New reel needed

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poleroller

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I'm after a new reel for waggler,stick and commercials.
Only want to spend upto 70 any ideas.Any make!

thanks[:D]
 

Polepot

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Roller,

I bought myself the Shakespear Centerpin and used it at Barton Court for the first time this Weekend. I can highly recommend it and once I was used to the approach the tangle rate dropped significantly.

Poles

Great info, great guys, great fun, thats Maggot Drowners
 

mike s

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Okuma Epix (& I don't even stock them!)

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TINY

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With 70.00 to spend on a reel you can get pretty much anything.
Have a look at the Browning Silaflex or the Mitchel ACX2004.
I`m sure Mike will agree,the list is endless.Good luck,Andy.

Andy.
 

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i bought a browning STX 730 for 40 and its been fantastic mega smooth and reliable and you can finger dab it on its full circumference so its pretty good for trotting as well.
 

mike s

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Mind you I still LOVE my 440's............

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.... or you could even save a bit more and get the standard mitchell 300x. If you shop around it's about 40 and seems to be a good reel.

Lid [:)]
 

PoleRoller2003

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i would go with mike on this 1. i own this reel it has 8 ball bearings i use it for all round work best reel i ever bought
i rate this reel 10/10

poleroller2003
chris the name fish the game
 

TINY

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Have a look at the Cardinal 502 for a toy.47.99 minus md discount.[:D]

Andy.
 

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Andy i almost forgot i am a MD now so i will get discount on my seatboxes LOL[:D][:D][:D][:D][:D]

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Well I've just finished loading line onto the 3 spools I've got for my new Mitchell 300X. I've used 4lbs, 6 lbs and 8lbs. This reel is actually a replacement for the faulty one I had in January, and although it doesn't have the same fault, I'm not overly impressed with the symmetry of the spools.

I've got the spool with 8lbs line so it's about half a millimetre away from the edge of the lip. However on the opposite side of the spool I noticed the line actually comes right to the edge. There's a similar problem on all three spools, but it's not as bad with the thinner lines and the aluminium spool is the best.

I can only think of two explanations. Either the spools are not made perfectly symmetrical, or when winding on the line, it lays a bit tighter on one side of the spool than the other.

As you can see I'm a bit of a perfectionist. I've never noticed such a thing on my other reels, but these are much, much older and have wider and rounder lips on the spools.

Anyone got any thoughts? I'm gonna keep the reel anyway, cos it's not too bad and I think I've learnt over the years where to draw the line on what's in tolerance and what's up the creek.

Lid [:)]
 

GK

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I don't know why nobody mentioned
Shimano stradic X GTM 3000.
I think it's the best match/feeder reel for these money
and it's only 72 pounds
http://www.harrogateanglingsupplies.co.uk/uk2shop-15.htm#shimstradxgtm4000

It's pity they are not do international shippment.
May be somebody knows lower price.
 

GK

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Or another match very good reel for 70 pounds
TDS2553Mi Match (185m of 2lb).
Only ask them about manufacture of this reel.
If it Japan is good.
http://www.nimpopo.com/acatalog/coarse_fishing_tackle_11.htm
 

BlythMags

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There's an absolute myriad of reels on the market for under 70.

I've just bought myself a Shakespeare Medalist 2000 reel and I'm very happy with it - it only cost 22!!

Happy hunting.

Alan
 
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