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Ibstacle

Member Since 05 Apr 2017
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Centerpin Reels For Sale

15 November 2019 - 01:08 AM

I have a couple of centerpin reels for sale.

 

I'm willing to sell one of the two since it'll probably just sit on the shelf and collect dust

 

The first one is a gently used Okuma Aventa. I literally only used it 4 times (about 10-12 hours of use). It never touched the river or river bank so I can assure you no sand got in the bearings. Great start up and spun for 2.5 minutes last time I checked. Its spooled up with 150 m of high-vis 8lb sunline siglon ff which I found to be a pretty decent line. The reel retails for around $250 at Sail so I'll sell mine for $175.

 

The second one is the Amundson steelhead tracker. I have caught majority of my steelhead on this reel. It took a pretty good beating from all the fishing I've done with it and might have one or two scratches on it but I cleaned it out (opened and oiled) after my last outing with it. Only spins for about a minute but is very smooth/quiet. Doesn't have the best startup. Not sure what bearings are in here but a great starter reel for float fishing. Its spooled up with $150 yards of 10lb sufix siege floating mono which is the best line I've ever used for float fishing. The reel retails for about $150. I think it costs $100 bucks at a few places. I'll sell mine for $75.

 

I can't sell them for any cheaper than what I have said above. If you're interested in buying one or want to see some pics just let me know.

 

I'm in the west end of the GTA. Pick up only


Abec 3 or 7s? - Islander Steelheader

15 November 2019 - 12:02 AM

I currently have an islander steelheader with the stock bearings. It's definitely one of the best reels I've used due to the amazing startup

 

Just looking for some opinions on whether the the abec 7 bearing factory upgrade is worth it


Raven Helix Centerpin

31 July 2019 - 01:19 AM

Anyone have anything to say about this reel? I checked around but couldn't find many reviews or videos of this reel. I'm just wondering if its a good buy.


Fly fishing resident trout

18 June 2019 - 01:43 PM

I'm just wondering if you guys can share what fly patterns are productive for you this time of year while fly fishing for resident trout (rainbow/brown/brook) on tribs like whitemans, the upper grand and the upper credit. I lost both of the boxes containing majority of my flies last fall and I only had a few left to use this past spring. I've had success using Adams, pheasant tail nymph, and black stonefly nymph. I usually have success this time of year using a black caddis but I didn't have any with me this spring. I appreciate any suggestions as I will probably go buy/make some more flies this weekend.

 

Thanks 


Bass Opener 2019

12 June 2019 - 09:21 AM

As bass opener in zone 16 approaches, I'm starting to put the trout gear away. 

 

I usually fish for bass from shore in lakes, creeks, and quarries just west of Toronto. 

 

My most productive lures around opener are spinnerbaits, swimjigs, paddle tail swimbaits, the Berkley gulp 3 inch minnow and the Strike King 4 inch dream shot.

 

I'm gonna start to stock up on some new gear and I'm wondering if anyone can suggest any lures that work for you while shore fishing small lakes.

 

Thanks