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I was telling my son about my worn Shimano stradic yesterday, and how I was considering either fixing it or replacing it.

He went and bought me a new Shimano Nasci 3000hg, which is the comparable size to my stradic. I am thrilled at his generosity, but was wondering what experience y'all have had with the nasci line.?

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I would have bought a few more  Symetres over the last couple of years. It’s been replaced by the Nasci. As good if not better. No problems with them. 

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I have a couple of NASCI reels that were intended for ultralight rods. However, from my kayak where a big spool of line isn't all that necessary nor great casting distance, just because I am short a spinning reel, I have used a 1000 NASCI on a ML rod with really good success fishing for bass.

 

Of course, if you use back reeling, it is a no go. And, no, it isn't a Stradic Ci4+, but at 40% of the price it is 80% of the better reel. 

 

I think you will really like this reel, may decide to never return to the higher end models. No doubt that many have done this very thing a "step up on the quality ladder" by choosing a Stradic Ci4+  . . . or several of them . . . over owning one Shimano Stella.

 

Brad

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I used it this last season, I like it. Every bit worth it’s $99. 

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Fantastic reel. I have 3 seasons on mine (1000 size) and it's working like new.

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It's the best spinning reel I have. In my humble opinion it's the best $100 spinning reel on the market. 

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1 hour ago, ohboyitsrobby said:

It's the best spinning reel I have. In my humble opinion it's the best $100 spinning reel on the market. 

Agree 110%

 

They claim there is a seal in them that the Symetre did not have. Helps keep it dry if it takes a dunk. I have not had to repair or rebuild any yet. I’m fishing the 2000 series. Great reel. 

 

The old Stradic reel went real cheap at the new introduction. Should have bought a few but like many guys I just can’t lay out that kind of $$$ just to have a reel set around. There was nothing wrong with the old Stradic design. 

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I have a 2500 been using it for a season mainly fishing senkos. No complaints here

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I've never used one but it looks like a great reel.

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When are we going to see the pictures of the first fish you catch with it?

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6 hours ago, Log Catcher said:

When are we going to the pictures of the first fish you catch with it?

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I own the 3000 and 5000 for inshore and some light saltwater applications such as throwing plugs and spoons off the surf/pier I have used both reels for over 2 years now and they are the best spinning reels for the money I have ever owned. I sold my diawa bgs after the Nascis did so well.

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What Stradic model did you have and what was "worn" about it? 

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Not sure of the model anymore. There’s nothing on it to indicate it either. It’s slightly bigger than what most bass fishermen would use on average.

The gears are worn . I can still use it and catch smaller fish but if I hook a bigger fish the handle won’t turn and the fish get off. I’m going to fix it someday but got more important “ fish to fry “ at the moment. That reel is by far my favorite one Ever.

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I have the stradic ci4+, 2 stradic ci4’s, a stradic fk 2500 and 1000, and a nasci 2500. It has lasted 3 seasons of hard fishing and still going strong! It is smooth and an excellent 100 dollar reel! Highly recommend them 

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Absolutely ! My Stradic  is 10 years old or so, and I have caught hundreds of bass ( probably over a thousand) on it.

It remains to be seen how the Nasci will do. I like everything so far except that it seems that the bar that connects the reel to the rod is a little shorter than the Stradic, so my big hand sometimes gets in the way when turning the handle. It also creaks when I reel in at the same place which doesn’t bother me too much, but I’ve never had one do that before.

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Seems like the Nasci is the improved version of the shimano sahara which i absolutely love. 

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