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Gemini Gem 2000s beachcaster
Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:48 am
Been offered one in p/ex for some coarse gear - all I know is that its a 13ft built on an IM7 blank.Don't know the model/variant concerned,but before I jump - are they any good ?
Also being offered an Abu Mag Elite in the deal.
Also any idea of the value of these 2 items (both in VGC) so I can guage if the deal is fair to me......
Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:12 am
I can't comment on the values. However, Gemini also made uptide rods which were expensive but ackowledged as being the VERY BEST QUALITY. They sold out and never reproduced the range. I never got the chance to try one sadly. If the beachcaster is in the same class, it will be somthing rather special.
Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:24 am
Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:48 pm
Well.......saw the guy tonight.VERY impressed with the rod and both it and the reel are in excellent condition.Suffice to say swap done and both sides happy.
Just got to get a few bits now (and some time LOL !!) and ready to go.
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:12 am
However,having had a couple of days to think and remember when I beach fished last I did struggle with a multiplier due to a hand injury,and the Mag elite is also the CT version so no level wind which would be a nightmare for me.
Most annoying part is that the Gemini rod is most definitely rung for a multiplier so if I can't use the reel then I can't use the rod either....a bit of a quandry as to what to do to be honest
Know that I would be able to get at least one,if not two FS rods and reels that would be perfectly adequate for me by selling them both.
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:14 am
Be patient and wait as another deal is bound to come along. No good buying stuff that you won't be comfortable with.
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:18 am
Trouble is I have already,rashly,done the deal and they are now mine.
Am I able to advertise them for sale/swap on here anywhere ?
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:54 pm
There is no overwhelming reason why you cannot use a FS on a rod with more rings than usual. Try it first.
Posted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:09 pm
Agreed but the butt ring is only 30mm and the rod only has coasters.As I am at the moment to test the theory I would have to buy a FS reel and a sliding reel seat.....
Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:30 pm
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.
Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:02 pm
well, I am giving the Gem to my son as I have bitten the bullet and bought a whole new set up (look for the angler with the shiny new gear on Hayling front!!)
It now means that I have a willing and keen fishing buddy into the bargain as I got him some gear at the same time so can't wait to get down there and hopefully get in amongst them...........