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Okuma Pulzar baitfeeder spinning reels feature on/off auto trip bait feeding system allows anglers to disengage their spinning reel spool and allow their bait to run freely, cyclonic flow rotor design increases air flow through the ported rotor, minimizing water intrusion and corrosion. The reel...
If it's to stick on a pair of Barbel rods (1.75 - 2.75) the 6000 is what i would pick.
I've bought a couple of the Aventa 6000 reels to try this season. Obviously they haven't been on the bank yet but first impressions out of the box are that they are very smooth and appear well made. I would say they are a slightly more heavy duty reel than the Pulzar but the Pulzar is aesthetically more pleasing.
I got mine from Pro Tackle Shop, they're based in Poland but service was better than many UK shops and couldn't be beaten on price. Think they have them for £55 a pop. (6000 size)
I have the Pulzar 4000, cracking reel and is a good fit on 1.75 rods, or smaller. But is by the gears might be a bit lightweight for hauling on the Trent. Don't have the 6000, but would imagine if just for Barbel it might be a better choice.
Anyway they wont displace my ancient 5010s or 6010s.
Plus second hand resale values not as good as the Shimmys
*Big Baitrunner displayed for demonstrative purposes only* The Big (14000 spool) and Medium (5500 spool) Baitrunner CI4+ XT-B reels are replacing the old XT-A series. The reels come with a big list of features, containing Hagane Gearing, X-SHIP, Hi Spe
And I prefer the Okumas. Fantastic Barbel reel
Nothing wrong with the shimmies, but at a 5th of the price the Okuma Aventas punch well above their price point.
Can’t speak for the Aventa’s Adam but have the Pulzar in both 4000 and 6000 sizes. The 4000’s I’ve used all spring on the Barbel Seeker 1.75lb TC’s I’ve been using for Tench. I chose them over my beloved Shimmy 4000 OC’s ‘cos they have a better line clip which gets plenty of use when I’m Tenching. The 6000’s are on my 2.25lb “Trent” rods. Got to agree with Neil and I wouldn’t dream of using the 4000’s on the big rivers with heavy feeders. They are a cracking reel with a precise adjustment of the front drag. Highly recommend them. Wish they came in a 5000 size. I’m happy to take some pictures for you to compare the sizing if you wish ?