Have to agree about the OC’s and the 4000OC is my reel of choice but I think Phil’s offer is a bargain not to be missed.The 4000D is a beautiful reel I have 3 of them and 2 of the bigger 6000Ds.
However don’t dismiss the OC. You’ll save yourself a good few quid, gain an extra spool and obtain all the benefits of the D for freshwater use. The D has a few subtle upgrades but nobody fishing for chub and barbel is ever going to notice them.
I had similar thoughts Alex and ordered a Shimano Super 4000 gt. Hope to try it later in the week if it is not to hot for the fish.Have you looked at the Shimano Sahara? I got a 4000DH earlier in the year. The 3000 size could be spot on for your requirements. I’ve only used mine for a bit of commercial float fishing when we were first allowed out, but one of the kiddos had a mid-double common with it that put that fighting drag through the motions! Quite an interesting system.
They’re a bit blingy looking, mind...