- 10/05/2009 at 10:10 am #13193
They also often have strange guide spacing… Multi piece is better I feel.10/05/2009 at 10:12 am #13194
Miliwolf11/05/2009 at 7:44 am #13197
Have already spent over a grand on fishing tackle this fortnight , so think I would have to delay the purchase of the veals for a while….
First I purchased a used Synit Softbait rod, to replace my snapped Berkley Dropshot….
I also grabbed a Kilwell SAS fly rod
Then I notice my other Berkley dropshot had lost its top guide, so I replaced it with a Kilwell Softbait rod… Going to repair the Berkley at a later date also
I blame the cold winter for my spending, it trapped me inside and I spent to much time looking at stuff on the Internet. My annual leave is now over so I can not spend all day inside looking at stuff online13/05/2009 at 4:07 am #13207
Another rod someone might be interested in.
Kilwell Goliath 18 Foot Cast weight 140 – 225grams
Definitely a massive rod, not sure what it would cast like.13/05/2009 at 5:18 am #13208
I have seen one of those rods .FECKEN MASSIVE
Wouldnt like to get attached to a decent sized fish while using one.16/05/2009 at 8:10 am #13219
I have been sitting at home with little to do (well these heaps to do but I am not going to do any of it) and had a great idea, I am going to build my own rod this winter
Still in the early stages of planning but thinking of making myself a wharf rod, mainly for targeting Moki and Snapper. Going to steal Fuji guides from broken rods, going to use glow in the dark thread on the guides to make it easier to see at night. Going to have a quality reel seats and a little cork for the upper handle and smooth black stuff instead of the bottom grip… Apart from the poor workmanship it is going to be awesome
Once that is complete my next project is going to be a spinning rod for Salmon and Kahawai fishing in the surf.
Finally I might upgrade the conponents on a few of my existing rods, have a few nice rods with crappy foam and cheap reel seats.17/05/2009 at 2:55 am #13226St_PaulParticipant
I’ve been thinking about re-building my 9 weight fly rod as a saltwater fly rod by adding an extra stripper guide and a fore grip, reckon it would handle a 10 weight line OK . Have re-built a couple of rods in the past its good fun and there have been some good articles in coast to coast mag on rod building lately.18/05/2009 at 10:55 am #13230
Yeah, hope it would be fun , going to get my fly tying stuff set up first then would go to work on the rod building… Maybe…..
Speaking of fun. Took my certate to bits tonight, it was a bit gritty feeling after getting swamped by a sandy wave… Took 2hrs+ for a incomplete dismantle and reconstruction…… Got it looking complete, test spin and the whole thing Jams…. not fun
Think I know where the problem is so would not require a complete dismantle…. Also had 1 piece left over which could be partly to blame. Once it is working again, think it might get a flight back to Japan to get a proper service. Kinda wish I purchased a NZ version so I could get it done locally.
Probably could dismantle the whole thing myself and wash everything… Would be cheaper…. But the Japanese should be able to construct it more precisely… Maybe… ummm.19/05/2009 at 10:23 am #13236
Jeff Murray Reel Repairs
18 Ragley Street Green Bay Waitakere City Auckland 0604
(09) 8176591 Fax:(09) 8176591
Give Jeff a bell hes a reel fixing legend .19/05/2009 at 10:40 am #13237
Thanks for the details…
Took the certate completely to bits tonight, and now its back together again. Was quite a marathon… Did one small bit wrong near the end so would fix it tomorrow, but its good to know that all the small parts are connected to the reel.10/08/2010 at 7:19 am #15852elmo22Participant
has any one brought a 19ft telesopic rod?? my mate has just got one from aussie but the tip is very thin and doesnt look like you can throw a 6oz or a 4oz with out brecking the tip…going to try it tomorrow down the park10/08/2010 at 7:30 am #15853
19ft and telescopic doesn’t sound very nice. 19ft is way to long and being telescopic and very thin not really ideal for surf fishing and heavy sinkers.10/08/2010 at 7:32 pm #15854
i saw a guy down at the waimak mouth a fedw weeks ago who said he was a reader of our forum who had one off those 19ft telescopics20/08/2010 at 6:28 pm #15868MX GuyParticipant
yeah now sitting in the corner of the garage, I liked the longer rod but the action was way too light, med red cod looked like a whale being hauled. I got it for a couple of bucks of trademe, now been replaced 16′ Penn Powerstck21/08/2010 at 3:06 am #15869
Lol they sounded real whippy too
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