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Rod and reel information
Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:37 pm
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 12:43 am
it is worth looking into the club scene as you will be able to learn a lot of info from all the people you meet. Someone might let you try one of their multipliers.
My personal preference on reels is a fixed spool, and there isn't really much difference in the casting distance between multi's and f.s. reels.
I do own multipliers but find that f.s. are easier to work with ( no birds nests).
If you are happy with the way that your f.s. reel is working for you why change it.
Why not have a look on ebay for a cheap multi if you really want to try one?
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 1:01 am
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:39 am
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 8:26 pm
I thought Bread would have bought one, can't remember who told me he had money to burn, lol
Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2008 11:32 pm
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:00 am
If you can master a multiplier you probably wouldn't go back to fixed spool. Best bet is to look for something like the abu mag elite as Studv says as the mags will make it much more forgiving. Start slow and develop a smooth tecnique. If you start snatching at the cast you will nest it up. As you get better, let the mags off bit by bit and you'll see real improvements. Like anything though, it's practice. I was going out on a field once a week all summer and I know Studv goes out regularly too. When I started I could just about make 70 yards on a good day. After a few weeks of off the ground casting I was getting 150 consistently. I then moved on to an aerialised off the ground (a sort of pendulum cast) and once I got the timing right could again do 150 fairly consistently. On a really good day if I hit the timing really right my best is 180. Ok, with bait on, 150 probably equates for me to a best range of about 120 yards but it's good enough to put me in the fish.
Would I go back to FS? Not on your life!
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:36 am
I must confess I still use a fixed spool reel but only for night fishing as I don't have to worry about braking when the lead hits the water.
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:48 pm
reels have a good look at the skirts of the to see if they overlap the main part of the reel, if they over hang well then buy it if not don't as the line can often get caught underneath which happens mostly in penn reels
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:01 pm
Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:46 pm
can't help you there with multies
Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 4:41 pm
i had fished with fixed sppol as long as i can remember then switched last year to multipliers and what a difference they are brilliant. i wasnt real y confident with them at first but after practise i got the technique right and wasnt getting birds nests. i tried a og cast one day and got biggest birds nest i have ever seen so i stick to ariel casting lol