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I'm getting pretty tired of my ugly stick combo and planning for a decent upgrade. I'm planning on getting a G.Loomis 7' SJR842S with a Team Daiwa Tierra Spinning Reel 2500. I plan on using 6lb test and the other with 9lb test. I just plan on throwing kastmasters fishing for 2-5lb trout/salmon. I do fish bass occasionally for catfish too. For bass I plan on throwing rapala's, rattletraps, and senkos. Would this be a decent combo for the fishing that I do?

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IMO, the reel will be too slow for Senko's but will work for cranks. Also, IMO, the reel is too big for the rod, look at the 2000. ...and lastly, IMO, the rod is too light for throwing most Rapala's and 'traps. I would look at the 843. For throwing 'trap's and Rapala's (depending on their size), you'll want to spool up 10-12lb line, IMO. I use 6-8lb for small lures and 10-12lb for 1/2oz and up.

Remember, this is just my OPINION on the matter, ultimately it is up to you to buy what you feel is right for you. If it was me, I would buy a Pflueger Supreme 8030 and the SJR 843 rod. Nothing wrong with the Daiwa as far as I know though, it has good reviews on the Cabela's website. Going by what you have been looking at, I would go with the 2000 Daiwa and the SJR 843.

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I have the IMX 843 and I think it is way too much for your trout fishing.  I find that it is too stiff for most of the reasons I bought it.  I would like to trade it for an 782.

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Welcome aboard!

The SJR843 is a better choice for an "all-around" rod. I'm a Shimano fan, but whatever brand you choose, mount a couple of different sizes on your rod at the store and see what feels better to you. My choice whould be the Shimano Stradic 2500. (The current models are on sale at several retailers).

Regarding line:

Yo-Zuri Hybrid Ultra Soft #6 (11.9 lb test) is what I use on spinning tackle.

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IMO, the reel will be too slow for Senko's but will work for cranks.

You lost me here.  How can a reel be too slow for senkos and too fast for cranks??   For that matter, how can ANY reel be too slow for senkos??

I fished the Tierra all this season on a custom rod for senkos.  LOVED IT.  Search around, you will not find a negative review on this reel anywhere.  

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IMO, the reel will be too slow for Senko's but will work for cranks.

You lost me here. How can a reel be too slow for senkos and too fast for cranks??

I fished the Tierra all this season on a senko rod. LOVED IT. Search around, you will not find a negative review on this reel anywhere.

HE'S A TACKLE EXPERT OF SORTS

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If you should heed the offered advice on the 843 let me know and we might be able to work something out.

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IMO, the reel will be too slow for Senko's but will work for cranks.

You lost me here. How can a reel be too slow for senkos and too fast for cranks?? For that matter, how can ANY reel be too slow for senkos??

I fished the Tierra all this season on a custom rod for senkos. LOVED IT. Search around, you will not find a negative review on this reel anywhere.

Well, I didn't say too slow for one and too fast for the other. I said too slow for Senko's, IMO. IMO, you need pretty decent speed in respects to line pick up, so you can better manage slack line. With cranks, for the most part, your not dealing with much slack line, so line pick up speed is not that much of an issue.

I did search around a little and seen it has gotten good reviews, like I said in my first post. :)

I did look up the line pick up on the 2500 and it's better than the 2000 for picking up slack line, so I guess the 2500 would be a good in between reel. 2000=23inches, 2500=27inches

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