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Aerial popular

Post by Stalker58 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:43 am

Hi all, I have a chance of a popular 4 inch,I haven’t used a centrepin for Carp and was wondering
If anyone is using one of these and would you recomend me having a go.
Wayne

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Re: Aerial popular

Post by Olly » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:09 pm

I have and do use exactly that for my carp stalking - loaded with 15lb line.

I would point out it is not a perfect example but it works very well in spite of a smooth lipped spool! Landed commons to nearly 20.

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Re: Aerial popular

Post by Stalker58 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:46 pm

Thanks for the reply,I’ll have a go then

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Re: Aerial popular

Post by Paul F » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:20 pm

Stalker58 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:43 am
Hi all, I have a chance of a popular 4 inch,I haven’t used a centrepin for Carp and was wondering
If anyone is using one of these and would you recomend me having a go.
Wayne
A great workhorse reel and reasonably priced generally :Thumb:

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Re: Aerial popular

Post by Stalker58 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:08 pm

Thanks Paul

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Re: Aerial popular

Post by Barbulus » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:38 pm

Can anyone venture a view of what "reasonably priced" means ? I've seen one at about £ 190 and think that is high but my knowledge is limited on that.

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Post by Pallenpool » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:13 pm

A good Popular 4-4 1/2” in above average condition will set you back a minimum £150 and this is becoming rare - most seem to be heading toward the £200 plus Mark from all of the Traditional tackle dealers and depending on which one even more. You can obviously try your hand and maybe get lucky on ‘THE’ auction site - but it is a lottery. The uplift in the classic Aerial ‘T’ reels has inevitably pushed the price of the Popular upwards - but in the grand scheme of all things desirable this makes the Popular a veritable bargain - but still pricey.
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Re: Aerial popular

Post by Barbulus » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:37 pm

Thank you Peter; that is very helpful. It gives me an indicator. I rather like the look of them but my limited knowledge made me wonder. I am grateful for the view there.

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Re: Aerial popular

Post by Paul F » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:17 am

Barbulus wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:38 pm
Can anyone venture a view of what "reasonably priced" means ? I've seen one at about £ 190 and think that is high but my knowledge is limited on that.
4-5 years ago they were £350-400, now they are generally less than £200, when you compare that with a 4" Aerial which is essentially the same reel with a few holes at £400-500 :Thumb:

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