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Why must it be so confusing?
For goodness sake, if I buy a size 1/0 hook know it will be bigger than a size 8 hook, but smaller than a size 8/0.
If I buy some 20lb mono, I can be pretty certain it will be thicker and stronger than 4lb mono, and slimmer than 50lb stuff.
A 7' rod will be longer than a 6' rod, yet surprisingly less lengthy than a 12' rod.

Why then must every single bloody reel manufacturer use a different sizing for their spin reels?

Shimano almost have it right, with higher number usually meaning a bigger reel - but why 2500? Would 1500 not make more sense?

Daiwa - great reels - if you can figure out the right size for your needs. Seriously - did they just pick numbers out of a hat?

Pflueger - different again...

Why???

Is there any such thing as a "reel size comparison chart"?
 

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Because they can I guess.

Sizing and naming of sizes appear to be proprietary (silly I know). About as silly as electronics companies having their own memory sticks which only fit their products (that's right Sony and Olympus, I'm calling you out :lol: ).
 

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I generally find daiwa and Shimano to be pretty comparable - and they are the only ones I use. From there it's a crap shoot.
 

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With BBQs there is the number of burners but the likes of webers have less burners because they run from side to side rather than front to back. The number of burners also doesn't give you any idea of how much of the plate they heat up or how much heat energy they put out.

With tractors, the model designation of some brands tells you which machine is bigger than which but it doesn't always make sense. Using horsepower as a guide doesn't work because you can get a 100hp engine in a few different frame sizes depending on what you want to use it for.

A 2-door, 2-seater car can be anything from a little Korean skateboard to a large German luxury unit. It depends on what you want to measure or compare I guess. Is it carrying capacity, is it engine size, is it physical dimensions, is it line carrying capacity, is it drag capacity?
 

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I tried 3 different 4 burner BBQ's and each one took a different amount of line.
 

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Fair enough Barrabundy.
Have also seen BBQ's advertised as suitable to cook for X number or people. If they use the same system as tent manufacturers do to say how many can sleep in a tent then my baby WeberQ would cater for about 60.
I guess cars and tractors ($10 -000's - $100 000's) are something the buyer will research pretty thoroughly - or just but the blue one.

keza - mono, FC or braid?
 

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BBQ's are measured in how many burgers will fit on the grill!
I assume there is a standard sized burger that is used for this measuring process.
We have a 14 burger BBQ.
 

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Junglefisher said:
BBQ's are measured in how many burgers will fit on the grill!
I assume there is a standard sized burger that is used for this measuring process.
We have a 14 burger BBQ.
Or is that a 1400 size BBQ? How much line will it take?
 

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spork said:
Now you're just making me hungry.
You started it by asking a sensible question. :lol:
 

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Does this help ?

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)

If anyone would care to add to this, a comparison for daiwa and okuma would be good.
 

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keza said:
Does this help ?

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)

If anyone would care to add to this, a comparison for daiwa and okuma would be good.
That's almost what I was looking for, but Daiwa use different numbers, ie:
1000 (only in a couple of models)
2004
2500
2506 (smaller than 2500)
2508 (smaller than 2500, bigger than 2506)
3000, 4000...

qwikdraw said:
how do Alveys fit into that list ?
Their spinning reels?
 

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spork said:
qwikdraw said:
how do Alveys fit into that list ?
Their spinning reels?
IMO perfectly. They beat all the spinning reels on the $$ value everytime. They don't break. Even filled with sand and surf.

If we never wanted to recover line quickly, the eggbeaters (spinning reels) would never have got a foothold. Alvey for life.
 
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