20/05/2007 at 3:29 pm #6461
At the moment I do not own any ‘didicated’ surf casting equipment. But I am planning on buying a couple new rods and reels.
My current equipment include.
2 9′ Silstar FireSticks. My father mainly used these for KY fishing, and a bit of surf and snapper fishing.
1 Tica 3m Proweave Surf Rod. I recently got given this for a present.
Shimano Baitrunner 6500B currently empty
Daiwa Certate 4000 spooled with 300yd of 14lb fireline.
Although the Certate is a amazing reel, physically it is quite small and I have my doubts over the effectivness of FIreline while surfcasting.
So now I feel I need a couple of rods for longer distance casting. Maybe something around 14-15ft. Also a couple more reels to use with the above rods.
At the moment, I am thinking of getting a Okuma Axeon Surf Rod and reel. You can read about it on the link below.
but still after suggestions for the second rod. Maybe a Kilwell powerplay SLX but they are quite expensive? I would also need a second reel. Thinking it might be possible to get something cheaply from one of the rebel sports large sales.
One last question. When out surfcasting by yourself. How many rods do you normally fish at one time? I am thinking of using 2-3 rods depending on the conditions… although there is always the risk of getting multiple fish on at once.20/05/2007 at 3:52 pm #8078
Hi. The Okuma Axeon Surf Rod and reel is a good choice. Also you could look at the Okuma Solaris and you could use your Shimano Baitrunner 6500B on it.29/05/2007 at 8:12 pm #8149
welcome to the boards!
You can get away with using the proweave and the 6500b as a combo, and avoid shelling out the 300 odd pingers for a solaris/axeon combo.
The solaris is a great rod, I have one myself and use an eclipz baitfeeder reel with it.
The 6500b is a much better reel than the eclipz and using a baitrunner would be Ideal if targeting snapper from the shore in kenepuru or pelorus sound. You can also use it as a standard reel by not using the baitrunner feature.04/06/2007 at 8:38 pm #8177
Brought myself a 14′ Kilwell powerplay GGX rod today. So would be needing a reel.04/06/2007 at 8:43 pm #8178
How much are you wanting to spend on a reel?04/06/2007 at 9:02 pm #8179
2-3 hundred probably.04/06/2007 at 9:11 pm #8180
Maybe a Okuma Axeon AX9004/06/2007 at 9:17 pm #8181
For a cheaper option you could go with a Okuma Oryx.08/06/2007 at 5:55 pm #8183
Part of me is very tempted to purchase this reel.08/06/2007 at 6:17 pm #8184
That looks like a good reel. It’s quite expensive but im sure that it would be good quality.10/06/2007 at 9:59 pm #8191
I am new to surfcasting and tend to buy a reel for a 12” rod. any comment on this reel.
:shock::shock:10/06/2007 at 10:36 pm #8192
It is a very good reel. It would be hard to find a better reel then that in New Zealand. Atleast for that price.
In saying that it would be relatively heavy, and best suited for larger fish.13/06/2007 at 3:42 pm #8197
that saltiga is a bargain, those things are pretty much bulletproof and fantastic for fishing braid.
The shimano is a great reel too, quite heavy but would probably do the trick also baitrunners are a great option if you want to pop through to kenepur and have a crack at some good sized snapper from the shore, what make/rating is the 12′ rod?
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