- 17/11/2010 at 4:37 am #6957
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.
cheers17/11/2010 at 6:31 am #16352fishforpotParticipant
How long is a banana17/11/2010 at 6:42 am #16353
thanks for your helpful post,not allowed to ask q’s around here?17/11/2010 at 8:47 am #16356St_PaulParticipant
I like the okuma solaris and the power plays by kilwell are good rods too.17/11/2010 at 10:18 am #16358MiliwolfParticipant
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.17/11/2010 at 10:38 am #16359BirdlingsflatParticipant
I use one of these..
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing … =320766684
easy transporting..light lots of fun..17/11/2010 at 3:29 pm #16360
Wouldn’t recommend a telescopic rods although some people may like them.
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.
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.
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.
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.18/11/2010 at 3:31 am #16364
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 $3028/06/2011 at 9:35 am #18383
go for about 12 ft surfcaster02/07/2011 at 3:06 am #18392
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 beach02/07/2011 at 10:49 am #18395
First post in this thread Wed Nov 17, 2010 .
I would guess the OP already has a rod sorted.02/07/2011 at 11:07 am #18396MiliwolfParticipant
At least it makes the forum look less dead, at least I think it does.02/07/2011 at 10:14 pm #18397
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.06/07/2011 at 6:32 am #18398
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!!06/07/2011 at 6:53 am #18399
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