Beach rod for my "Newbie" Mrs

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Beach rod for my "Newbie" Mrs

Post by Philipe » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:34 pm

Hi

Returned to fishing after many years but this time my wife has decided to have a go too.

We are looking at mostly beach fishing and she has had a go casting with my 10ft pier rod and is struggling to get any distance as she is quite slight.

Looking for suggestions for a beach rod that would assist her casting

Been looking at the Shakespeare Alpha X Beach Rod as an entry level choice.

Any help much appreciated

Philipe



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Post by rabbi2 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:56 pm

I bought 2 of them and am quite happy with them as I have a back problem.
For those of slight build then the lighter the rod the better.
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Post by Philipe » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:12 pm

Thanks for that keith

I noticed the Shakespeare Alpha come in 12ft and 13ft
I presume the 13ft would potentially give more leverage and possibly a longer cast?

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Post by eccles » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:27 pm

How about one of the so called bass rods which often quite light and usually around 11ft. I have one which is in fact 12 ft and no longer made unfortunately but it tosses out a 4 oz sinker a long way using an OTG casting technique.

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Post by rabbi2 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:57 pm

Possibly the 12ft would be more suitable especially if she is short in stature and slim.
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Post by Philipe » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:11 am

I've been told to say "she is not short... only slight" :)

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Post by rabbi2 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:36 am

So were "Santa's little helpers" lol :D :D >:) >:) >:) >:) >:)
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Post by Philipe » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:09 pm

*groan* :)

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Post by Philipe » Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:55 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions

Had a look around and thinking of going for the Shakespeare Tidewater Bass

It seems a good price for an entry level rod. Casts 2-4oz which is as much as she has been comfortable with using my pier rod

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Post by Philipe » Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:50 am

Just been looking on-line for a decent price and came across the Daiwa Seahunter X Bass

Anyone have any experience/comments on this rod?

Thanks
Philipe

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Post by eccles » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:51 am

From paersonal experience I would rate Daiwa above Shakespeare kit with the possible exception of Daiwa Sand Storm which I consider to be too expensive for the specification.

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Post by Philipe » Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:16 pm

Not seen one in "real life" but they certainly look a well made bit of kit from what I have seen on-line

Just need to find a reliable on-line supplier now :)

Again, many thanks for all the advice

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Philipe

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