Buying a Surf Rod and Reel

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  • #7743
    yellowfin
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    hey zac,
    have a look at the new shakespeare surf rod they have in at R&R sport in ashburton, 2 pce 15′ super stiff butt for about $150, bit more than you wanted to spend but for the extra $$ it has a 5 year warranty.

    #7744
    yellowfin
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    Hi. Just been into R&R today. I saw that rod. I might have a think about it. But I was hoping for something a bit smaller like 13 foot so i can use it for fishing at the New Brighton Peir since i go there often

    #7745
    yellowfin
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    do you need something that long for pier fishing? would have thought 10 – 12ft would be better for pier work.
    Seriously though try some of those local beaches as they can fish quite well and save you a packet in fuel

    #7746
    yellowfin
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    I am still looking for a new rod. Still looking at getting the Penn Biggame Spinfisher but i am also looking at a shimano beastmaster 12ft. Anyone had experience with a beastmaster? From what i have heard it is supposed to be a good rod.

    #7747
    yellowfin
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    Hey Zac
    the beastmaster is supposed to be an ok rod, if you are down at wakanui look for an old bloke with a white station wagon, he knows his stuff when it comes to rods.
    Had a look at the spinfisher today and wouldn’t recommend it, butt section bends way too much for my liking

    #7748
    yellowfin
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    I have decided that i will most likely get the Beastmaster. And i have brought two new reels one for my beastmaster im getting and the other for my older rod. One is a Tica Dolphin Long Cast Reel with 13 ball bearings and Gear Ratio 4.2:1. The other a Silstar Hypa HF-80 with 5 ball bearings and gear ratio 5.2:1.

    #7749
    yellowfin
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    the dolphin is a damn good reel, I have the model down from that one the sceptre, both are suitable for the new superlines too. have been having a play with fireline in the surf and so far the results have been good, better casting distance and great bite detection.

    #7750
    yellowfin
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    St_Paul – im heading out soon to wakanui beach to have a fish for a couple of hours depending on how rough of calm the sea is and if im catching anything. I will be getting my beastmaster sometime this week so i will be having my first fish with that next weekend at the New Brighton Peir but i will be mainly targeting yellow eyed mullet for bait for the weekend after that when i am going up again.

    #7881
    yellowfin
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    i have also got

    #7886
    yellowfin
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    I am now thinking of getting a beastmaster 10ft or a similer rod rated to 15kg. The shorter rods make a fight with a big fish a lot easier and if your not worried about casting distance too much it is the better option.

    #7887
    yellowfin
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    and if it is to be used off the pier it would make it easier to manouver

    #7888
    yellowfin
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    i bought the 15 foot surfcaster that fishabell is selling the non graphite one on trade me and i got a Silstar Hypa HF-80

    #7889
    yellowfin
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    What brand is the rod you got?

    #7890
    yellowfin
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    silstar i just needed

    #7891
    yellowfin
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    i have four main rods –

    Surf Rods –

    12ft Jarvis Walker 12kg with Hypa HF-80

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