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S.E Cooke Duracast

Post by LuckyLuca » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:11 pm

I have just recieved a Duracast from S E Cooke 3" diameter, utterly lightweight..superb little reels that weigh nothing..great for close-in fishing on light rods (quote Nobby :Thumb:)

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Interestingly it comes with a two way check so it can be used left or right handed at the flick of a switch.
Cleaned up lovely and now spins quite freely.

The paint is pretty poor and what is left is quite loose so I think I will give it a "full metal jacket" polish which should look quite nice!
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Re: S.E Cooke Duracast

Post by Chavender » Fri Apr 25, 2014 7:28 pm

i sometimes buy these just too get the handles ,they're good gudgeon reels though
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Re: S.E Cooke Duracast

Post by LuckyLuca » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:04 pm

Paint off and a light polish.

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Need to decide now how polished is too polished?

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Re: S.E Cooke Duracast

Post by Chavender » Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:30 am

if you over polish it ,it'll need constantly repolishing or it'll tarnish ,plus theres the problem of glinting in the sunlight .the surface will determine how far you can go.
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Re: S.E Cooke Duracast

Post by LuckyLuca » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:50 am

Cheers Steve, I think I'll leave it as it is. A little bit of tarnish probably wouldn't be a bad thing overall.
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Re: S.E Cooke Duracast

Post by Nobby » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:11 am

Snap! ( ish)

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This one is a true pin, but still doesn't really spin much...I think it's too light.

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Re: S.E Cooke Duracast

Post by Trevor » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:30 am

You don't hang around, do you?
I looked at the first post and thought "hmm, needs a clean up", then lo and behold, three hours later it reappears all cleaned up!
A nice looking reel :Thumb:

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Re: S.E Cooke Duracast

Post by Nobby » Sat Apr 26, 2014 1:19 pm

It does look good cleaned down to the bare aluminium...and it's even lighter now!


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Re: S.E Cooke Duracast

Post by LuckyLuca » Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:55 pm

Weighs about the same as a hummingbirds guff!

Surprisingly, it spins quite freely, not the minutes that some can claim but I'm sure I could trot with it. The retrieve? Not quite so good.
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Re: S.E Cooke Duracast

Post by LuckyLuca » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:07 pm

Just won a second one:

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