WOOHOO look what I found

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WOOHOO look what I found

Post by Tackleberry » Mon Nov 27, 2023 6:14 pm

Well I was going through some boxes and found this jem (sustain 8000FE) and the best part is its as new and back then they were like the stradics they came with a spare spool .
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I forgot all about it as I have had to move 2 times in the last 3 years after being in the same home for 20 years I didn't have the room or want to unpack until I found a permanent house .
I still have about 15 boxes to look through.
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Post by Andrews » Mon Nov 27, 2023 6:18 pm

Good find mate!
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Post by Sebb » Mon Nov 27, 2023 7:17 pm

Ooo. Back then, that reel was quite popular. Good on you. :tu:
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Post by Tackleberry » Mon Nov 27, 2023 11:13 pm

Yes I like these and the stradic FI of the same era my son and my self are still using 5 of them we bought in 2010 and still running fine after having a flogging on bream and flathead for 13 years I still can't get over them dropping the Spare spool .
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Post by blacklab99 » Wed Nov 29, 2023 3:21 pm

Ditto,
My boat was off the water for a few years, now its up and going, and we have moved interstate, I finally got everything unpacked and Walla !!
Found 2 FJ 5000 Stradics ( white ones ) and a 1000 Saragosa and a 14000 Saragosa. all of them would have had less that a half a season then put away..
Seriously forgot they even existed, it's like an early Xmas ...
I must have cleaned them up properly at the time, slackened the drag, I don't recon the 14000 Saragosa saw water in all honesty.
Would have been bought 2012-2013 ish... I'm happy

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Post by Tackleberry » Wed Nov 29, 2023 3:33 pm

Yep I have those saragosa reels as well i have a mate with the new ones and the older ones are just as good AFAIC.
I actually prefer the stradic FI to my FK
I don't know maybe im just an old fart that doesn't like change .
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Post by blacklab99 » Wed Nov 29, 2023 4:51 pm

Tackleberry wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2023 3:33 pm
Yep I have those saragosa reels as well i have a mate with the new ones and the older ones are just as good AFAIC.
I actually prefer the stradic FI to my FK
I don't know maybe im just an old fart that doesn't like change .
Yep, me too...
The majority of the rest of my gear, are tricked up old Penn Senators, with a sprinkling of a few modern set ups, but yep, " old fart" here too... :-D
I'll always have my 2 internationals on hand when trolling for the big fella's, but there's always a couple of the old tricked up Senators out in the mix as well.
Haven't had a chance to use the 2 old Saragoses yet, I'll re spool them and they'll be getting a hammering first, either jigging or casting slugs when out wide..

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Re: WOOHOO look what I found

Post by Lightningx » Sun Dec 03, 2023 11:39 am

Tackleberry wrote:
Mon Nov 27, 2023 6:14 pm
Well I was going through some boxes and found this jem (sustain 8000FE) and the best part is its as new and back then they were like the stradics they came with a spare spool .
20231127_185835_copy_1440x2558.jpg
I forgot all about it as I have had to move 2 times in the last 3 years after being in the same home for 20 years I didn't have the room or want to unpack until I found a permanent house .
I still have about 15 boxes to look through.
What a beauty!
Great find.
Cheers 👍🏻

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