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Anyone use the 3000 size stradic for drop shotin or is the 2500 the deal. By the way im a rookie on this site so howdy to all!

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I believe the 3000 is the same body as the 2500 with a larger spool.  I could be mistaken.

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Your rite but is it to big I guess is what im getting at thanks

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Welcome, i use the stradic 1000 for all my finesse fishing. Really no reason for the 2500 size unless your using 8lb or larger flouro. I use 10lb braid with flouro leaders and the 1000 cast it great. Plus the 1000 reel is a good deal lighter....

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Anyone use the 3000 size stradic for drop shotin or is the 2500 the deal. By the way im a rookie on this site so howdy to all!

Yes, I use a 3000 CI4.

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Anyone use the 3000 size stradic for drop shotin or is the 2500 the deal. By the way im a rookie on this site so howdy to all!

 

Welcome to BassResource, you are at the right place.

 

You should be asking yourself if you need the extra line that the 3000 stradic accommodates for. Also, when dropshotting I use 8lb or 6lb line so the stradic 2500 spool is definitely big enough to accommodate for all of my dropshotting needs. Unless you are dropshotting with 12lb or over line I would recommend going with the 2500 size.

 

Everything is the same between the two except for the size of the spool, so performance should be the same.

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Welcome, i use the stradic 1000 for all my finesse fishing. Really no reason for the 2500 size unless your using 8lb or larger flouro. I use 10lb braid with flouro leaders and the 1000 cast it great. Plus the 1000 reel is a good deal lighter....

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It also has half the drag as the 2500.

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Thanks for the replies guys that will help.

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Welcome, i use the stradic 1000 for all my finesse fishing. Really no reason for the 2500 size unless your using 8lb or larger flouro. I use 10lb braid with flouro leaders and the 1000 cast it great. Plus the 1000 reel is a good deal lighter....

catching fish must be fun

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Off the top of my head I can think of only 3 reasons to favor a slightly larger spinning reel.  More IPT, more line capacity and a better balance on a longer rod.  I use several sizes, I like my reels match the rods I'm using, setting the drag to the line I don't feel extra horsepower is that important.

Is there a difference between a 2000 or 2500 and a 3000 other than line capacity, I don't think it's absolute with all manufactures, you have to check the brand and model to be sure.

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It also has half the drag as the 2500.

7lbs of drag is plenty for bass fishing, especially in the northeast....

 

catching fish must be fun

Its a blast, catching fish on my cumulus/sustain 1000 combo is the most fun iver ever had....

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2500 balance better on my equiptment and I never need the extra line capacity of the 3000

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7lbs of drag is plenty for bass fishing, especially in the northeast....

 

Its a blast, catching fish on my cumulus/sustain 1000 combo is the most fun iver ever had....

 

Thought it should be mentioned for the OP to make his decision since it was put in a way that the 1000 reel is just lighter. The lighter weight comes with a cost of drag performance.It may or may not be important to the OP, just thought he should know.

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Anything Shimano 2500!

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A 2500 size reel is more than enough to handle a DS. The stradics drag is effortless and very smooth. On my vertical jig rod, I use a 1000 stradic jigging down anywhere from 20-40ft for walleye and have brought up countless flathead cats, big head cap and common carp in the excess of 20# and the drag has never failed or slipped once. There have been some times than the large car[ and catfish has ran me into my backing but that is very few and far between and almost non existent for bass.  I'm sure the 2500 would be more than adequate for drag. It will be better for you to put the reel on the rod rather than blind buy for such a technique because comfort will play a bigger role than other techniques.

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Your rite but is it to big I guess is what im getting at thanks

No reel is necessarily "too big". If the reel isn't comfortable to use and a smaller reel is more than adequate than there serves no purpose to use an oversize reel that will be uncomfortable to fish with. 

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In was just thinking the larger spool would cast better but if it s larger in length instead of diameter I guess it dosent mater there is jsut a fraction of a pound differance in the 3000 and the 2500.

I guess this calls for a road trip to see for myself. Thanks again for the replies I live in texas so the fish we catch here can tear up some stuff in the jungles we fish. Probably need 10 to 15 pound line. I have never fished a drop shot. I have spent most of my time pitchin and worm fishin and cranks.

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The difference in spool size between Shimano 2500 and 3000 is simply depth.  They are same length and diameter.  The 3000 is simply deeper, with a smaller arbor.

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Thought it should be mentioned for the OP to make his decision since it was put in a way that the 1000 reel is just lighter. The lighter weight comes with a cost of drag performance.It may or may not be important to the OP, just thought he should know.

 

Definitely, i agree. If i lived in texas or florida id be using the 2500  :grin:

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