Mitchell compact lc 800 silver reels?

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Mitchell compact lc 800 silver reels?

Post by MikeO » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:21 pm




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Post by MikeO » Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:43 pm

Theres also the next model up which is the mitchell Compact lc 8000 gold for only a tenner more?!

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Post by conga » Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:44 pm

Hi there mate,have you looked at the Daiwa reels in your price bracket? -I have two Opus 5500 which have given good service,they have several sizes in this range,
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Post by eccles » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:07 pm

I agree with Conga, use a couple of Daiwa 5500 reels meself and they are quite robust for the price, cast well too. The only maintenance I do on them is to clean and re-oil the line rollers abot once a month.

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Post by conga » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:17 pm

Hi there MikeO,did you make a decision on which reel to get? If you went for the Daiwa range I would be interested to hear how you rate them.I must admit that I got mine originally for heavier freshwater use but have found them to be just as much at home for my occasional beach trips.
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Post by MikeO » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:13 pm

Hi Mick, I haven't bought my new kit yet, the rods i wanted were sold out before christmas so have been waiting for them to get more stock in and work has been crazy since so it's just not happened! Once i get my act together i'll post and let u know. Still havent decided which reels to go for but its definitely the daiwas or those mitchells.

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Post by eccles » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:52 pm

Must say that Mitchell Reel looks to be a very good spec although I would have a problem with it: I do a lot of night fishing so need to know everything is going to work OK in the dark. The reel has almost no skirt to the spool which makes it very easy for line to get trapped underneath if one is not very careful - seen it happen to my mates loads of times. Some of the Daiwas have the same problem so I only use those with a nice deep skirt...

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Post by rabbi2 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:26 pm

Anything in a skirt? lol. :D :D The shorter the better lol :D :D >:) >:) >:)
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Post by MikeO » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:32 pm

Lol

Thats a good point eccles. I'm always careful to check my line position on the reel before each cast but I don't really want to have to contend with tangles if i can help it. im guessing the difference in skirt is due the mitchell reel stating its a 'long cast' reel and the spool does look a lot shallower and longer than the opus. I can see how that would be effective but would it really increase casting distance by much? I guess the line would come of the spool with less resistance but im thinking the speed of it coming off might cause more resistance through the rings.

I checked out the opus again and also the opus bull, which do u own? I prefer the look of the opus bull but im not actually sure theres a lot of difference except for the price!

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Post by MikeO » Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:22 pm

Yes it does cheers eccles. I'll take a look at the model u mention and shall post when i've bought my new kit

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Post by MikeO » Sat Feb 04, 2012 7:23 pm

Finally got my act together and ordered my new kit today. 2 Sonik SKS rods 13', one Mitchell compact lc 8000 gold reel and a Daiwa opus bull 5500 reel. Couldn't decide on the reels so went for one of each, they are quite different reels so figured it would be an interesting experience and im sure each one will be useful in different situations/conditions as well as just general beach fishing. Can't wait to get my hands on it all now. :D

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Post by MikeO » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:13 pm

New tackle arrived yesterday! so far i'm really impressed with the reels especially the opus bull. It's a shame i can't say the same about the rods though, i'm sending them straight back for a refund. The rods are very light and nicely finished but the reel seat is only a thin plastic type material which feels very cheap, butt cap feels like its only a matter of time before it comes off and I prefer a slightly more tapered tip. Going to stick with Daiwas which is what i've always used. Looking at the Supercasts which I know have been recommended on here a few times. A total pain in the arse but it's taught me a lesson!

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Post by eccles » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:08 pm

Hmm, interesting people like Daiwa and Abu have been around for a while whereas Sonik only arrived two or three years ago. Suspect that they may have decided to reduce costs and quality too.

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