Centre pin reel's

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Centre pin reel's

Postby Barbel123 » 20 Dec 2009 21:06

How Spooky! I used a centrepin for the first time today & was going to post about it. Don't know what make it is, but it looks quite old & not as smooth as it should be :lol: . I was trotting a stick float with maggots & ended up with a few Roach, but boy does my wrist ache now :lol: . It felt nice & traditional fishing with an old pin & I didn't have any tangles so I will definitly have another go over Christmas. I have got a bigger one which I am going to use for Barbel fishing at some point. It must be incredible playing a good fish on a pin, maybe I'll find out one day.

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Re: Centre pin reel's

Postby naselmike » 20 Dec 2009 23:06

recently got myself a speedia, and have to say i MUCH prefer it (being a true pin) over my old bearing aventa pro. so much lighter and more enjoyable to use...
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Re: Centre pin reel's

Postby jackfoxy » 20 Dec 2009 23:11

I have a Ray Walton MkII Rolling Pin which some don't think is a real centrepin ;)

I wouldn't use it for trotting but it is great for rolling meat (obviously) and other general Barbelling. I've used in on the Lower Severn casting 1/3 to 1/2 way over with 3oz lead for an 11lber.

Bit pricey though...

Think the Okumas are good pins though...
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Re: Centre pin reel's

Postby BART » 24 Dec 2009 20:34

did you get a big christmas bonus then. very good pin my man i have looked at them myself! used to have jw young purist II ace pin that was till it went missing!!!!!!!!!!!!
maybe next time............
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Re: Centre pin reel's

Postby CabbagePatchKid » 24 Dec 2009 23:45

Hi Nige,
I think the Arnold's was just about the only one we didn't mention today! I had one a while ago and it is a very good reel at a realistic price too (cracking looking reel). Similar to the later Dave Swallow centre pins, I think you made a good choice mate. Good to speak earlier and look forward to seeing it in action on the bank!
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Re: Centre pin reel's

Postby Jedd Hughes » 08 Jan 2010 20:24

Hi

I saw Nigels centre pinn yesterday and I really is a lovely bit of kit. If I can get out tomorrow I am going to have a look at a few, late Christmas present me thinks!!

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Re: Centre pin reel's

Postby CabbagePatchKid » 08 Jan 2010 21:13

Hi Jedd,

Lucky you! It's always one of life's pleasures to go out to buy a new rod, reel, etc. But for some reason I've always felt there's something that bit special about choosing a centre-pin. Perhaps its the fact that to most of us, fixed spool reels are items of necessity, whereas getting a new 'pin is a bit of an indulgence - a special treat?
Look forward to seeing which one you pick mate. :D
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Re: Centre pin reel's

Postby Jedd Hughes » 08 Jan 2010 21:19

Hi

I will let you know which one I get, After watching Steve Popes whizzing off on the Barbel days and ways DVD's it just looked right for some reason.

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Re: Centre pin reel's

Postby Jedd Hughes » 14 Jan 2010 22:55

I popped down to Avon Angling in Ringwood today and picked up a pin. I went for the Okuma Aventa VT1002. Mid range reel and looks great, Cannot wait to try it out

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Re: Centre pin reel's

Postby CabbagePatchKid » 15 Jan 2010 00:58

Hi Jedd,
In my opinion all the Okuma range are really nice reels and the prices are a bonus. In all honesty the Aventa is the best value of the lot, as the Sheffield and particularly the Kennet go for quite a lot more money.
A cracking choice mate - hope you get a double first cast!
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