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#21 Steve Walker

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:45 PM

This is my problem - getting an affordable reel that balances my little rod. I've had another look around now and still can't find anything, it's very annoying!


I noticed that the lighter you went, the less choice there was. Seems that the smaller reels are a bit less in demand, particularly at the more affordable end of the market.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 04:59 PM

I was looking at those, and thinking much what you've said.



I'll probably want to press it into use elsewhere, though, anywhere that my #6/7 kit is a bit heavy - so it might be worth getting a reasonable line.

I bought a G series for my Streamflex with a spare spool. I did the cheap line cut in two trick for small streams (actually an Airflop platinum chalkstream line from Tacklebargains for about 13 a couple of years ago!) and a better quality line, the name of which eludes me at the moment for bigger waters.

With the Airflop jobby cut in half it seems to lose the slinky habit somewhat! mind you I do have the habit of storing my lines off the reel on an old catering coffee tin which helps somewhat! :)
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:16 PM

A good inexpensive reel is the Okuma SLV series under 25 it's what I use
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:45 PM

Alan, that looks nice, but where are you seeing them for 25? I can't find them for less than 39.99.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:35 PM

I'm sure that there is one a 3-4 size in my local tackle shop here in Lytham
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 06:50 PM

I can find their graphite-bodied reels in that price range, but not the SLV. Is it a lot better than the Greys G series? Enough to pay the difference, or to get one of my relatives in Cleveleys to post it down to me?

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 07:33 PM

I'll bob in tomorrow if I get chance and have a look and just make sure I'm right in what I'm saying pricewise if it is I'll pick it up for you
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:39 PM

What is wrong with the old system twos you liberated from me for too little folding all those years ago?

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:54 PM

Nowt there still in use :D
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:57 PM

Thinking of those reels reminds me of where they came from...

Steve, here is the ideal rod. make sure you are sitting down!

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