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Offline Bren

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Rock/Surf fishing rig
« on: April 29, 2010, 02:41:14 PM »
Hi all,

Looking at updating my 20+ year old fishing gear but a little out of sorts as to what to get. Any suggestions on a rod and reel combo that I could use for rock and surf angling. Currently have 3 spinning rods (7, 9 and 10 foot) and three 20+ year old Penn reels (no:500 jigmaster, no:144 and no:49) along with a couple of coffee grinders. Any suggestions welcome.


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Re: Rock/Surf fishing rig
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2010, 02:54:05 PM »
I would look at a 14ft 5pc rod with light/medium and heavy tips and a diawa grandwave 40 or sls50(or shimano equivalent). Unless you are looking for sharks, this set up will be perfect for targeting edibles and the odd smoothhound or spotted gully.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2010, 02:55:49 PM by Lee »
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Re: Rock/Surf fishing rig
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2010, 03:30:12 PM »
Thanks Lee, can I buy the tips seperately i.e 1 rod multiple tips? As for line, what would you suggest? I'm fishing for edibles but purely for the sport.

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Re: Rock/Surf fishing rig
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010, 03:55:46 PM »
The rod comes in 5 pieces including the tips(Various makes) as for line personal choice. I use Double X and as a general about .42mm to .45mm - 12 to 15kg. What I suggest you do is go to the Fishing Specialist in Voortrekker Road maitland and talk to the blokes there, they  are knowledgeable and will assist.

Word of warning, take your budget in cash as my credit card has been "raped" there many a time on "useless necessities".
« Last Edit: April 29, 2010, 03:56:33 PM by Lee »
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