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PostPosted: 20/08/12 19:41 
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have just seen this wilst browesing .http://www.dragoncarpdirect.com/product ... repin.html any one seen one in the flesh ?

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PostPosted: 20/08/12 20:05 
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Hi Shane Ive not seen one but it seems you cant buy in the tackle shops.

Heres anothe link. http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/affiliate-o ... repin.html

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PostPosted: 20/08/12 20:08 
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I thought it looked quite good to be fair so might treat my self

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PostPosted: 20/08/12 20:10 
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That looks like it might be very, very good value for money, very similar to my Bob James lightweight.....

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PostPosted: 24/08/12 19:38 
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: treated myself ! thumbsup

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PostPosted: 25/08/12 08:39 
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They look very nice Shane.
Might have to treat myself too.

Mike

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PostPosted: 29/08/12 07:04 
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Has it arrived yet Shane? What's it like please?

Cheers, Simon

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PostPosted: 29/08/12 08:25 
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not got it yet mate maybe today , ordered it friday but was bank holiday eh !

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PostPosted: 29/08/12 09:32 
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Shane Page wrote:
not got it yet mate maybe today , ordered it friday but was bank holiday eh !


Thanks Shane, keen to hear first impressions when you do get it as been trying to resist the urge to splash out on one or a while.

I inherited a couple of trudex/rapidex as a kid but sold them in my teens to fund carp bait...'Regrets, I've had a few..'

What I'd like is a Youngs Purist 11 CL, what I should probably get is an Okuma Sheffield, and what I can afford is the Matt Hayes reel.

cheers

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PostPosted: 29/08/12 14:57 
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reel has arrived , no 404 . seems ok . only thing is i cant seem to get the drum off . seems like it could just do with some decent oil/grease . (any recommendations)

But over all it seems ok thumbsup

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PostPosted: 29/08/12 17:13 
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Shane if it is made like most "match ariel" type reels, there should be a sleeve on the opposite spindle to the drag wheel which pushes back to dis-engage a fork type catch behind.

Absolutely do not go near it with grease, a very light oil is all you want to use, a sewing machine or rifle type oil, thick oil or grease will really badly affect it's ability to start up and run freely.

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PostPosted: 29/08/12 17:42 
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Paul Whiteing reccomends 3in 1 oil Shane.

Here is his article from B.F.W. http://www.barbel.co.uk/site/articles/p ... wstyle.htm


Micky

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PostPosted: 29/08/12 18:21 
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Micky is right, 3-in-1 as I've always liked to slow c'pins down, but have recently tried sewing machine oil which is thinner and works well for me too - well not "for me" as such, but for my reels

But as for my article, Andy has changed the format of articles and it's not ideal for mine (yes, I converted it for him) as it loses internal page links :nah

So if anyone wants to look, best on my own site here instead :)

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PostPosted: 29/08/12 18:41 
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thank guys , got the drum off ok(feel a bit stupid :whistle ) just gonna pick up some oil as you ve recommended. thumbsup

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PostPosted: 30/08/12 12:12 
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Would you say it's worth a punt Shane?

Do you have any others pins you can compare it to?

What's the build quality like?

Thanks.

cheers, Simon

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PostPosted: 30/08/12 19:36 
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hi simon , have only got a couple of cheap holland and wilkinsons from dragon carp .

Its much nicer than them , showed it to micky and ray today , they seemed impressed for the money !

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Got an email from Fishtec the other day.

They have an offer on a TF Gear Classic Centre Pin Reel

http://www.fishtec.co.uk/buy.cfm/carp-and-specialist-reels/tf-gear-classic-centre-pin-reel/40/yes/48111

Any comments? It's quite a reduction!

Roy

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PostPosted: 06/12/12 15:58 
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Roy, they are great centre pins and way above that money in terms of quality, Nathan did a review on his blog some time ago: http://theriverangler.wordpress.com/pro ... centrepin/

He swears by them and does most of is river fishing with a pin, has done since way before I met him in 2005.

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PostPosted: 11/01/13 09:55 
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Hi Everyone

Eventually got round to buying the TF Gear Centre Pin. Delivered yesterday.

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Fantastic piece of engineering.

I have a day off work today. I'm going for a wander on the Lambourn to try it out. The river should have dropped by now.

Far too busy at work and stuff. About time I went fishing again. :fishing

Roy

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PostPosted: 25/01/13 04:51 
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Looks like a lovely reel, Roy, though I'd prefer it without the line guard - personally. Good luck and I hope it gets christened with a few fish.

Cheers, Rich

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