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Jebend
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Joined: Oct 27, 2010
Posts: 67
Location: Bognor regis

PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hello everyone,

At the moment im fishing with a storm force 70 reel (i know the line capacity isnt that great but i picked it up for 30) and im also fishing with some old school fixed spool reel, i am looking to upgrade my other vintage reel to a more modern one!! but the choice on the market is so vast i dont know where to start? i mean im not a complete amatuer so i dont want a telescopic rod with a reel from hong kong, im not to sure about getting a multiplier reel because i have never used one but always been thinking they're better to use? any info would be great.

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Jebend
 
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aston74
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Joined: Apr 04, 2009
Posts: 712
Location: south ockendon

PostPosted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

hi mate
it totally depends what you want and where you want it for
personally i am always after a bargain
ebay is good
down the pub is also good
last week i got a penn 545gs multi, still boxed for 25
this week an immaculate abu 6500 c3 mag elite for 40

if you want good gear at a great price, decide what gear you want and search ebay for it

but be patient...it will save you a fortune

the 2 reels i got would probably cost approx 280 new

the same applies to rods

this of course is only my personal opinion

tight lines
 
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eccles
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Joined: May 19, 2005
Posts: 3536
Location: Hayling Island, Hampshire

PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:34 am Reply with quote Back to top

Hi Mate, I've been at it for a few years now having started again when I as able to retire early. You are right, it's an absolute minefield out there when it comes to tackle and I made a few mistakes before I got it more or less right. A decent modern fixed spool will cast nearly as far as a multi for most of us and is much easier to use in several respects. After all, who needs to cast to the horizon when most fish are caught within 50 - 100 yds of the water's edge, especially at night. To cut a long story short, I have finally finished up with Daiwa fixed spools which hold just over 200 yds of 20lb line. I do in fact have a rather posh Shimano multi bought by workmates when I retired but it only gets used for boat fishing where it does a good job.
As far as beach rods are concerned I have tried (and bought) a few, some of which now just languish in the shed but finally realised that:-
1. You need a full carbon rod for decent performance (the "composites" don't really make it although they are cheap.)
2. If all you want to do is catch fish, there is little point in spending a small fortune on some of the really posh rods out there. Sit down and write yourself a definition of what you want that rod to do and look like then start hunting around for something close to your definition.
 
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spike11
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Joined: Dec 08, 2010
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Location: Lincoln

PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I agree Ebay is great been new to fishing i did a bit of asking around for what i need and what i should be paying, i got a great 13ft caster for 15 including P&P it was priced at over 80, only thing been if we all use Ebay what happens to the local shop they still need us to use them and not just for bait. i do try to do a 50-50 shop snd Ebay
 
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