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THE BEST CASTING LIGHT MULTIPLIER REEL ?  Rating:  Rating
 
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 Posted: Sun Dec 3rd, 2017 02:05 am
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Light blue-grey ring insert?
Size is not stamped...
Dia is to the OUTSIDE of the insert.
If the guide is Hardloy as I suspect (per attached image) they are quite chunky relative to ID.
Bob Sands braid to mono leader or braid to braid?
What dia mono leader?

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 Posted: Sun Dec 3rd, 2017 02:40 am
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Edited the previous post,

.....mono .4 to 75lb HMP leader.

Tip eye is relatively (chunky) thick,...yes, looks like the LLT/PLT types (am not sure)....will have to check when I'm back home.

Thanks for the TIP

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Alu Oxidw ie BNOG or Hardloy ie BNLG are not recommended for fishing braid as mainline.

Look to change at leat your tip Guide to an MNAT (Anti Tangle Alconite tip) Will make a huge change in smoothness of cast and retrieve of braided mainlines

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This one? Fuji MNAT Alconite tip top Bright finish

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That's the one.
I am intrigued by your line & leader setup though
.40 mono to a #75 braid leader?
Any reason you don't just use straight braid?

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As mentioned I intend to load the surf 30 with braid, the mono is new and I don’t want to waste it yet. I’m a little perturbed by the surf 30’s wider spool though, it may cause issues, have almost lost a thumbnail before on the same reel.

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Put the mono on an old empty line spool so you don't just throw it away.
Mag the reel and you should be able to keep your thumb away from the spool until the sinker hits the water.

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;)
Cuban cigar has already checked. The reel is too small to mag he says.
I have replaced the brake blocks already, but that Surf 30 is a demon when casting I’m keen to give it a go anyhow

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That's a pity.

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Psy wrote:
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Cuban cigar has already checked. The reel is too small to mag he says.
I have replaced the brake blocks already, but that Surf 30 is a demon when casting I’m keen to give it a go anyhow

_seal1_
If you don't mind a nobby Magnetic Cast Control System protruding from the sideplate, you could possibly go that route ?

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Put a thicker grease in the bearings.

Many top tournament casters use this method to control speed.

What about upgrading brake blocks to slightly bigger blocks?

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Just for clarity sake ....

It's not that the reel is too small as such, as We fit the MAG-IT Magnetic Cast Control System INSIDE tiny reels, such as the Penn Fathom FTH 10/12/15 ... in fact, I just completed another little FTH12, as I type this !

The Saltiga Surf 30, has a very unconventional LH sideplate, as far as the machining of the inside and it's design goes, making it unpractical to fit the magplate on that side and extremely little clearance, between the spool and the RH side of the frame... to the point that there is not enough clearance for a 0.9mm magplate and 1mm thick magnets !

Further options:

1. External screw-type MCCS
2. Thicker oil or grease in the bearings
3. Heavier or extra break blocks

Keep us posted !

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My vote is for the knobby / screw in type.
Oil viscosity changes with temperature and gets thrown out of bearings, braking effect is not consistent and changes..

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Problem is that the sleep later on these reels are angular and the fitting won't be as neat as the one you put on my Abu 6500

By the way. My 1973 Abu that you cleaned out and fitted the knobby to..... casts like a little monster. I average 147m with a 4oz and a bait and have yet to cast a bunch.

To be fair I still had one brake block in.

Not bad if you consider it's a reel that is 100% original (except the knobby) bearings
Still casting out to 170m with 6oz and it's 44 years old and in it,s original state.

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Glad you like it!!
For a 44 year old reel it really is remarkable how well it casts.
Doesn't even have inboard spool bearings..

Flat sided reels are easier to mono-mag, but I recently did conversions to two dome-sided Ambassadeurs.

Its a bit of a fiddle and faff to fit, but it works very well.
I actually added an additional magnet to the 5600 reel:
Fully wound in less than a second of spin time.
Fully wound out about a minute and a half (reel still has the plastic clicker cog inside that acts like an air brake, will replace with a proper speed bush in the future)

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Psy wrote: This one? Fuji MNAT Alconite tip top Bright finish



Just checked the tip eye, it has a light bright blue insert, not a thick insert as thought! Streamlined the FG ~ seems good to go, will give it a whirl to check.


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I love my 10ft loomis shockwave 3oz with a bg30 gold spinning old school, with the torium 14 I need bigger oz's

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Exage 100M old model and BG20H ::tight:

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I love my 10ft loomis shockwave 3oz with a bg30 gold old school, with the torium 14 I need bigger oz's

I think you just need new bearings in the 14. The 14 generally spins up faster than the BG

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I feel like the torium 14 is a 4oz reel...or more

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