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Best fishing reel for beginner

Discussion in 'Beginners and Improvers' started by Jan burnham, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. Jan burnham

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    hi what is best reel as a beginner. Fixed or multiplier ? Thanks
     
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  3. Ricky Bennett

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    Some good deals to be had on Penn Surfblaster 7000/8000 at the moment, a good fixed spool reel for the money imo.
     
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    Use a fixed spool to start with get used to catching fish and casting etc then once u feel comfortable enough if u want to, move onto a multiplier.
     
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    Hiya Jan,
    As already been said "start with a fixed spool reel" as they're easier to get used to the basics of casting & fishing with.
    Brand & model- the Penn Surfblaster, Shimano Aerlex, Tf gear Delta & Okuma Distance are all worth a look at with the Shimano being my fave as i've had one for years.
    Rick;)
     
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    Thanks boys I did hear fixed maybe better as multiplier can bird nest and are not so forgiving if I cast poorly many thanks
     
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    Multipliers are ok during daylight as u can watch ur lead and it is pretty hard to birds nest but come night time u cant see ur lead,its all guess work. Using fixed spools allows u to relax a bit more and concentrate on the fishing :) good luck
     
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    Multies are fun,...
    But, as a long time multi use i'd advice you to start with a fixed spool.
    Less demanding on the technique, so more time fishing instead of picking birds nests.
    And it's not jus a beginners thing, this would not do justice to the many proficient match anglers using fixies.

    But, here's the multiplierman speaking, casting a multi does require practice but, once mastered,...
    Not only the fishing is fun,...
    Whhhzzzzzzz,... there goes the spool, running, and running and running,... thumb it at the end of the cast,... no fuss, just the pure beauty of putting the bait out this way.
    Multies can get out of control, this implies they controlable to begin with. Never had this sensation with a fixed spool. Cast and let go, no actual control, or need to either.

    Oh, sorry, what did i say?
    Buy a nice fixed spool for starters;-)
     
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    Fixed spool reel for easy casting and trouble free fishing.
     
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    fixed it will be thank you Everyone. :)
     
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    Let us know if u need any recommendations :)
     
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    need to know what rod to look for now LOL :)
     
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    I would say a 12ft beachcaster rated to cast 4-6oz would start u off nicely. Let us know a budget and I'm sure u will get a few recommendations :)
     
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    thank You I'm at work at the min soon as I get home l will work out a budget and get back on here :)
     
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    I would consider both together, the reel and the rod, by looking at:
    * budget(s)
    * sort of areas you'd fish - beach/pier/marina walls/rocks etc.
    * any problem with mobility
     
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    My two face rods are a Greys BZE light bass/estuary rod, 2 to 5 oz and a Daiwa surf blaster 3 to 6 for heavier stuff, both are light and bite detection is good, the BZE isn't made anymore so you may need to look at what greys have replaced it with. I started out on an eggbeater reel but I bought a second hand old penn 535 mag and it has been a belter. For spinning I have a Daiwa wilderness rod and a shimano Catana 3000 fixed spot reel, that just about covers all my fishing needs, hope this helps.
     
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    My rods are not two faced!!!!! Stupid spell checking police!!! It was meant to read my two favourite rods etc
     
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    Fixed spool will do it all.

    JonD
     
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    Jan the fixed spool is a lot better, alot of people are moving back to the fixed spool with braid. Enjoy you fishing is more important than getting frustrated with a reel getting bird nesting.
     
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    does anyone know anything about the tf gear banshee twin tip ?
     
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