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Wychwood Exorcist 65's - Views?

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Hi, not being super wealthy or a complete tackle tart, I'm looking for some big pit's with freespool/baitrunner and the Wychwood Riots/Exorcist's seem to have some pretty decent reviews and at £55 ea are very reasonable.

 

I don't care for big names for the sake of it, I'm fishing not in a fashion show, but believe in buying decent quality; buy once and the right tool for the job if you catch my drift.

 

So am I likely to regret getting three of these?

 

 

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OK, that's interesting as I'd not come across complaints of that nature in the reviews I'd seen. Are yours older versions, as apparently there is a marked difference between newer Wychwood's and one of a couple years ago?

 

Cheers.

 

 

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You wont thank me for this and smufter will laugh BUT i have heard some iffy stuff about wychwood reels in general , i think there may be a couple of threads on here that mention it .

For your budget you could get a couple of good reliable daiwa big pits fir your money second hand .

All you have to do is live without that freespool facility and a 5 minute tutirial will sort that out :)

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Thanks Newmarket (see I did thank you lol)

 

So there are mixed views on the Wychwoods, damn it, why is nothing ever straight forward!

 

I'm OK with used, provided they are mint condition. I'm a bit OCD like that and take care of my stuff (you wouldn't think my 20+ year old GT 6010's were anything but new).

 

Trouble is, when you are looking at used, there is a massive array of reels to consider and everyone seems to have a different view on which ones, bit of a nightmare really.

 

I've seen the QD conversion video (spring removal) and whilst I would prefer baitrunners/freespool etc, I guess I could live without it for the right quality reels.

 

What is your recommendation Newmarket?

 

Cheers.

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OK, that's interesting as I'd not come across complaints of that nature in the reviews I'd seen. Are yours older versions, as apparently there is a marked difference between newer Wychwood's and one of a couple years ago?

 

Cheers.

 

they possibly are mate, I brought them second hand last year at £35, served there cause for the money I paid.

 

 

My mates got a pair of Crosscast X, cracking reel for the money. Personally im not a fan of QD but for the money he paid there a cracking reel

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Thanks Newmarket (see I did thank you lol)

 

So there are mixed views on the Wychwoods, damn it, why is nothing ever straight forward!

 

I'm OK with used, provided they are mint condition. I'm a bit OCD like that and take care of my stuff (you wouldn't think my 20+ year old GT 6010's were anything but new).

 

Trouble is, when you are looking at used, there is a massive array of reels to consider and everyone seems to have a different view on which ones, bit of a nightmare really.

 

I've seen the QD conversion video (spring removal) and whilst I would prefer baitrunners/freespool etc, I guess I could live without it for the right quality reels.

 

What is your recommendation Newmarket?

 

Cheers.

Ahhh now thats the problem im nowhere near an expert on reels , far far from it .

I just know that from 40 years of coarse fishing you cant beat daiwa for quality and durability , even second hand . I use the daiwa emcast evo's at the moment , far from top of the range. Ut they do what i want them to do u cos im always on a budget . I know that when i Can upgrade they can always be used for spod or marker rod or as ultra reliable spare reels .

 

Shimano have their admirers but never having been there i cant comment .

Mind you say goes for the wychwood except i have seen mixed reviews and just thought i'd pass em on .

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I've been using Wychwood Riot 65's for the last three years or so and can't really fault them for the money. Just as a point of interest, I've never had the line go behind the spool. One of them did make a few strange noises when cranking really hard under load (trying to stop a fish taking me round an island), but other than that, no problems whatsoever!

 

I didn't like the shiny bits though, so I've now changed them to Penn Affinity 7000 black, which seem to be bloody awesome!

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You wont thank me for this and smufter will laugh BUT i have heard some iffy stuff about wychwood reels in general

 

I wouldn't laugh at you mate. I have heard various reports about Wychwood reels in general. Some complimentary, some not so good! All I can add is that my new ACS 10 reels seem to be performing well. I love the look of them, the line lay is very good, and everything seems to work fine on them. I only bought them because I wanted something slightly bigger than the 3500 Daiwa's I had as I had beefed up my rods. These fit the criteria.

I have had the line go under one of my spools once, the first day I used them. "Oh no" I thought, these are pups....but I've not had the problem since. I think it was my cack handedness.  

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OK, so I'm coveting 3 used Daiwa Tournament Entoh 5500 with spare spools and look in great condition. Priced at £350 ono

 

Should I, shouldn't I??????

 

 

Yes I'm well aware these are not Wychwood's and considerably more than what I was looking at paying, but I've wasted enough time on trying to find some reels that I need to make a decision as it's probably costing me more in wasted time!!!

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I wouldn't laugh at you mate. I have heard various reports about Wychwood reels in general. Some complimentary, some not so good! All I can add is that my new ACS 10 reels seem to be performing well. I love the look of them, the line lay is very good, and everything seems to work fine on them. I only bought them because I wanted something slightly bigger than the 3500 Daiwa's I had as I had beefed up my rods. These fit the criteria.

I have had the line go under one of my spools once, the first day I used them. "Oh no" I thought, these are pups....but I've not had the problem since. I think it was my cack handedness.

 

Ihello smuft , i really have to learn to keep out of threads like this . Its not fair of me to put doubts into peoples minds when i have no first hand experience of said item....

Having said that , i read it so felt compelled to pass on the info . Im glad your wychwoods are working out for you :)

 

 

 

  

OK, so I'm coveting 3 used Daiwa Tournament Entoh 5500 with spare spools and look in great condition. Priced at £350 ono

 

Should I, shouldn't I??????

 

 

Yes I'm well aware these are not Wychwood's and considerably more than what I was looking at paying, but I've wasted enough time on trying to find some reels that I need to make a decision as it's probably costing me more in wasted time!!!

Hello westy , firstly please read my reply to smufter above . Secondly , again no first hand experience of the entohs except to say that i hear good things (which im sure will be confirmed in Other replies) about them and i would never advise anybody against buying a daiwa reel :)

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