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Which rod to buy

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Post by rabbi2 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:42 am

A warm welcome to the forums mate, good advise give as the salt range seems to be the best for value for money.
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Post by Seasurfer » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:16 am

I have a couple of salt beachcasters and I can't fault them, so I agree with everyone- they might be a way to go!

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Post by rabbi2 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:26 pm

I suffer with the same problem! :D :D >:) >:) >:) >:) >:)
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Post by brockie172 » Sun Oct 31, 2010 1:19 pm

try the greys or sonik range m8 20 quid over budget but you get what you pay for good luck

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Post by ducker » Tue Nov 02, 2010 9:04 pm

hi frogy

my self have a pair of daiwa sand storms great rod cost a

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Post by mulletover » Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:44 pm

shame we can't try before we buy!!
I like shimano rods, just because I'm quite short and they are light and suit me!
Bought a shakespeare K2 rod a few years back. thought the extra length = extra distance. How wrong I was. Its so long, if I put any oomph into the caste the rod takes me off my feet!!!

On the other hand I used my girlfriends Shimano Nexave Surf a few weeks ago and it cast brilliantly, although is limited to a 6oz weight which is a bit under most beach rods, but nice to use.

It's tough choosing because you need to try a few to find what you personally like.

But happy choosing!!!
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Re: Which rod to buy

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Post by trickyrickie » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:18 am

hello mate welcome to the forum..

the best thing i think to do is to go into a tackle shop where you can pick the rods up and get a feel for them,length tip action and so on

i use the 2 piece daiwa meenstreaks 13ft nice soft action but with plenty of grunt where as my brother uses the daiwa emcast 14ft...its a matter of preference...i cant get on with the longer rods

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Post by Ben_HSAC » Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:50 am

Daiwa always seem to produce good rods. I bought myself a TDX 129PM last week but that's quite a bit out of your price range.

But as other people have said it's probablty best to give the rod a feel first and see if it suits your preferences.

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