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by sparkyman
Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Calcutta 400BSV - Quality issue ???
Replies: 9
Views: 9453

...not sure if I've worked this our as yet - testing, testing..... http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z355/sparkyman99/PIC_0575.jpg http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z355/sparkyman99/PIC_0572.jpg http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums/z355/sparkyman99/PIC_0571.jpg http://i1185.photobucket.com/albums...
by sparkyman
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Help uploading photos
Replies: 3
Views: 2215

Help uploading photos

Hi all, I'm trying to upload photos into a post, but I get an "upload error: could not upload ....." My images are sub 250kB I'm using the "add attachment" under the text body, I can browse and find the images OK, but when I hit the "add attachment" button, the window refreshes with the error messag...
by sparkyman
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Calcutta 400BSV - Quality issue ???
Replies: 9
Views: 9453

trying to add .jpg attachments but keep on getting

"Upload Error: Could not upload Attachment to ./modules/Forums/files/pic_0574b_158.jpg."

the images are well under the 250kb upload limit - any help on getting my photos into this thread ??

Thanks
by sparkyman
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Calcutta 400BSV - Quality issue ???
Replies: 9
Views: 9453

by sparkyman
Mon Jun 13, 2011 7:21 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Shimano Calcutta 400BSV - Quality issue ???
Replies: 9
Views: 9453

Shimano Calcutta 400BSV - Quality issue ???

Hi again, I've just purchased my first Shimano reel, the Calcutta 400BSV multiplier. Nice & solid feeling, seems to be of high quality and it was a great price too. On closer inspection yesterday I notice that the forged frame has a lot of manual re-working, prior to anodising ? It looks as if the c...
by sparkyman
Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid + Multipliers ?
Replies: 28
Views: 28891

mmmm..........maybe I might experiment in the futureonce I'm 101% confident with my equipment & technique.

Points taken - appreciate your experiences.
by sparkyman
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid + Multipliers ?
Replies: 28
Views: 28891

OK.....3 NO's to start with.........interesting to hear of the braid digging in. I was thinking of using a heavier braid (say 40lb) which would have the same diameter as say a 15lb Mono to limit this digging in effect.......not sure now if my thinking is valid ?

....please keep them coming
by sparkyman
Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Braid + Multipliers ?
Replies: 28
Views: 28891

Braid + Multipliers ?

Hi All, Having now fished braid on a Fixed spool for a god 5-6 hours, without a single problem, I'm now considering using braid on my multiplier. I've been browsing through the forum and found a split on whether this is good or not. I guess like everything there are Pro's & Con's - I wonder if those...
by sparkyman
Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Returning to Angling - Which Reel ?
Replies: 6
Views: 8979

by sparkyman
Sun May 22, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Returning to Angling - which rod ?
Replies: 7
Views: 10108

by sparkyman
Sun May 22, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Returning to Angling - Which Reel ?
Replies: 6
Views: 8979

Thats very interesting. Spent an 30mins in another tackle shop over the weekend - proprietor advised that Abu are no longer the company they use to be (Now owned by Shakespeare ?) - Quality has suffered as has spares availability. He also advised not to spend on Abu now but to wait for a week when h...
by sparkyman
Fri May 20, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Returning to Angling - which rod ?
Replies: 7
Views: 10108

by sparkyman
Thu May 19, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Returning to Angling - which rod ?
Replies: 7
Views: 10108

Returning to Angling - which rod ?

by sparkyman
Thu May 19, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Returning to Angling - Which Reel ?
Replies: 6
Views: 8979

Hi FF Ah.....rods is something else I need to get upto speed with. Local tackle shop today steered me towards a Shakespeare Salt Bass 11'6 2-4Oz.....advised it would cope with 5Oz no problem and would suit my desire for a rod for light beach work. I previously owned 2x Supercasts....I remeber the fi...
by sparkyman
Thu May 19, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Returning to Angling - Which Reel ?
Replies: 6
Views: 8979

Returning to Angling - Which Reel ?

Hi All, Newbie to the forum as I'm going to be needing a wealth of experience over the coming months as I make a return to Sea Angling (after 25 years away). Been looking at Rods & Reels this week, trying to catch up with developments (and prices). I'm intially going to try a spot of light beachwork...