Just having a butchers at the pmr reels, lots of bling but are they worth the 300 pounds asking price? Considering whats inside they do seem pretty expensive. Correct me if im wrong, just an opinion.
These frames are the Akios type but fitted for ABU, I do not know of anyone else as yet that supplies them, unless anyone else does, be good to know. I've emailed Jay through his site and also Facebook but never had a reply.The cages are £20 cheaper from Jay at Rhinopower or straight from Simon at Akios.
Steve, I've read many of your posts before so know you have some good knowledge of fishing and gear. But I have to totally disagree with you on this one chap. The TG F1 and F2 reel are slightly tuned up abu 6500's, and at £350 a go they are a total waste of money. I've not seen Jamie selling a reel for £300 but guessing it would be a stunning reel if so. My advice is to have a chat to Jamie (I have his number if you like) and see what you can create together. The thing is, PMR(Jamie) can do you a superfast reel for next to nothing, it all depends what you want. You can't compare one of Jamie's reels to an F1, 7HT, Penn, Abu, etc as he uses them all just makes them run better than the manufacture does and look better too. I'm sure there's a few on here that can do a similar job, but I can only give an opinion on PMR. The reel I had cost under £200, its based on the akios 656 so already has better guts than a F1 or F2 with the brass gearing etc. Then add abec 9 ceramic bearings, custom speed bullet, tournament spool/spindle, custom cage now being upgraded to a one piece cage where akios kicks butt, centre mags both 10mm and 6mm plates (rare earth mags) for field and fishing, and a well balanced super smooth casting/fishing reel...that's very affordable!Looking at the cost of the pmr reel and the cost of the tg reels which is better? As far as i can see theres seems to be alot more value for money in the tg reels, lighter spool, machined end plates, drag washer decent ones, tourni spindle. I like the look of of pmr and wats added but i cant help but feel that its an abu with a centremag, cage and some nice colour schemes, forgot the go faster bearings. The spool is from a akios same as the handle and star drag.
I agree. Absolutely hate the Abu slidey, defo wouldn't want that sh**e left on there. As for the mods, I could do all that myself.Not for me... Just seen one on Ebay with a chopped Abu cage & glued up mag slider on the left side plate for £275. hmy:
It really isn't that difficult to bling your own reels up & believe me you can do it for an awful lot less than £275.
Getting confused with the Akios cages there, my mistake! On the subject of cages, for 1oo quid I would still rather get a British cage like one of TG's or a QTC.These frames are the Akios type but fitted for ABU, I do not know of anyone else as yet that supplies them, unless anyone else does, be good to know. I've emailed Jay through his site and also Facebook but never had a reply.
I agree. Absolutely hate the Abu slidey, defo wouldn't want that sh**e left on there. As for the mods, I could do all that myself.
The abu format of reels is the same as the tg range,yes they are made better materials,open up a tg reel and there isn't much in there that you haven't seen before..even the spool sizes are exactly the same..so abu didn't do such a bad job in the first place..in fact 2 big names splintered off and did there own thing so that's how the akios was born..and there's not a lot different from them either..Getting confused with the Akios cages there, my mistake! On the subject of cages, for 1oo quid I would still rather get a British cage like one of TG's or a QTC.
The same goes for a tuned reel, if I was gonna spend £200+ I would much rather save a bit more and get a TG F2 because its engineered in England with about 99% British made parts so I'm told. Don't get me wrong though, the pmr Abu reels do look great but that still doesn't change the fact that they are ABU's, who we all know sold out years ago!