Clickers

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by AwShucks, Feb 22, 2006.

  1. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    I recently had a conversation with a representative of Abu Garcia. My question directed to their sales assistance office was basically "which models of the Abu Garcia reels had clickers". Now that, to me, is a simple question. The response I received was none of the reels had clickers. I know of some 5000D models, 6000, 6500 and 7000, off the top of my head, which had clickers. I told this to the representative and the response was... "those reels do not have clickers. They are equiped with line out alarms". Now, is this just a rose by a different name. Took me over a week and they finally said they would send me an Abu catalog... which I have not received. AwShucks.
     
  2. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    Maybe the guy dont fish!
     

  3. SangamonCatKiller

    SangamonCatKiller New Member

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    Sounds like the rep was well trained and knowledgeable ::cool:
     
  4. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    Well seems to me that both of you learned something from this conversation. You learned that the industry term for this feature is a line out alarm, the representative learned that it is commonly called a clicker. :)
     
  5. Larry

    Larry New Member

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    People refer to bait alarms do so in a couple of different ways. Every rep I talked to, called it something different. Though they all knew once you explained to them what it was and the purpose.
     
  6. Gator

    Gator New Member

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    There reel name is a line out alarm or strick alarm and when it comes to ABU they are called line out alarms.
     
  7. WylieCat

    WylieCat Well-Known Member

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    Well, if I was a sales rep, I would try to use the vernacular of the people I am dealing with. Abu Garcia can call it the “audible line movement notification device” all they want, but fishermen will call it a bait clicker.

    Sounds like they are trying to either make you look stupid or make themselves look superior.
     
  8. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    I've talked to the Abu reps a couple of times, and it's always been a good experience. But they should have known what a clicker was, even if they prefer other terminology.
     
  9. mudcat_xpress

    mudcat_xpress New Member

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    It's a bait clicker to me.
     
  10. BigCatSteve

    BigCatSteve New Member

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    maybe he dont know the fishing ligo some of us use and he was taken aback that you knew more than he did
     
  11. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    I have sold many things and customers have terms for everything. I think the rep should have said what you refer to as a clicker is also called a line out alarm and helped you with models. I used to say couches, but when I sold them for a high end store I was told to call them sofas. Tomato tomata. In the end by relating to your customer you both benefit. I have always called it a clicker.

    I have one question tho. We can put men on the moon, dive miles below the surface and our reels still make that clicking noise. Why not have it play the theme from Jaws when you get a bite, or something more entertaining? Just a thought.
     
  12. barbel

    barbel New Member

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    Its a clicker here mate. When the line moves, it clicks. End of story.
     
  13. photocat

    photocat New Member

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    sounds to me that they are a newby and for somereason don't fish or fish only for bass/other non clicker using species.... I agree that they should know what it is and should be able to tell you if they have them or not...
     
  14. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    LOL when the biggest blue I cought hit it was straight out of jaws pig penn click...........click......click....click...click.zzZZZZZZZZZZZZ Gotta love that sound.
     
  15. JReed

    JReed New Member

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    I have had several conversations with people while building rods and they had NO IDEA what the differant type of reels where. :rolleyes:
     
  16. pendog66

    pendog66 New Member

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    man doesnt that just irritate you to talk to someone that is clueless. When they are the ones who are suppose to be helping you
     
  17. Doyle

    Doyle New Member

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    I can understand why they don't call them "Clickers", With hearing like mine they aren't loud enough to be called that. They're more like cl...cl...ckand I have four of them in my boat.:p
     
  18. G3Morton

    G3Morton New Member

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    Catfish folks call them CLICKERS..............

    Those who don't,, just ain't gotta clue....

    Lord help those,, who just ain't gotta clue....
     
  19. LilRyjoe04

    LilRyjoe04 New Member

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    LOL!! I can't wait to hear that sound again! You have to quit that G3! That's too funny!! Selling a product that they have no clue about.:sad: That's sad!
     
  20. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Maybe part of the problem is the "he" was a "she". But she sure sounded pretty. sigh.