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Shimano Symetre FI vs FJ series

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I am looking to buy a new symetre spinning reel. I looked on ebay and noticed that the FI series is about $40 cheaper, is that last years model?

Have any of you tried both or have any understanding on whether there is a different between the two? Thanks

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I am looking to buy a new symetre spinning reel. I looked on ebay and noticed that the FI series is about $40 cheaper, is that last years model?

Have any of you tried both or have any understanding on whether there is a different between the two? Thanks

Yes , last years model(08). FI

The lip of the spool is differant on the 09 model.

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I am looking to buy a new symetre spinning reel. I looked on ebay and noticed that the FI series is about $40 cheaper, is that last years model?

Have any of you tried both or have any understanding on whether there is a different between the two? Thanks

Yes , last years model(08). FI

The lip of the spool is differant on the 09 model.

Is the difference worth paying more for?

Also should i just upgrade to a Saros?

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I am looking to buy a new symetre spinning reel. I looked on ebay and noticed that the FI series is about $40 cheaper, is that last years model?

Have any of you tried both or have any understanding on whether there is a different between the two? Thanks

Yes , last years model(08). FI

The lip of the spool is differant on the 09 model.

Is the difference worth paying more for?

Also should i just upgrade to a Saros?[/qu

In my opinion  , yes.

No.

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shimano added their "propulsion line management system" starting with the FJ-series. i think it's a huge upgrade and worth the extra dollars. unfortunately, shimano also stopped including spare spools with their 2009 and newer reels  :'(

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I have the saros and love it. Got it for $100 on ebay. Not sure what you can get the symetry for.

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Not only does it come with Propulsion System now it also comes with a much improved one piece bail design.  Much more improved over last years model.

If you can swing the extra $30 the Saros is the way to go.  It comes with the spare spool.

Either reel will be awesome.

Later, :)

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