Anyone use a Shimano Ultegra 3000?
The shimano ultegra is a decent reel. If you want my personal thoughts though I wouldn't recommend it. The ultegra is basically the same reel as the shimano nasci except it has a worm oscillation gear which makes line lay a little better, but the reel actually doesn't feel as smooth and it's also significantly more expensive. If you're on a budget I personally just say either get the sahara if water intrusion and salt isn't an issue, and the nasci if those factors are an issue since the reel is sealed better. If you can save up money though, I would just get a stradic. It's more rigid, sealed, smoother, powerful, etc, and it's just about $50 more. Or actually you can get them brand new now for around the same price on amazon or ebay.