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Mike Barrio

Semi auto reels?
« on: November 17, 2013, 13:40:54 PM »
Lever action reels like the Vivarelli ........ have you tried fishing with one?


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Marc Fauvet

Re: Semi auto reels?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 16:24:44 PM »
hey Mike,
they're borderline gimmick at first but really nice for trout-type fishing. the Vivarelli is crap. get this instead http://www.thinkfishworld.com/web/en/producto/bold/
jeroen has one, i'm sure he'll chime in with a good review :)
marc

Euan Innes

Re: Semi auto reels?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 16:26:15 PM »
Not used one Mike, but I do fancy one.
Actually, one of these

http://www.fishinglessons.co.uk/blog/category/reviews/bold-reel-review/

Not cheap but stylish!

 :z1
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Jim Eddie

Re: Semi auto reels?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 18:47:13 PM »
Not used one Mike, but I do fancy one.
Actually, one of these

http://www.fishinglessons.co.uk/blog/category/reviews/bold-reel-review/

Not cheap but stylish!

 :z1

Looks nice Euan, but it seems a bit heavy ?

 :z18

Jim
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Mike Barrio

Re: Semi auto reels?
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2013, 19:51:25 PM »
Hi Jim,

Best for a #5 to #7 in my experience ...... but might possibly be OK on a #4 :z16


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Noel kelly

Re: Semi auto reels?
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2013, 20:26:53 PM »
I can see how they could be useful when big fish chaos ensues. Would have to have play before I made my mind up. 

Euan Innes

Re: Semi auto reels?
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2013, 20:56:50 PM »
Oy Beardy!,
Hands off my reel!  :z4

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Mike Barrio

Re: Semi auto reels?
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2013, 21:10:54 PM »
I'll have a demo that you can borrow and try guys :z16

Two spools, so which lines and weights would you like on as demos?

Cheers
Mike
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Euan Innes

Re: Semi auto reels?
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2013, 21:17:45 PM »
#4 or #5 please.
Careful Mike, you might do yourself out of a Barrio reel sale by doing this!  :z4 :z4 :z4 :z4

 :z1
Living with deep, full breaths is the way of the trout. Fish, it seems, are the ultimate teachers in breathing.
RC Cone

Mike Barrio

Re: Semi auto reels?
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2013, 22:41:23 PM »
These reels feel a bit strange when you first use them, but they are great for retrieving your line quickly and for line management so that you don't fish with loads of line round your ankles :cool:

Feels even stranger when you go back to reels with winding handles afterwards though :z4

Available from our website soon .......... :wink

Cheers
Mike
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Noel kelly

Re: Semi auto reels?
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2013, 23:15:41 PM »
I'll have a demo that you can borrow and try guys :z16

Two spools, so which lines and weights would you like on as demos?

Cheers
Mike

For this time of year I suggest 5w floating and inter or 5 and 7 weight floaters.

Mike Barrio

Re: Semi auto reels?
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2013, 23:30:39 PM »
Yes, I think a WF5F and a WF7F cream GT125 would probably be best for most folk to try Noel :z16

I'll get them spooled up when somebody fancies taking the demo reel for a spin.

Cheers
Mike
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Derek Roxborough

Re: Semi auto reels?
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2013, 16:36:34 PM »
I have tried the Mitchell and the Martin and I found them both heavy, the Mitchell is about 1/2lb, I saw a guy rip his of his rod and hurl it into the loch after having problems with it,easgach 1

Mike Barrio

Re: Semi auto reels?
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2013, 23:05:08 PM »
Hi folks :cool:

The Thinkfish Bold fly reels are now live on the website ...... http://www.flylineshop.com/thinkfish-bold-fly-reels.html

Best wishes
Mike


« Last Edit: December 09, 2013, 17:34:52 PM by Mike Barrio »
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Andrew Parker

Re: Semi auto reels?
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2013, 17:48:10 PM »
That's a great price Mike.

What is the verdict on the Thinkfish Bold: I'm guessing favourable otherwise you wouldn't be stocking it  :cool:

Andrew

 




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