I'm after a multiplier for Bronze whaler fishing from the shore, any recommendations? I'm not after a top dollar reel as I'll only be chasing them once and a while.
:clap2: The guys at Sea Ace use the Daiwa Saltist 50's. They cast well, retrieve well, hold loads of line and are practically bomb proof and the added bonuses are, they're relatively cheap and spares if needed are readily available. :clap2:I'm after a multiplier for Bronze whaler fishing from the shore, any recommendations? I'm not after a top dollar reel as I'll only be chasing them once and a while.
:clap2: Don't know about the Torium 40's but the Saltists and Toriums do have brake blocks. As a matter of interest, I landed bronzies of 105 & 107kgs in quick succession on the Saltist 50 and Simon the guide/owner personally uses a Shimano, don't know which one although it might be a Calcutta. :clap2:Thanks Norm, I was also thinking of the Torium 40, I wondered do the Saltists and Toriums have blocks to slow the spool down?
:clap2: I've had a F/S Saltiga 4500Z for years and it's never let me down, beautiful smooth clutch and gears and I've used it all over the world without fault. Several Daiwa 2 speed multipliers, again never let me down and had some hard fighting fish on them and again, spares readily available if needed, only needed one bearing so far and it came by return of post. :clap2:I was going to add the saltists into this but having never used the multi version didn't want to comment on them. As for the spin saltists, I had the 6500h and 4500h which both ended on ebay after the first couple of uses. I have had a bad run on Daiwa gear and no longer feel willing to give them anymore chances, I have mates who love daiwa gear but they only tend to fish a handful of times a year. Shimano can also have problems but Ive found them to be generally better made. Just my opinion.
:nono: I don't think it's a quality control problem in various parts of the world as I would think the reels are checked when packed and they don't get checked locally, but I could be wrong. To be honest, I wouldn't expect to pay £600+ and have to check screws etc before using. I'd have a word with your supplier and if you don't get satisfaction contact the head honcho in Japan about poor/abysmal after sales service locally. :nono:Ive got a few mates who also have that same 4500z real and love it, not sure if its something to do with quality control for this part of the world but when Ive had a few of their medium sized reels have parts fall off while heading offshore. On querying this under warranty I was told that I should of checked all screws were tight before using them. I do spend more time on the water than most people I know and are available to fish anyday the weather permits so my gear doesn't tend to last to long. Even my some of my shimano spin reels get replacement handles at around 6 month of use, cranking 400g+ jigs targeting yellowtail kingfish can be hard on gear especially jigging 300 m + of water (which many do with daiwa reels).
I take it you have a rod you want one for, otherwise I would say go with a spin reel. A shimano trinadad,talica,torsa etc would all be up to the task if you can cast them far enough. Will you be using mono or braid as the braid can be hard to level under heavy drag (thats why I like the spin reels). The trouble targeting the bronzes as you probably already know is you don't know if you are about to hook a 4kg or 400kg fish and you've also got much bigger tiger sharks up where you are heading. With the amount of other high speed pelagic s on offer up at Hervey bay you may not even want to bother with the sharks once you've had a couple.Australian Fishing: REPORT: Hervey Bay pelagics fire!
When I first came out I stuffed 2 slosh's and an Abu 7000 hooking fish to big for the reels to handle, if you are planning on buying from the UK you may want to check out the prices here at Reels - Fishing - MOTackle as they will beat any Aus price by 10% as well as all shimano reels have a 10 yr Aus warranty