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rizzo

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Hi there Raiders just wondering in opinion stats

with the new shimano sustains and the old model

which one do you guys think would weigh up better?

The old jap version or the new malaysian banger!!!

Cheers

Rizzo :biggrin2:

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Hi Rizzo i have had a 8000 sustain now for about a year

the reel itself is a great its the older version and i mainly take it

of shore for yellowfin but within that year i have had 3 spools go on me

with salt deteriation.

I always clean my reels well after every trip but the braid holds the salt

crystals within and pits the spool badly.

I asked a well known tackle store owner to this site and he told me that

the sustain was a fresh water designed reel just coated with some sort

of layer as a protection coating.

Apparently the new one is alot better than the old if i was making the desision

i would go the new one but this problem has turned me of the reel totally

especially now the body is now taking the same effect, appart from that

its a great reel with loads of drag but ive seen to many problems with

other mates reels to go back now.

Also my mate had the same problem with his stella and the shimano

rep had to replace it and when he saw my spool he goes lets guess its the

older sustain isnt it but was kind enough to replace it 3 times

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Hi Rizzo - Just my two bobs worth -

Reckon I would stay away from the older Sustains. I have a #4000 series and now need a 3rd spool. Had the same problem as Outfisher. Annoying as I paid good money for it, as I bought when first released. No wonder they came standard with a spare spool (they must have known something).

Good luck with your purchase

John

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Tones - Thanks for clearing up the problem with the older Sustains - any idea whether spools form the new model Sustains can be fitted to the old model ? assuming here that the new Sustains have been made to fish in the stuff that covers most of planet earth.

Rizzo - apologies for hijacking your thread, just jumping at the opportunity to find a permanent solution to my problem.

Sounds like a great wrap from Tones on the new Susatins & Stradics.

John

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Tones - Thanks for clearing up the problem with the older Sustains - any idea whether spools form the new model Sustains can be fitted to the old model ? assuming here that the new Sustains have been made to fish in the stuff that covers most of planet earth.

Rizzo - apologies for hijacking your thread, just jumping at the opportunity to find a permanent solution to my problem.

Sounds like a great wrap from Tones on the new Sustains & Stradics.

John

Nah mate go for it i wanna hear peoples opinions thats why i posted it

cause i own three of them 2x 1000FD and 1x4000FD jap version i was

gunna buy the 2500FD but i gunna now hold back and suggest to buy

the current newer 2500model due to what members and Tony stated and

also Tony thanx for pointing out about wind knots i do get them sometimes

with lighter lures mainly on windy days and also when line is not on spool

tight and ive found the1000 FD model that i love dearly matched with my

T-curve 2-4lb 7footer nice light combo for casting all day im preferring it more

than my 1500 daiwa certate that i also love too... please keep the opinions coming

fellars its good to know this for our future buys for our tackle arsenal :thumbup:

Cheers

Rizzo :biggrin2:

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  • 2 weeks later...

HI JOHN,

WELL MATE I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN.....

THEY ARE NOT COMPATABLE AT ALL, THE OLD MODEL SPOOL SITS ON A SHIM AND THE NEW SPOOLS

HAVE A RECESSED BEARING'D SPOOL.

SO THERE YOU GO, ITS UPDATE TIME.

TONES

Cheers mate - thanks for taking the time to check it out. May try to hit up Shimano for a replacement spool as reel is as new except for the dodgy spools

Thanks

John

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