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by sparkyman
Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Daiwa Tournament ST line, Suffix Elite & Duo Core ?
Replies: 7
Views: 11083

...interesting information. I always thought the "test" rating of the line was that at which it actually snapped ? It would be great to know the EU "standard" that they now use to quantify their products...I'll see if I can find any more details. With respect to the Elite, can you advise what you di...
by sparkyman
Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Coloured Lines & Fish
Replies: 7
Views: 12439

..Many thanks for the input. This is very interesting reading. I can see that certain species, such as mullet, may be more timid than others, but again this can be dictated by competition for any food that's available. Regarding main lines, I was recently told that Pink braid is the least visible in...
by sparkyman
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:59 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Daiwa Tournament ST line, Suffix Elite & Duo Core ?
Replies: 7
Views: 11083

...just picked up some Sufix Elite & Duo Core, the latter obviously aimed at Carp anglers (Camoflage green & black), but 20lb line @ 0.35mm, extremely supple & smooth...not sure if it will suit multiplier beach work, but it certainly seems to be high quality. Similarly, the Elite, also 20lb line, bu...
by sparkyman
Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Coloured Lines & Fish
Replies: 7
Views: 12439

Coloured Lines & Fish

...another line question if anybody is able to throw some light on the subject.... Coloured leaders, Rig bodies & snood traces - I've seen a nunber of different clips and pictorials now where there seems to be all sorts of coloured lines used . Blacks, Reds, Greens & yellows. Is there any evidence o...
by sparkyman
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid + Multipliers ?
Replies: 28
Views: 28891

...I had a scout on eBay over the weekend - a few second hand ones around so i'll keep watching in case I can't find the actual Record handle I also got in touch with my local tackle shop who confirmed that, spares support from Abu UK is virtually non existant unfortunately - not quite sure why this...
by sparkyman
Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Daiwa Tournament ST line, Suffix Elite & Duo Core ?
Replies: 7
Views: 11083

Daiwa Tournament ST line, Suffix Elite & Duo Core ?

Hi All, Just wondering if anybody uses this line or has any experiences with it ? I've used the standard Tournament before & found it very smooth and supple, will little memory or coil retention - this ST is pitched as their "ultimate" offering, by I don't see it around much..........apart from in a...
by sparkyman
Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid + Multipliers ?
Replies: 28
Views: 28891

...thanks for that - I'm still grinning :) ....also picked up an earlier Green Mag Elite as a "better than average" reel that should allow me to get the most out of this casting style. I like the Power handle - does anybody know where I can source such a handle for retro-fitting to my Record ? I hav...
by sparkyman
Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid + Multipliers ?
Replies: 28
Views: 28891

....I know this is probably off topic now, but my question has been satisfied now, so this could be a fitting end. I spent 4 hours on the beach yesterday afternoon, with the family, took my tackle as I had some bait left over from earlier in the week. Near the end of the session I decided to "try" a...
by sparkyman
Wed Jun 29, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid + Multipliers ?
Replies: 28
Views: 28891

...the Paul Kerry book was well out of date but was a nice read......the Phil Hyde DVD didn't cover much casting, the casting part was more of a mini overview of the previous casting tutorial on DVD part 1......but I learn't a lot about ragworm hunting ! I had a reply from Vinny @ 24/7 SAC - they're...
by sparkyman
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid + Multipliers ?
Replies: 28
Views: 28891

...thanks for the pointers. I've contacted Vince and asked if 24/7 are able to assist with an hour or two of tutoring.

Appreciate your help RW - I'm keen to receive some "further education"......

....so I bought a 2nd hand book & a DVD off eBay too, just to kill some time.
by sparkyman
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: South West Coast
Topic: Casting Tutor - Camborne Area ?
Replies: 1
Views: 2829

Casting Tutor - Camborne Area ?

Hi all, Just thought I would post here on the off chance there may be a casting tutor in the vacinity of Camborne ? I've just returned to angling after a long spell away and have reached a dead end with my casting ability. It's been suggested that an hour or two, with a tutor, should help me get mor...
by sparkyman
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid + Multipliers ?
Replies: 28
Views: 28891

...I know what you mean - I'm not aware of any tutors around here, maybe I should post in the South West forum ? I'm generally a very quick learner, once I understand the principles behind things I find it easy to apply the logic and then progress quickly. I was hoping a book or a DVD would give me ...
by sparkyman
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid + Multipliers ?
Replies: 28
Views: 28891

Thanks for the continued input folks - all good reading. I'm still getting back into the swing of things, trying now to work on my casting technique as I seem to have hit a brick wall as far as distance goes. Spent a few hours on the beach on Sunday - conditions looked ideal, nice surf up and breaki...
by sparkyman
Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Calcutta 400BSV - Quality issue ???
Replies: 9
Views: 9453

Hi Keith, Thats an extra one I hadn't seen - since looking I found 2 more similar "How to's..." relating to photo uploads http://sea-fishing.org/ftopict-13984.html http://www.sea-fishing.org/ftopict-2136.html They were here all the time - I was just being lazy and gave up searching after the first p...
by sparkyman
Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Calcutta 400BSV - Quality issue ???
Replies: 9
Views: 9453

...looks like it worked, many thanks to FlattieFanatic for the "How to..." post. These photos are of both sides of the frame - note how the spool shoulder thins out in places. When you ahve the reel in your hand it looks wafer thin (these shots are quite close up). Anybody else with a Calcutta, plea...