Speedia v aerial allcocks c185

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Speedia v aerial allcocks c185

Post by Thommo » Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:49 am

Morning all, which would be the better reel for close range barbel fishing using 12lb line , ive got a choice between a wide drum speedia or a 3 1/2" allcocks c185 pin, im guessing there the same size but could be wrong are there any advantages from one over the other?

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Re: Speedia v aerial allcocks c185

Post by OldTackle » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:10 am

Can only vouch for the 815. At least that's my favorite for close range fishing and such an excellent reel. Would never give it away. But I reckon the speedia will do the job just the same. So go for what your eye likes most?
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Re: Speedia v aerial allcocks c185

Post by Match Aerial » Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:37 am

Probably the aerial better build quality.

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Re: Speedia v aerial allcocks c185

Post by Chubman » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:14 am

the c815 is a much better build quality,at 3-3/4 in dia,also a 4.5 dia model called the sea aerial was produced in the c series

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Re: Speedia v aerial allcocks c185

Post by Olly » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:28 am

I have both reels but the Aerial is preferred.

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Re: Speedia v aerial allcocks c185

Post by Dave Burr » Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:35 am

Both have accounted for many barbel but I've sold my Spedia and kept my Aerial if that helps at all.

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Re: Speedia v aerial allcocks c185

Post by Thommo » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:10 pm

Thanks for your advice gentlemen looks like the aerial's the favourite, just on the retrieve aspect which would reel in the greater amount of line per turn of handle?

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Re: Speedia v aerial allcocks c185

Post by Olly » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:26 pm

In order to slightly increase the amount when using the Aerials I have put cork arbours on them. As I am usually fishing close in I only have a maximum of about 50 yards on them. The river is only 10 - 15 yards wide!

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