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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 11:59 am 
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Location: Trivandrum,Kerala
Hi All,
I am planning to buy an 8ft combo for saltwater fishing, The weapons
of choice are
Abu Garcia Cardinal Bruiser 8ft combo &
Daiwa D-Wave 8ft combo
Both of them are having almost the same pricing. i am in dilemma of
choosing the best one,Can you guys please tell me which one to choose.
Your help is much appreciated.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:26 pm 
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I used to stock the Daiwa D-Wave combos earlier but there were repeated complaints with the reel. The bail arm spring retainer is not very strong and tends to fail very easily. This is why the IA shop only stocks Shimano gear for the most part since there are hardly any failures.

The only Abu cardinal reel I tried had a very sticky drag which caused the line to break off when playing a strong fish. This is just my opinion on this issue.

The Shimano FX combos are definitely good value for money. The two rod shipping limit for outstation orders has now been removed.

Cheers
Bopanna


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:43 pm 
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Yup I agree there
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The Shimano FX combos are definitely good value for money


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Shimano any time is a good choice as value for money. As for incase with Bruisers not bad at all but if compared with the FX i think FX will help in better casting.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:10 pm 
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Shimano! Blindfloded! Anyday.

I have a few Abu reels and each of them has a niggling problem. I like to think of it as individual character but that is coz I love all my equipment. Still it is a real pain to be out with a sulky, sticky or not really willing reel.


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