Written on: 19/07/2009 by leonard5640 (29 reviews written)
A new addition to Shimano,s baitrunner stable is the ST 6000 RA. At the budget end of Simano,s baitrunner ranges there are obvious differences between this reel and its more expensive stablemates. However this aside the reel is packed with features such as Varispeed, Super stopperII, Dyna balance and Power roller but to name a few. These features may mean nothing to most however the end result is a reel that is relativly smooth and has plenty of power. The freespool and rear drag system is also faultless with plenty of adjustment. I did think the adjustment knobs for these systems do not look to be as sturdy on those of other models but they do look good and only after prolonged use will any problems show. The reel casts well and comes with a graphite spool. I feel that it woud benefit if supplied with a spare spool but this will have an impact on the price. Spare spools are readily available. I did find the bail mechanism clunky and a little stiff but very precise and positive. I put this down to the fact the reel is new and has not fully "worn in" As it is the reel gives a lot for its price and delivers performance.The reels ability to last the pace will only show with time.
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