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Hi chaps, Still making up my mind on a l/b reel to fish beaches and rocks for Mulloway and tailor. Have heard good reports about the Tica Sportera baitrunner model. Has anyone tried one and does anyone know who may stock them locally.Any idea how much they cost, thanks Colin Hay


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hey mate dont  know much

Wed, 2007-11-14 15:56

hey mate dont  know much about that one but i do a lot of beach fishing for mullas and i have a shimano 6500 baitrunner and it is gold well worth a look i recon just thought i would let u know

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Jet cycles and tackle in

Wed, 2007-11-14 17:07

Jet cycles and tackle in gosnells sells tica reels and is a stockist of most of the juro products who are the importers.

Have not used the one you mentioned but I do use either a saltist 40 or shimano 4500 for lobbing out large landbased baits both these reels suit me at the moment  they cheap reels for rock fishing in case they go in the drink last thing is to drop 1000 bucks on a reel that is going to get scratched or dropped keep the good gear for boat fishing 

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Shimano's baitrunners are a

Wed, 2007-11-14 18:19

Shimano's baitrunners are a benchmark for many other brand's baitrunner reels. I reccommend the BTR series and the large Long Cast Baitrunner. I use an older BTR4500 on a 10ft rod for most rock and beach fishing and still going tough given its age.

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TICA reels

Wed, 2007-11-14 19:58

only got one tica reel, small over head, worst reel I've every bought(specially for the money). Got about plenty of shimano's wouldn't go past one now.

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Colin the only difference I

Wed, 2007-11-14 20:10

Colin the only difference I can see between the reel that you are after is that it comes with a spare spool and is cheaper than say a shimano baitrunner and you may have heard a few of the boys and girls on here say before you get what you pay for Another reel that has a large spool capacity is the daiwa emblem pro have a chat with Jody she really loves her little baby,they are reasonably priced

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Thanks for the info

Thu, 2007-11-15 07:43

Hi everyone, Many thanks for the great info. I am dead keen on the Shimano baitrunner long cast and I am pretty sure that is what I will go for in the end. Just thought I would explore a few options and there were some reasonable reports about the Tica.
You are right, you get what you pay for and I have never been let down by Shimano yet, including an old overhead spinning reel that I still use after more than 20 years.
Good luck with all your future  fishing trips.
I am hanging out to get my new reel. I have a spot picked out which needs a good long cast and I reckon will be ideal for tossing a mulie or a herring fillet out to. I have heard you can catch jewies from land there and I reckon there will be some decent mulloway cruising around there as well.
All the best Colin Hay


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