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by kirk
Sun Dec 13, 2009 7:37 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: FIREFLY SURF RODS
Replies: 8
Views: 6805

Also have the Bass 13 ft rod they do, pleased with it.
Pretty solid, wouldn't say it's light, 3 piece so easy to get in a car.
The reel seat that came with it, multiplier, gave up in a short time. May have been me or simply bad luck. So may be a good idea to get a spare, think Veals do an Abu one.
by kirk
Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Parabolic action ?
Replies: 14
Views: 8601

Don't think that a rod could ever be parabolic, they are tapered and this would prevent it taking a parabolic curve. It might make it hyperbolic however, possibly elliptical, and it would depend on if it is at rest with a weight or under a load when casting.
The "classic" parabola is x=y^2.
by kirk
Sat Oct 17, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: South West Coast
Topic: devon marks
Replies: 4
Views: 3311

Have a look at http://www.anglingcentre.net
It's the Devon Angling Centre web page if I recall.
They have a link for rock and beach marks, and a very simple map.

Alternative is about 2 hours on google earth and see what you can find by switching between map and satellite. >:) >:) >:)
by kirk
Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Lines and Braid
Topic: Braid for boat fishing
Replies: 4
Views: 8045

The problem of braid on a multiplier is one of laying the line. As braid is narrow it is possible that one section can slip down and be under a section laid earlier. So when you drop the line over the boat it stops unwinding freely. I would guess this is a bigger problem with a reel without a level ...
by kirk
Sun Oct 11, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Beachcaster
Replies: 3
Views: 3520

Fixed spool reels have little to choose between them for distance. The basic design for the casting aspect is simply line coming off of a spool, a tapered spool may be a little better but not by a great deal. Line will be relevant and you should be using braid for a fixed spool and distance. For add...
by kirk
Sat Oct 10, 2009 5:01 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Anyone used these Firefly Angling Beach Rods
Replies: 10
Views: 8613

From the original post I would have thought along the lines of replacing the rigs and whatever. Guides and Blanks do a fair range, operate under two names so check the alternative site. Make sure you know what colours the whippings should be I tried about 5 options before deciding on metallic blue a...
by kirk
Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: South West Coast
Topic: Safe Marks for Young Kiddies - Cornwall
Replies: 3
Views: 2636

Tend to agree that piers and some breakwaters would be a good idea. Found this site some time ago: http://www.martins-seafresh.co.uk/Fishing/Fishing_Cornwall.htm May have something on it. One place I visited but never fished was I think Trevone (N coast). I remember it as if you park in the car park...
by kirk
Sun Oct 04, 2009 4:36 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Zziplex the whole story??
Replies: 5
Views: 6689

Don't know if there is a company/rod history but www.zziplexrods.com gives a pretty good list of what they make.

Believe started by Terry and Barbara Carroll so maybe something via that avenue.

Amazing what putting "zziplex rods" into google can do. Try it :D :D :D
by kirk
Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Anyone used these Firefly Angling Beach Rods
Replies: 10
Views: 8613

Can only comment on the Silhouette bass rod they make. 3 piece 13ft. Seems OK as in I haven't broken it, but it hasn't yet had the use I had hoped for. Weight says 1-4oz and that is about right. The lower section always feel "heavy" as in solid. The supplied reel seat did not last very long, as in I...
by kirk
Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Removing a levelwind
Replies: 5
Views: 1151

Possibly the easiest but not I suspect the best. The level wind bar itself may be used to stiffen the reel so simply cutting it off could result in a reel that is no longer rigid. The there is the question of the gears that drive the level wind. If you cut the level wind off then these will still be...
by kirk
Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Inexpensive, reliable beach fishing reel.
Replies: 7
Views: 5371

Okuma Magnetix:
Beach reel, magnetic braking system, pretty robust and also not expensive.

No mention of the rod you intend to use.
by kirk
Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: multiplier no level wind. RESOLVED THANKS
Replies: 3
Views: 3378

Unfortunately the words "What's the best without a level wind" and "It can't be that expensive" don't go together :-O :-O :-O I suspect that as Bucko says the Okuma is worth looking at for beach fishing, as the braking system is good. If you are thinking of spinning then how negative is a level wind...
by kirk
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:49 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: which boat rod
Replies: 3
Views: 3364

Suspect no answer as it depends what you intend to fish for: I have 2 UglyStik's, 20-50 and 30-60, add in a Power Stick rated 20-50, a Shimano reated at 30 (it says lbs I think it is really tons) and a custom 9 ft uptide rod from Conoflex. Could throw in a couple of spinning rods that can be used fo...
by kirk
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Help - Which Rod should I buy???
Replies: 5
Views: 5763

by kirk
Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:04 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Class of rod?
Replies: 4
Views: 4287

Tomcat is right. Will add that even with a "weight" it is subjective. I have a Shimano STC trolling rod rated at 30lbs. Perhaps a bit heavy for the UK but I take it to Canada and the US and hope to get it to Aus. So 30lb seemed good enough to handle anything. >:D< If I could get line that wouldn't b...