Alutechnos Jiggers: 12C and new 8V

The Alutechnos Gorilla 12C reels have been getting quite a good following overseas, its quite narrow, very palmable and has a capacity of 380m of 20lb mono, 4.4 gear ratio, 670g.

Now they have a smaller one coming out called the 8V with a quoted capacity of 300m of 50lb Braid, 580g and 22lb of drag with freespool.

Edit: just put up another image, so you can see how narrow the 12C is. Its supposed to be about the same size as an Accurate 600NN (300yds of 65lb braid), or the older Accurate 665NN (450yds of 50lb). Anyone want to send me one for sambo season?


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Yesh, very shexy.

Sun, 2010-08-15 19:43

Yesh, very shexy.


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Alutecnos make some great

Mon, 2010-08-16 09:03

Alutecnos make some great gear!
I love their reels and the new 8V looks very slick

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some nice reels. anyone know

Tue, 2010-08-17 01:00

some nice reels.

anyone know what they retail for?

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Not sure anyone has them in

Tue, 2010-08-17 07:20

Not sure anyone has them in Aus ATM. They're $550-$600US.


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If you really want to play

Tue, 2010-08-17 10:38

If you really want to play with one Till, I'm sure I can make some sort of arrangement when I drop by in November.

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Kasy, I have the plan! KPS

Tue, 2010-08-17 15:07

Kasy, I have the plan!

KPS have them,just ask for a loaner in exchange for some pics of it getting punished on sambos? Perhaps one of if their rods?



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Alutecnos Gorilla 12C

Fri, 2011-11-04 00:01

I have been using one of these reels for about 2years now.

I have posted in the distant past about my love for spinners especially my Diawa Z4500 and 6500Exp.

 However I have been won over by the 12C Gorilla simply because it does exactly what it says on the free spool and a brilliantly smooth drag.

It also has a fantastic fishing friendly design and a high quality engineered construction (which makes the Accurates seem like a junior school project).

However when I loaded the reel I wanted to know its TRUE capacity so I wound off the 360m YGK PE5 from my Exp and found the 12C Gorilla took it all and had room for more (60m more as it turned out).

So for those who may be interested the capacity of a 12C Gorilla is a shade over 400m of good quality PE5.