Centrepin reels are an excellent choice for Luderick fishing as I have described in another article. One of my favourite manufacturers of centrepin reels, and indeed a favourite of Luderick anglers down the years, were Grice & Young.
These reels, although not designed for Australian conditions, are very handy luderick reels. They're hard wearing with a tough construction, few moving parts, yet a very small amount of force is needed to turn the spool. Sadly these reels are no longer manufactured in their original form, however, Shakespeare until recently sold a reel made with similar tooling to the original factory in the UK and there are many originals available via EBAY. If you want to buy from EBAY, it pays to know what to look for.
I have described in Luderick 101 - Rigging Up, the gear required to catch luderick and illustrated a simple way to rig a float. In that article I also described the types of bait required. In an article yet to be written I will attempt to describe how to cast a centrepin. In the meantime you may want to have a look at this link or this one
Photo shows the grip on rod, tucked under arm the reel sits so that full control can be achieved with the left hand of line and spool
This article will describe line maintenance, knowing when to strike, and how to go about it.