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You and your Money

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 7:58 am
by rabbi2

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:54 am
by wannacatch1
I understand what your saying Keith but I personally would feel more confident using a well known make rod or reel but as we know they cost that bit more.

DAZ B-) B-)

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:17 pm
by flattiefanatic
There are some second hand bargains to be had. You can get the well known makes at a good price so there is no need to buy brand new all the time. I for one would never spend 200-300 quid on a rod when i can pay much less ;)

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:21 am
by eccles

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 6:56 am
by rabbi2

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:00 am
by eccles
I love it, reminds me of last year when a little local lad was fishing in the harbour with a bit of bacon rind because he didn't know what else, when much to his surprise (and ours), he pulls in a 6lb bass!

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:22 pm
by Iknowagoodplaice
We're rather spoilt for choice these days aren't we. So much decent quality tackle at very reasonable prices compared to years ago. The difficulty is in distinguishing between the cheap rubbish and the inexpensive good stuff.

In general I think it's sensible to buy the best you can afford, but these days the best is not always the priciest. Probably the mid-price range contains the best value.

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:22 pm
by Ilurvmatthayes
It's not so long ago on here that someone on this thread complained about a cheapish rod they bought being floppy, falling to bits and the rings rusting- my philosophy is you get what you pay for.

The old ABU 7000's and Mitchells were top of the pile at the time rabbi- why did you buy those when you could have bought cheaper?- their longevity is testament to their quality build and components- my first ABU 6500 cost me a weeks wages which i diligently saved up for- it's still going strong- a price worth paying? I think so

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:00 pm
by rabbi2
This was the point of my original post, good second-hand gear can still be had at a fraction of the new stuff now on the market.

I have dug out all my old serviceable stuff and intend to use it on my weeks trip to Scotland.
Cheers
keith :D :D

Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:10 pm
by eccles
Have to agree with RW there. Recently wanted some spares for my Daiwa reels, phoned them up and they posted them free! Admittedly it was only only line roller bits but I fully expected to have to pay at least a fiver for three sets.

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:00 pm
by conga
eccles wrote:Have to agree with RW there. Recently wanted some spares for my Daiwa reels, phoned them up and they posted them free! Admittedly it was only only line roller bits but I fully expected to have to pay at least a fiver for three sets.
Have also had good after sales from Daiwa Eccles,along with Mitchell(freshwater reels)and Shimano through my local tackle shop :) :) :)