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 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2013 11:17 am
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Steve Catlin
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I have never targeted large barbel although I have caught and lost a few. I generally fish 1 rod for carp/yellows/muddies and the other for barbel. I only use 10lb line which is obviously a problem in the rivers not so much in the dams. I have always enjoyed catching barbel and have a lot of respect for the species.

This forum has converted me, I have ordered 2 Catfish Warrior 12ft rods from Catfish Africa, I am buying 2 Shimano TLD 20/40's, 45lb Sufix line and I will be using Eagle Claw Circle hooks. Bait includes, day old chicks, carp heads, fillets, platties, chicken hearts, snails etc.

The problem is I have never used any of the above equipment before, I usually fish with 1 piece conoflex 14ft rods, orlando reels and as said 10lb line.

It is going to be like learning to fish from scratch, I am a bit worried about casting with the TLD's and I am not sure how to strike with the circle hooks. Does anyone know if fishing shops (western Acc) can put line on the reels you purchace from them?

Any tips, comments, help etc. will be appreciated.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2013 01:02 pm
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Gcvanheerden
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Multipliers are hard to cast but not impossible try to get someone who knows how to teach you,I would suggest investing in a inflatable and fishfinder that way casting is never a problem.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2013 02:19 pm
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hopefully this will help you.

 

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=81259&forum_id=1

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 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2013 02:36 pm
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Multipliers are a b*tch to cast, i bought myself a Grandwave SHK50 and i've had to cut the brand new line off 4 times already from casting, just as i think i have the knack, she turns around and bites me again, needless to say i have put her away till i can buy a yak/canoe to take my lines out.

good luck hope you have more success.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2013 02:56 pm
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the trick to casting a muliplier reels is to have the right rod .

The  reel has to be set correcly and do not jerk the rod when realesing from the cast.

It must be a smooth follow through .

Practise is key

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 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2013 03:01 pm
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Something that also helps me alot with multipliers is to look at the reel and not the sinker

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 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2013 04:43 pm
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Steve Catlin
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Hmmmm, thanks guys, I am definetly keen to give it a bash even if I start off only casting 40m.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 5th, 2013 05:06 pm
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Steve Catlin
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What if I got one of those bait boats, would that take out heavy baits?

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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2013 05:59 am
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@ steven  , it will definetly work .

just enquire on the load capacity before purchasing .

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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2013 06:02 am
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@ steven , it will most definetly work , just enquire on the load capacity.

 

Carp can customise the  holders for you

(071) 121 5992
32 Hammerfest Street, Valhalla

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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2013 06:03 am
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carp king

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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2013 06:29 am
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Steve Catlin
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Thanks, just ordered one that takes 1kg per bucket, this will suit me.

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Steve Catlin
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Thanks, just ordered one that takes 1kg per bucket, this will suit me.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2013 06:32 am
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Damn Steve, can i rob your next bank with you :lol:1

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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2013 06:36 am
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Steve Catlin
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After this I'm broke, will have to fish for supper lol

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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2013 11:37 am
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Steve I am no master caster with the M reel but have been using them A while. Its nice to be able to cast those things but with time youll find it les neccesary to do so as you go on. When targeting monsters you will sometumes find the area or hole you want to target might be 3mx3m and a 100m away. Chances you can reach that exact spot with A cast using A M reel might proove difficult. You should realy concider A boat with A fishfinder. Youll probably get it later anyways hehe. The oaks say the secret is the reel spool should continue giving line for about one and a half turns after you let the sinker fall to the ground to make, A long story short that is. And the amount of preasure you apply to the spool whilst casting. Just remember to touch the spool only, the line might burns your fingers. Hope it makes sense.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2013 12:50 pm
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Shimano Tld is awrsome. But for casting I would also look at the Penn 49. awesome casting tools! Nice reels for cats.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2013 01:00 pm
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Lol,

Ya multipliers can be a bugger to cast. But again they just take a bit of practice. The spool spin is the most important thing to get right. I have 2 penn jigmasters, that spool spins far to quickly to control the cast and as cheetha found out my reels bit back hard.

I use the TLD for all my casting. Once you have that reel tuned right, wich on that make is easy, it will cast and cast well and forgives mistakes. The main thing for me in casting is not the rod but the weight you are using to cast with. Match the right weight and it brings the best out of the rod, like its weet spot. Learning the right amount of pressure on the spool with your thumb is also a big key, but that comes with practice.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2013 01:11 pm
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Penn 49 as a casting reel?Imo the spool is way to big.A penn 500 is much better for me with casting.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 6th, 2013 01:47 pm
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When Im keen to put out a big bait ie 1kg plus out comes the TLD and Jigmaster BUT so does the boat - dont want to spend hours cutting out kraaines after kraaines.

If Im going to put out a "throwbait" lol then I use my stradics....must admit I still enjoy using my coffee grinders the most.

@steve - dont ever strike using circle hooks, have a look here for some tips

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=78128&forum_id=1

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