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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject: A Nice Pair Reply with quote

I've been trying to find some left hand wind multipliers for beachcasting and have been advised that I'll get far more distance with non level-wind models. My search has been fruitless and I'm now resigned to the fact that I may have to learn to wind with my right hand for this discipline. Having accepted this I'm erring towards either:

A pair of Abu 6500 C3 CT Mag Pros


.........or 2 Penn 525 Mag2s


Anyone got any opinions on either of these or perhaps another make/model?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rich,

Don't know much about the Penn apart from its ugly.

Strange you can't find a LHW Abu, I've a couple of them, and a few more rotting away in my ex's garage.

For salty fishing you don't need the levelwind, it reduces your casting distance. I used to take it off my old 6000,7000C reels.

Build quality of the new ABU's is nothing like the old ones, but the old ones side plates rotted by being eaten by the salt worm.

I find the new ABU's ok if you look after them, but they seem cheap when compared to the original Swedish ones, before Garcia got involved.

I can fondly remember being one of the first in the UK to possess a 7000 even that started to play me up, but I did hammer it.

Not sure what multiplier I'd go for now, do Policansky still make the 2B Question It wasn't a great casting reel but the South African reel from the 60's was brick solid

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never used any Penn reels when I was beach fishing regular - I do have 3 6500 Mag elites though, superb reels.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a 2B which I could never afford. Neutral

Lovely reel.




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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

these are lefties

http://www.spottydogtackle.com/contents/en-uk/d143.html


Abu 7001i Left Hand
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

smiffy wrote:
these are lefties

http://www.spottydogtackle.com/contents/en-uk/d143.html


Abu 7001i Left Hand

Thanks Smiffy, but I was after the non-level wind variety. I'm not too keen on removing the parts from them to arrive at that. The two I mentioned, having seen most of the above in the flesh, seem to be a certailn degree more bomb proof.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can find yourself a Shimano TSM11C buy it.
I have loads of beach multipliers and have never found better and in fact they are very much sort after.
I also have Mag Elite's, Penn 525's,7000's, 6500's 5000's etc etc.
You can do a conversion easily of a level wind 6500 no worries.
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I would go do the second hand route and find a Swedish made Abu.
Quality has dropped since Pure bought Abu.
Where are you thinking of fishing mainly?
If you are fishing open beach marks over sand then the Abu's are hard to beat.
If you are fishing over broken ground then look towards slightly heavier reels with a quicker retrive.
Diawa Slosh reels from a few years ago have loads of fan's as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westcountryboy wrote:
If you can find yourself a Shimano TSM11C buy it.
I have loads of beach multipliers and have never found better and in fact they are very much sort after.
I also have Mag Elite's, Penn 525's,7000's, 6500's 5000's etc etc.
You can do a conversion easily of a level wind 6500 no worries.
BUT
I would go do the second hand route and find a Swedish made Abu.
Quality has dropped since Pure bought Abu.
Where are you thinking of fishing mainly?
If you are fishing open beach marks over sand then the Abu's are hard to beat.
If you are fishing over broken ground then look towards slightly heavier reels with a quicker retrive.
Diawa Slosh reels from a few years ago have loads of fan's as well.

Open ground Tobes (from what I'm told) although it's a relatively new venture for me. I've only really tried the North Yorkshire Coast for the last few years using a Shimano Corsair and a Badger Sounion. Both of these reels seem better suited to spinning as they limit the cast length due to the level wind. The rods are Greys GRX 5oz 13' Multipliers if that's any help. I know they're not designed for the rough stuff! And before anyone suggests it, I really don't want a fixed spool type reel. I tolerate a few for some coarse fishing aspects but find them much harder to cast and control than a multiplier.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.daiwasports.co.uk/products/sea/reels/633/2/millionaire-7ht-mag

Or if you have money to burn the super tuned one.

Very nice
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mag elites for open ground or the Diawa 7ht Cool .Rough ground the Diawa slosh 20.great for bristol channel rough ground.Also for uptiding Cool .Good luck Rich.Steve Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westcountryboy wrote:
http://www.daiwasports.co.uk/products/sea/reels/633/2/millionaire-7ht-mag

Or if you have money to burn the super tuned one.

Very nice

Well, having done some further research it would seem that the Taunton Bed Smasher is onto something. Very Happy

Therefore, I'm now expecting a delivery of a couple of Daiwa Millionaire 7HT Mags. Not the uber-tuned ones mind.......I ain't made of money boy! Embarassed



Cool!!!!!! Very Happy


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh... that lingering funk of lugworm and mackerel strips. Kind of turns your stomach and makes you smile all at the same time. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the Daiwas have arrived. Spot on engineering and nice and weighty with no shitty plastic bits. Not got any line on them yet but I'm amazed how long the spool will spin with just a bit of a thumb flick. All I'll need to do now is manage to cast in the correct direction (the sea) and not land the gripper 45 degrees and 60 yards behind me, 2ft from somebody's car on Cleethorpes sea front like I did a few years back. That could have been expensive........


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whistlekiller wrote:
. All I'll need to do now is manage to cast in the correct direction (the sea) and not land the gripper 45 degrees and 60 yards behind me, 2ft from somebody's car on Cleethorpes sea front like I did a few years back. That could have been expensive........



Dead right, those grip leads cost a fortune.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one I did earlier Michael:



And here's a 7HT in the hand. It is a nice reel! Cool




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