Nice surprise?

Nov 23, 2019
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Richard Barrett
#1
I'm one of the first to moan about the price of tackle, and what you get for your money. However I just received my new Shimano 5500 in the post yesterday. To my delight I found it came with a spare spool, and 3 different spacers, for no extra money!! I'm unsure about the big handle right now, but will comment after using it, maybe it just works? Anyway a nice reel with all the extras included. Richard.
 
Feb 24, 2009
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Alan Williams
#2
I felt the same when I got mine,Rich. My main feeder reels were the double handle baby bait runners. The 5500 is a brilliant reel(for the price) on long Chuck big fish waters. After your first trip out the "big" handle won't be an issue, believe me.
 
Nov 23, 2019
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Richard Barrett
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Thanks Alan, nice to get some feedback on that. It's a bit of a squeeze in my rod bag with the reel attached as it makes a big reel. But I'm yet to try it out, with the two spools, it allows me to have a Trent reel, with 8lb line and a feeder distance reel with braid and shock leader. Rich.