its a shakey question,but please help !!!

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its a shakey question,but please help !!!

Post by wheresitgone » Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:26 am

hi all,looking for a pair of cheap rods for places where they may get some abuse on rocks etc,gone through the rod forums at cheapies and shakeys seem to come up well ,but i like to use coasters & cant find any that have no reel seats,am i wrong if so ? and has any 1 cut the reel seat of shakeys to use coasters & come accross any probs ?? was going to get sand storms til i read reviews, any help would be great ,thanks...



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Post by eccles » Mon Jan 11, 2010 8:00 am

Sent you a PM mate.

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Post by wheresitgone » Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:30 pm

eccles & rockhoper, thanx lads, the pm has put me on hold for awhile so wont be buying for about aweek so any more replys would be greatfull ,thanx

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Post by kirk » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:01 pm

Firefly angling sell inexpensive rods, and they have a number of good reports. I know their 13ft bass rod comes with an adjustable reel seat so you can discard that and use coasters.

They do a heavier rod, forget it's name, but I don't know if it also has an adjustable reel seat that can be discarded, I would suspect that it has. Check out their web site and see what it says.

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Post by Bargie » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:25 pm

Hi am paul mate just been readin your post an was wondering why you move the real and what are casters

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Post by dickyp » Thu Jan 14, 2010 8:55 pm

Hi bargie

Castors are similar to jubilee clips and allow you to fix your reel anywhere up the rod handle. If you look on ebay under sea fishing reels you will see them advertised.
You can move the reel up & down the rod for best balance position

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Post by Bargie » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:07 pm

cheers dicky..........
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Post by mickallton » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:42 pm

Hi again Paul

Coaster are like has been said adjustable jubilee clips used for multiplier reels allows the user to mov the reel up or down the rod depending on your arm length so that you can get full extension of the arm when casting for better distance, balance etc.

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Post by Bargie » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:30 pm

Ta mick i heard about movin them up an down but never knew y mate cheers

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Post by wheresitgone » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:45 am

thanx for the info kirk,just about to check out that website, well no need to explain about the coasters but will just add altho jubilee clips are basically what they are PLEASE DONT USE THEM unless you never want to take your reel off ever, lol, bit of a rust issue, but have seen it done b4 and will prob see again, #:-S

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Post by mickallton » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:32 am

Was just explaining to other poster what Coaster were as he didnt know was not suggesting he uses jubilee clip just giving him a like for like. However the older model of coasters if over tightened the the head use to detach made it a nigtmare to remove or put on the real on occassions so always useful to have a few jubilee clips or cable ties handy in your box incase this happened and you could temporarily carry on fishing. But today we have sliding reel seats.

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Post by eccles » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:06 am

Looks like Firefly are having a sale, if you are at all interested, I would dive in quickly before they go back to usual prices.......

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Post by dickyp » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:03 pm

Some people have too much money, Keith

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