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    Default Reels and the cost your prepared to pay.

    I started off with a fladen and it was cack. Shakespeares cheaper ones are ok but don’t last. I now use a Daiwa ninja and a shimano Baitrunner both were about £50 new so that’s about my limit, £75 I suppose at a stretch. But money is an object. Just had to remortgage to pay off OH debts I didn’t know about.
    I try to buy the best I can genuinely afford.
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    Default Re: Reels and the cost your prepared to pay.

    Quote Originally Posted by peter crabtree View Post
    I bought 4 TDX reels 10 years ago, 2 3012 and 2 2508 which cost me nearly a grand. As I usually fish 2 matches and often 2-3 other days per week they have had a lot of use. Well worth the money in my opinion.
    The one that seized was sent to Daiwa via my local shop where I originally bought them. The £105 repair bill included postage both ways and VAT.
    The reel is like new, in fact I’m using it as I speak...
    "Using it as I speak"
    Mustn't be catching much then
    Last edited by markcw; 15-12-2019 at 16:37.

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    Default Re: Reels and the cost your prepared to pay.

    Quote Originally Posted by peter crabtree View Post
    I bought 4 TDX reels 10 years ago, 2 3012 and 2 2508 which cost me nearly a grand. As I usually fish 2 matches and often 2-3 other days per week they have had a lot of use. Well worth the money in my opinion.
    The one that seized was sent to Daiwa via my local shop where I originally bought them. The £105 repair bill included postage both ways and VAT.
    The reel is like new, in fact I’m using it as I speak...
    Precisely my point. If your reels are getting that much hammer then,in the long run, it pays to buy the very best you can afford. I dont fish anything like as often so my mid range f/s reels are fine....I've no desire or need to own anything better.

    Pins are a different matter but even then I've only ever paid full (ish) price for one which was a present from Mrs S on a significant birthday. The rest I've picked up second hand for less than half rrp...often very much less than that.

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    Default Re: Reels and the cost your prepared to pay.

    Quote Originally Posted by peter crabtree View Post
    Ok. Hands up, I'm a tackle tart....

    There, I said it....
    No Simon,i didnt mean it that way,if you really like them and you can afford it,thats great,i myself can definitely afford them,just dont think they are nearly five times as good as the ninja,that said if you dont like them its personal choice...

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    I have a bespoke made to measure centrepin for barbel fishing,which cost my family a pretty penny,i would have paid it myself but was beaten to it,i dont think that a reel could win me a match,or catch me a special fish,a rod possibly could,giving you more pleasure possibly too...

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    Default Re: Reels and the cost your prepared to pay.

    Quote Originally Posted by whitty View Post
    No Simon,i didnt mean it that way,if you really like them and you can afford it,thats great,i myself can definitely afford them,just dont think they are nearly five times as good as the ninja,that said if you dont like them its personal choice...
    Paying five times the price will never get you five times the performance. It's a totally unrealistic expectation. Retail pricing has never worked, and will never work, this way. If you double the retail price and get a third greater performance, you are doing pretty damned well.

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    Default Re: Reels and the cost your prepared to pay.

    Keep an eye on the pawn shops (Cash Generator and Cash Converters) as I’ve recently bagged two decent fixed spools, a Shimano Sedona and a Daiwa Ninja, for relative buttons.

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    Default Re: Reels and the cost your prepared to pay.

    Quote Originally Posted by S-Kippy View Post
    Precisely my point. If your reels are getting that much hammer then,in the long run, it pays to buy the very best you can afford. I dont fish anything like as often so my mid range f/s reels are fine....I've no desire or need to own anything better.

    Pins are a different matter but even then I've only ever paid full (ish) price for one which was a present from Mrs S on a significant birthday. The rest I've picked up second hand for less than half rrp...often very much less than that.
    Sorry,but if you fish the feeder twice a week for a full day,or spend a full day trotting,or catching quality fish your reels are getting a lot more hammer as you put it than Simons are most of the time on the canal and i know he doesnt just fish there,i would be gutted if i owned a TDX and it gave out in that time,ive got Shimano aero match 3's that have caught 100's of pounds of fish in countless sessions and they are at least 25 years old and have never been back for repair,the only reason i dont use them now is the improvement in front drag reels,making them lighter,with fantasic drag systems...i hope my reels last at least ten years without issue,else i would consider them poor,even Mitchells monkey metal gears last at least that...

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    Default Re: Reels and the cost your prepared to pay.

    Quote Originally Posted by whitty View Post
    Sorry,but if you fish the feeder twice a week for a full day,or spend a full day trotting,or catching quality fish your reels are getting a lot more hammer as you put it than Simons are most of the time on the canal and i know he doesnt just fish there,i would be gutted if i owned a TDX and it gave out in that time,ive got Shimano aero match 3's that have caught 100's of pounds of fish in countless sessions and they are at least 25 years old and have never been back for repair,the only reason i dont use them now is the improvement in front drag reels,making them lighter,with fantasic drag systems...i hope my reels last at least ten years without issue,else i would consider them poor,even Mitchells monkey metal gears last at least that...
    I agree. I was merely making the distinction between the level of use some anglers put their reels through compared to people like (say) me who dont fish anywhere like as often. Whether this particular reel should have gone belly up I really dont know....but if I bought one and it didn't have an inherent fault I've no doubt it would see me off comfortably.

    In fact I reckon what I've got now will see me off comfortably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitty View Post
    After Simon's post on the 28th November,where his Daiwa TDX reel seized for no apparent reason i thought i would ask this question,the TDX retails at well over £200,i have a couple of mates who have them,i just cant really warrant spending that on a reel,i can certainly afford them,just justifying that sum of money on something that you can buy a more than usable reel under £100,i am using Daiwa Ninjas at the moment and am certainly having no issues,now im certainly not having a pop at anyone who spends such sums,its only money and your only here once,but i just wondered how you fellas felt?
    I have had a Ninja 4012 seize up on me. It cost £20 for the parts and I fixed it myself. It was the anti reverse bearings. They had rusted up! I must have got it wet and never dried it out?

    Moving on to Cadence reels now. Great value for money and top quality - even better when they do the 2 for 1 offers!
    Last edited by spenbeck; 16-12-2019 at 15:52.

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