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« on: February 16, 2015, 09:56:36 PM »
Hey guys just wanted to see what you would recommend for a new rod.

Unfortunately i snapped my Daiwai Black series Cranky rod the weekend just gone, great rod caught many a good fish on it.

It will be used with Shimano Curado 200 and used from a yak in both salt and fresh with 20lb fins braid casting lures etc

When I bought it, that was the first time i spend that much on a rod and I know you can spend a lot more and the Cranky was a good rod don't get me wrong. 

Do you get what you pay for with rods?

Would spending $100-200 on a rod a little expensive or spend a little more.   I have friends that use cheaper rods and they work a treat.

I mean you could spend $200 plus on a rod and snap it the first session you use it haha

Your thoughts and suggestions, Thanks in advance




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Re: Rod recommendations
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2015, 07:05:05 AM »
If your bait fishing, a fibreglass or compound rod like an ugly stik  is hard to beat.
If you're lure fishing, have a look at the pflueger trion range, good value carbon rods.

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Re: Rod recommendations
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2015, 07:58:06 AM »
First lesson in Fishing Rods.  The higher the $, the higher the carbon content.  The higher the carbon content, the easier the rod breaks under extreme bends.  An extreme bend is any bend that puts the tip at greater than 90 degrees to the butt.  If you want a rod that you can touch the tip to the butt, buy an ugly stick or a fibreglass rod.
The Daiwa Black series are very good value for money.

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2015, 10:55:29 AM »
+1 for the Pflueger Trion series. I've had a few and found them fantastic value for money. Keep an eye out for them when they go on special

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Re: Rod recommendations
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2015, 02:59:07 PM »
Depends what your fishing for right now im in love with the gomoku jigging rods alot of bend like over 90 degrees from butt but super strong the pe 1-3  can dead lift 16 kilos and not snap worth 150 and come in both spin and bait cast

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Re: Rod recommendations
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2015, 04:46:44 PM »
Thanks everyone for the info it has given me a few things to look at cheers

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Re: Rod recommendations
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2015, 11:43:21 AM »
Thanks guys for all the info I ended up going for a Pflueger trion will tell you how it goes .

Hopefully after all this rain my mate and I can get out  on our yaks the rain should make things good.  Tight lines all

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2015, 07:17:49 AM »
Nice one. I think you'll find it does the job well.

 

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