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Why I love Overheads

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:01 pm
by JS270
Just love the sound of an overhead unloading when you get a good cast away :water:

Even when you start with a few hassles you quickly forget that when you nail the rest :cheers:

https://youtu.be/4wpNUeTY81c

Regards

Re: Why I love Overheads

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:14 pm
by scott__henning
I'll leave that for people who enjoy untangling birds nests ;-)

Re: Why I love Overheads

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:15 pm
by HyperX
whats the actually difference between that and a spinning reel?
you can cast out further?

Re: Why I love Overheads

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:24 am
by JS270
The overhead has an advantage of about 10% in maximum distance, there size and weight is generally better though with the newer high end thread lines are bridging this gap well.
It takes a little more skill in controlling the reels so that gives you that feeling of being more in control of the cast.

Also I find it much better when casting heavier weights i.e 6 to 8 oz and bigger baits .

Regards

Re: Why I love Overheads

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:53 pm
by dezza68
JS270 wrote:The overhead has an advantage of about 10% in maximum distance, there size and weight is generally better though with the newer high end thread lines are bridging this gap well.
It takes a little more skill in controlling the reels so that gives you that feeling of being more in control of the cast.

Also I find it much better when casting heavier weights i.e 6 to 8 oz and bigger baits .

Regards


What reel do you use for fishing these days? I've been thinking about getting a Daiwa 7ht mag elite to pair up with a ziplex evo.
My Abu 7000c works great, just lost a bit of confidence with it at night. Think the mag would be good for night fishing.

Re: Why I love Overheads

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:16 pm
by Tackleberry
dezza68 wrote:
JS270 wrote:The overhead has an advantage of about 10% in maximum distance, there size and weight is generally better though with the newer high end thread lines are bridging this gap well.
It takes a little more skill in controlling the reels so that gives you that feeling of being more in control of the cast.

Also I find it much better when casting heavier weights i.e 6 to 8 oz and bigger baits .

Regards


What reel do you use for fishing these days? I've been thinking about getting a Daiwa 7ht mag elite to pair up with a ziplex evo.
My Abu 7000c works great, just lost a bit of confidence with it at night. Think the mag would be good for night fishing.


probably a squall 12 or 15

Re: Why I love Overheads

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2017 8:04 pm
by JS270
My go too reel for surf and around the bay is the Penn Squall 15 running 15 pound Suffix tritanium and a 80 pound shock leader . the Zziplex M4 Evo is a sweet rod and I really liked casting with the 125 gram lead on it though it will handle all of the common sized leads with ease .

https://youtu.be/SNUgJ9gskMQ

The gearing and Mag system is excellent and better for fishing than the Daiwa though for long range casting the 7HT ST is one of my go to reels .

https://youtu.be/wsoUfrogSqM

Regards :water:

Re: Why I love Overheads

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:54 pm
by dezza68
Thanks I'll go and have a look at the squall. Cheers!

Re: Why I love Overheads

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:32 pm
by 4liters
I've got a couple and really like them, I thought the line capacity might be a bit low for bait sliding though which is why I got the LTC30

I might get the squall 50 or 60 for ballooning instead of the marquesa actually

Re: Why I love Overheads

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:18 pm
by Tackleberry
dezza68 wrote:Thanks I'll go and have a look at the squall. Cheers!


let me know if you want one I have 2 I don't need and are as new