Recommend a good rod for me?

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  • #6957
    yellowfin
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    Hey, I really don’t know what sorta rod I should be going for. I hear bigger isnt always better, could you guys recommened a good new rod for me to buy? I surfcast from beaches and sometime’s rocks.

    cheers

    #16352
    fishforpot
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    How long is a banana

    #16353
    yellowfin
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    thanks for your helpful post,not allowed to ask q’s around here?

    #16356
    St_Paul
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    I like the okuma solaris and the power plays by kilwell are good rods too.

    #16358
    Miliwolf
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    I to like the Solaris, a great affordable rod, not the best for long distance casting but that is rarely required. Actually, most Surf Rods would work just fine. I have never used one which I would not happily catch a fish with. Would go for a graphite rod for the weight savings.

    For Rock fishing, grab a 8ft $50-$120 solid tip rod, with a rating of around 8-10kg. Something like a Ugly Stick Gold, Penn Powerstick, Shimano Raider. All brands should have something in this range, probably all made on the same Chinese production line.

    #16359
    Birdlingsflat
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    I use one of these..
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing … =320766684

    easy transporting..light lots of fun..

    #16360
    yellowfin
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    Wouldn’t recommend a telescopic rods although some people may like them.

    High end:
    Rods like the kilwell powerplay range are probably the best you will find but they retail around $600, although I got mine off trademe for $200.

    Mid range:
    There’s a rod out by Abu called the Abu Surfline ($200) which looks a lot like the Solaris, but it’s cheaper and has a few changes which make it a better rod than the Solaris which pretty much means the Solaris is off the market unless you can find one second hand really cheap. There’s a few others around the $200 mark but I really would recommend the surfline.

    http://www.discountfishingsupplies.co.n … ab13374b38

    If you’re not wanting to spend that much money then look at the Penn Powerstick surf rods or maybe the Daiwa Eliminators if you can find them.

    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Sports/Fishing … 206879.htm

    As for size I really don’t think a big 16 footer is needed at all especially if you have a decently long rod holder for fishing rougher conditions. You’ll probably cast further with a 13 or 14 foot as well although I do think 12foot is a bit to short. The rod should also be rated to cast a 5-6oz sinker.

    #16364
    yellowfin
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    cool thanks guys, penn powerstick doesn’t seem to expensive. Ive got a daiwa eliminator rod I got couple years back but its more a boat rod then a surf caster,maybe 7-8ft got from rebel sport for like $30

    #18383
    yellowfin
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    go for about 12 ft surfcaster

    #18392
    yellowfin
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    as zac and miliwolf have said the solaris and kilwell powerplays but at 600+ for the powerplays it may not be the best option, i also have a okuma axon rod and it doesnt seem to be too bad thus far. also as mentioned id got with a od 13-14foot for casting easier i rckon 12foot rods are a waste of time personally for off a beach

    #18395
    yellowfin
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    First post in this thread Wed Nov 17, 2010 .

    I would guess the OP already has a rod sorted.

    #18396
    Miliwolf
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    At least it makes the forum look less dead, at least I think it does.

    #18397
    yellowfin
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    I have used el cheapo rods thus far and they seem fairly indestructable.Grey boys up to 50lbs were handled easily.And then there
    was the time I had the drag set way too high when a big rig hit and I was 50m away from rod.Rod bent like staple and by the time I got there there 5/8 reinforcing bar spike had a bent section in it.Rod handled it well.The el cheapo reels however last only a
    season of constant fishing.

    #18398
    yellowfin
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    Damn guys, I use 2 shimano beastmasters I bought for sounds snapper fishing and they are only 10 footers..cheap, robust and easy to replace if needed…used them off the Christchurch beaches last summer and nailed my fair share of eles and rig..in saying that, I wasn’t casting far as I didn’t feel the need too, and hooked fish within 20m of my feet..I don’t think I missed an extra foot or 3 in rod length..but listen to the ginga..he knows his game!!

    #18399
    yellowfin
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    do i?

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