Tsurinoya FS1000 vs Bossna MiniR 500

PatrickStar
edited November 2017 in Reels


Price:
FS1000 USD38 Aliexpress
MiniR500 USD60 K&T Fishing World

Same:
MiniR has slight comestic differences, slightly better finishing, more shallow spool. Even cranking feels exactly the same. Smooth but not butter like Japanese brands.

Different:
FS1000 comes with single felt washer. MiniR has a single carbontex washer. MiniR spool sits on the reel with a square spool support with bearings similar to ATC Valiant SW. FS1000 has the simple washer design but similar drag clicker.

Would I buy it again?
FS1000: At this price point, not that it is a bad reel but there are alternatives. A Daiwa Revros have butter like smooth cranking if you don't mind the heavier weight.

MiniR500: Top up a $10 can get Shimano Nasci or ATC Valiant. BUT at this price point the only alternative for shallow spool reel is Shimano Sedona 2000S, which I find the build quality lacking.

SUMMARY
Bossna MiniR is very similar to Tsurinoya FS1000, with a shallower spool and upgraded drag performance.

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