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Light beech rod for bass or flatties

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:57 pm
by Phillb

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:16 pm
by eccles

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:32 am
by Phillb

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:15 am
by eccles
I think you will find that the Daiwa is a "composite" rod whereas the Shakespeare is pure carbon. Carbon rods always cast better than composite in my experience and they do not flap about in the wind which can be important for bite detection and the like. I know what I would do.

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:03 am
by rabbi2

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:31 am
by Ilurvmatthayes
why is a fully carbon rod essential? plenty of rods with glass in them that cast well and dont flap in the wind- they're more responsive in my view- fully carbon rods can be lifeless which isnt really what you want when bassing.

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:05 pm
by eccles
I guess you don't ever fish in a force 6 on the south coast then or try to cast 120+ yds.

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:07 pm
by Phillb

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:10 pm
by eccles
Near perfect for the money mate in my opinion.

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:47 am
by Ilurvmatthayes
eccles wrote:I guess you don't ever fish in a force 6 on the south coast then or try to cast 120+ yds.
No need to get personal but as it happens I've fished plenty of times in strong winds on Kent and Essex/Suffolk coasts not that it has anything to do with it- unless your south coast winds are something special but i'm guessing not.

I still dont understand your view that a "fully carbon" rod is necessary other than because you say it is - rods dont cast better per se- that's in the hands of the person using the rod. Saying that I think Reel Wizard explains it.

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:07 pm
by Iknowagoodplaice
Well, on the south coast we get real man's winds, not the namby-pamby zephyrs like you get on the east coast.

Not sure what all this fuss about carbon is about. The man says he wants a beech rod, though personally I would have thought hickory or ash far better materials. I use a tapered broom handle myself, which gets me 200 yards out comfortably, especially with the help of a boat.

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:43 pm
by Phillb
Maybe thats what i need to do get a boat instead. ;)

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:48 pm
by Phillb
I think what i need to do is pop to a decent Tackle shop and see what feels right. Only problem is that there isnt many around in swindon being land locked. Can anyone recomend a good shop within an hour and halfs drive from swindon?

Thanks

Phil