- 19/01/2008 at 2:12 am #9975
Its a pity you cant give them a test drive…….um cast!19/01/2008 at 12:18 pm #9977LeestonSurfcasterParticipant
Too true but thats why we post here isn’t it? To share experieneces good and bad and maybe learn from the mistakes of those who went before us.
Anyway i went to Rebel sports this morning and found a TICA Scepter for $150 less 30% so $112.5 🙂19/01/2008 at 5:39 pm #9980
LeestonSurfcaster20/01/2008 at 1:43 pm #10013
I would reccomend the Tica reels. I have the Tica dolphin, its the model up from the Scepter, and its great. I’m getting a Tica Cybernetic soon, and I may also get a Scepter for my other rod.20/01/2008 at 2:55 pm #10016
I have the Cybernetic GG100.So is that model somewhere between the Dolphin and the Scepter sort of thing or competely different alltogether?20/01/2008 at 3:09 pm #10018
Dolphin and Sceptor are quite similer, but the Cybernetic is quite a bit different in terms of the design and capacity.20/01/2008 at 3:14 pm #10021
The Dolphin and Sceptors are surf reels?20/01/2008 at 3:15 pm #10022
Yes, both have long cast spools.20/01/2008 at 3:21 pm #10023
Here you can see they are a lot the same:
Sceptor20/01/2008 at 4:09 pm #10030
Oh yes nice looking reels too.A bit different than the GG100.You got to love those extra long handles and large knobs the Tica range carry.20/01/2008 at 8:30 pm #10032
Hey all, just wondering if any of you guys use freespool reels for surfcasting? I have on occasion used my Daiwa SL30SH surfcasting & can get a lot more distance than with my21/01/2008 at 9:04 am #10036
Yeah theres a few freespool users around:D30/01/2008 at 12:26 am #10111
I have a 6500B too and they definatly are built to last i am going to use that when i need a shorter cast or dont need a longer one.Ie: at nigh or when lemons and moki come in closer to feed. My other rod and reel setup is an OKUMA axeon90 and predator i highly recomend it. The axeon can hold so much line as it has such a big spool I mainly use this for my longer casts (not that they really are ) and the predaor is great for gurnard with its sensitive tip.31/01/2008 at 9:50 am #10119
LeestonSurfcaster31/01/2008 at 9:49 pm #10121LeestonSurfcasterParticipant
I feel your pain. having a favourite reel break is like a death in the family especially when you have fond memories of all the fish you have caught with it over the years.
Unfortunately mine was a little more serious with the pinnion gear splitting
I have to say the Tica is a good solid replacement. It casts nice and the retrieve speed is great.
The only bug i have found with to to date is getting the bail arm to trip. It’s like everything is so new and “tight” that if you don’t take a run up at it it jams. Sounds like a good excuse to go fishing more often to break it in.
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