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by Fozzy
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Penn Surf Master 750 failure
Replies: 13
Views: 11030

Try Blakdog Tackle - he can usually fix anything reel wise.
by Fozzy
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa 7HT Mag / Akios 656CTM ?
Replies: 5
Views: 9139

I agree with you Fozzy- have you tried the Daiwa ST yet? Talk about noisy- I had to wear ear defenders with the one I used :-O I haven't but I do have a TG F1 Rocket reel which is brilliant. Only thing I didn't like was the drag so I changed it for a star drag and its now my favourite fishing reel....
by Fozzy
Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa 7HT Mag / Akios 656CTM ?
Replies: 5
Views: 9139

I'd personally go for the Akios as the 7HT Mag is not only overbraked, but the drag doesn't lock up tight enough. It's probably to do with the power handle having more torque and preventing damage to the gears.

Never used an Akios but seriosuly considering getting the shuttle.
by Fozzy
Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: East Coast
Topic: Dvice
Replies: 4
Views: 2346

If you are using small baits in the DVice,then they can eject prematurely as they really need to be jammed in. To stop the bait ejecting, stuff some moss or seaweed in the tube - this will solve the problem.

An alternative would be to use the new DV8 Mini - as these have a much smaller tube.
by Fozzy
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: conoflex nemesis plus
Replies: 7
Views: 8732

don't expect the best factory finish in the world with them though - there is nothing wrong with them, but when I bought my pair, they were slightly different colours and the whippings on one at the first ring was longer than the other :D Brilliant rods though - definately my favourite. I have 2 of ...
by Fozzy
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:32 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: conoflex nemesis plus
Replies: 7
Views: 8732

The three piece is not as good as the newer 2 piece.

Expect to pay 120-175 for a decent one and brand new I think the best price is Spotty Dog at about 275
by Fozzy
Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: What Jacket - Daiwa or Ron T.
Replies: 2
Views: 1595

Just get the cheapest Eccles - you normally do :D
by Fozzy
Sun May 09, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: 525 freespool switch
Replies: 5
Views: 4368

ive been told by a few people that having the drag a little loose when casting can wreck the gears so make sure its tight before you cast it. also told that when packing the reel away that i should have the drag set fairly loose. not sure the reason for this but only takes a second so i do it anywa...
by Fozzy
Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Terminal Tackle
Topic: Impact shields
Replies: 11
Views: 8668

Why not just use a DVice ? You can put big baits in them and bang them out miles without them exploding.
by Fozzy
Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: Severe lack of C+R
Replies: 10
Views: 4072

Typical of the "live for today, sod the future" attitude shown by many anglers. After all the exposure given to the precarious position of the Bass and other species, they just carry on with this gung ho attitude. I go on a few other forums, on one in particular they would be having a real good lau...
by Fozzy
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Stiff Rod (seriously!)
Replies: 20
Views: 11435

clean the joints thoroughly and leave to dry out in the house for a couple of days.
by Fozzy
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Reel seats?
Replies: 17
Views: 10592

I only use Abu Griplocks - purely because they work.

I've used coasters in the past, but I found they are a faff to align the reel with the rod rings and the screw-down clamps break off (Uk Hooks and Daiwa - shame on you).

Never had a problem with comfy coasters (Breakaway) but I prefer Griplocks.
by Fozzy
Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: New model Abu Atlantic
Replies: 10
Views: 6731

I had a waggle of one in SpottyDogTackle a couple of months ago and I must admit it is a very nice rod - well built and not too stiff in the tip.
by Fozzy
Sat Mar 20, 2010 10:59 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Fish measure
Replies: 1
Views: 1301

The one with the fish names on is the Breakaway one which you can get from most tackle shops or via mail order from Veals.
by Fozzy
Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: advice
Replies: 16
Views: 9653

Before you start spraying it with stuff, try bringing it into the house and leave it in the open to dry out for a couple of days. It might be a bit of damp in the joints and after its dried out should go together perfectly.