Centre-pin reel for piking

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Centre-pin reel for piking

Post by Tesselata » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:41 pm

Hello traditional fishermen.
I need tips and advise for buying the right reel for piking.
Which centre pin can hold and work with 20lb plus pike ? ?
It would be nice if this reel is available, because the waiting time for the reel of my choce is quite long.. :shocked:
( http://www.chrislythe-centrepins.co.uk/ ... e-pin.html )

I like to use it on static dead bait fishing.

thanks for your help to come.

tight lines

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Re: Centre-pin reel for piking

Post by MaggotDrowner » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:13 pm

I'd use a rapidex. People catch very large carp on them, so why not a big pike? Nice and vintage too and no where near those extortionate prices on that website. You're not telling me that it costs anywhere near £500 to make one...

Scroll down on this page to see massive pike caught by TFF member RBTraditional on a rapidex.

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Re: Centre-pin reel for piking

Post by Gurn » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:45 pm

I would've thought that a Trudex (especially the 5.5" model} or a nice Adcock Stanton would do the job nicely. That said, If I had £500+ to spend on a reel I'd have no problems at all in parting with that amount of money for Chris Lythes work, and would consider it money well spent.

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Re: Centre-pin reel for piking

Post by Woolly Bear » Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:27 pm

Hello :Hat: , go for a nice grice and Young sea Jecta , or any other of their wide spool centre pins , last for ever and wont cost that much :Wink: . Regards . Woolly Bear :Hat:

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Re: Centre-pin reel for piking

Post by Hamburger » Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:36 pm

Hello Michael. I would also suggest a Sea Jecta. Very strong reels and sufficient free spinning to cast well. And it holds a lot of strong mono. For spinnfishing I use a very simple wooden 4inch Nottingham reel without a check! Takes a bit more practice to handle it, but reasonably light and fun to use.
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Re: Centre-pin reel for piking

Post by Champ » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:07 pm

Milwards Pelican 4 inch dia wide drum as a lower priced reel.Allcocks Aerial Popular at 4 inch dia at the higher end pricewise.Both are ideal for pike fishing.


Re: Centre-pin reel for piking

Post by Nailbourne » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:05 pm

Rapidex and Trudex will certainly do the job, but they weren't designed for such heavy fishing. Have you considered a Young's Windex - pretty hunky reel with adjustable drag? Or - a cheaper option - a Strike Right Tideflow, also with adjustable drag? Both about 4" diameter.

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Re: Centre-pin reel for piking

Post by Snape » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:06 pm

Wide drum Speedia would be fine.
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Re: Centre-pin reel for piking

Post by Mario » Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:59 pm

I was thinking of buying chris lythe reel but the waiting list is very long it put me off

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Re: Centre-pin reel for piking

Post by The VFC » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:27 pm

Silex (or Silex Major, No. 2 etc.) for me (kind of a centrepin!).

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