Have to agree with the old reel theory,only use 3500b's,I don't cast to the horizon so the line lay criticism is not a problem,great clutch,bomb proof reel.Orrrrrrr...... why not give what you have a fresh life. 5010’s are a great reel and will keep up with the modern stuff.
The clutches can be a bit hit and miss but it’s nothing a bit of preventative maintenance can’t sort out and get them singing like a canary.
a good strip, clean and full lubrication service and they could be like brand new reels again.
They are a cracking reel. The line lay never bothered me either to be honest it just looked a bit of an eye sore but functionally there was no issue. I had a pair of them. Proper rough battered things I’d bought cheap on gumtree but they worked perfectly. I sold them for the same money as they were just too heavy for the smaller rods I enjoy most of my fishing with.Have to agree with the old reel theory,only use 3500b's,I don't cast to the horizon so the line lay criticism is not a problem,great clutch,bomb proof reel.
Hi Steven ... thanks for that. The Daiwa isn't a baitrunner is it?I had a new 4000D and had trouble with the bail arm as soon as I started using it, kept closing during casting. HoweverI also have a 6000D which is great. Another baitrunner I have which I rate very highly is the Daiwa Emblem BR25, worth a look if you are after a new reel.
Oh, I thought that stood for Big ReelClues in the name, BR
Terry, can't comment on the model recommended, but I've got a pair of Daiwa Black Widow BR3500 A and had my first half decent fish using them last week, 9lb Wharfe barbel. They were excellent, clutch smooth, baitrunner smooth. Not what you're after (they're a budget reel really) but a general thumbs up for the Daiwa reels
Cheers BillHi Dave,
As per the picture put up by Dave Brooksbank it’s the Shimano Oceanic range which are available in 4000, 6000 and 8000 sizes. The OC follows the size reference. If you search Shimano 4000 OC or Shimano 4000 Oceanic for example you’ll get more detail.