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Hi tech to me until I get some confidence. I'll have to digest this "float stuff" and get back. First thing I have to do is stop calling them "bobbers" or "corks"

 

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The forum seems pretty void of any fishing reports lately so i'll post mine from yesterday. As predicted the weather was on the warm side but the river was calling so I decided to go and sail the f

Damn site more than i caught ,i popped down the river for a couple of hours ,just as i leant forward to drop the float in the bank slid and down i went. The rivers not deep just waist deep in the

Apologies to those who have heard this before,but in my triploid rainbow era I used greenheart fly rods and these new-fangled split-bamboo rods.. Everyone else used high tech carbon fibre plus vario

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Thanks, but save your money Phone, I already have a few decent spinning reels :).

I use them for spinning/lure fishing, legering and some float fishing on still waters. For trotting I use the best reel for the job :).

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Phone, I could use a fixed spool reel or a closed faced reel if I wanted to but the centrepin is far better for trotting. You need to master using one to get the real benefit out of using it but once you've acheived that your all set for some good times :).

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Tigger,

 

Yeah, I didn't just fall off the turnip truck. You're one of "those guys" (Rusty, Andreoo,JV44, many others. I used to think it was fun to pull your chain from time to time. AN's changed - have to be careful lest you hurt someones feelings.

 

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It's funny how expensive good centrepins are, when you think about how few moving parts they have compared to even a basic fixed spool reel.

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And with cnc and laser cutting how cheaply they can be made!

Yes you can get the "hand made" badge but that doesnt mean theres more quality infact less as parts may not fit as snuggly or fit at all!

I used to use an abu 507 in big rivers but its drawback was slow retieve unless you can move your hand as a blur ,but i am sure with thought a higher retieve version could be made for modern times

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I don't know why they're so expensive, although the bespoke reels have had a lot of man hours put into making them. Chris Lythe has his drum plates and back plates cnc machine cut but makes everything else himself, all the pillars, feet and screws etc and he is maticulous about how the reels are put together. I think if you are a serious centrepin enthusiast then it is nice to have and use reels of that quality now and again.

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To be honest, you can pay an awful lot of money for a mass produced high end fly reel, which if anything should be cheaper than a pin.

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