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02-11-2009, 13:44 #1
Beach Caster - Fixed or Multiplier?
I am looking to buy a beach caster rod and reel capable long distance casting for cod. I am wondering if I should go multiplier like a Penn 525 or fixed spool. But the fixed spool beach reels like the Penn 750/850 and Daiwa don't really seem to be sufficiently robust....any thoughts anyone?
On the other hand, I can foresee some serious tangles fishing at night....
02-11-2009, 13:51 #2
I do get more overruns than at daytime. But never had any major problems that was not sorted before my bait was on the seabed. But then I had the whole summer to get in tune with my reel :-)There is hope in a tight line!
A toast: To wives and sweethearts...may the two never meet!
02-11-2009, 14:17 #3
I fish with a mag elite multiplier on one rod and a fixed spool penn 850 on the other both on 12ft daiwa supercast rods.
At the moment I can hit roughly the same distance with both.
The Penn 850 may seem a bit flimsy on the outside but it is a powerfull reel and does the job.
If you are a good caster and have the confidence to use a multiplier go for it. If not why not go for a long 15/16 ft rod with a fixed spool.
02-11-2009, 14:18 #4
if you do choose to go multiplier just take your setup out in the daytime to a field or a beach and practice,practice,practice!penn 525s are pretty user friendly with the mags on full,just take your time and you will soon get the hang of it!
02-11-2009, 14:44 #5
Go for the multiplier, you will soon get used the it. I use penn 525's and cannot fault them. Don't put too much line on at first. Leave 1/4inch from top of rim of the spool and leave the anchor's [magnets] full on. As you get more comfortable you can add more line and wind your magnets further away. For the first few casts especially at night cast the sinker only to wet your line, this will also help.
02-11-2009, 19:02 #6
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02-11-2009, 21:40 #8
I also own a Penn 525 and think it is a cracking reel and user friendly, as the other guys have said go out and practice with it to build up some confidence !!Fishermen are born honest, but they get over it.
03-11-2009, 03:45 #9
Seen this kind of thread a few times now.
What are the advantages of using a multi over a fixed?
With multis all I can see is a bit of extra distance on casting at the expense of possible birds nests, watching the lead hit the water and laying line by thumb on the retreive
I know some multis have a 6:1 retreive but thats kind of negated by the small spool diameter on the mutli compared to the large spool diameter on a big f/s.
Sorry for going hijacking this thread but I must be missing something on the benefits of a multi?
03-11-2009, 10:06 #10
I have just upgraded my gear to 16" triplex rod and a Shimano Ultegra fixed spool reel it casts great im casting much further than my old gear makes fishing at night easier as well ive caught whiting and cod on my last trip and it handeled them well bought them from Gerrys of Morecambe they have the rods on offer £209.00