'19 Vanquish 2500SHG

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'19 Vanquish 2500SHG

Post by TahoeDust » Tue May 14, 2019 6:17 pm

'19 Vanquish 2500SHG. Feels VERY close to Stella smooth, but impossibly light. Supposedly 20g lighter than my same size Stradic CI4+ FB. I'll be fishing them both on Guntersville Thu-Sun. I'll try to give an idea of comparison after.

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For the trip the Vanquish will be on a NRX 852s and the Stella on a CQ 842s. It should be an interesting comparison.

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Re: '19 Vanquish 2500SHG

Post by ss30378 » Tue May 14, 2019 6:23 pm

That thing looks sweet... Maybe its time to invest in an egg beater :big grin:

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Re: '19 Vanquish 2500SHG

Post by TahoeDust » Tue May 14, 2019 6:28 pm

ss30378 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:23 pm
That thing looks sweet... Maybe its time to invest in an egg beater :big grin:
It's a really good looking reel. The handle is super hot and weighs nothing.

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Re: '19 Vanquish 2500SHG

Post by y2k88 » Tue May 14, 2019 7:32 pm

Yeah! I'm keen to get the C2500HGS

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Re: '19 Vanquish 2500SHG

Post by TahoeDust » Tue May 14, 2019 8:45 pm

y2k88 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 7:32 pm
Yeah! I'm keen to get the C2500HGS
I was really torn between the two. I like that I can put a 3000 Spool on this frame if needed. That helped justify it for me. The C2500HGS is 10g lighter on an already silly light feeling reel...that's crazy.

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Re: '19 Vanquish 2500SHG

Post by offsidewing » Thu May 16, 2019 3:09 pm

Love my new Vanquish 2500SHG. Shimano nailed it with feeling lightweight, smooth, and "robust." Wasn't sure how they'd improve over the 16 Vanquish, but they did.

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Re: '19 Vanquish 2500SHG

Post by y2k88 » Fri May 24, 2019 3:55 pm

Disassembly video... not in English though
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU1Yoj2TDI8

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Re: '19 Vanquish 2500SHG

Post by poisonokie » Sat May 25, 2019 9:47 am

TahoeDust wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:28 pm
ss30378 wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 6:23 pm
That thing looks sweet... Maybe its time to invest in an egg beater :big grin:
It's a really good looking reel. The handle is super hot and weighs nothing.
I've been wishing Daiwa would make Zaion handles. Seems like an ideal application for that material.
Still waters run deep.

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Re: '19 Vanquish 2500SHG

Post by TahoeDust » Sun May 26, 2019 8:40 pm

I fished this and my Stella side by side in Guntersville last weekend. I caught on them both, but nothing huge. They are both super smooth, cast a mile, and perform perfect. The Vanquish feels lighter, but the Stella feels more powerful. I would feel more comfortably going for larger species than bass with the Stella before the Vanquish. They're both awesome.

Interesting note: I handed them both to my occasional fisherman father and when asked which one felt smoother, he said the Vanquish.

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Re: '19 Vanquish 2500SHG

Post by lifeofRiley » Sun May 26, 2019 10:50 pm

Is there a usdm equivalent to the vanquish?

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Re: '19 Vanquish 2500SHG

Post by Revofisher » Mon May 27, 2019 3:53 am

there is not a US equivalent to the vanquish. its a jdm only reel .

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Re: '19 Vanquish 2500SHG

Post by oops » Tue May 28, 2019 11:21 pm

These look so good and the few reviews I've read have been glowing. Strongly considering getting a C2000SHG for UL. Would be a huge upgrade over the Symetre 500 and 750 that I've used for many years. Haven't bought a rod or reel in a really long time and kinda want to spoil myself a little. The kid that dreamed of owning a Stella one day became a grouchy old man that could afford it but thinks a $700 reel for panfish is silly. This reel coming in at a way lower price point, lighter weight and with seemingly all the features of the Stella may have finally pushed me over the edge.

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Re: '19 Vanquish 2500SHG

Post by y2k88 » Tue May 28, 2019 11:32 pm

I know what you mean.

I feel like it's worth paying extra for larger spin reels like Saltigas and Stella SWs where they need to perform under heavier loads, and the smaller reels can be any reel (using Stradics at the moment).

But whilst I might use a big reel once a year, I use the Stradics almost every weekend, so maybe worth getting the Vanquish upgrade.

The C2500 would be a noticeable size difference to the 500/750 though if that's what you're going for.

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Re: '19 Vanquish 2500SHG

Post by TahoeDust » Wed May 29, 2019 1:57 pm

y2k88 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 11:32 pm
I know what you mean.

I feel like it's worth paying extra for larger spin reels like Saltigas and Stella SWs where they need to perform under heavier loads, and the smaller reels can be any reel (using Stradics at the moment).

But whilst I might use a big reel once a year, I use the Stradics almost every weekend, so maybe worth getting the Vanquish upgrade.

The C2500 would be a noticeable size difference to the 500/750 though if that's what you're going for.
I feel ya. I ordered a C3000 spool for the Stella so it would have the line capacity to pull some inshore salt duty.

The two really are brothers from another mother...

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Re: '19 Vanquish 2500SHG

Post by TahoeDust » Fri May 31, 2019 6:27 pm

Just ordered a c2000SHG. It will be going on a Megabass Destroyer Addermine. It'll be a ned rig/whacky setup. This will be the first non Loomis rod I have bought in a few years.

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