New Coasters

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Birnside

New Coasters

Post by Birnside » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:02 pm

Hi all,

Have any of you guys tried out or are you currently using the new style Breakaway coasters?
http://www.johnholden.co.uk/bwcat_web.pdf

I have just gone back to using coasters and have noticed the new style ones on the market. They look pretty good & user friendly, so if they get a good review then I might get some.

Thanks

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Post by rabbi2 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:43 pm

Sorry mate I tried coasters but could never get used to em.

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Post by eccles » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:03 pm

I am guessing that you mean those sinkers with the plastic hook release bit on the top (we don't use the word "coasters" down here). I have bought a few in recent months and they seem to work fine - have not yet reeled in with the hook unreleased. Slight problem is that you have to keep them clean, if you get sand on them, the plastic hook release thingy gets jammed. However, you soon sort that problem by dunking them a couple of times. I am assuming that you get a fair bit of height when you cast so that they more or less drop vertically into the drink.

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Post by stuartdv » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:31 pm

Coaster is the generic term used in all parts of the country (including down south) for a jubilee clip type fitting with a knob attached to adjust the tightness on the butt of the rod -

heres a picture

http://www.britnett-carver.co.uk/ruther ... s/169.html

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Post by thebigbassman » Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:19 am

eccles wrote:I am guessing that you mean those sinkers with the plastic hook release bit on the top (we don't use the word "coasters" down here). I have bought a few in recent months and they seem to work fine - have not yet reeled in with the hook unreleased. Slight problem is that you have to keep them clean, if you get sand on them, the plastic hook release thingy gets jammed. However, you soon sort that problem by dunking them a couple of times. I am assuming that you get a fair bit of height when you cast so that they more or less drop vertically into the drink.
not well at the moment are you eccles :D :D :D :D

Birnside

Post by Birnside » Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:41 am

Hi,

Here is a better link for the ones I mean.

http://www.gerrysfishing.com/shop_detai ... 336&tabID=

It appears that Breakaway no longer manufacture the old style comfy coasters & this new style is currently only available in black.

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