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  1. #81

    Default Re: Help! I need a new reel for light waggler fishing.

    And I wasn't necessarily replying to any of the posts in this thread, Keith.

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    Default Re: Help! I need a new reel for light waggler fishing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith M View Post
    I’m not sure that Skippy was necessarily referring to the guys on this thread when he said that Kev. Although I may be wrong

    Keith

    I wasn't....but as Keith clearly recalls there have been more than a few on here over the years who will not have a word said against their beloved 300's and still think they are the greatest. In their day they probably were but their day is gone.

    As for the longevity of modern reels who knows ? Its a disposable society and they are so ( comparatively) cheap if they fail after a few years who cares ? If my reels were getting hammered 2 or 3 times a week then I'd be spending more than 35 quid BUT they're not so I'm not going to pay top dollar for some ridiculously overpriced thing because its a trendy model or whatever.

    Not a reel but to illustratd thd point I had a waggle of a Guru feeder rod last weekend...£450 !!!!! It was a crock of shoite imo. I've got better rods that cost a tenth of that.

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    Default Re: Help! I need a new reel for light waggler fishing.

    Quote Originally Posted by S-Kippy View Post
    I wasn't....but as Keith clearly recalls there have been more than a few on here over the years who will not have a word said against their beloved 300's and still think they are the greatest. In their day they probably were but their day is gone.

    As for the longevity of modern reels who knows ? Its a disposable society and they are so ( comparatively) cheap if they fail after a few years who cares ? If my reels were getting hammered 2 or 3 times a week then I'd be spending more than 35 quid BUT they're not so I'm not going to pay top dollar for some ridiculously overpriced thing because its a trendy model or whatever.

    Not a reel but to illustratd thd point I had a waggle of a Guru feeder rod last weekend...£450 !!!!! It was a crock of shoite imo. I've got better rods that cost a tenth of that.
    I got a free shimano 4000 sizes reel,cost about 15-18 quid,only one spool,but that is more than ten years ago and it's still running,I think some reels that cost 150 notes are terribly overpriced and are targeting what's in most of us,tackle tarts,I think there are a lot of very good match anglers out there that do not use dab bail or closed face reels,but catch fish very quickly and efficiently,as good as anyone,it's all about smoothness and practice.

  4. #84

    Default Re: Help! I need a new reel for light waggler fishing.

    Just a heads up - Bobco are doing a Daiwa Samurai 3000B Reel which comes with 3 spare spools for £39.99.

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    Default Re: Help! I need a new reel for light waggler fishing.

    Quote Originally Posted by spenbeck View Post
    Just a heads up - Bobco are doing a Daiwa Samurai 3000B Reel which comes with 3 spare spools for £39.99.
    Thats a great buy, especially as it comes with three spare spools (4 spools in all).

    The only small niggle that I have is: why on earth do all four spools take 265m of 8lb line? especially as they advertise that it makes a good waggler reel. At least Drennan supply 3 different capacity spools.

    A little extra thought would have made the reel a bit more practical, and they might sell a few more also.

    A nice reel for the price though; even more so if it came with spool reducers, or spools with more practical line capacities.

    We don’t all have thousands of metres of spare line hanging around to use as backing on our spools.

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    Default Re: Help! I need a new reel for light waggler fishing.

    I imagine pricing is key with these low budget reels, to tool up for three different spools would increase the cost.

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    Default Re: Help! I need a new reel for light waggler fishing.

    One thing that puzzles me,....why is it that most of the cheaper reels come with several spare spools?
    The more expensive reels often have only one spool or if your lucky one extra spool!

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    Default Re: Help! I need a new reel for light waggler fishing.

    Cost ? Machined, as opposed to forged, Alloy spools being much more expensive than plastic ?

    But why the need for so many extra spools. With the current way of many taking rods made-up then it becomes 1 rod + 1 reel

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    Default Re: Help! I need a new reel for light waggler fishing.

    Quote Originally Posted by tigger View Post
    One thing that puzzles me,....why is it that most of the cheaper reels come with several spare spools?
    The more expensive reels often have only one spool or if your lucky one extra spool!
    Much depends on the brand and the specific reel in question. My favourite of the last ten years was a top of the range Shimano rear drag (actually front and rear drag). It came with a total of three full metal spools. The asking price didn't look nearly as bad when you factored in at least £60s worth of spare spools in the package. Today the top line Shimano rear drag reel comes with two full metal spools. A similar looking reel, with fewer of the latest bits and bobs, still comes with two spools, but the spare is composite rather than metal.

    However, I suspect that many anglers don't actually use spare spools. So many buy a reel to go on a specific rod then leave them made up. A spare spool is of little use to those folks. Personally, I generally want a minimum of two spools with a fixed spool reel, but I don't generally leave rods made up. Even though I've probably got enough reels, and definitely rods, to not need to swap about, I like some flexibility to change between line breaking strains or floating/sinking lines.

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    Default Re: Help! I need a new reel for light waggler fishing.

    Quote Originally Posted by S-Kippy View Post
    there have been more than a few on here over the years who will not have a word said against their beloved 300's and still think they are the greatest. In their day they probably were but their day is gone.
    Agree with this
    I wouldn't use a 300, but the 440a does still have some "best of" features that means it's still a competitive choice for me

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