anyone used the saltigaX 762s-2/4?

 Hi All,

 

i was after an opinion on this rod - from the specs it looks like it would suit what I want it for but I havent actually seen one in the flesh

more specifically I wanted to know what was the sweet spot in terms of cast weight and how much drag you would be comfortable fishing through it. I was after soemthing that could throw 35grams but fish PE3 to the max (about 7-8kgs) i realise i might be looking for a unicorn though!

its for throwing 7inch plastics on a 1/2oz jighead to the bigger kings around sydney harbour (maybe up to 1m or 8-9kgs or so) and also for a lighter setup for use on the rocks - for throwing smaller lures when the kings are shut down 

any help would be much appreciated!


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i would reccomend

Fri, 2017-08-04 07:59

 the ns black hole magic eye torque rods they are roughly the same price as the saltigas i have both spin models one is 7'6 rated pe 2-4 and i have this paired with a 5000 stella and have landed 30kg shovel nose sharks big queenies and trevs on it with ease then you have its bigger brother the 7'9 pe 4 i have this paired with a saltiga 4000 pe 3 (50lb) and this is made for pretty much anything you come across ausome strong rod both blanks are very light and thin aswell which is a bonus if your only throwing around 35 grams then the pe 2-4 is the way to go but both models can cast up to 100 grams 

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 thanks for the heads up on

Fri, 2017-08-04 17:31

 thanks for the heads up on these - are they nanocarbon blanks?

if so how do you like the way they cast? the (admittedly few) nanocarbon rods I've used seemed a lot sloppier and less crisp than normal graphite rods, almost like you couldnt find the bottom of them - theyre nice when loaded up on a fish though

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double post

Fri, 2017-08-04 17:32

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Have a look at the sensor shore game X 962mh

Fri, 2017-08-04 10:53

 Just bought one, has plenty of balls and casts great with the smaller lures. 

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 nice - sounds like what im

Fri, 2017-08-04 17:35

 nice - sounds like what im looking for Doggie

do you remember the lowest weight youve cast with it? also would it be balanced with a daiwa 4000 or would you put a bigger reel on it?

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 Sorry, Just realised i didnt

Wed, 2017-09-06 14:31

 Sorry, Just realised i didnt reply.

1 oz lowest at the moment, I run my 4000 Catalina on it and its perfect.

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Sensor shores are good

Fri, 2017-08-04 23:02

 But the butts are way to long had to cut myne down and not sure what blank the ns black holes are but the pe 2 is a very whippy but very strong and  the pe 4 is a bit stiffer but a really good rod i would go this over the saltiga rods but thats just my opinion if not you can always go a grappler 

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 thanks Travis - which sensor

Fri, 2017-08-04 23:23

 thanks Travis - which sensor model?

yep the NS black holes sound like nanocarbon - i think theyre something like 30 times stronger than normal graphite but are quite soft - they can be awesome depending on your application 

I have a few of the shimano grapplers also (very impressive rods!) Ive got the S80MH and the S80M models - the S80M will cast 35grams far and you can fish 8kg through it at 45 degrees so it will do what im asking - its just a little longer than what I prefer for this particular job

I've also been told on good authority that daiwa produces the best graphite in the world (of course this doesnt mean they make the best rods) so i wanted to give one of these lighter models a go - I have an older saltiga big game 85s (beautiful rod for casting 85-100grammers and fishing PE6 to the max!) 

I was also considering the yamaga 77/3 or 79/3 although they dont sound like you can fish them as hard as the grappler/ saltiga - theyre also considerably more expensive