If you’re like me, and you use retractable setups for short sessions, small venues and you’re in the market for a new reel, look no further than the Daiwa GS 4000 Ltd which can been found over at Big Carp Tackle. I’ve been using this reel myself now on my 9ft scope setup for over a year, I love the reel so much I just purchased a 3rd for my dedicated float fishing setup paired with a 10ft cork handled scope. The reel is small and lightweight weighing in at just 14.1oz so it doesn’t feel heavy when you need to keep the rod and reel in hand as you stalk your next target.
While it is similar to the SS2600, it is packed with more features such as better balance, a sturdier line clip, improved drag and a folding wooden handle. I personally have landed fish to mid-20’s on them with no issues and have been impressed with how they handle larger fish for being so small.
As standard the drag from fighting fish to free spool is about 7 turns, for me that was too much so I invested in a quick drag kit which comes with 3 carbon washers and one bush to replace the spring, the installation I did at home and was quick and easy. So, if you’re like me in that you wanted less turns to fighting fish, I recommended looking into that. Something I’d be happy to provide further information on if you reach out to me.
Below are some further specifications.
– Air Rotor
– ATD Drag
– Distance control line clip
– Infinite Anti Reverse
– One Touch Folding Handle
– Wooden Handle
Line capacity: 240m-12lb
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