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which long casting reel?

Postby Axel Baer » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:59 am

Hi. I'm recently retired & have decided to start fishing as I have lots of spare time and live not far from the coast in The Wirral. I have bought a 13` Bison travel rod which I think will also be ideal for weekends away fishing. The problem I'm having is choosing a reel. I have about £100 budget but the quality is my main concern. I'm happy for a cheap reel but I've learnt quality doesn't come cheap. I have been advised to buy a long cast surf reel but I really don't know what to get as the choice is enormous and I'm totally baffled by the jargon including the size of reels!(What is meant by 5000,10000 etc?) As far as I can tell no two makes of reel correspond with each other! Finally, any recommendations on line. Is braided line preferable to the usual type of line? Thank you for any advice. Axel.

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Re: which long casting reel?

Postby Steve Duffy » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:05 am

Firstly don't buy cheap.With a £100 you won't go far wrong with a Penn Surfblaster type of reel.Easy to use,no bird nests to worry about.I use Penn reels.A 1000 people will come along soon and tell you to use something else.I have been using my Penn reels for nearly 4 years without any trouble.I rarely get my multipliers out of the box these days.If you stick with the sea fishing you would probably do well to switch to a proper beachcaster and that opens another can of worms. :lol: :lol:
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Re: which long casting reel?

Postby golfer » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:27 am

I totally agree with steve,
you wont go wrong with a surfblaster 7000
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Re: which long casting reel?

Postby davie495 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:15 am

Akios Airloop looks a peach....

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Re: which long casting reel?

Postby Steve Duffy » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:37 am

golfer wrote:I totally agree with steve,
you wont go wrong with a surfblaster 7000


My reel of choice. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: which long casting reel?

Postby Steve Duffy » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:38 am

davie495 wrote:Akios Airloop looks a peach....

:thumbsup:


Indeed it is Stu. :thumbsup:
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Re: which long casting reel?

Postby Axel Baer » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:01 am

Thank you guys for all the advice and recommendations. After watching loads of video reviews and much deliberation, I have finally come to a decision. I thought both the Penn & Akios were extremely nice reels. I couldn't really find one bad review from the dozens I read and watched, but I've decided to go for the Akios but only because I found the Penn seemed a bit on the big size and I'm looking for something compact. I don't really want to be hauling tonnes of gear around on Buses & Trains as I no longer drive, hence buying the travel rod. Thanks again. Regards, Axel.

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Re: which long casting reel?

Postby davie495 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:13 am

Give Godders on this site a nudge on this site a nudge for the reel if you havnt bought it yet!
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Re: which long casting reel?

Postby Godders123 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:52 pm

Hi Axel

I can certainly help you out if you're after an Akios Airloop :thumbsup:

Cheers.
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