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Old 13 March 2006, 08:48   #1
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Fishing: rod & reel advice

Hi Everyone,

I would like some advice on buying a rod & reel to use on my RIB.

I was thinking along the lines of:

Reel:-

1. Multiplier
2. Level-wind
3. Lever drag
4. Possibly Shimano.
5. I love those 'gold' reels. V. sexy!

Rod:-

1. Nothing too 'heavy'.
2. Only to be used in the Solent. No wrecking.

Does that give you enough to go on?

Any help appreciated.

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Nothing wrong with those ideas - hate fixed spool reels with a passion!!!
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Old 13 March 2006, 09:07   #3
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i use a shakespere T15LA multiplier, only 30 odd quid and a nice bit of kit, cheap reels are so much better these days than they used to be, also use an ugly stick boat rod which has a nice action
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I was thinking along the lines of a reel from Penn or Shimano, as they both do those sexy 'gold' coloured reels. But, I don't know if they are restricted to big game, bluewater fishing.

I know I shouldn't be deciding on a reel based on what colour it is, but those reels are beautiful.

Anyone know?
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basically they are fab reels but you can use them for smaller game too, you need to consider the type of fishing you are doing and imagine holding the rod reel for hours at a time and the weight,

for me the retrieve speed is important and weight, i also used fixed spool and larger multipliers depending on the type of fishing etc, plus good gear is cheaper these days too

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I was thinking along the lines of a reel from Penn or Shimano, as they both do those sexy 'gold' coloured reels. But, I don't know if they are restricted to big game, bluewater fishing.

I know I shouldn't be deciding on a reel based on what colour it is, but those reels are beautiful.

Anyone know?
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basically they are fab reels but you can use them for smaller game too, you need to consider the type of fishing you are doing and imagine holding the rod reel for hours at a time and the weight,
Hmm, good point. Hadn't really thought about the weight. My nephews needs to be able to hold them too.

I was thinking about this one or one of these.

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if you have not really done much fishing before then buy cheap and light and see how you get on, try the rod and reel you are interested in together in the shop and think of weight etc and arm ache.

if my son can pull in 8 mackeral on a 3.99 plastic rod and reel set with my help then i am sure some of the inexpensive items on the market will do quite a good job.

weight and purpose are very important considerations, and of course price.

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Hmm, good point. Hadn't really thought about the weight. My nephews needs to be able to hold them too.

both attached look nice but i prefer to see in the flesh etc and i am a tactile person when it comes to rods and reels

I was thinking about this one or one of these.

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Good tackel is nice to own but it wont catch you any moor fish than a
well balanced cheep rig, its how good the the lump of lard holding it is
local knowledge is a must if you havent got it then ask it will save you
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I use one of these, it helps stack the odds slightly more in my favour.
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Hmm, good point. Hadn't really thought about the weight. My nephews needs to be able to hold them too.

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I got an excellent rod and reel for my son while in Cowes for Ribex last year.

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