Rod type?

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  • #12715
    yellowfin
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    Give Phil at tackle tactics a call.They had a 13 ft emblem instock last week when I was in the shop.
    Had a bit of a look at it quite light and slim and looked to be well made ( daiwas normally are ) Phil had a unbadged version at his fishing clubs casting day he got it out to @175 mtrs I think.

    #12716
    yellowfin
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    You know what they cost? Also I see Discountfishingsupplies has the 13’6″ Solaris for $205, but Rodman doesn’t seem to think they’re any good?

    #12717
    yellowfin
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    Ummmm 250 ish I think …enquiries@tackletactics.co.nz .Phil or Karen can answer your question.

    #12719
    Miliwolf
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    The Solaris is a nice rod, casting 6oz sinkers would be pushing it a bit….. You should of brought the Axeon which st_paul was selling, it has already caught me a Lemon Shark, A Snapper and battled a Ray.

    #12720
    yellowfin
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    I see the Axeon is only rated to 6oz/30lb line, whereas the Solaris is rated to 8oz/40lb line. If they rate it up to 8oz, I’d say it’d be safe casting 6oz + a big bait right?

    #12721
    Miliwolf
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    I have casted 5 1/4 oz + Big bait on my Solaris and it went fine…. Probably best suited for 4oz I suspect.

    #12722
    yellowfin
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    It’s weird that they put the cast weigh rating so high then.

    #12724
    rdeejay
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    i guess it would also depend on how you cast, i use a penn 16ft for powercasts hitting around 150 with a basic brighton cast(overhead thump from otg position) and using 5 1/4 sinkers plus bait etc and while my rod can handle bigger weights i would stick to just an overhead with big weights

    #12725
    Rodman
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    I have just wasted an hour and a half writing about the solaris and how to fix them only to have my post wiped as usual.

    #12726
    yellowfin
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    Maybe you could write in Notepad/Word then make the post from that? Just an idea.

    #12735
    St_Paul
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    nice to hear the axeon is workin for ya mili.
    I like my solaris have had no problems with it at all. I used to fish wakanui or dorie once a fortnight and landed some good rig and ele’s on it. Rodman has very high standards for rods and owns a heap may be worth having a chat with him as he specializes in east coast surf fishing.

    #12737
    yellowfin
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    I got 2 solaris’s a 13’6 and 14’6. I seem to be able to cast the 14’6 a bit further and i just use 5 oz sinkers the whole time for both rods. But when i was spinnin earlier in the year i was gettn more distance and 13’6 and it made lite work of the kingy that i got doin that.

    #12740
    yellowfin
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    Also got a 13’6″ solaris, great rod battled a few big rays on it and preformed well, also eles. Matched with the 6500 baitrunner, not an ideally surf reel but an awesome reel none the less.

    #12765
    yellowfin
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    I’ve decided I’ll most likely get the Okuma Axeon Reel and 13’6″ Solaris Combo for $420, seems to be a fairly good deal. The Penn Slammer also looks like a nice rod, and I saw a 14’6″ Penn Slammer and Spinfisher 950 set for only $320, although the Slammer is only rated to 12kg. discountfishingsupplies.co.nz seem to have some great prices and really good deals on their combos.

    Edit: I think I’ll keep looking around. No rush really, since I wont be fishing much over winter, I’ve got all year to decide.

    Also seems discountfishingsupplies have put their Axeon/Solaris 13’6″ combo up to $350, and their 14’6″ up to $490, so maybe I should’ve went for it.

    #12855
    yellowfin
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    In relation to my previous post about discountfishingsupplies putting their prices up, it seems that prices on their other gear may go up also.

    Quote from discountfishingsupplies:
    [quote:1ndgbgaj]Prices are and will be going up on everything, as we get new stocks in, As all our wholesaler prices went up from beginning of feb by 15 to 30%. Due to the devalued NZ dollar.

    We are only adjusting prices as we get new stock in, so it will take some time for a lot of the increases to be implemented on our site.

    Anyway he put the Axeon/Solaris combo back down to $420 until Wednesday night (tonight).

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