jarvis walker reels

i was looking through kmart and came accross a jarvis walker overhead baitcaster reduced form $68 to $45 and im thinking of gettin it mainly for landbased action-----any ideas?
do you guys ever buy those cheap jarvis walker combos? ive bought a few and theyre good until about 3 or 4 months when the sart 'choking' up if you get what i mean.

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Yep you hit the nail on the

Thu, 2008-03-13 21:01

Yep you hit the nail on the head SOI.  if they get wet or sandy once they ae finished.

ok i guess if you just wanna catch a few bread and butter fish every now and then

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Probably make good

Thu, 2008-03-13 21:39

Probably make good sinkers

Nah probably shouldnt say that since everyone has to start somewhere,generally you get what you pay for or should I say can afford.

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we were up at yanchep for

Fri, 2008-03-14 15:59

we were up at yanchep for australia day weekend and i had a jarvis------ had it in the rod holder and when the 'surging' waves came up it fell down and got covered with sand. got home and opened up the reel to clean it. i cleaned it out, but the next week i was out, i noticed the reel ws grinding on something. i opened it and it was full of sand----- so we threw it away!

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Jarvis Walker reels were

Fri, 2008-03-14 17:37

Jarvis Walker reels were lucky to last a month with me.

Like the man said You only gets what you paid for.

You can maybe get away with a cheap threadlne but not overhead/baitcaster.

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Have to agree

Sat, 2008-03-15 07:12

I made the mistake of buying an JW eggbeater, caught one good tailor and it was stuffed after that. There not worth the money - even at the cheap prices.

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i had one awhile back--- my

Sat, 2008-03-15 08:49

i had one awhile back--- my first combo that i bought myself. i had a great night out at mindarie catching tailor herring yellowtail and snook, but after that it buggered up.

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i just bought a jarvis

Sat, 2008-03-15 15:01

i just bought a jarvis combo from anaconda. thought it was a good deal. 4-5 casts out from new,  the wire flippy part.... gone.

 im new to rod/reel fishing so wasnt sure what i was getting. the old saying holds true, "you buy cheap, you buy twice". 

anyone know of a decent spinner reel a newby should be looking at? bearing in mind that a 600 dollar penn reel isnt going to catch me any more fish.

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You can get some

Sat, 2008-03-15 21:04

very nice Penn (and other) reels for way less than that. What sort of budget do you have and what sort of fish do you want to target?

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javis walker are really fore

Sun, 2008-03-16 08:35

javis walker are really fore seasonal fishermen that fish once a year i think, agree with colin pen do some cheap but quality fishing gear , shop around u can find some good gear. try cash converters

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shimano

Sun, 2008-03-16 11:36

shimano is also good and the good part is they dont cost the earth either.

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I bought a Daiwa crossfire

Sun, 2008-03-16 12:57

I bought a Daiwa crossfire 2500 and a 4500 from Kmart. One was just under $50 and the other was about $30 when they had a sale. Paired them both with ugly stiks. Have only had about 10 uses from each but havent missed a beat so far.

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B/C!

Sun, 2008-03-16 14:13

Baitcasters are a finicky reel and not always easy to use. I never recommend cheap B/C and only suggest buying a good one (doesnt have to be expensive however). Cheap ones dont offer a good cast especially when casting light lures etc and the internals are part of that issue. A bad experience with a B/C will drive people away from this type of reel i've found so spend the extra........it'll pay off!

 

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so a penn/shimano around the

Mon, 2008-03-17 09:23

so a penn/shimano around the $100 mark is going to be a good investment?

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Penn

Mon, 2008-03-17 13:57

 

Try the new 760 Slammer from penn , recon it could handle anything , whack some good 30 lb braid on it and you will get a lifes time of use out of it , think their around a couple of hundred but well worth it .

 

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half descent!

Mon, 2008-03-17 14:19

Westy, for that dollar value ($100) you can get a half descent reel like a lower priced Daiwa, Banax or Rovex reel etc

 

 

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might have to come in for a

Mon, 2008-03-17 17:15

might have to come in for a browse. cheers for your help guys.