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OK boys.

I got one of these rods: http://www.plat.co.jp/shop/catalog/prod ... -70ms.html

Specifically for working SP's and light bucktails either weightless or drop shotted if in deeper water etc.

The smallest reel I have (other than some cheap Chinese unknown for 99p off the bay) is a 2500 size rear drag.

This rod is only 125g and 7ft. It is supposedly in Guernsey somewhere according to the tracking thing so I want to start thinkng about a reel.

I guess a rear drag 2500 will feel too heavy though I will give it a try and see how I get on for now.

Just in case I feel the need for a new reel as well.............(hmmmmmmmm).... What does anyone recommend in a 2500 front drag or even 1000 size reel. I do not want to spend the earth!! Was thinking Technium sort of price max but rather round the £50-70 mark??

I intend to use 14 or maybe 20lb braid mainly so it just needs to hold about a 100 yards to allow for deeper water and that comfort of having a good bit of line still on the reel at full cast distance. Just in case!! Not had to worry yet but those bass don't half hammer the SP's and run HARD when they realise what's gone on.
 

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Try the Daiwa Exceller, and Exceller Plus reels, good reels for the money (£65 for the exceller, and £85 for the exceller plus) all the features of the many of the better reels around.
I just ordered one from HarrisSportmail.
Worth a good look honest.
Oh and CRACKING rod by the way, I borrowed Saltiga's Rochfishing DVD's and that rod and the lighter spin version looked seriously nice kit.
 

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My lad uses a little Awa-Shima Pulse 2000. It would do the job, and is a steal at £36 . . . . . . . .



Had it for a good few months now, and he's landed Bass up to 5lb on it, no problem. It's currently teamed with a Bushwhacker.
 

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I'd go for a Daiwa Luvias if I wanted lightness, but these also look very good:

http://www.delta-peche.com/moulinets/mo ... -5140.html

Looks like the 1000 size is about the same as a normal 2500 but they're incredibly light for the money, with very impressive stats allround!!!!!!
 

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Jordanis3r said:
Have you got a buying URL for that little reel Lewis?
my brother needs something for his little bushwacker too!

I bought it from my local tackle shop "HR Jones" in Clydach. He hasnt got a website, but is still doing the reel at that price (i think - but can check). I can give you the phone-number of the guy who runs it (very helpful character), or can go and get it for you and sort it for you if you like. Let me know.
 

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I bought my self one of these it 's a nice bit of kit line lay is fine with 20lb braid smooth to use good drag and it was the smallest saltwater resistant reel i could find
i paid £30 for mine all i can fault it on is the bail roler could have less movement in it just as smooth as my other reels and small
have a look HERE
 

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Like Dave said, that rod is featured in the Daiwa Hard Rockfish DVD where itis matched with a Certate 2500 and 20lb braid. So whatever reel you choose that is the sort of size that works well.
The DVD is well worth buying too, only about £6. I think the techniques on there would work well for wrasse too.

For info, a Hard Rockfish is a generic term for a few species that live in very rocky ground around Japan. They fish for them using soft plastics texas rigged. One of the fish looks very similar to our wrasse and pound for pound they all seem to fight very hard.

Mike
 

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Wow, loads to look at.

Like the look of that Pflueger. Wonder if they are available this side of the pond (not that it matters). I like to be a bit different sometimes.

The Certrate is out of price range but the weight at 230g odd is a bit heavier than some other 2500 size front drags so good indication.
 

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Like the look of that Pflueger. Wonder if they are available this side of the pond (not that it matters)...
Jep, in germany they are called Shakespeare SUPREME MAGNESIUM. I have a 30 and a 35er size. Also a 40er size was available.
Both light weight beauties;
30er, Bearings: 9BB, Line Cap: 160yds./6# , 6.2:1, 7.4oz
35er, Bearings: 9BB, Line Cap: 200yds./8# , 6.2:1, 8.8oz
40er, Bearings: 9BB, Line Cap: 250yds./10#, 6.2:1, 9.6oz

here is the Pflüger tec spec from this site

Gear Ratio 5.2:1
Line Rec. 30''
Reel Weight 6.5 OZ
Line Cap. 4 LB/120 YDS
Model 8025MGX

Gear Ratio 6.2:1
Line Rec. 30''
Reel Weight 7.4 OZ
Line Cap. 6 LB/160 YDS
Model 8030MGX

Gear Ratio 6.2:1
Line Rec. 33''
Reel Weight 8.8 OZ
Line Cap. 8 LB/200 YDS
Model 8035MGX

Gear Ratio 6.2:1
Line Rec. 35"'
Reel Weight 9.6 OZ
Line Cap. 10 LB/250 YDS
Model 8040MGX

cost me here in germany around 77€ w/o shipping, means 70£. Shipping would be around 22£ from Hamburg / germany to UK mainland.
So, before you order them in the USA gime a short note...

Cheers
Thomas
 

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How about an Okuma V-system reel? In your price range, loads of features
 

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Got a Cormoran Black Star 9pif 3000 from some guy in Jersey for £89.99 nice reel for the price !!
 

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Thanks for all the info guys.

Just waiting for rod now, false alarm with the postie, he had something else for me which wasn't so exciting... The rest of the order minus rod which is a separate package.

Once it comes and I try what I have I will be in touch with Mr 1981 I reckon!!
 

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anything new on the reel world?
Need to test my supremes under seawater conditions. Sealed drag system sounds nice. Anyone fished it already under heavy bass conditions?
TOm
 
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