Difference between the Saragosa 18000 and the 14000

Discussion in 'Reels' started by parapapam, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. parapapam

    parapapam Senior Member

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    Guys,

    My first post here, but you may have seen me around elsewhere in the cyber fishing world...Great site!!!

    I have a question about the difference between the Shimano Saragosa 18000 and the Saragosa 14000. Shimano list the specs on these reels as:

    SRG14000F 20/350, 25/290, 30/220, 50/600, 65/390, 80/315 28.7 oz

    SRG18000F 20/380, 25/310, 30/250, 50/655, 65/440, 80/345 28.4 oz

    It seems strange that Shimano would create a new product for about 30 extra yards of line and .3 ounces less weight. The differences are too small.

    Also the logic in the numbers seems off. There is only a 30 yard difference at 20 pound test... a 20 yard difference at 25 pound test...but there is a 55 yard difference at 50 pound test... and back to a 30 yard difference at 80 pound test... huh? :confused: If the spool is bigger, shouldn't the line quantity difference increase as the line test class decreases?

    Is there anything else I am missing?

    Mike

    P.S. Who the heck writes the specs for fishing equipment in general? Simple logic never seems to apply and specs are always less than 50% accurate nor are they 50% consistent.
     
  2. Sea Bear

    Sea Bear Senior Member

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    I wonder the same as you. I don't understand the reason to purchase any Shimano 14000 or 6000 size reel. They both have less line capacity and weight more than their 18000 and 8000 size counterparts, respectively. What is the intention Shimano has for these size reels??? :confused:
     
  3. HWK

    HWK Senior Member

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    The specs include mono and braid
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    SRG14000F ( Mono ) 20/350, 25/290, 30/220, ( Braid ) 50/600, 65/390, 80/315 28.7 oz

    SRG18000F ( Mono ) 20/380, 25/310, 30/250, ( Braid ) 50/655, 65/440, 80/345 28.4 oz
     

  4. parapapam

    parapapam Senior Member

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    HWK,

    That makes sense... I should have noticed the big jump in capacity instead of the shrinkage as the test went up above 30.

    There is still a logic issue on the mono side (25 pound test)... but that isn't really the main question. The main question remains are there any other differences between these two reels other than 30 yards of mono and .3 ounces in weight?

    Mike
     
  5. fish4stripers

    fish4stripers Senior Member

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    no other difference. If you buy one upgrade the drag washers to carbontex from smoothdrag.com grab some drag grease from them too

    HWK,

    That makes sense... I should have noticed the big jump in capacity instead of the shrinkage as the test went up above 30.

    There is still a logic issue on the mono side (25 pound test)... but that isn't really the main question. The main question remains are there any other differences between these two reels other than 30 yards of mono and .3 ounces in weight?

    Mike
     
  6. day0ne

    day0ne Senior Member

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    I believe the only difference is the spool. The 18000 has a deeper, lighter spool. and is interchangeable with the 14000

    D
     
  7. fish on

    fish on Member

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    I really like shimano reels but to buy a reel and then turn around to upgrade the drag that really is bordering on the wack side, and i am sure shimano reps read these forums why don't they take the hint and upgrade them.I have a 8000 saragosa and respectfully it is one of the smoothest reals i have ever felt but the drag system is crap its very jerky.
     
  8. emtfisherman

    emtfisherman Junior member

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    I recently read on another forum that the 14000 is more for casting poppers and the 18000 more for bottom fishing and jigging. They stated that it has to do with the actual shape of the spool. Has anyone else heard this and can confirm or deny it?