Shimano - Daiwa spinning reel size/line cap comparison chart

Benster
edited July 2013 in General Fishing
Don't know if anyone posted this before, but I've found this pretty accurate in terms of line capacity, from personal experience.

Lines in brackets are lines I've had experience with in these sizes of reels.

hope someone finds this useful when buying reels & lines.

Shimano 2000 = Daiwa 1500 (125yd 8lb Fireline)
Shimano 2500 = Daiwa 2000 (300yd 6lb Fireline or 125yd 10lb Fireline)
Shimano 3000 = Daiwa 2500 (270m PE 1.5) (300yd 10lb Fireline) (270yd 20lb Whiplash)
Shimano 4000 = Daiwa 3000 (270m PE2) (300yd 20lb Powerpro/Tufline/Izorline)
Shimano 5000 = Daiwa 3500 (240m PE3) (250+yd 30lb Powerpro/Tufline/Izorline) (300yd 30lb Whiplash)
Shimano 6000 = Daiwa 4000 (300m PE3) (300yd 30lb Powerpro/Tufline/Izorline) (300yd 50lb Whiplash)
Shimano 8000 = Daiwa 4500 (300m PE4) (300yd 50lb Powerpro/Tufline/Izorline) (300yd 65lb Whiplash)
Shimano 10000 = Daiwa 5000 (300m PE5)
Shimano 12000 = Daiwa 6000 (300m PE6)
Shimano 18000/20000 = Daiwa 6500 (300m PE8)

please feel free to correct or add on.. :D

PS: this is under proper, tight & wet :lol: loading. you WILL get less line cap if you load loose. :oops:
  • czf
    Bro how abt shimano "C" series reel? Like C2000, C3000 and C5000.? Really appreciated if u have.. Thanks bro...:)
  • Benster
    czf" said:
    Bro how abt shimano "C" series reel? Like C2000, C3000 and C5000.? Really appreciated if u have.. Thanks bro...:)
    Hi bro, the 'C' series are reels with bodies that are one size smaller than their spools.

    so the C3000 is a 3000 spool on a 2500 body, a C2000 is a 2000 spool on a 1000 body, and so on.

    the line capacity of C3000 is still the same as a 3000.

    hope this helps.
  • free_frage
    humm notice that whiplash seem thinner then the others... is that true?
  • Benster
    free_frage" said:
    humm notice that whiplash seem thinner then the others... is that true?
    yup it's true.
  • Culprit
    Benster" said:
    Don't know if anyone posted this before, but I've found this pretty accurate in terms of line capacity, from personal experience.

    Lines in brackets are lines I've had experience with in these sizes of reels.

    hope someone finds this useful when buying reels & lines.

    Shimano 2000 = Daiwa 1500 (125yd 8lb Fireline)
    Shimano 2500 = Daiwa 2000 (300yd 6lb Fireline or 125yd 10lb Fireline)
    Shimano 3000 = Daiwa 2500 (270m PE 1.5) (300yd 10lb Fireline) (270yd 20lb Whiplash)
    Shimano 4000 = Daiwa 3000 (270m PE2) (300yd 20lb Powerpro/Tufline/Izorline)
    Shimano 5000 = Daiwa 3500 (240m PE3) (250+yd 30lb Powerpro/Tufline/Izorline) (300yd 30lb Whiplash)
    Shimano 6000 = Daiwa 4000 (300m PE3) (300yd 30lb Powerpro/Tufline/Izorline) (300yd 50lb Whiplash)
    Shimano 8000 = Daiwa 4500 (300m PE4) (300yd 50lb Powerpro/Tufline/Izorline) (300yd 65lb Whiplash)
    Shimano 10000 = Daiwa 5000 (300m PE5)
    Shimano 12000 = Daiwa 6000 (300m PE6)
    Shimano 18000/20000 = Daiwa 6500 (300m PE8)

    please feel free to correct or add on.. :D

    PS: this is under proper, tight & wet :lol: loading. you WILL get less line cap if you load loose. :oops:
    Hi Benster, sorry to bring up such an old post. I just bought a Shimano Stradic 5000FJ and plan to pack in at least 300yrds of 30lbs braid, and my research showed that daiwa accudepeth hyper pe could meet my plan until i saw your post. However, looking at the double cost of getting the accudepth braid, am really intrigued to try packing the braids u mentioned. i.e. powerpro, tuffline and berkley whiplash, which is nearly half the cost. Which specific series were you referring to for powerpro and tuffline? is it the super 8 slick and tuffline xp series?

    When u say "under proper, tight & wet" loading, can you explain in a more detailed manner how did you did it?

    Your help and explanations would be greatly appreciated.
  • anglersaddict
    daiwa accudepth (similar to daiwa samurai braid) is gona be thinner than the mainstream brands like powerpro & tufline, so using thinner line you'll get more line capacity on the spool

    original post made in dec 2011, powerpro slick was still "in the making" at that time, only the regular powerpro was available in the market

    with reference to proper and wet loading, he probably refers to doing it with a spooling machine (like the ones they use at tackle shops), and the braid was soaked in water (to make it wet) prior to loading

    don't get too bothered by the price tag or brands, ultimately every angler will grow to develop his preferences, especially when we have gazillion choices when it comes to braid :lol:
  • Culprit
    anglersaddict" said:
    daiwa accudepth (similar to daiwa samurai braid) is gona be thinner than the mainstream brands like powerpro & tufline, so using thinner line you'll get more line capacity on the spool

    original post made in dec 2011, powerpro slick was still "in the making" at that time, only the regular powerpro was available in the market

    with reference to proper and wet loading, he probably refers to doing it with a spooling machine (like the ones they use at tackle shops), and the braid was soaked in water (to make it wet) prior to loading

    don't get too bothered by the price tag or brands, ultimately every angler will grow to develop his preferences, especially when we have gazillion choices when it comes to braid :lol:
    Thanks for the info!!! But i don't have any preference at the moment coz i don't fish often. Can anybody recommend and have personal experience in able to pack in 300yrds/ meters of 30lbs braid into Stradic 5000FJ?
  • SportAngler
    What fish are you targeting or why do you need so much line?
    I am using 30lb PP for the same reel or light popping. It take around 200M of line.

    If you want thin and cheap, Whiplash.
  • Culprit
    SportAngler" said:
    What fish are you targeting or why do you need so much line?
    I am using 30lb PP for the same reel or light popping. It take around 200M of line.

    If you want thin and cheap, Whiplash.
    For rompin, my friends recommend to have at least 300yrd/meters in it. u recon 30lbs whiplash 300yrds could fit in the spool?
  • SportAngler
    Culprit" said:
    [quote="SportAngler"]What fish are you targeting or why do you need so much line?
    I am using 30lb PP for the same reel or light popping. It take around 200M of line.

    If you want thin and cheap, Whiplash.
    For rompin, my friends recommend to have at least 300yrd/meters in it. u recon 30lbs whiplash 300yrds could fit in the spool?[/quote]

    Think should be close. I can load around 230m on 4000.
    Get the white colour 1.
  • Culprit
    SportAngler" said:
    [quote="Culprit"][quote="SportAngler"]What fish are you targeting or why do you need so much line?
    I am using 30lb PP for the same reel or light popping. It take around 200M of line.

    If you want thin and cheap, Whiplash.
    For rompin, my friends recommend to have at least 300yrd/meters in it. u recon 30lbs whiplash 300yrds could fit in the spool?[/quote]

    Think should be close. I can load around 230m on 4000.
    Get the white colour 1.[/quote]

    Never used Berkley. The only white color braid i saw on berkley's website is the whiplash crystal with translucent formula. Is that the one? TQ
  • Culprit
    SportAngler" said:
    Yap.
    thanks for the info
  • xgalvin
    hi bro if i using diawa 3000 size on powerpro 30lb how many can in ? thanks
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