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Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby round_ourway » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:53 pm

leading on from another discussion just wondering what everyone's favourite casting reel and rod are

I usually use one or two reels during the day.
Converted 6500 high speed mag with wozza centre mag conversion for 150g
and an older version high speed mag converted with a wozza centre mag for the 125g

I only have one casting rod at the minute, which is a Zziplex Full Tournament

So whats your favourite reel and rod for casting
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby AG » Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:59 pm

100 grm 2 x abu 5500
125 grm 2 x abu 6600
150 grm 2 x abu 6500
175 grm 1 x abu 6500 and 1 x benfield 6500w
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby paddyc » Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:17 pm

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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby round_ourway » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:30 pm

nice reels/rods AG and Paddy. What is the best and most reliable line you use on them?
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby AG » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:02 pm

sakuma i would say , its really the industry standard now for casting . paddy likes the ultima stuff but i found it a bit to plasticy
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby StevieR » Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:06 pm

Yep sakuma or ultima distance. But I also really like the Viz main line it's very supple.
Ultima powerflex for leaders tho in competition.
Again Full Tournament cause it's the only rod I have for casting. Although I did like Marty's old burgundy/maroon TTR.
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby round_ourway » Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:58 pm

i get what ever the bank balance can afford. Im going through some amount of line at the minute. so i use the viz stuff because its cheap but i have to say i like the sakuma stuff the best. comes off the spool alot nicer
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby scannerman » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:23 pm

shakespeare tidewater beachcaster

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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby MC » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:12 pm

50g= profile and abu 4500
75g= profile/synchro xl abu 4500/5500
100g= synchro xl and abu 5500
125g=synchro xl and abu 5500
150g= hst/m427 and abu tsr or 7ht turbo
175g= m427 and 7ht turbo
200g= m427 and 7ht turbo
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby AG » Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:21 am

MC wrote:50g= profile and abu 4500
75g= profile/synchro xl abu 4500/5500
100g= synchro xl and abu 5500
125g=synchro xl and abu 5500
150g= hst/m427 and abu tsr or 7ht turbo
175g= m427 and 7ht turbo
200g= m427 and 7ht turbo

from 100 upto 200 the m427 should be your only rod martin
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby round_ourway » Fri Apr 20, 2012 1:39 pm

never tried a Primo synchro but loved the m427 when i cast it
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby MC » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:45 pm

AG wrote:
MC wrote:50g= profile and abu 4500
75g= profile/synchro xl abu 4500/5500
100g= synchro xl and abu 5500
125g=synchro xl and abu 5500
150g= hst/m427 and abu tsr or 7ht turbo
175g= m427 and 7ht turbo
200g= m427 and 7ht turbo

from 100 upto 200 the m427 should be your only rod martin



must try it, never had anything less than 150g on it, next field day should be fun
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby MC » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:38 pm

AG wrote:
MC wrote:50g= profile and abu 4500
75g= profile/synchro xl abu 4500/5500
100g= synchro xl and abu 5500
125g=synchro xl and abu 5500
150g= hst/m427 and abu tsr or 7ht turbo
175g= m427 and 7ht turbo
200g= m427 and 7ht turbo

from 100 upto 200 the m427 should be your only rod martin



ok just wondering why use the m427 for 100g upwards?
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby AG » Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:58 am

why mix with a load of different rods when a rod like the 427 does all the leads very well indeed ?
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby Marty Harrison » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:37 pm

lol now that is just funny, staffo good to see you`ve moved onto an actual model of reel as opposed to choosing a nice colour lol..
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby AG » Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:59 pm

Marty Harrison wrote:lol now that is just funny, staffo good to see you`ve moved onto an actual model of reel as opposed to choosing a nice colour lol..

lol yeh staffos fave reel abu 6500 sprayed completly black with b and q bbq black paint lol
fave rod afaw something coz he taped up all the decals with black tape so nobody new what it was lol
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby kstaff » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:32 pm

:D Hope all is well Marty.
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby Marty Harrison » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:37 pm

Yes thanks mate and you, now dont either of you be dragging me into your playschool row :D
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby MC » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:10 pm

Thanks for the reply Andrew and for the praise :shock: , and staff for the laugh, now cant we all get along :lol:
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Re: Favourite Casting Reel & Rod

Postby MC » Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:14 pm

gave the m427 a try on all four leads, didnt work for me, would have to change my style,leader length to suit each lead.
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