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by sparkyman
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Light beech rod for bass or flatties
Replies: 18
Views: 18326

by sparkyman
Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Which Long Rod
Replies: 13
Views: 21061

....I realised it was going to take a new type of approach to casting with this long rod - the casting speed was a whole lot slower and the timing seemed to be a lot more critical. The fixed spool I used had only ever been used with my favourite 11'6" rod previously - with the long rod it exposed li...
by sparkyman
Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:01 pm
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: wishbone rigs
Replies: 8
Views: 26361

..I've been using a Farley rig all summer, never had a failed wishbone release & never had a single tangle (unless weed was involved).... and caught Turbot every trip bar two, one of which was 2 weeks ago, the other was in so much Atlantic swell I left the mark for fear of a freak wave whipping me a...
by sparkyman
Wed Nov 30, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Which Long Rod
Replies: 13
Views: 21061

Hi all, Thanks for the input - glad to see I'm not alone with fnding the long rod hard work. Having thought about it though, it makes complete sense. It has little to do with the actual weight of the rod, but everything to do with your right arm (in my case) having to counteract the torque generated...
by sparkyman
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:35 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Which Long Rod
Replies: 13
Views: 21061

....I wonder if this is also why previous owner had "used only once" :D Seriously though, I'm no Superman, but I'm no weed either and have never noticed such strain before, so encouraging to hear that this may just be the nature of the beast rather than age ! The ease of distance was very appealing ...
by sparkyman
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Multiplier Reel Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 6140

by sparkyman
Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Which Long Rod
Replies: 13
Views: 21061

Hi all, ..been a few weeks since last here I found a "Used Once" Fox Horizon Extreme surf 16' which I failed to find much information or reviews on, I even contacted Fox, but all they could tell me was "Discontinued" - couldn't even advise why ? Anyway, the build quality seemed superb and the price ...
by sparkyman
Mon Sep 26, 2011 10:22 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Room for thought
Replies: 6
Views: 6926

.must admit I started out this year just wanting a simple, single rod & reel, just to get me back into the sport after 25 odd years away. After the first couple of trips, I realised I had bought too cheap and I was already in need of better equipment.....this rod is in now in the cupboard and the Ch...
by sparkyman
Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Which Long Rod
Replies: 13
Views: 21061

Which Long Rod

Hi All, Searching for a "CONTINENTAL" style long rod for Fixed spool use, I wondering which one of the following is the best of the "value" bunch? The Shimano & Daiwa slightly more expensive than the Shakespeare & Penn I know, but all in the same relative price bracket. General Consensus please - an...
by sparkyman
Tue Sep 20, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quality Beach Fixed Spool
Replies: 20
Views: 21275

by sparkyman
Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scratched alloy spool repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 6478

by sparkyman
Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Shimano Rod Notation + Long Rods
Replies: 0
Views: 3664

Shimano Rod Notation + Long Rods

Hi All, Can anybody advise how Shimano notate their rods to differentiate between Multiplier, Fixed Spool & Combi type guides ? Also, in searching I noticed that a 13' Beachcaster is no longer a "long" rod, there seems to be 14', 15' and even 16' rods available now? I'm well behind the times - what'...
by sparkyman
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Scratched alloy spool repair?
Replies: 5
Views: 6478

I agree......you'll be removing metal from the lip so, if anything, it should offer less resistance to the escaping line during the cast. First Try filling any deep gouges with Epoxy or Chemical Metal, then cut back the rough metal edges of the gouges with 600 wet & dry, followed by progressively fi...
by sparkyman
Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:31 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Quality Beach Fixed Spool
Replies: 20
Views: 21275

Hi All, Well a few weeks on now & The GT6000, although a lot of play in the handle/bearings, actually has been an absolute joy to use. It was SO much better than my first fixed spool, lots of distance with no effort - I really liked it and it also turned out to be a very lucky reel. 11 Turbot & 1 Pl...
by sparkyman
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Braid & Shock Leader ?
Replies: 3
Views: 8876

Hi redmouse, ...I've had a lot of success with mackerel on feathers/shrimps, reaching them in deep water with 3Oz...whilst others around me have not been fishing at the same distance and have had nothing at all. I think the biggest dexters I have are only 42g.....which I'm able to chuck around 90m w...