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RAD Angling Drop Arm Review

Post by Metalscobes666 » Sat Oct 13 2018 16:09

My Thoughts about the RAD Angling Drop Arm for Pike Fishing.

All in all I'm very impressed the Drop Arm Head can be tightened to the desired strength you can use Mono or Braided mainlines without any issues.

The only alteration I did was to add a coat of fluro orange paint to the white head to make it more visible in low light and poop weather conditions.


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Post by Nige Johns » Sat Oct 13 2018 18:13

Scobes I can’t believe you’ve gone to the dark side and using one of those,over engineered and overpriced imo :grin:

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Post by Metalscobes666 » Sun Oct 14 2018 19:13

I found them better than the fox ones.

Over the years I went from home made drop arms with plant stick things wine bottle corks and map pins to the fox ones they were good until the clips started breaking and I had to buy Solar Clips and glue them into place.

I seen the RAD stuff and I liked it so I picked up a set of them thinking if they were no good for me I'd flog them on ebay but two seasons later and here we are at the start of a new season and I still have them.

I did find the very first ones I made in my parents garage during a big clear out hard to imagine the days where you had to make your own gear.
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Post by Nige Johns » Sun Oct 14 2018 20:22

I did buy one once to try and I just didn’t like,but each to their own,but at £20 a pop considering you might need 3 or 4 they just weren’t for me
You can’t beat a bit of homemade tho.
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Post by Kevin O'Keeffe » Fri Oct 19 2018 10:53

Only issues I have had is the Aluminium knurled tightening screw oxidising making the thread a bit tight. Took em out(catch the spring and small ball bearings or you are buggered!) and left them in some vinegar for a bit and washed off. Back to gleaming. Added a squirt of wd40. Had mine for 3? winters and impressed too.
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Post by Kev Berry » Fri Oct 19 2018 12:10

I have 5 left in the shop--- £10 each plus £2 post (for how many you want)

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Post by Nige Johns » Fri Oct 19 2018 13:28

Kev Berry wrote:
I have 5 left in the shop--- £10 each plus £2 post (for how many you want)
Not good sellers then Kev ?

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Post by Kev Berry » Fri Oct 19 2018 13:58

Nige Johns wrote:
Kev Berry wrote:
I have 5 left in the shop--- £10 each plus £2 post (for how many you want)
Not good sellers then Kev ?
not in my shop unfortunately

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Post by Kev Berry » Fri Oct 19 2018 16:36

5 gone and I just found 4 more

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Post by Slug » Sat Oct 20 2018 22:36

Kev Berry wrote:
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Post by Kev Berry » Sun Oct 21 2018 09:52

Slug wrote:
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5 gone and I just found 4 more

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Post by Metalscobes666 » Wed Dec 05 2018 17:11

Kev Berry wrote:
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Well I'm glad my review helped Kev out in shifting the remaining stocks in his shop.

I will add one thing to the above review, if you do want to paint them fluro orange scuff up the white head otherwise the paint won’t stick to it. I used fluro nail varnish that was £1 out of one of the many pound shops in my home town think at one point we had 3 different pound shops I plastered the heads in the varnish I gave them multiple coats and applied a clear varnish hardener coat (not sure if this was 100% necessary but the four drop arms got two bottles of fluro orange and one of the hardener liquid the finish is ok).
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Post by Kev Berry » Wed Dec 05 2018 17:16

Metalscobes666 wrote:
Kev Berry wrote:
All gone
Well I'm glad my review helped Kev out in shifting the remaining stocks in his shop.

I will add one thing to the above review, if you do want to paint them fluro orange scuff up the white head otherwise the paint won’t stick to it. I used fluro nail varnish that was £1 out of one of the many pound shops in my home town think at one point we had 3 different pound shops I plastered the heads in the varnish I gave them multiple coats and applied a clear varnish hardener coat (not sure if this was 100% necessary but the four drop arms got two bottles of fluro orange and one of the hardener liquid the finish is ok).
many thanks Scobes---they all went, didn't make anything on them but if you need anything in the future will look after you :thumbs:

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Re: RAD Angling Drop Arm Review

Post by Fentiger01 » Wed Dec 05 2018 23:36

I use them with my BBB's when fishing slow moving rivers, they are the mutts nuts I think. :thumbs:
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Re: RAD Angling Drop Arm Review

Post by Brian Springthorpe » Thu Dec 06 2018 09:04

Tried to order some and their out of stock 😔

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