Buying a Surf Rod and Reel

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  • #6442
    yellowfin
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    I am looking at buying a new rod and i am just looking for some advice. I am looking for a good rod around 12 – 13 foot and a max cast weight or of around 5 or 6oz and i would prefer a 2 peice and line weight of 12 or 15kg. i was looking at this on trademe http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=88852879&permanent=0

    #7724
    yellowfin
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    Hey Zac,
    It all depends how much you want to spend.
    if ya can try and get yer hands on the rod before buying, you want to make sure it has a fairly stiff butt section if you want something to increase casting distance, the best way to test this is to put the butt on the ground and hold the join in one hand, lean on it a bit and see how much it flexes too much flex means it wil not cast distance well.

    #7725
    yellowfin
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    hey fishabell has

    #7726
    yellowfin
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    Thanks for the advice. I will have another look on trademe

    #7727
    yellowfin
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    If i was wanting to spend the $300 – $400 on a rod i would get a kilwell powerplay but since i am not wanting to spend that much i am looking at something around the $100 range

    #7728
    yellowfin
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    And what was so bad about the penn powerstick you had?

    #7731
    yellowfin
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    powerstick was heavy and bent thru to the butt, loss of power when powering into the cast.
    I was really lucky to get my powerplay so cheap, would not have paid $300 for a rod either.
    I also have an okuma solaris which is also a great rod.
    have you had a look at http://www.tackletactics.co.nz

    #7733
    yellowfin
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    I have already had a look on http://www.tackletactics.co.nz. You say the powerstick you had was heavy but this one is graphite and it is says that it is light. Who did you get your

    #7734
    yellowfin
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    I got it from rebel sport in their discounted rack. case of being in the right place at the right time.
    the rod you are looking at appears to be

    #7735
    yellowfin
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    Ok. I liked the Penn rod i was looking at because it is graphite

    #7736
    yellowfin
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    hey zac take a gander at this one
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Fishing … 056379.htm
    good price and a damn good rod

    #7737
    yellowfin
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    Yeah i saw that one earlier. I was hoping to find something closer to $100.

    #7738
    yellowfin
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    And that rod is in the NI and it is $20 shipping. I was hoping fishabell would have some more rods on auction so i could just pick up

    #7739
    yellowfin
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    any particular reason you are after 2 piece?

    #7740
    yellowfin
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    Not really

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