GILLMASTER BGR30W

any one ever used or no enything about these reels???


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IMO!

Mon, 2007-02-19 18:59

Stick to well known repuatable brands, spare parts and reliability are then guaranteed....you get what ya pay for!

JMO

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dodgeyy??

Mon, 2007-02-19 19:56

have u ever heard of them or you just dont rate them .

cheers cobba

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U C them

Mon, 2007-02-19 20:30

You see them on ebay a lot i would stay away from them
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Rod

Mon, 2007-02-19 20:37

Don't know much about the reels but I bought a Gillmaster rod off eBay for about $60. The blank was fine but the fittings were pretty cheap. Gave it away to someone for a pressy.

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Gillmaster is definatly

Tue, 2007-02-20 11:58

Gillmaster is definatly something to steer clear of, as ryan stated you get what you pay for

Tackle Dangler

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I went down to a unclosed

Tue, 2007-02-20 12:24

I went down to a undisclosed location tackle store and picked up one of these gillmaster reels in the game fishing size. It was a over head reel in around the same size as a tiagra30w. I pushed the lever drag to just past strike, but below full pressure and clamped my hand down onto the spool to see what the drag was like. As i wound the handle the spool jumped into life! To my amazment the shop owner laughed and said "You just broke that" I said well if my hand strength just broke it what in the hell would a 100kg marlin do to it, let alone a 200kg one? He replied "Na just joking thats the third one thats done it this week" I would get one if they were 50 bucks!LOL. Look flash but are nothing short of peices of shit!

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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The power lol

Tue, 2007-02-20 13:48

spess you are so strong lol
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Hey did you hear that i got

Tue, 2007-02-20 16:04

Hey did you hear that i got picked up the other day by the cops! They booked me for having 2 guns in the car. I said, what guns? Them big boys conected to your sholders mate! He said.LOL.

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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show but no go

Tue, 2007-02-20 16:25

yeah they looked pretty snazzy for the pricee i guess il haver to payy the extra money for the TLD 2 speed

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yeah we had a gillmaster

Tue, 2007-02-20 16:36

yeah we had a gillmaster shop in mandurah, the rods n reels were pretty crappy the tackle was farly cheap. i shopped ther once brough a box of gangs and all the bottom hooks were coming off..... the store has shutdown and another company has taken over the shop... they didnt do very well.

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Wasnt going to say it, BUT

Tue, 2007-02-20 16:38

Wasnt going to say it, BUT THATS THE SHOP! LOL LOL LOL. GILLMASTER WAREHOUSE IN MANDURAH

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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mmmhhhhhhhh!

Tue, 2007-02-20 16:40

Well need I say anymore, you wanna see what a "reel expert" guy wrote up about the internals of the Gillmaster hehehe.....pass!

I was given one to use when I was with FWA, I passed up that free offer and so did Steve C ;)

** Oceanside = Strudwick,Daiwa,Van Staal,Jigmaster Rods, Shimano,Penn etc...**

Owner/Operator
Oceanside Tackle and Marine
364 South Street,
O'Connor, Perth WA
Ph# 9337 5682
Fishing/Boating/Dive/Marine
** OPEN 7 DAYS **

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I have a 30w for a "mates

Tue, 2007-02-20 18:33

I have a 30w for a "mates reel" on my boat as they are rough bastards and I dont like my good gear getting thrashed by my interstate family when they are over for a fish, I pulled down the reel( although never claiming to be a "reel expert".. meeh ) and all looked ok inside, stainless gears , reel is a few years old and has caught a small blue up at exxy ,so far so good and has served its purpose as intended ,but then again I dont spend more than $500 on my reels that I use as I cant see me tangling with 1000pnd marlin in my fishing out off the metro and the old penn senator and TLD 25 has never failed me on the yearly trip to The point.....each to thier own....cheers

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hahaha thanks for all te

Tue, 2007-02-20 18:39

hahaha thanks for all te info.. i wont be looking into them anymoree.

cheers cobbas

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Reel expert!

Wed, 2007-02-21 19:22

The reel Expert is from California USA,

His quote on Gilmaster lever drags;

"these reels offer an interesting set of problems. they appear reasonably well made on the outside. i will know more about the inside in a couple of weeks. they are dirt cheap! when they fail, you can be assured that your friends will ridicule you mercilessly. when you catch fish on them, these same friends will merely shake their heads in disgust"

** Oceanside = Strudwick,Daiwa,Van Staal,Jigmaster Rods, Shimano,Penn etc...**

Owner/Operator
Oceanside Tackle and Marine
364 South Street,
O'Connor, Perth WA
Ph# 9337 5682
Fishing/Boating/Dive/Marine
** OPEN 7 DAYS **

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Yeah they are still open

Thu, 2007-03-01 16:37

Yeah they are still open went intoday they seem to sell a fair bit of stock... poor customers and dealers that dont no better. they just changed the name on the outside. i get my dvd's through ther because he can order any 1 i want and fairly cheap =). but ther gear aint that good nice on outside insides they lack quality