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by BillCollins
Sat Sep 15 2018 21:49
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: 12ft rod rung for multipliers
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: 12ft rod rung for multipliers

Greys Prowla and Platinum have 8+tip to suit fixed spool or multi.
by BillCollins
Wed Sep 12 2018 21:47
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Climb8 waterproof jacket
Replies: 8
Views: 270

Re: Climb8 waterproof jacket

I've no idea what she's like to deal with if there's a issue, because I've never heard of anyone having a problem with any of the Climb8 stuff. I have a Conn jacket and a pair of breathable waders made from the same stuff. They're about 6 years old now. The waders are still fine but the jacket is no...
by BillCollins
Mon Sep 03 2018 22:07
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Bait boat recomendations
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: Bait boat recomendations

I have a waverunner shuttle, it’s small but works very well, quiet also, I do some long ish walks to spots so found it perfect size for that sort of thing, useful bit of kit. I have an old Procat for the same advantages. Very light if you've got a bit of a walk, mainly because it uses NiMH batterie...
by BillCollins
Thu Aug 16 2018 09:08
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: E sox titanium wire
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: E sox titanium wire

Luce-wizard wrote:
It was a black spool
You're right, black spool, black wire, it's years since I had it. I had 2 traces snap in the middle on the cast, I never had any other wire do that. Binned it straight away after that. It's lack of reliability has been discussed on a few threads here over the years.
by BillCollins
Fri Aug 10 2018 08:48
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: E sox titanium wire
Replies: 16
Views: 569

Re: E sox titanium wire

Discontinued for a reason. It was s***e.
by BillCollins
Thu Aug 02 2018 22:12
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 20hp carb on a 15 hp Yamaha
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: 20hp carb on a 15 hp Yamaha

They do look like the motor of choice at their new 25 hp entry, I do like the trim down rev's for trolling and the drop in kg', alot would say you don't need 25hp in a 12 ft seastrike but when you are loaded up with two in a boat anyone who knows the score know's you do . You don't have to go flat ...
by BillCollins
Thu Aug 02 2018 12:48
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 20hp carb on a 15 hp Yamaha
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: 20hp carb on a 15 hp Yamaha

Yes haven't done anything to the engine as others have said be be easier to cash in old 2012 motor and get newer one, the new 25 yam gets a good right up. I recently bought a new 25 Yam, 20kg lighter than the previous model.!. :eek: I bought the leccy start even though the pull start is supposedly ...
by BillCollins
Wed Aug 01 2018 19:06
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 20hp carb on a 15 hp Yamaha
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: 20hp carb on a 15 hp Yamaha

Yes haven't done anything to the engine as others have said be be easier to cash in old 2012 motor and get newer one, the new 25 yam gets a good right up. I recently bought a new 25 Yam, 20kg lighter than the previous model.!. :eek: I bought the leccy start even though the pull start is supposedly ...
by BillCollins
Sun Jul 29 2018 08:33
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Kastking Rover Reels
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: Kastking Rover Reels

Haven't used them, but Alan Hawke (a highly-regarded US based engineer who specialises in dismantling reels and reviewing them) has warned people against buying the brand, due to the poor quality of internal components. Hawke's reviews are eye openers. Microscopic examination and analysis of intern...
by BillCollins
Thu Jun 14 2018 21:21
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: SERVICING SUZUKI 25
Replies: 8
Views: 419

Re: SERVICING SUZUKI 25

Is it a triple or the V twin ? There must be an outboard mechanic near you ? Those engines are no more complex than any of the other popular makes and service parts are easily got.
by BillCollins
Mon May 28 2018 23:02
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 10 HP Engine Recommendations
Replies: 64
Views: 1507

Re: 10 HP Engine Recommendations

Most boats will also have the maximum motor weight stated as well as max horsepower, in the real world the weight is probably more important.
by BillCollins
Mon May 28 2018 22:50
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 10 HP Engine Recommendations
Replies: 64
Views: 1507

Re: 10 HP Engine Recommendations

The outboard companies partner together to get enough volume to buy license rights to the motors. In the vehicle industry the motor platform development makes up the lions share of the investment, the rest of the vehicle is just ‘packaging’ of the motor. The motor developers will put that motor int...
by BillCollins
Mon May 28 2018 21:42
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 10 HP Engine Recommendations
Replies: 64
Views: 1507

Re: 10 HP Engine Recommendations

With a planing hull get something that will get the boat easily planing with the max load in the boat. For a 12’ get 15+. My Linder 400 takes a while to plane with only 1 person and a 10 Hp. Tohatsu are a common block for the small engines. My Yam 100 is a Ford Focus block. Do Yamaha manufacture an...
by BillCollins
Mon May 28 2018 20:01
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 10 HP Engine Recommendations
Replies: 64
Views: 1507

Re: 10 HP Engine Recommendations

I have a 12ftseastrike and started with a 4hp mariner then went to a tohatsu 8hp that would 8mph max then got a 15hp Honda and easily reaches 20mph Opened my fishing up no end. And wave at the bank anglers as they keep waving at me 😂 I'm getting 6-6.5mph now with 2 anglers using a 5hp 2 stroke, I t...
by BillCollins
Mon May 28 2018 17:39
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: 10 HP Engine Recommendations
Replies: 64
Views: 1507

Re: 10 HP Engine Recommendations

A bit of extra power is always handy. If you're buying secondhand then keep an eye out for the bigger of 2 options, e.g. an 8 and 9.8/9.9/10hp are the same unit, same weight, same goes for 15 and 20hp. If the bigger option appears at the right money then take it as there's no weight penalty. Parsun ...
by BillCollins
Fri May 04 2018 03:50
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Leccy outboard on the bay
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Leccy outboard on the bay

You could probably get a new one for that price if you shop around. I gave one away that was in better nick than that !
by BillCollins
Mon Apr 30 2018 21:03
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: A good casting reel?
Replies: 73
Views: 2507

Re: A good casting reel?

bencarvosso wrote:
lough neagh
:thumbs:
by BillCollins
Mon Apr 30 2018 20:41
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: A good casting reel?
Replies: 73
Views: 2507

Re: A good casting reel?

Nobby C wrote:
Or just walk around to the other side and lob them out from there.
The other side of where ?
by BillCollins
Mon Apr 30 2018 08:32
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: A good casting reel?
Replies: 73
Views: 2507

Re: A good casting reel?

davelumb wrote:
Reels might look the same on the outside but the internals might be of lesser quality on the cheaper versions. Or they might not.
Or they're all the same reels coming from the same factory and different companies put different markups on them ?
by BillCollins
Sun Apr 29 2018 22:36
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: A good casting reel?
Replies: 73
Views: 2507

Re: A good casting reel?

i have the mitchells avocast for years and they are still going strong i remember the carp lads discounting them doubting their longevity....... seems they passed the test if more reels are still coming out with a different sticker on them I think the Penn's and the Mitchell's are identical, just d...
by BillCollins
Sun Apr 29 2018 22:04
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: A good casting reel?
Replies: 73
Views: 2507

Re: A good casting reel?

Dave, if it's for casting pike rigs, is there any reel which will make much difference ? I genuinely don't know, Bill? (I suspect the casting tuition will get me my greatest gains face) To be honest Dave, when it comes to casting pike rigs and baits, it's probably debatable whether a pit reel can d...
by BillCollins
Sun Apr 29 2018 21:30
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: A good casting reel?
Replies: 73
Views: 2507

Re: A good casting reel?

Dave, if it's for casting pike rigs, is there any reel which will make much difference ? I genuinely don't know, Bill? (I suspect the casting tuition will get me my greatest gains face) To be honest Dave, when it comes to casting pike rigs and baits, it's probably debatable whether a pit reel can d...
by BillCollins
Sun Apr 29 2018 20:25
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: A good casting reel?
Replies: 73
Views: 2507

Re: A good casting reel?

Dave, if it's for casting pike rigs, is there any reel which will make much difference ?
by BillCollins
Sun Apr 29 2018 20:21
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Small Baitrunners
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: Small Baitrunners

Steve Burke wrote:
Mark found he had problems with his x-aeros. However I've not found the same and have never had line caught behind the spool. I have with some other reels though, notably my Wychwood free spool ones.
2 mates of mine have X aeros, no problems either... :shrug:
by BillCollins
Fri Apr 27 2018 22:28
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Small Baitrunners
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: Small Baitrunners

Depending on your budget, Daiwa Emblem br25 would be a nice size. How do you get on with these Bill? Thinking of getting some for tench and bream. They have a proper mini pit type spool, albeit fairly small, but they have top class line lay and cast really well, very smooth reels. Overall a bit big...
by BillCollins
Fri Apr 27 2018 18:47
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Small Baitrunners
Replies: 21
Views: 1120

Re: Small Baitrunners

Depending on your budget, Daiwa Emblem br25 would be a nice size. I have a couple, they're not too big but have a spool design and line lay to allow them cast good distances if necessary. They're of a size that sits well on a 1.5lb rod and also not out of place on a 2.75 carp rod. Cheaper than that ...
by BillCollins
Thu Apr 26 2018 09:41
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: trailers
Replies: 14
Views: 713

Re: trailers

I've never had much bother getting a boat on and off with bunks ? As long as they're set at the right height it should'nt be a problem, but a lot of people set them too tight to the hull. Give them a little bit of slack.
by BillCollins
Mon Apr 16 2018 00:10
Forum: Sea, Fly, Coarse & Game Fishing Forum
Topic: Hooklink Braid
Replies: 30
Views: 820

Re: Hooklink Braid

I'm usually allergic to F*X, but the last few seasons I've used their Reflex hook length braid in 15lbs for tench and bream. It's nice and soft, sinks far better than Merlin and is a dull weedy green colour for those who are concerned about such things.
by BillCollins
Sun Apr 15 2018 23:11
Forum: Tackle Forum
Topic: Beautiful rods
Replies: 37
Views: 1584

Re: Beautiful rods

If folks didn't expect ridiculously large rings on their rods they might be surprised the difference it makes to the blanks action and power. Kev Baines has been extolling this for years. Fair point and something which has never appealed to me. I prefer more traditional ringing arrangements rather ...
by BillCollins
Sun Apr 15 2018 21:50
Forum: Boat Fishing Forum
Topic: Talon
Replies: 42
Views: 1664

Re: Talon

2K for an anchor that's only of any use in a few feet of water... :silent: