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What kind of distance can you get casting with a CP? I'm using a baitcaster right now and although I spend a fair amount of time with it , I still get the odd backlash which can ruin a day. Are centrepins restricted to relatively small water ?
 

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if i really tried i bet i could get a 100-150 feet or more if i wanted to but yes CP's are made more for smaller river like the Vedder, Chehalis not the fraser unless you dont plan to bomb out a 200+ foot cast ;D


CP's arent made for casting distance they are made for better drift control and the fact the gear ratio is 1:1 not 5:1 like a level wind your definately more in tune with the fish. not to mention that CP rods are like glorified fly rods ;D makes for better battles.
 

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You can get good distance on a CP, but like Hook said, one to one retrieve ratio means getting tired pretty quick winding all that line in. Also, keep in mind that if you have to bomb it out that far you're not likely to ever catch any fish when you think how much line you have to pull up (re: line belly) in order to set the hook. But can you do it? Sure. Better question is to ask why.
 

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I was referring to using a float, making long distance casts and not being able to connect with a fish. Otherwise, I've seen guys bottom bouncing on the Fraser using their CP's.
 

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I bet I could give most baitcasters a run for there money with me casting one of my pins!

Pins have been used on the Big T for years!

If you know where your doing with a Pin and the weight needed any dist can be done!

But you need the rod to match the reel and lead!

I found out over the years fishing hardy pins more lead is needed.

I think I will be testing out my Macdonald this weekend at some point as the only bearing reel was Merc I casted that one day to when he was first starting out :cheers:
 

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TK said:
Been a pin fisher for a while, mostly silex's and kingfishers....any comments on the islanders? heard they're pretty smooth and was thinking of treating myself this Christmas.
Deffinately love mine, mind you havent played with very many others, and the ones I did.....liked them too
 

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So true there Fish G,

I tried out the Macdonald that I just picked up and "OMFG" what a sweet reel, I was a beek on the first cast :wallbash: the reel spins let me tell ya.

After that game on, casting distance with this reel will be far very far!!!!!!!

I still have the love for any line of Hardy pins!
 

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TK said:
Been a pin fisher for a while, mostly silex's and kingfishers....any comments on the islanders? heard they're pretty smooth and was thinking of treating myself this Christmas.
I've been using my islander for years now, must say they do get much smoother the more use they get. However, I cant wait to pick up a kingfisher. The bushing system doesn't take much to get going, as in comparison to the islander. Thats my two :2cents:
 

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mmmroe said:
TK said:
Been a pin fisher for a while, mostly silex's and kingfishers....any comments on the islanders? heard they're pretty smooth and was thinking of treating myself this Christmas.
I've been using my islander for years now, must say they do get much smoother the more use they get. However, I cant wait to pick up a kingfisher. The bushing system doesn't take much to get going, as in comparison to the islander. Thats my two :2cents:
the bearing reels will start up quicker. The New bearing Kingfisher is a very nice reel. The islanders are ok but still a mass produced reel with the worst clicker design around.
 
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