you want foam look aftermarket like Gomexus.

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11 hours ago, Inshore said:

The knob on the C5000 FL is not EVA foam, it’s hard rubber. If you want foam look aftermarket like Gomexus.

Sorry, shoulda been more specific. I was looking for the Shimano C5000 FL hard rubber knob. Would prefer that over a Gomexus knob. Wasn't sure if Shimano sold that as a replacement part.

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To the op a 5000 is awful large for a 7' med inshore rod. I'd recommend a 3000.

I stick with the aluminum reels.

 

 

Stradic Ci4 Broke.png

Edited by BridgeTender

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15 hours ago, seanw1214 said:

16086821028683174239320328480068.jpgGood luck finding one for $160.  Maybe a leftover FK??  I found Stradic FL 5k in Florida from Half Hitch for $229.  

You're in my stomping grounds if you shop at half hitch. Local or visiting?

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3 hours ago, Badtothebugs said:

You're in my stomping grounds if you shop at half hitch. Local or visiting?

ordered online. only place that had the Stradic FL 5K in stock. shipped immediately! 

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On 12/22/2020 at 8:18 PM, seanw1214 said:

16086821028683174239320328480068.jpgGood luck finding one for $160.  Maybe a leftover FK??  I found Stradic FL 5k in Florida from Half Hitch for $229.  

 

What rod is that? Beautiful combo!

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14 hours ago, Stopsign32v said:

 

What rod is that? Beautiful combo!

Duckett Inshore series, 7', med power, fast action.  They had a deal going...  buy one get one free.  Was recommended by friend Capt Terry Nugent of Riptide Charters, Cape Cod

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Had an FJ and still going strong.  FK was stolen at an inlet in Florida.  Decided on the twin power for next open season as I wanted something different.  Hopefully, won’t regret it as all my stradics did well.  My son pulled in a Cubera while targeting snook on my stolen stradic 4K so was totally impressed.  Unfortunately, I dropped coin already on an SW and he beat me to catching the first one out of the family.  Still happy though.  Shimano turns out great products.

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On 12/23/2020 at 10:51 AM, BridgeTender said:

To the op a 5000 is awful large for a 7' med inshore rod. I'd recommend a 3000.

I stick with the aluminum reels.

 

 

Stradic Ci4 Broke.png

IMO it isnt too large.  It is about same size as my spinfisher VI's.   and perfect spool capacity for Albies etc.  I have zero regrets on size choice... or any of it.  I bought another one and put it on a duckett inshore MH to throw plugs and poppers.  

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On 12/23/2020 at 10:51 AM, BridgeTender said:

To the op a 5000 is awful large for a 7' med inshore rod. I'd recommend a 3000.

I stick with the aluminum reels.

 

 

Stradic Ci4 Broke.png

Oh my favorite ci4 stradic ever. 

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Just got my Vanford 5k.  It is smaller than my Stradic FL 5k in the same way that the Daiwa Saltist Backbay 4k is smaller than the Daiwa BG 4k.

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