- 25/07/2008 at 8:46 am #6622HookLineSinkerParticipant
Hey guys should check this site out just bought a new reel from here and it was a lot cheaper than sourcing it from NZ, its digitaldagger.com a USA takle site and taking into account the conversion and freight the reel i bought was far cheaper than getting the same reel here i NZ the bonus was it only took 8 days for threel to get here.26/07/2008 at 5:37 am #10782
Ooooh…. what goodies did ya get, pitty the weather is so crap at the moment so its gonna make it difficult to get out and test it.26/07/2008 at 8:19 am #10783
Plenty of good websites online. When I order things from Japan or the US they normally take around 5 days to arrive. The dollar has dropped slightly making importing slightly less attractive.26/07/2008 at 11:18 pm #10785HookLineSinkerParticipant
St_Paul27/07/2008 at 12:49 am #10786
I got my emcast sport for $129 from a nz store.28/07/2008 at 2:14 am #10787
I was looking at the emcast sport but milli didn’t sound too impressed with his. might have a look at the emcast evo instead as there was afairly good review in the last fishing coast to coast mag by chad prentice.
Have just got an okuma axeon rod, and its a beast, took it down to the diversion last week for a practice cast and was getting huge distance, just about managed to scone a surfy! just need to get something decent on the end to see how it performs.28/07/2008 at 6:00 am #10788
Import a emblem pro, that is what I am thinking of doing. There seenms to be a lack of quality surf reels being made at the moment.29/07/2008 at 2:30 am #10790
Discountfishingsupplies.co.nz has the okuma oryx for $110 at the moment good price for the dumbed down version of the Axeon12/08/2008 at 4:02 am #10802WildernessParticipant
Thats a cheep deal for an oryx, but in hind sight those reels are just that, cheep. They soon fall to bits usually starting with the drag nob, then the bail arm followed shortly after by the handle. the drag nob replacements last 2 months TOPS and let you down countlessly making it eventually a cheep reel with an exspensive lesson
this goes for most of okumas reels, even the presigous VS
Diawa have much better prices for the quality. Tica are another but line capacity lets them down And there bigger spooled reels are far to heavey.12/08/2008 at 10:12 am #10804
Have been running Okuma reels for the last 6 years and have never had any problems. from the low end corrida up to the axeon, in saying that all my gear gets a wash and lube after each outing,13/08/2008 at 7:06 am #10807WildernessParticipant
im not the fussiest for cleaning gear ( although its good practice ) im out 3-4 times a week and up to 40 odd hours some weeks. so my gear gets well used. I use a lot of okuma stuff. Its somting ive noticed over the last two years that okumas quaity has faded quite a bit. Cheep parts, and quite an expence for what they are.
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