Started by Bryan Young, January 29, 2011, 03:41:51 PM
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Quote from: Bryan Young on March 05, 2011, 05:48:27 AMI really love my Okumas. The VS is slightly smaller than the Saragosas and the Saragosas have slightly higher drag range.I have never fished the Saragosas but have fished Shimano's Twin Drag Reels. I got these reels in Japan as a gift. There were, a the time, the top of the line (I think) as Stellas came out a year later. I just love my Twin Drags, but have not fished them since I got my VS series reels if that's any indication.Price point can also be a major factor. For the small reels, you can get the VSystem reel and spool it up with good braid for the price of a Saragosa. For the larger V-80A versus the 18000, you can almost buy 2 reels for the price of the 18000. So if one breaks because it hits the deck, you can afford to bring a spare.In the end, it's a matter of personal preference and economics. They are both excellent reels, but it comes down to what size, what you are fishing for, and what kind of drag range you really need. I just wish I also bought a pair of VS65s and VS80s. If anyone, who bought the VS65 adn VS80s and don't like them, you are more than welcome to donate them to me. In return, I'll provide a tutorial of these reels. Is that a good trade?
Quote from: Bryan Young on March 06, 2011, 07:26:35 AMI believe Alan has the Cedros 65, and they have the same size spool as the V-65a. His reels are spooled with 50# spectra and the other with 65# spectra. It sounds like these reels will fit your needs. If you do get the V-65a, I would recommend that you grease the spool bearings/bushings. My extra spool had bushings and the other had bearings. The bushing showed slight signs of corrosion (green). You will find one bearing on the bottom and 2 on the top (I think). I never knew that the spools had bushings or bearings. I would recommend taking apart the bail assembly and do the same with the anti-twist roller bearing as well.
Quote from: reelgood on March 06, 2011, 01:28:58 PMIs the Cedros pretty much the same reel with about 10 less ball bearings? I have looked at a Cedros 65 and the rotor is graphite/plastic and has a pretty good amount of flex, does the V65 move to a metal rotor?
Quote from: Bryan Young on March 06, 2011, 07:48:09 PMDid you guys ever check out the Salina SA II reels?
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