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ant200sx
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having rod trouble

Post by ant200sx »

hi all

I am after a new fishing rod but i dont know what to go for
at the moment i have a daiwa grand wave 16ft that is a great rod but im another rod to go with it but i dont know what to go for

i was looking at couple of rods

sonik sk4 16ft
another grand wave
daiwa sandstorm
anyfish anywhere the 15ft jobbie

i cant make my mind up what rod or what size to go for as i do mostly beach fishing


please help


cheers
anthony



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Post by oggy_chomper »

If You are happy with the grand wave then why not get another?
At least you won't have any regrets by buying a different rod which you don't get on with.
Stick with what you know....only my oppinion.

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Post by eccles »

Personally I believe that these very long rods can be unmanageable for a lot of folk and I prefer something in the range 12 - 14 ft. Having had a couple of chucks with a sandstorm a while back I found it a tad too floppy in the tip section but then I do prefer a rod with a bit of grunt for my casting style (airialised OTG). If you fancy Daiwa I would rate the Supercast over the Sandstorm. Oh yes and I am currently using 14ft Abu Hellbenders with occasional use of a Firefly 12 ft bass rod (sadly no longer in production).

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Post by Iknowagoodplaice »

What oggy says makes sense. Supercast also good. Capable of 200 yards (apparently).

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Post by eccles »

S'right, I bet I could chuck a Supercast 200 yds on a good day.......

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Post by Ilurvmatthayes »

eccles wrote:S'right, I bet I could chuck a Supercast 200 yds on a good day.......
I had the same bet on with a friend when we both went to our first casting tournament- I lost the bet! lol

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Post by rabbi2 »

Talking about the Supercast, I still recon the MK1 (Paul Kerry) was a far better rod than the supercasts today.
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Post by wannacatch1 »

I have the paul kerry rod would not get rid of it,it is the best rod I ever had or used.

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Post by Snagger »

Hi,

I would stick to the Grand Wave if you are happy with them, if you have a

matched pair of rods you will find they move the same therefore better for

bite detection.

My personal preference is the PKCS12M Daiwa Paul Kerry Supercast Mk2, had

them 26yrs and have just rebuilt them, fantastic rods.

Not over keen on the Pair of 13ft Daiwa Sandstoms I bought.

But love the Pair of 13ft Grey's Greyflex I have.

Horses for Courses Mate,

Tim B-)

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Post by whitbydiver »

yeah good advice everybody my preference was the conoflex cod 6 only trouble was it had an 8 ft tip section so no good for public transport

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