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by Tim Kelly
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: reel deal
Replies: 10
Views: 2669

Re: reel deal

Now you've got a reel the most important thing is to wash it with fresh water every time you use it in the salt as soon as you get home, otherwise you'll be moaning about how rubbish the reel is in a few months. Applies to all models and brands.
by Tim Kelly
Thu Dec 26, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Suggest a hook whose tip won’t curl
Replies: 6
Views: 350

Re: Suggest a hook whose tip won’t curl

Any pattern with a slightly in turned point will be better protected, so less prone to getting the tip bent, but if you're snagging in rocks or timber it's going to happen. Carry hook file and you can touch them up and straighten the point in a couple of strokes.
by Tim Kelly
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Info needed on Tailwalk rods.
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Info needed on Tailwalk rods.

I bought a tailwalk fulrange CC MH casting for my air travel trips. Didn't think too much of it when I flexed it at home, but on the water it performed much better than I expected. I also have a light power fullrange CC spinning rod, which is perfectly OK, but a very mid range blank, not a crisp hig...
by Tim Kelly
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Steez Air 2020
Replies: 30
Views: 2892

Re: Daiwa Steez Air 2020

28mm spool? Not sure why they're showing guys flipping full sized looking baits in the video, doesn't sound like the ideal use for a very finesse reel. Not sure where Daiwa are going with this one. How come they don't do the carbon handles and fancy paddles they used to do on some of their more extr...
by Tim Kelly
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Fishing Line
Topic: Light braid
Replies: 16
Views: 1392

Re: Light braid

I like and use spiderwire smooth 8 in 0.10 and 0.12 and it is very good. Also use ygk g soul egi metal in pe 0.4 and 0.6. Very good for very fine stuff but a bit noisier as it's a 4 strand.
by Tim Kelly
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: 7'6" Spinning Rods
Replies: 29
Views: 2176

Re: 7'6" Spinning Rods

bronzefly wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:00 am
The Croix LE ML 76 (and others) have a great blank, but horribly uncomfortable reel seat in my hands which is too bad because I really like the rods otherwise.
Absolutely. The St Croix handle design department need a swift kick in the 'nads. :lol: I had to replace mine.
by Tim Kelly
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel
Replies: 58
Views: 6143

Re: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel

I'm not sure, I think the version 1, the shallower version? Karl? I have the version 2. I think version 1 was a bit deeper. To this day my favourite spool is the version 2 KTF nothing comes close so far. Mr. Sawamura hit a sweet spot with that Alphas. The kosugi works is a great all round finesse s...
by Tim Kelly
Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel
Replies: 58
Views: 6143

Re: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel

I would say they're pretty similar based on my experience, but that KTF was really sweet. Depends how much you're prepared to pay for a very minor improvement. The cosugi is 90% as good as the KTF from my experience.
by Tim Kelly
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel
Replies: 58
Views: 6143

Re: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel

I'm not sure, I think the version 1, the shallower version? Karl?
by Tim Kelly
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Project T 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 11123

Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

45m of 6 or 8lb mono is going to limit it's usefulness. Air stream custom type line capacity.
by Tim Kelly
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Project T 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 11123

Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

Good point.
by Tim Kelly
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Project T 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 11123

Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

9:1? Ugh. Finesse fishing is usually about slow!
by Tim Kelly
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Daiwa Project T 2020
Replies: 184
Views: 11123

Re: Daiwa Project T 2020

haha his last fish " if this reel wasnt 10:1 i would have missed that fish" :lol: It makes me sick to think of all the fish I have missed out on over the years because I didn't have a 10:1. Probably lost a bunch of club tournaments to. :( :lol: There's a line between promoting your sponsors and mak...
by Tim Kelly
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Rods
Topic: Ned Rod
Replies: 28
Views: 2353

Re: Ned Rod

How about a MXF? They always seem to fish half a power lighter to me, but with more backbone. 5'10", 6'3", 6'8", 6'10" are some of the options.
by Tim Kelly
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel
Replies: 58
Views: 6143

Re: Pixy vs alphas bfs reel

I have a purple cosugo works spool in my 105SV and it does everything I could ask of it with baits down to a 2" fin s fish on a 1/16 head, which is as far as I want to go. I have it on a speedstyle light power, with the spliced tip and it's a nice versatile outfit with a bit more backbone. My friend...