7ft spin rod

Hey fellas Getting in to chasing tailor with lures/poppers, would like to use a 7-8ft rod. Which rod length and what sort of line weight would you all recommend, ( was thinking 3-6kg rod) does this sound ok or not, it'll be used around and over reef from shore, budget $100 Thanks in advance Rick


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For $50 from K-Mart, Quantam

Sat, 2012-06-30 17:16

For $50 from K-Mart, Quantam Surge 4-7kg 7ft graphite blank/cork handles

Don't be fooled by the price tag, it's a great little rod.

I use a 4000 stradic FJ with 20 lb braid for 100mm poppers/stickbaits and 40g metals.

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Shimano Sonic Series Rod

Sat, 2012-06-30 17:33

 They're about $70, and I don't think you could go wrong with one of them. There's a newer style too that looks the goods for a cheaper rod.  Another option is the Sling Shots.  They too only about $70.

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Cheers

Sun, 2012-07-01 06:20

Cheers guys, appreciated

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It's not 7ft, it's 6ft 10inch

Sun, 2012-07-01 09:42

It's not 7ft, it's 6ft 10inch but Berkely Dropshot 3-5kg will do the job very well. I use mine with a 2500 size reel for flinging metals & poppers over reef & it's fantastic.

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recommendation

Sun, 2012-07-01 14:18

Rick, when throwing lures/poppers landbase the extra length is always better especially if you casting out heavier lures or with an onshore wind so 8ft would be the pick.

 

The Berkley Dropshot 8ft 2pce is ideaL and thats rated 4-7kg and $99 

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I agree

Sun, 2012-07-01 15:11

I was going to post similar earlier but didn't. I seems a lot of us are using 9' rods at the moment. I think you need that from the beach at this time of year. I'm a Lemax man but there are some pretty good options around. Another tip is to match it with a reel that is high retrieve ratio. My setup is an Okuma EPIX EFS60 with 20lb braid. It's 6.5 to 1 retrieve and great for popping. That combo handles large Tailor and Salmon really well and will send a decent weighted popper or stick bait a mile out.

If it adds any credence, Ryan from Oceanside Tackle set me up with this outfit. . I paid for it of course LOL.

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Cheers Blake+Vince . Abit

Mon, 2012-07-02 06:55

Cheers Blake+Vince . Abit longer rod aye, I'll keep it in mind while looking around , Blake up at work till Thursday , I'll come see you on the weekend.

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No worries Rick.Bring in the

Mon, 2012-07-02 09:26

No worries Rick.

Bring in the reel that you want to match up to a rod and we will have something for you.

Cheers

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BCF has the shimano graphite

Mon, 2012-07-16 16:56

BCF has the shimano graphite rod and reel combos for $79 & $119 depending on the reel you get. I got one of each ie 6-8kg rod for $119 and 2-4kg rod for $79.. Do me just great for use with sp's. Had a good time catching mullaway on sp's on Murray River in Ravenswood on the weekend.. Mostly undersize but still fun on the 2-4kg rod :). 

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Shimano Raider

Sun, 2012-07-29 08:34

My personal Preference is the Shimano Raider, I think they slighlty longer than 7ft but paired up with my 3000 Daiwa Freams and some good quality $100 PE 2 is an absolute ripper of a combo for casting anything out at fair distances.

 

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Lemax

Wed, 2012-08-08 12:18

Might be a little bit more expensive but I swear by my LEMAX president royal!!!  Fantastic rod that can handle some big spanglies up north also!!