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by BARRAMANIAC
Mon May 08, 2006 11:25 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: GPS Questions
Replies: 16
Views: 1355

Re: GPS Questions

Great tools GPS`s. I use a hand held unit as I`ve only got a small tinny. but have been around boats enough to know that you definately get a better signal with an external antanae. especialy if the unit is mounted inside a cabin. for an open boat its not so bad e.g if you mount it on top of a conso...
by BARRAMANIAC
Mon May 08, 2006 11:09 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Saltist HRF, Alphas, Smak or SW Millionaire?
Replies: 21
Views: 2246

Re: Daiwa Saltist HRF, Alphas, Smak or SW Millionaire?

Barra, We don't have it that bad here in Vic. Both reels work well on our inland impoundments, I'ved used the SW203 casting lures for Murray Cod and Yellowbelly whilst in the salt, the snapper fishing down here starting in Oct is sensational now. So I do have plenty of opportunities to use them dow...
by BARRAMANIAC
Mon May 08, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Handles, Bearings, & other tuning parts.
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Daiwa Handles, Bearings, & other tuning parts.

thanks for the info . Just haven`t seen anything like that advertised here. Didn`t think to ask the local daiwa dealer.
by BARRAMANIAC
Mon May 08, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Favorite inshore fish
Replies: 45
Views: 7678

Re: Favorite inshore fish

I don`t know about your part of the world but here we get them in the estuaries , around pylons in the harbour as well as shipping channel markers.
by BARRAMANIAC
Mon May 08, 2006 4:17 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Saltist HRF, Alphas, Smak or SW Millionaire?
Replies: 21
Views: 2246

Re: Daiwa Saltist HRF, Alphas, Smak or SW Millionaire?

The HRF is the Japan Super Tuned Version of the US Advantage HST. It has CRBBs, Corrosion Resistant Pinion, Drive Shaft, etc. It's Worm Shaft Assembly is attached to a bronze type gear (or other metal) instead of plastic like the Alphas and it has a Micro-Click Drag! :D Line Capacity is 14/165yds a...
by BARRAMANIAC
Mon May 08, 2006 2:28 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Handles, Bearings, & other tuning parts.
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Daiwa Handles, Bearings, & other tuning parts.

After reading the forum for a while about customizing reels I`m starting to get the bug and want modify my alphas. Could anyone suggest a good mail order outlet . I live in Australia and haven`t seen any places here that sell the customised parts. Would I be better off ordering parts from Japan or t...
by BARRAMANIAC
Mon May 08, 2006 1:11 am
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Favorite inshore fish
Replies: 45
Views: 7678

Re: Favorite inshore fish

just having a browse around only joined the forum a couple of weeks ago. thought I might start this one again. Here`s my list. 1. BARRAMUNDI (LATES CALCARIFER) 2. MANGROVE JACK. (LUTJANID) 3. ESTURAY COD they pull like freight trains. 4. GIANT TREVALLY The biggest fish I`ve caught was a 1.5 metre Qu...
by BARRAMANIAC
Sun May 07, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Saltist HRF, Alphas, Smak or SW Millionaire?
Replies: 21
Views: 2246

Re: Daiwa Saltist HRF, Alphas, Smak or SW Millionaire?

I have both the Alphas and the Millionaire SW 203, both reels are brilliant. For light saltwater work I absolutely love the SW 203, it casts like a dream and the external brake control is fantastic. I have got 30lb Yamatoyo braid on mine and I managed to get on approx. 200 meters. I love my Alphas ...
by BARRAMANIAC
Sun May 07, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Saltist HRF, Alphas, Smak or SW Millionaire?
Replies: 21
Views: 2246

Re: Daiwa Saltist HRF, Alphas, Smak or SW Millionaire?

The HRF is the Japan Super Tuned Version of the US Advantage HST. It has CRBBs, Corrosion Resistant Pinion, Drive Shaft, etc. It's Worm Shaft Assembly is attached to a bronze type gear (or other metal) instead of plastic like the Alphas and it has a Micro-Click Drag! :D Line Capacity is 14/165yds a...
by BARRAMANIAC
Sun May 07, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Surf Fishing Tackle?
Replies: 14
Views: 2990

Re: Surf Fishing Tackle?

seem to have forgotten a reel style here. the good old alvey sidecast is one of the best beach fishing reels around as sand does not destroy them like it does to other reels. best reel for baitfishing. spin or overhead for luring. I've surf fished all over the U.S. for the last 30 years and have ne...
by BARRAMANIAC
Sun May 07, 2006 2:05 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Saltist HRF, Alphas, Smak or SW Millionaire?
Replies: 21
Views: 2246

Re: Daiwa Saltist HRF, Alphas, Smak or SW Millionaire?

the coastal uses a centriflex cast control and the saltist hrf uses magnetic. from the specs i`ve seen the hrf holds about 180yds of 12lb line and the coastal holds 140 yds of 12lb line. I have a coastal and an alphas and both are great reels I`m looking at the HRF`s for the greater line capacity. F...
by BARRAMANIAC
Sat May 06, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Daiwa Saltist HRF, Alphas, Smak or SW Millionaire?
Replies: 21
Views: 2246

Re: Daiwa Saltist HRF, Alphas, Smak or SW Millionaire?

how much line capacity are you after, is weight an issue, and do you prefer round or low profile reels? I`m looking to get a couple new reels myself and tossing up between the saltist hrf or a td luna 203/253 but don`t know of anyone who has used the saltist hrf yet.
by BARRAMANIAC
Sat May 06, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Tackle
Topic: Reel advice?
Replies: 19
Views: 2159

Re: Reel advice?

if round reels aren`t a problem then you could have a look at shimano calcuttas in 100b and 200b sizes or team daiwa luna in 103 or 203 size. personally i`ve used a couple of abu 5600C4 reels for a number of years now and have had no problems. only replaced the drag washers with carbontex.
by BARRAMANIAC
Fri May 05, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Calcutta/Luna/Record Casting Reels - Trying to Decide
Replies: 20
Views: 4848

Re: Calcutta/Luna/Record Casting Reels - Trying to Decide

the 300 size luna has the non disengaging levelwind and a ratchet. bit hard to beat the abu`s for value for money though.
by BARRAMANIAC
Fri May 05, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Saltwater
Topic: Surf Fishing Tackle?
Replies: 14
Views: 2990

Re: Surf Fishing Tackle?

seem to have forgotten a reel style here. the good old alvey sidecast is one of the best beach fishing reels around as sand does not destroy them like it does to other reels. best reel for baitfishing. spin or overhead for luring.