Buying a Surf Rod and Reel

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  • #8225
    yellowfin
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    A kayak would be good for taking baits out for some Land Based Shark Fishing. I was watching a video on youtube and a guy was targeting thresher sharks from a kayak.

    #8226
    yellowfin
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    yeah I hope to use it to take lines a good distance out.

    #10522
    yellowfin
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    This threads been dormant for awhile so thought I’d throw in a cheaper rod Im l@@king at purchasing for surfcasting, anyone used an Okuma X-Factor? Prob the 14ft although the 15ft is another option. Am considering because of price,lightweight, & action, as I believe them to be very similar to my Salmon surf rods. Cast weight 3-5oz,( I generally dont go fishing in conditions that require more weight than this to stay wet!) Am hoping to be able to use with a Daiwa slosh reel, so may look at an additional lower reel seat(personal preference) & line guides if I have to. My ssr’s max out at 3ozs casting weight, not much when you get some big sloppy baits & tackle etc on the end.
    Thoughts or comments please…

    cheers G.

    #10524
    Miliwolf
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    I have no experience with the X-factor surf rods but the other rods in that series all seem to be great value for money.

    #10525
    yellowfin
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    Have had a cast or ten with one was ok but a bit soft and tended to fold on the hit.
    What about a killwell as you can get one of the cheaper ggx? ones set up from the killwell factory as a freespool rod then the guides will be on the correct side of the rods spine.

    #10882
    yellowfin
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    does anyone know much about the okuma range of surf rods. mainly the preadator,solaris and and axeon?

    #10883
    Miliwolf
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    My Solaris is a good rod, was not overly expensive.

    #10884
    yellowfin
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    just saw on trade mne a kilwell Goliath a 18ft 4 piece surf rod i imagine it would be a rather unusual rod to use being the longest i have ever heard of

    #10887
    St_Paul
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    Have a solaris and an axeon, both good rods and got them for reasonable prices. The axeon is a bit stiffer than the solaris

    #11033
    yellowfin
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    Bought a Okuma Solaris 13ft 6 3pc Surf Rod today, have been playing with the Axeon and the Solaris for a few weeks, and came to the conclusion that I didnt think spending any extra money on the Axeon would help me in any great way to catch any more fish.

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