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Old 28-06-2015, 14:36
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Hi guys was looking at getting a centrepin reel for my river fishing but have no idea where to start. Ideally want to spend between 40-100 and will mainly be using it for barbel and chub any advice would be fantastic

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Old 28-06-2015, 14:43
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Hi Sean,

I've got a fair few pins of various vintage that I use regularly, if I'd have to recommend one in that sort of price range it would be the Okuma reels. I regularly use the K-1002 (Kennet), VT-1002 (Aventa) and Martin Bowler special edition, all are very smooth and bombproof. Lots come up second hand on eBay.
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Old 28-06-2015, 18:46
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Sean , Gavin's advice is spot on, the Okuma's are well engineered and hard to beat value wise, I have an Aventa pro and it has given me years of solid service despite being bashed about , trodden on etc . Buy with confidence
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Have a look at a TFG classic. You can pick one up for 40, they are a cracking reel to use, I have two of them and would recommend them to you.
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Sean the tfg classic with a line guard Mick recommends would be a great start, a very impressive reel for the money.No point going over the top on expense to start with.
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Old 25-08-2015, 15:42
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Sorry for the late reply haven't been able to get out fishing much but have been offered a jw young rapidex reel that is in pretty good condition just a few small chips to the paint for 50 is that a good deal or a bit pricey?
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Old 25-08-2015, 17:20
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Depends on model and overall condition. Check 'completed listings' on eBay as a guide.
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Old 25-08-2015, 19:09
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Cheers I go it seems good has old line on it and some thicker stuff almost like really thick braid the line was attached to with a water knot is this something I should replace or remove when I out my new mainline on

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Old 25-08-2015, 19:12
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I have no more than 50m on my pins to avoid bedding in with a big fish, I'd take it all off and start afresh with what you know and trust.
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Old 25-08-2015, 20:54
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So would you say 100m of drennan float fish in 3.2lb directly on the drum would be fine?
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