Hi. If anyone has a nice example of the above they are willing to sell please let me know. Just aquired a c14 twin power ra which I have sought for ages and would like to pair it with a f/b. They seem to be like hen's teeth.
The Biomaster RA was another reel that I never got to see in the flesh. Few places bothered to stock them. It seems that the wholesale switch to front drag reels has rendered the high price rear drag Shimanos as a niche product that few want. If you do like such reels, the Stradic Ci4+ RA is well worth consideration. The oversized spools and line reducers are the big plus point over previous Shimano rear drag models.I have a passion for shimano rear drags.I finally plumbed for the biomaster s/sra and( dont ask) have 9. I got 7 new from Italy about 2 years ago having bought the others new here.I think they are brilliant but just felt I would like to go to the top with the c 14+.Seems the lightweight knocks about 20% off the weight of the bios 260/320 approx.
Good luck, I know for sure that Selley Bridge and Welham have reopened. I would expect that Wykeham will have too. Rosedale and Brooklands might be different as they are also caravan sites.ps. you helped me out by telling me of a few places I could fish around Pickering.I will be looking at these more carefully soon as my visit is still mid August!