Fighting fish on a pole

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I’ve fished a lot of matches up at my local (Ivy house lakes) . I don’t fish anywhere near as much as the blokes I’m fishing against. most of them, if not all will spend some serious coin on their kit, and fish at least twice a week from now all through the summering into autumn. I was pegged next to a guy today, and since the last time I saw him in a match, he has a new Maverick top of the range pole, Super lithium, I think it is and a new Rive box, and that was all I could tell from a safe distance. He a nice bloke and good angler. Another guy I was next to yesterday had a new Browning Sphere pole.
I get it a lot more with poles and rods as they do more. But for the average weekend angler you're not really asking that much of a coarse reel so I'm just surprised that I'm hearing that many people spend that much when I've not personally come across any myself. Seems I'm very sheltered as clearly people do 😅
 

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I get it a lot more with poles and rods as they do more. But for the average weekend angler you're not really asking that much of a coarse reel so I'm just surprised that I'm hearing that many people spend that much when I've not personally come across any myself. Seems I'm very sheltered as clearly people do 😅
These guys spend big money on poles, rods, boxes. They are not going to use cheap reels. Besides £200 odd for a reel is peanuts if you’ve just done 3 or 4 grand on a pole.
 

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I get it a lot more with poles and rods as they do more. But for the average weekend angler you're not really asking that much of a coarse reel so I'm just surprised that I'm hearing that many people spend that much when I've not personally come across any myself. Seems I'm very sheltered as clearly people do 😅
Next time you go to a hardware shop.....:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:......Don't forget to purchase a bigger spade for deeper holes!:giggle:;)
 

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These guys spend big money on poles, rods, boxes. They are not going to use cheap reels. Besides £200 odd for a reel is peanuts if you’ve just done 3 or 4 grand on a pole.
I do like the look and reviews of the castism reels for bigger chucks if i ever need to i think 2 of them
 

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any decent centrepin will set you back considerably more than £200

I use stradics too, and shimano perfections, (just think on what firm is one of the worlds biggest gear-cog manufacturers)
 

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. Besides £200 odd for a reel is peanuts if you’ve just done 3 or 4 grand on a pole.
Good point. Do that many people spend 3 or 4 grand on poles? I know bugger all about poles but didn't think that was the going rate.

Silverfisher, you spent decent money on your Acylote , so how is that different to a Reel ,?
Basically because the rod casts, strikes, mends, cushions, pulls etc whereas the reel just needs to wind in relatively small fish or weights for most coarse fishing. Obviously I spend enough so that they are well made enough that they are smooth on the retrieve and don't tangle on the cast or weigh so much to unbalance the rod but I don't need something with super duper gearing or drag to deal with fish of a few pounds tops in relatively shallow slow flowing water. What I'm asking of the reel to fish on the Thames or small commercials is nothing compared to say a reel for double figure sea fish with half a pound of lead attached in a strong tide in 50ft plus of saltwater for which I do have more expensive reels.

Don't get me wrong if I could afford expensive reels for coarse fishing I would get them but for the little impact they'd have on my fishing compared to that of rods I'd rather save the money for the rods 👍🏻


He's apparently OCD, not me.....;)......I'm a carer for our OCD (amongst other things....) twins lads....;)(y)
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Diagnosed by a physiatrist/councellor type set up, went through all that fun when I had a bout of depression about 8 years ago. Fairly well controlled now although this pandemic has played havoc with the cleaning side of it 😅
Aye, went through all the above with our twins nearly 30 ago, when it wasn't as well understood or wasn't the specialists around we have today....I really understand our lads with it and see their struggles etc etc.....It is what it is, (y)
 

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Aye, went through all the above with our twins nearly 30 ago, when it wasn't as well understood or wasn't the specialists around we have today....I really understand our lads with it and see their struggles etc etc.....It is what it is, (y)
Yeah it’s not much fun to have nowadays so I largely try to keep it to myself in the real world so can’t imagine what it was like back then. I can suppress it a bit short term when I’m around friends and work colleagues to the extent that they just think I can be a bit quirky rather than know anything’s actually up but the family take the full brunt of it. They think I should still see someone about it but I can cope with it now save for the odd flair up so they can just put up with it! I consider myself lucky really as there’s much worse hands you can be dealt in life 👍🏻

Couple of hours on this forum is enough to send anybody round the twist
With some of what goes down on here it makes me feel more sane than I do in the real world 😂
 

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Yeah it’s not much fun to have nowadays so I largely try to keep it to myself in the real world so can’t imagine what it was like back then. I can suppress it a bit short term when I’m around friends and work colleagues to the extent that they just think I can be a bit quirky rather than know anything’s actually up but the family take the full brunt of it. They think I should still see someone about it but I can cope with it now save for the odd flair up so they can just put up with it! I consider myself lucky really as there’s much worse hands you can be dealt in life 👍🏻


With some of what goes down on here it makes me feel more sane than I do in the real world 😂
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