Advice on Rod

I'm going to buy my boy a Y6 graduation pressie and am thinking a nice combo would be something he'll keep for many many and get heaps of joy out of. He's taken a liking to my Type J/5000 Biomaster or Catalina/5000 Biomaster combos which gives me anxiety when he uses them so looking for something similar.

Budget is around $500 and probably go a 5000 Stradic so can anyone recommend a rod around the $150‐200 mark. 

The Saltist 18 PE2-4 rods look like they will fit the bill so has anyone used one of those?

Cheers JF

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 I havent used the rod

Thu, 2021-07-29 06:24

 I havent used the rod mentioned, but i do have a few of the eupro shogun rods in the pe 2. I havent really treated them well and they  should’ve have broken on me multiple times but they are still going strong. I've used them hard for the past 4 years and they are great for the price paid. 

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havent tried the salitst 18,

Thu, 2021-07-29 09:34

havent tried the salitst 18, but picked up a saltist hyper recently for 250, and am very happy with it. mine is a pe 3-4 think you can get a light jig/spin version whci is 2-4?

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Hey

Thu, 2021-07-29 10:52

 I have a ns blackhole Explorer pe3- s583 plenty of balls would possibly be a good rod for him if your keen send me a pm

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Cheers mate but as a special

Thu, 2021-07-29 11:18

Cheers mate but as a special pressie I'll be going new so it's all shiny with tags when I give it to him

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 I have an NS Blackhole pe3

Thu, 2021-07-29 13:15

 I have an NS Blackhole pe3 s583 with a stradic sw 5000pg (poor mans stella great reel)

awesome combo landed 30kg sambos and plenty of Dhus over 13kg with it very capable combo

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 Those Stradic's are awesome

Thu, 2021-07-29 13:20

 Those Stradic's are awesome reels. Have a couple in my artillery.

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 Another vots for a Stradic

Wed, 2021-08-04 11:05

 Another vote for a Stradic 4000 or 5000. Great reels for the price. 

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Ive found the Abu Garcia

Thu, 2021-07-29 14:43

Ive found the Abu Garcia Veritas to be a great little rod with value for money.

Mine copped a hammering at the Abrolhos and held tight.

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Cheers guys, appreciate the

Thu, 2021-07-29 21:48

Cheers guys, appreciate the leads

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 Let us know what you end up

Tue, 2021-08-03 13:31

 Let us know what you end up getting and why Frosty. Useful info for a lot of people I imagine.

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Will do mate

Wed, 2021-08-04 08:48

Will do mate

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I dropped into Tackleworld

Mon, 2021-08-09 14:41

I dropped into Tackleworld today an picked up a Shimano Jewel (JEW621JSP) which is a PE 1.5-3 and nice and light and looks great aesthetically so has anyone used one of these?

At the moment I am sitting on a decision between this and the NS S583. I didn't much care for the really thick foam grip and heavy feel on the PE3 Saltist.

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 NS blackhole explorer

Mon, 2021-08-09 18:12

 NS blackhole explorer excellent rods mate.

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