Boat Rod & Reel

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Hey,

In need of a boat rod and reel combo. Can anyone recomend a budget set up. I have about 40 ish quid but will spend a little more if its a good deal. Just an idea of names etc.

From what I understand most people use multipliers when boat fishing. Can anyone explain why?? Should I stick to f/s or use a multi boat fishing.

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Use a boat multi as it has more cranking power than a FS.
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Go for the 30lb class as it will cover all eventualities for general boat fishing.
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Rod size depends on what fishing you're doing. If wrecking, the 30lb, otherwise 15lb better for inshore fishing.

Multipliers are very nice to use on a boat, especially C3s. Just hang lead over side, press button and let the line run out. 7000s are good cranking reels with heavier leads. I prefer 6000 but most of my boat fishing has been with lightish leads.

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Cheers guys, On our baot atm its mainly inshore fishing. Gonna book a few charters and upgrading boat this winter so i think i will get the 30lb. Saves me getting it next year.

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boat fishing isnt really my thing but id go for braid over mono any day. the thinner diametre gives much less resistance in heavy tidal flows meaning less tangles if a few people are fishing. it will also keep you in direct contact with the bottom which should hopefully mean you can get out of snags before its gets stuck very bad.
was on a boat last week with 7 others and i think there was one tangle in the 6 hours of fishing. everyone had braid with a mono rubbing leader.

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Cheers Redmouse Appreciate the advice ;)

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Really like the look of the Abu BG 7000i HSN plus its already loaded with 30lb briad which must of cost a fair bit. Reviews are good and it looks good. Won't bite the bullet just yet.

Thanks for all the advice ;)

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