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14-01-2002, 02:55 PM
I've seen them around for years but never used one. I thought that they could be useful to use on your baitcster rod when you need to use ultra light lures. Better than forking out for a whole new threadline outfit to go for bream, as is the rage.

I looked inside and see there are two pins that pick up the line, and they turned around like a line roller on threadline.

I don't think you can use ultra light line as the pins would have a problem with it. 4 kilo maybe?

Does anyone have info, what are they like to fish with.
thanks Andrew.

14-01-2002, 10:39 PM
Andrew, my favorite spincast (closed face) reel is the Daiwa Gold Cast. It's available in three sizes here in the states ( I chose the largest-GC 120), and I've had mine spooled up with 6, 10, and 12 pound test lines at various times. With 6 pound it casts like a dream and had absolutely no problems with line pick up or twist. I don't see why it wouldn't work equally as well with 4 pound test. However, braids wont work on them. Check it out.

# Cheers, Scottie