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New rod suggestions
« on: June 15, 2011, 06:53:23 PM »
Hi all,
I'm looking at getting a new rod and reel for the kayak. I'd prefer a 7 foot spin outfit, but any suggestions are welcome.
I'm allowing about $200-$300 or anything around that price range.

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Re: New rod suggestions
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2011, 10:27:45 PM »
Hi Binga, what sort of fishing do you want it to cover? eg 2-4 kg 7 foot graphite spin would cover a lot of bases. bass, bream etc. I have a shimano catana 2 - 4kg rod worth $70 and have it matched to a shimano stradic 2500. I've caught fish from average bream to a 65cm Snapper using SP's. I also use it for bass fishing using spinnerbaits and lures.
On the other hand I have an 6' 6"Ugly stik 4-6 kg with a Shimano DL baitrunner that does most of my bait fishing work in esturies taking on flathead, bream, grunter and Salmon (blue). When hedging my bets I have an Abu promax combo ($155) 6-8kg baitcast outfit that handles most of the above (bit heavy for bream small bass) and will allow you to take on some of the bigger guys around including Jacks and Barra. It really depends on the species your after and what terrain you intend fishing.
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Re: New rod suggestions
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2011, 10:51:39 PM »
Personally, I'd be leaning towards a 6 foot or under rod for yak fishing.

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Re: New rod suggestions
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2011, 05:09:47 PM »
Personally, I'd be leaning towards a 6 foot or under rod for yak fishing.

fitz..
yep they make a few rods around 4'6" now for yaks. but that doesn't stop people taking bigger rods. I took a bloke fishing for snapper that used a surf rod! He slayed me. I always get told I fish with a rod too long for a boat (7 - 8'). They can be awkward in a boat but they have other advantages. I've not fished out of a yak yet but when i do i'll probably take me 7'. Just to say it doesn't work so i can buy another rod to try. Have you tried any of the shorter rods Fitzy? The yak purpose ones?  :)

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Re: New rod suggestions
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2011, 05:33:55 PM »
StevenM uses small little poofter rods in his yak , and they go alright too. I don't know the brand but I do remember him saying he got them at Charletons Fishing at Redbank.

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Re: New rod suggestions
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2011, 08:07:49 PM »
There is  a difference in being overgunned and just right length and wieght for yak fishing, Ive seen some of the rods Stevenm uses and i have some a bit smaller i made from St.croix blanks and are perfectly fine for yak bassing at 4'6" and 5' 2-6lb (american rating).

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Re: New rod suggestions
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011, 03:35:31 PM »
StevenM uses small little poofter rods in his yak , and they go alright too. I don't know the brand but I do remember him saying he got them at Charletons Fishing at Redbank.

Cheers,
Dave.
Ugly stik make a 4' (Kayak stiks) 3 - 6kg. Berkley make rods from 4' 3" to 5'10" Yakstik & yaklite and abu sonic stik have a 4' 6" light Kayak Spin. I would imagine that most of the rod builders would have one for Yaks now. would be interesting to see how they build em to stop em from being too pokey or too soft?
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