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Matt_C
08-07-2003, 08:08
Anybody know if these (http://www.humbersideangling.com/ProductDetails/mcs/productID/267/groupID/1/categoryID/4/v/4eecbda5-109d-44fc-9d07-57a809f3cad9) are any good? I have read somewhere that baitrunner conversion caps can compromise the excellent clutch that the Emblems have - is this true?

singy
08-07-2003, 08:19
The stainless ones do effect the clutch badly, I found the best ones were daiwa own plastic ones. They are made specifically for the Emblems.

Can't comment on the ones shown

CARPMAGNET
08-07-2003, 09:53
you have PM Matt.

tyke
08-07-2003, 09:54
Fish straight off the clutch mate http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/cool.gif

I didn't get on with the conversions, even the pukka Diawa ones. Neither did a couple of my mates.

Nice idea but awkward to use in practice - cost me a few fish with line getting tangled round or trapped under the lever http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/frown.gif

singy
08-07-2003, 13:11
Another problem with them is the inability to tighten down the clutch fully. This could be problematin when going for the big cast. The last thing you want is clutch slip.

tyke
08-07-2003, 13:20
Too true Singy, suffered a few 'braid burns' when giving it the big heave with a 4oz lead.

I found they are a good idea when feature finding though. Mine lives on the marker rod now, eliminates all the messing about with the clutch, providing you aren't chucking big leads any distance.

The other reels are on my Pike rods - minus the 'baitrunners' - and perfect for the job they are too.

http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/wink.gif

Leon
08-07-2003, 14:34
they're kak, i had some when i owned emblems, untold problems with line catching under them and managed to snap one on the second night! http://www.rmcangling.co.uk/forum/images/graemlins/mad.gif

Blank_reg
08-07-2003, 15:19
Yup. Must agree. It's easy to get used to fishing off the clutch.