foray into multi's

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foray into multi's

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ive taken the leap into the murky world of multipliers aquired myself a cheap but quality multi,okuma nitryx 250,just to get used to one on the local field. i have removed the levelwind (simples) and have gone down to just a single break block,i wont be winning any awards with distance as yet lol.was wondering if anybody has got/used one and how you got on with it?

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Hi Andy mate why remove the level wind? I can understand tournament casters doing this but the distance gained is only possibly 10yds from the average caster. As well as this you leave a two holes in the cage where sand and crap can get in unless you use two blanking plugs.
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Post by celticcatch »

Your running the risk of twisting the cage.

When i've heard of people taking the levelwind off abu's they buy a strengthening bar to replace it and cut out the top bar.

Without a levelwind you can get more of your thumb over the spool and when you want to put it out there a fair distance the leader knot isn't going to crack off on the slot.

Having no levelwind means there's one less thing that can go wrong aswell.

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ive left the mechanism that the levelwind was on (the little plastic bit that line goes through) in situ,so there shouldnt be an issue with casing integrity.as the reel is only for practice until i upgrade as most multi's dont have a L/wind and very much doubt it will get used for angling as it is only really a baitcaster for light work,was more wondering if anybody had used this type of reel and had any issues with it.
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but thanks for the advice chaps

all the best

Andy

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I have an old 'Okuma Convector' which I keep for nasty stuff, it has 30 lb line on it and does it's job well.
I was one of the 'spoiled ones' and my first foray into multipliers was with one of the first Penn 525's so I have always used then 525's since then. I still have trouble with over-run with the Okuma if I try to cast it rather than just give it a gentle lob into conger terratory.

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love okuma reels period. havent had a too much problem with over run,as im now "spooling" it,i must have got it set up correctly now or my cast has improved.so now im looking to get a diawa 7HT,as i have got the confidence to use one. i must say even though the okuma is primarily a baitcaster its very user friendly,and shall be taking it out for its sea trials on sunday evening 25/7/10

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Andy

ps i might look into the penn 525's though,on baitdiggers recommendation ;)

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Andy you will do well, nothing wrong with OKUMA tackle, check out the 'flipper' mode if it is a bait caster ......................good luck .JOLI

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cheers b/digger.

joli....im looking for the 'flipper' mode...... but haven't seen a dolphin anywhere >:)

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as usual the wizard comes through,top bloke =D> ,great advice.

i shall heed your valuable wisdom

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Andy

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cheers wizard,fortunately i know a couple of big hitters who are willing to give me some instruction if needed (free).i have now settled for an abu mag elite (secondhand) but in good nick .the little okuma i have was and is just for practice,i know each reel has its own uniqueness but i reckon i should be fine.thanks again for your indepth knowledge wizard.

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