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Gord
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big piker

Post by Gord » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:52 pm

I have a g and y big piker reel it has a rim lever check and a type of clutch for want of another word it is a bit plasticy but it does what it says on the label and I love using it as there is nothing like a pike on the pin,you never see many for sale and I wonder if they were judged a failure or just a limited run if anybody else uses on or knows any thing about them it would be nice to know.
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Re: big piker

Post by Harry H » Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:03 pm

Gord wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:52 pm
I have a g and y big piker reel it has a rim lever check and a type of clutch for want of another word it is a bit plasticy but it does what it says on the label and I love using it as there is nothing like a pike on the pin,you never see many for sale and I wonder if they were judged a failure or just a limited run if anybody else uses on or knows any thing about them it would be nice to know.
If I remember correctly I think they were pretty much the same as the Seajecta, pretty heavy duty reels :Thumb:
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Re: big piker

Post by Liphook » Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:12 pm

I've never understood the idea of the 'pike reel'. I use 40lb braid on an Avon Royal Supreme when float fishing and float trolling from my boat on the lakes and lochs. Loads of line capacity, tough as old boots and a decent enough check/clutch for the job. Just need to watch the knuckles on the first few runs!

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Re: big piker

Post by MacMan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:02 am

I think they are just the 1980's plastic incarnation of the Seajecta, you don't see too many of them.

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Re: big piker

Post by MacMan » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:02 am

And proabably only a small factory run before the factory closed

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Re: big piker

Post by Olly » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:47 pm

I have from new - possibly only used a couple of times. Excellent for drifting with a vane float - stick it in the rests and watch it sail into the distance - well 80 - 100m!

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Re: big piker

Post by Mercman » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:20 pm

I would like one...been looking for a while

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Re: big piker

Post by Stingray » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:36 pm

Solid reels G&Y. I am planning to give my G&Y Orlando Minor (sidecast beach reel) a turn at pike fishing at some point; should be good.

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