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Shimano XTEA reels

Postby SalfordNovicePiker1 » Thu Aug 10 2017 01:29

Hi guys, as a lure angler I'm go to try deadbaiting this winter and I'm going to buy a couple of Shimano xtea reels but I'm not sure which models, 6000, 8000, or 10000, which ones are ideal and why. Cheers John

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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby Tdreamer » Thu Aug 10 2017 02:10

1000's John. Cover all avenues small and big venues.

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Postby Lee7499 » Thu Aug 10 2017 07:35

Tdreamer wrote:
1000's John. Cover all avenues small and big venues.
T man's advice is spot on as the 10000 size will cover all situations and if you want to sell them on they will also appeal to the Carp boys.
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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby Happy Hayes » Thu Aug 10 2017 13:40

+1. Cant go wrong with a shimano
nice reels and a nice price at the moment.

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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby SalfordNovicePiker1 » Thu Aug 10 2017 21:41

Tdreamer wrote:
1000's John. Cover all avenues small and big venues.
Cheers pal

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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby SalfordNovicePiker1 » Thu Aug 10 2017 21:42

Happy Hayes wrote:
+1. Cant go wrong with a shimano
nice reels and a nice price at the moment.
Many thanks

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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby Mark Phillips » Fri Aug 11 2017 13:17

8000 is what I use. What ever you go for, the reels are all identical in size and the only difference with the 10000 is the depth of the spool, other than that, it's identical to the 8000. All you'll do by buying the deeper spool model is use more backing :wink:

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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby billybaltic » Fri Aug 11 2017 15:48

I use the 8000's myself, i find them good reel's, can't comment on the 10's . sorry i'm just vouching for the reel itself, i use mainly for deadbaiting.

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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby jonsykes » Fri Aug 11 2017 15:58

There's a psir of gte-c's on the for sale page, reduced to £120. Bargain.

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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby steve a pac » Fri Aug 11 2017 21:08

10000 they are the go to reel, I have 8 of them they are the only reel you will ever need for a long while :thumbs:

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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby Slug » Sat Aug 12 2017 21:34

There's a pair on eBay at moment described as near mint with spare spools boxes etc £180 or best offer

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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby spittlebug » Sun Aug 13 2017 17:34

Hi, as said, body is identical on 6000, 8000 & 10,000.
I have 8000's, did measure a 10,000 spool & it was about 1mm bigger.
But prob makes no difference regards what spool fits what, prob can use any of them.
They use to go for £50 to £60 on eBay.
XTEA 5000 go for alot higher, being ideal size for most Barbeling rods. Plus 5000 size not made anymore.


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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby Wes12 » Sun Aug 13 2017 17:47

There's an xtr10000ra on eBay £69.99 start bid , £180 for 2 xtea's seams a bit steep.

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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby SalfordNovicePiker1 » Sun Aug 13 2017 23:21

Cheers, many thanks

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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby Creek Chub » Mon Aug 14 2017 08:47

There's a pair of GTE 8000's on the for sale section. Dave Aylett selling them, they will be mint, and a bargain at £120.

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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby Kev Berry » Mon Aug 14 2017 08:53

Wes12 wrote:
There's an xtr10000ra on eBay £69.99 start bid , £180 for 2 xtea's seams a bit steep.
I have both of those----cant see anything different about them-----the newer XtRB are different though---fewer bearings for a start,
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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby spittlebug » Mon Aug 14 2017 14:52

Hi, not sure if all correct ? But Enigma Guy (south African) posted some details about various models.

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=70729


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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby Wes12 » Mon Aug 14 2017 16:34

Kev Berry wrote:
Wes12 wrote:
There's an xtr10000ra on eBay £69.99 start bid , £180 for 2 xtea's seams a bit steep.
I have both of those----cant see anything different about them-----the newer XtRB are different though---fewer bearings for a start,
Different colour :thumbs:

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Re: Shimano XTEA reels

Postby Kev Berry » Mon Aug 14 2017 18:39

Wes12 wrote:
Kev Berry wrote:
Wes12 wrote:
There's an xtr10000ra on eBay £69.99 start bid , £180 for 2 xtea's seams a bit steep.
I have both of those----cant see anything different about them-----the newer XtRB are different though---fewer bearings for a start,
Different colour :thumbs:
only the spools :thumbs:
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