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by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:41 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: multiplier reels
Replies: 21
Views: 19675

Right handed people wind with their left hand when using a F/S reel but their right hand with a multi. I cannot see why a Left handed person cannot adapt in the same way, you will be severely limiting your choice if you are looking for a left handed multi. Frank Previously there were no LH wind cho...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: multiplier reels
Replies: 21
Views: 19675

I also think the 6500 CT is a good bet, though I don't agree that it has to be a mag. I get on perfectly well with plain inertial brakes on a bog standard reel. The Akios reels are also seem pretty good, and they now do a LH wind, which is eminently sensible for the right hander. I'm not sure 2nd-ha...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:38 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Pendulum Casting
Replies: 6
Views: 9123

The number of posts on this topic seem to be shrinking. A bit like my casting distances. Curiouser and curiouser.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: South East Coast
Topic: A really sad day...
Replies: 9
Views: 5111

I found your post very moving Colin. Thanks for sharing that with us.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Pendulum Casting
Replies: 6
Views: 9123

You can use any cast you like with any beach rod. Most people think the supercast one of the best.

Anyway, all this pendulum casting's a bit girly. I just use the underhand flick. 300m every time, give or take.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Bells and glow sticks
Replies: 4
Views: 6167

I don't like bells either. I have an electronic device (adapted from a doorbell)
on my rod tip that plays the hornpipe whenever I have a bite.

[whimsy non grata?]
by Iknowagoodplaice
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Boat fishing and the wind.
Replies: 14
Views: 5652

When going to sea I would most certainly trust the weather forecast, especially when force 5 is the min, 8 the max forecast. Not small fishing boat weather.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Boat fishing and the wind.
Replies: 14
Views: 5652

If you're in the solent you will be well sheltered in an offshore wind. Further out anything over F3 is pretty uncomfortable, but offshore is better than any other wind direction.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Sport or Pastime?
Replies: 15
Views: 5652

Ilurvmatthayes wrote: or existential angst?
Only for teenagers
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: Sport or Pastime?
Replies: 15
Views: 5652

An art, a way of life, an "elaboration of the soul" ...?
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:26 am
Forum: Saltwater Fly Fishing - SWFFing
Topic: 2011 - Year Of The Mullet
Replies: 8
Views: 8771

Some fine catches. Last year my sea fly rod stayed in its tube, waders hung uselessly all summer. I shall try and use your example to stir myself - get out the fly tying kit, set aside the beachcaster, pass over the trout rod, throw a few casts at those mullet.

Happy New Year all.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: General Sea Fishing Forum
Topic: New species, or just another nail in the coffin of English?
Replies: 10
Views: 12198

I must admit I don't like the abbreviation for whiting either - and "tings" is even worse. Interesting to speculate how reports would read if other species were similarly abbreviated:

Did some 'od fishing the other day with my mate, who got a huge 'ass.

Nice one m7
by Iknowagoodplaice
Fri Nov 25, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alternative to rocket fuel ?
Replies: 23
Views: 11539

Well, the fact that it offers some lubrication does not mean you should put it in reel bearings (any more than you would squirt water into them). Given the speed at which the bearings spin, I imagine your bearings' life would be reduced quite a bit, though I've never tried it.
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Nov 24, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Alternative to rocket fuel ?
Replies: 23
Views: 11539

3in1 and sewing machine oil are light (about 10W I think) and are very satisfactory reel oils. If you want a lower viscosity, say 5W, you would have to hunt around for one, but I can't really see the point, unless you are tournament casting, your casting is as good as you can make it, and you want t...
by Iknowagoodplaice
Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:30 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Gemini Gem 2000s beachcaster
Replies: 10
Views: 10970

I thought you intend to use a FS anyway. I've seen a FS used with coasters, even if not ideal. And I don't think a 30mm ring is necessarily a problem. I have a rod, supposedly rung for FS, with a similar butt ring, which I use with both reel types.