Surf reel

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Surf reel

Post by noobANGLER » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:59 pm

Anybody getting into surfcasting???I saw a Shimano Torium,wander if it is good or not.

Can anybody recommend me some other brands and tell me the prize???

Need to compare the prize of Shimano Torium.Thanks!

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Re: Surf reel

Post by Peace » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:25 pm

Torium is typically used for bottom fishing but you can certainly use it for casting as well. It lacks cast control so you have to thumb it timingly or you'll get spool overruns resulting in a bird's nest. It's a quality reel for starter no less but if you're just started casting with overhead reels, you might want to get one with cast control to reduce bird's nest situations. You can check the price of torium at fishing buddy website as a guide.

You can also check out Daiwa Sealine series (star drag), it has cast control (centrifugal brakes I think) and cost around the price of a torium or possibly cheaper.

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Re: Surf reel

Post by MrTurtle7 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:32 pm

Abu 6500 cs Rocket <3
price is around 220 if i am not wrong, easy to cast and nice to use :D

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Re: Surf reel

Post by noobANGLER » Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:06 pm

Peace wrote:Torium is typically used for bottom fishing but you can certainly use it for casting as well. It lacks cast control so you have to thumb it timingly or you'll get spool overruns resulting in a bird's nest. It's a quality reel for starter no less but if you're just started casting with overhead reels, you might want to get one with cast control to reduce bird's nest situations. You can check the price of torium at fishing buddy website as a guide.

You can also check out Daiwa Sealine series (star drag), it has cast control (centrifugal brakes I think) and cost around the price of a torium or possibly cheaper.
I think i can check the price of Daiwa Sealine.If it is cheaper,i buy it lor

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Re: Surf reel

Post by Peace » Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:18 pm

There's someone selling a second hand one in fk right now, and also a price quote on a new one.

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Re: Surf reel

Post by noobANGLER » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:02 pm

Peace wrote:There's someone selling a second hand one in fk right now, and also a price quote on a new one.
Although buying second hand reels cost u less money,but they can cause more problem for you!

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Re: Surf reel

Post by Peace » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:41 pm

That is true, it's difficult to check for any problems with the reel just from exterior look and cranking it. But if budget is a constraint and you really want that reel, 2nd hand is the way to go. ;)

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Re: Surf reel

Post by limfish » Fri Feb 11, 2011 8:29 pm

i have a reel called the tokushima...its 79$ and its not bad...it has
high strenght aluminium handle
and three ball bearings
good luck finding a same mosel =p
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