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  • Hi from Newbie

    Just a quick hello as I've just joined this group. I've not fished for the last 30 years (usual marriage, kids etc spoiled things) but have just got back into it. I'm amazed at the quality of equipment now available and the fact that most of it is affordable. Hope to get up to speed on current terminology (don't remember wagglers etc from last time I fished). If I ask any daft questions please be gentle

    Bill

  • #2
    Don't be too surprised if you get daft anwers

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    • #3
      yea be carefull of that nicksta28 he is a funny one he is lol

      but no question is daft its just the fact you dont know

      tight lines mate
      [COLOR="SeaGreen"]carp fisher!but its a bream![/COLOR]

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      • #4
        hi bb welcome to the site if you got any problems with your fishing just ask and some one will help you there is no daft question......

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        • #5
          Thanks everyone, I'll do some searching before asking so the level of daftness is within reason. Just got to find a way to stop this work stuff which is ruining my leisure time. Quick question :- how does a "spinning reel" differ from a normal "match" reel? is it line capacity, gear ratio or some magic ingredient (marketing) which makes one reel more suitable than another?

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          • #6
            When I was a lad all fixed spool reels were termed "spinning" reels. I'm happy to be corrected but the modern "match" reel has the refinement of a line clip. If a match reel is sturdy then it can indeed be used for spinning where it's given a more wearing time than in float or feeder fishing. What do you want to use your fixed spool reel for!?
            John - Kingfisher
            Talk Angling Senior Member
            Club Record Holder on Grand Union Canal Knowle:D
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Kingfisher
              When I was a lad all fixed spool reels were termed "spinning" reels. I'm happy to be corrected but the modern "match" reel has the refinement of a line clip. If a match reel is sturdy then it can indeed be used for spinning where it's given a more wearing time than in float or feeder fishing. What do you want to use your fixed spool reel for!?
              Mainly for float but would like the option of spinning if the mood takes. Might just pick up another cheap reel so i've got one for the float rod and one for the spinner.

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              • #8
                My most modern reel, until recently I had a number of Mitchell reels which still function perfectly but have no line clip, was free with the Midland Angler mag (Okuma 30).It has the line clip for distance accuracy with the feeder. A similar reel can be purchased for less than £30 and would be quite serviceable for float/feeder fishing and occasional spinning.Most of the expensive reels are for specialist big fish merchants to have a kip whilst the fish hook themselves ( wait for the outcry!!-lol).
                Last edited by Kingfisher; 6 September 2007, 03:45 PM. Reason: typing error
                John - Kingfisher
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                Club Record Holder on Grand Union Canal Knowle:D
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                • #9
                  Welcome to the site mate. Ohh.. Advice. dont let your missus come between you and fishing. Either way you come home to the same smell if you go or not
                  [B][I][COLOR="Red"]There is no point trying if your afraid of losing[/COLOR][/I][/b]

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kingfisher
                    Most of the expensive reels are for specialist big fish merchants to have a kip whilst the fish hook themselves ( wait for the outcry!!-lol).

                    ill have you know they are not expensive

                    3 badger size 90 big pit bait runners £50 bargain

                    and they dont alwyas hook themselves i use free runnign rigs and my alarm goes off it means the fish has picked up my bait n swam off i still have to strike lol
                    [COLOR="SeaGreen"]carp fisher!but its a bream![/COLOR]

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