Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
ShadrapMan

Shimano Stella or Team Diawa Z 2500

5 posts in this topic

I am looking into buying a "Nice" 2nd Spinning reel. I currently have a Stella 2500F and want a 2nd that is as good or better. I don't know much about the New Team Diawa Z 2500CU, and would like input from anyone who has fished one, or better yet that has the Stella and the Diawa. Also any input on other Nice reels in the same class.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A "nice" 2nd reel? Wish I had your cash to spend!
I'd stick with the Stella. If it ain't broke.... don't fix it.

------------------
-FNC

"Hell froze over last week... glad I brought the Vex"

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I compared the drag on the Stella to the Team Daiwa S 3500CU two years ago and I thought the drag on the Daiwa was better. I bought the Daiwa and I have fought 30# carp in the weeds and 20# sailfin catfish in Sarasota's salt water bay using this reel. The drag performed so well that my guide asked if he could use it whenever I opted to use one of my other rigs. Buy the Daiwa and save yourself a load of cash. I do not know anything about the Team Daiwa Z series, but the S series in only $185 and if the Z series is a higher quality reel than the S series it must be an exceptional reel. I own four Shimano reels and I love each one. In my opinion the single most important feature in a reel is it's ability to smoothly but firmly control a hard charging fish without tearing out the hook. I can't imagine anyone needing a better reel than the S series so save yourself some more cash and get an S instead of a Z. The Stella is a beautiful piece of art but I am a serious fisherman who can't afford to hang a piece of art on the wall. My reels must perform on the water or what's the point of owning it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone fished the new Stella FA, I am curious if it is any better than the Stella F

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone fished the new Stella FA, I am curious if it is any better than the Stella F

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Well, yes and no.  When the distillery opened they hired Steve Nally of Makers Mark fame and all of the ingredients come from the local area.  The facility is cool, the bottle and label are cool... it had everything going for it.  But for some reason the partners decided on releasing it earlier than planned, and about this time Nally (who the story claims did not agree with this decision) parted ways with them.  Because of promotion there was a lot of interest and advanced sales and some dealers were limited to a case or two.  But it really bombed hard, and some batches (the bottles show batch numbers) were way worse than others. It didn't turn out like they planned it would and after a while most of the sales were to tourists. On the bright side, after a few years WW admitted they had a problem and began blending batches (and likely made other changes as well), and even had representatives travel the state giving free samples of the "new" WW.  It has improved slightly, but many folks still have the bad taste in their mouth.  A dealer I know told me the liquor commission in Cheyenne (all sales go through them) has something like 500 cases in the warehouse and it's a slow mover.      I actually ordered a case so I could give it out to customers, as luck would have it the bar I ordered through only got 2 cases on that first order, so all of the pre-order people just got a couple of bottles, and they kept a few back for stocking the bar.  For a couple of days patrons were sampling it at the bar and it began to get the thumbs down. I actually cancelled my order for the remaining case.  I did make it halfway through one bottle, but wound up tossing the rest.  I kept the unopened one just because it might be worth something in 20 or 30 years.   Yep nice color alright. The flavor is slightly sweet with a hint of oak, vanilla and kerosene, and it has a burn.  The first glass is sort of deceiving and after the second the flavor becomes unpleasant.  Most believe it's just too young and needed the full aging. 
    • And Yet, 8 years later!
    • Come on Duff, you gotta know it was just picking one liar over the other. The difference being that there is a small chance his lies were not generated by the machine.  In the end it doesn't matter what he says but what he can get others to do.    I gave Barry a chance to do the job and I extend the same to Donald. My guess though is that what he will bring will not be what his voters are looking for but at times we need to go through that to get to where we want to be.   In the meantime maybe tanning booths will make a comeback
    • I am more baffled by the people who think the far right and far left are somehow different and not capable of ignorant acts. Like somehow or somewhere the extremists of your party are somehow better than the extremists of the other, hopefully some people are having their eyes opened.

      Even better there are those out there that think if only the left/right could take over and make things they way they are "suppose" to be would suddenly fix everything. Like alienating half the country is going to be good for America. The further the country gets torn in half the more it looks like there is only one place to to go and that is back to the middle where people work together. Of course that would put a lot of the media out of work but it is more clear than ever they are more of a hazzard than anything.
    • If I remember correctly Ted Cruz did call him a pathological liar during the primaries.
    • How anybody can believe any word that comes out of that pumpkin pie hole is beyond me.   Y'all got duped by a compulsive liar. At least he has that part of being a politician down pat, but for it to work ya need to slip some truth in there now and again.
    • And yet?   Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump Jan 21 A fantastic day and evening in Washington D.C.Thank you to @FoxNews and so many other news outlets for the GREAT reviews of the speech!
    • I find it amusing to watch Fox slowly come to grips with the realization that a war against the media impacts them too.   They are completely gobsmacked over the crowd size press conference. As we all should be. How embarrassing.
  • Our Sponsors