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by Ilurvmatthayes
Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Fishing
Replies: 7
Views: 5166

Was it an online tackle shop the original poster was referring to? If it was saying you got particularly good service from a tackle shop isnt advertising and this is meant to refer to individuals advertising their own business.

I'm sure I've seen a tackle shop directory on the site. V odd.
by Ilurvmatthayes
Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: anybody fishing over weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 2325

Cold out but the wind isnt as strong as forecast...so far anyway
by Ilurvmatthayes
Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: North East Coast
Topic: anybody fishing over weekend
Replies: 4
Views: 2325

18mph potentially in your face - freezing weather with a chance of rain & snow- seriously, take care out there. If your sons a young 'un I'd give it a miss but then i'm a softy.
by Ilurvmatthayes
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Grays G-Mag reels
Replies: 30
Views: 20627

no problem- pm me an email address and i'll send it to you- i've tried attaching the pdf file to the site but cant get it to work.
by Ilurvmatthayes
Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Grays G-Mag reels
Replies: 30
Views: 20627

Fair enough- do you want the instructions I got for you ?
by Ilurvmatthayes
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Grays G-Mag reels
Replies: 30
Views: 20627

[quote="edwin"] It's hard to get any information on Greys products let alone the reel... quote] Rubbish! I got a full reply within less than 24 hours- their website is stuffed with information and reviews of their products- far more comprehensive than most tackle manufacturers websites- I have no li...
by Ilurvmatthayes
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Grays G-Mag reels
Replies: 30
Views: 20627

AS I said I got the instructions from them with ease
by Ilurvmatthayes
Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Grays G-Mag reels
Replies: 30
Views: 20627

Well I sent an online enquiry via their website as linked by FlattieFanatic- got an immediate acknowledgement and within 24 hours they sent me the schematic and instructions on a PDF file in glorious colour- if you want them i'll email them to you unless someone can tell me how to post a pdf documen...
by Ilurvmatthayes
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: abu garcia 6500 ct mag hi speed.
Replies: 2
Views: 4339

Always worth cleaning the bearings of factory oil and re-oiling for best performance but no problem using straight from box. The Hi Speed mag has a six plastic centrifugal brake blocks already fitted so you'll have to open it up to see if they're engaged- if all six are engaged the reel will run far...
by Ilurvmatthayes
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Grays G-Mag reels
Replies: 30
Views: 20627

I tend to agree, last year I phoned Daiwa (yes I know it's a different firm) for some spares. The lady who answered asked what I needed and to my amazement announced that they were not very expensive and they would send them straight away FOC. The bits arrived two days later! Think it applies acros...
by Ilurvmatthayes
Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Grays G-Mag reels
Replies: 30
Views: 20627

I find telephoning generally gets a better response to emailing - too easy to ignore an email or forget to reply- dont know when you emailed them but the shop in Alnwick could well be closed for the Christmas/New Year period. Took about a minute to find this on the greys website so not quite sure I ...
by Ilurvmatthayes
Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: South Coast
Topic: New year meet
Replies: 2
Views: 1309

Ada (Mr Farley to you Mr Eccles) was an exceptional angler and always willing to share his skills and pass on useful knowledge- sadly missed.
by Ilurvmatthayes
Sat Dec 15, 2012 2:11 pm
Forum: Fishing Tackle For Sale - Buy - Wanted and Exchange.
Topic: sk3 14ft or sk4 14ft?
Replies: 16
Views: 10169

You got the wrong end of the stick!!!!!!!!.............NOT saying that you are wrong ie 'backcast' cos of course it is a back cast .....but i suppose if you really want to narrow it down it is a 'reverse pendulum BACK CAST'....................Hope that clears it up.....cheers :D OK fella- sorry - g...
by Ilurvmatthayes
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Fishing Tackle For Sale - Buy - Wanted and Exchange.
Topic: sk3 14ft or sk4 14ft?
Replies: 16
Views: 10169

In actual fact it is a'reverse pendulum' cast............ simply because of the 'pendulum' motion............ :-B I really cant be bothered- call it what you like but in actual fact and in the casting world and fishing world it's called a backcast- Dean Bass is one of the best back casters around- ...
by Ilurvmatthayes
Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Fishing Tackle For Sale - Buy - Wanted and Exchange.
Topic: sk3 14ft or sk4 14ft?
Replies: 16
Views: 10169

Precious little difference between the casts to my eye - other than one keeps the butt tucked in, the value of which escapes me. . As I said they both involve swinging the lead but they are two different casts - try reading John Holdens book about long range casting - He explains the value of the b...