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Old 25-07-2017, 09:24 AM
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Default Centrepin Query

Morning all,

Does anyone on the forum have any experience/information regarding the Madfish Wild River centrepin? I've searched the 'net for information, but nothing of note thus far...

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Old 25-07-2017, 10:04 AM
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Found a link to it from Davis tackle in Christchurch.

http://www.davistackle.co.uk/home?pa...roduct_id=2874
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Old 25-07-2017, 12:09 PM
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Thats interesting, it looks like a central spindle ("true centrepin") design, a la Alcock Match Aerial classic, but the description says 2 ball bearings, so its a just a design copy which actually runs on bearings. I prefer bearings reels anyway, but if anyone bought that expecting a central pin they might get a surprise!
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Old 25-07-2017, 12:24 PM
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I sold my last Alcock's Aerial Match over 20 years ago for 115 so 99 looks pretty good value for a quality c/pin.
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I sold my last Alcock's Aerial Match over 20 years ago for 115 so 99 looks pretty good value for a quality c/pin.
Sold this one for a friend on eBay in 2005. It went for 244...

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Sold this one for a friend on eBay in 2005. It went for 244...

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Jeez, and all 4 of my Aerial's were as new and boxed with paperwork and receipts.
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I have a full on center pin rod/reel/etc., gear .... only thing I've had in my hand where I was a total FAILURE when it came to casting.

Friend of mine gave it a try, he was busting out 100 foot of line in minutes. People you learn to 'hate.'

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I have a nice Youngs Purist II sat on my tying desk boxed and unused.

First thing I bought once my mum passed who started me fishing, I am a big fan of John Wilson and how his life was absorbed by fishing, I watched him cast these and was addicted, when the shop offered a discount on one of his two tip rods along with the reel I got that also, I don't know why either.
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I have owned an Aerial for nearly 50 years and have owned stuff like Adcock Stanton and Leeds reels . They have their fans but by far the best pin I have used (and it is streets ahead of an Aerial ) is a cheap as chips Okuma Adventi, which is a joy to use .
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I don't use a pin as I prefer a fixed spool reel every time however out of all the pins I've picked up over the years from an engineering perspective I have to agree with Garyson and say the Okuma reels are very impressive.

I particularly like the look of Raw II

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rc...IoiGJKFJUqcjIA

Certainly not traditional but a very nice piece of engineering even if it isn't their premium model

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