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.
Great info, great guys, great fun, thats Maggot Drowners
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.
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
It's pity they are not do international shippment.
May be somebody knows lower price.
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.