Shimano Exsence Spinning

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Shimano Exsence Spinning

Post by NYBASSIN » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:16 am

Hey everyone. Would love to hear any and all opinions on this reel, but do have one specific question.

What does the C prefix mean on the JDM models? There is a C3000MHG and a 3000MHG with nearly identical specs. Is the difference just the slight variation in gear ratio? 5.8 and 6 respectively.

3000 seems a little big but being JDM the line capacity seems to line up with USDM reels. Would this be suitable for typical bass fishing?

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Re: Shimano Exsence Spinning

Post by HobeyBaker » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:22 am

It’s a nice reel, but it’s not as nice as the Stella. If you’re not sold on Shimano, I would check out a Certate LT. In my opinion the Certate LT is the best in its price point and very closely behind the Stella.

The c stands for compact. It’s on a smaller frame but has the 3000 size spool.

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Re: Shimano Exsence Spinning

Post by CheezusCrust » Wed Feb 19, 2020 5:40 am

The guys from Tactical bassin say it feels smoother than the stella and alot lighter too.If you don't fish saltwater I'd go with the exsence.

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Re: Shimano Exsence Spinning

Post by NYBASSIN » Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:13 am

Thanks guys. Do you know if the USDM 3000 matches the C or the larger reel?

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Re: Shimano Exsence Spinning

Post by HobeyBaker » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:03 am

NYBASSIN wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:13 am
Thanks guys. Do you know if the USDM 3000 matches the C or the larger reel?
The 3000 is the c. I believe the model is C3000MHG.

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Re: Shimano Exsence Spinning

Post by TravisNY » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:22 pm

Being a smallmouth guy spins are my deal. Multiple Stella FJ’s and Exsence are what I own across the board. I adore both models and would buy them all again. Can’t go wrong either way.
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Re: Shimano Exsence Spinning

Post by Kurt L » Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:40 pm

FWIW; The Certate LT in my opinion is even up with the Stella, I own both brands but chose the Certate over the Stella after handling several of both with cash in hand and price was not an issue since I wanted a Stella, I now own three LT's and they have held up wonderfully so far, and are still butter smooth after more Salmon than I can keep track of it was an epic year! I have not had any of my newer generation Shimano's stay out of the box smooth like the LT's have so far.

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