best spinning rod to take to steep point?

hey gusys, i was just wondering if there was any advise on spin outfits to take up to steep point. im heading up thursday week and so far have just bought a new setup, saltiga 6500 loaded with castman 110lbs braid a bit over kill  i know but got it matched with a asuza 802 pe5-8 and a t-curve 802 stickbait rod. i was after a bit lighter aswell to match a stradic 6000 just to flick a few lighter lures up to about 80g. any advise would be much appreciated. cheers


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Love my Samurais

Sun, 2013-04-28 18:51

Just get the one you want for the wt you want

PS but not a cheap option

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 yeah i know thats the thing

Sun, 2013-04-28 18:53

 yeah i know thats the thing tho ive got me sons 1st birthday just before i leave aswell and the cost of the trip isnt realy helping at the moment but was looking at a deamon blood but have heard of a few exploading lately. dont realy know what i should be looking for.

 

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Havent killed a Samurai yet

Sun, 2013-04-28 18:58

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eupro cyclone

Sun, 2013-04-28 20:06

 for a cheaper option to match with the stradic go a Eupro Cyclone 10'

i picked one up from oceanside for $140 and it went well up there

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 NS Cabin II 9'6 Monster.

Sun, 2013-04-28 20:06

 NS Cabin II 9'6 Monster. Awesome rod, and a little bit lighter than the demon blood but it still ahs the same cast and line ratings. If price is an issue, have a look at the cheaper variant - the NS Sea Bass 9'6 Monster. 

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 Probably my Sabre GF 220,

Sun, 2013-04-28 20:31

 Probably my Sabre GF 220, but you won't find any of them anywhere. I know of 3 and one is in my shed.

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cheers fellas ill have to

Mon, 2013-04-29 05:49

cheers fellas ill have to suss a few out.

 

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steep rod

Mon, 2013-04-29 05:59

I have fished with a eupro cyclone there and that was pretty good for a bidget rod,  also used a daiwa (uk salmon) rod that is really light and landed heaps of macks up to 18kg on that.  plenty of guys use the demon bloods and I have seen a few asusa's used also.

choose a rod that will cast the lures your using as far as possible as you will get alot more hookups.  there will alwaays be sharks so no lure casting rod is going to skull macks in quick enough to beat the sharks.  If your cast metals I would go something pretty heavy

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yeah rig ive got my saltiga

Mon, 2013-04-29 13:04

yeah rig ive got my saltiga for that and 120 -220g metals to skull drag the macks if the sharks are a problem but was gonna go lighter just for a bit of fun casting 60-80g metals coz i know the asuza with 110lb braid wont be casting that far.

 

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 you will find it so much

Mon, 2013-04-29 19:03

 you will find it so much easier to be throwing 85's, rather than 120-220gm........ i dont fish anything over 100gm. 

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read

Mon, 2013-04-29 13:56

sorry should have read that a bit better.  chuck some 85g raiders with your heavy combo. although 110lb aint exactly casting braid

most rods people use for popping tailor around 9-10ft will work.  like I said before the more water you cover with your lure = more fish.  This will only be suitable if you are casting hardbody nilsmaster/rapalas or similar

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 Hey guys does anyone of you

Fri, 2018-10-26 08:21

 Hey guys does anyone of you has been using the Daiwa saltist 962h at steep point ? I wanted to buy the Daiwa demon blood 962mh at the beginning but is is a bit over my budget. The Daiwa saltist 962h seems to be the same on the paper : pe2-4 and 50-120g. Only the guides are différents. Do you think that it will do the job ? Thanks :)

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That’d be fine mate.People

Fri, 2018-10-26 20:35

That’d be fine mate.

People inc me over do it with heavy rods for spinning At steep. 

Anything 7-9ft with med to slow taper, that you can throw 85g slicers and 190 bibs works well.

A Fast speed reel is much more import so you can get the lure cranking thru the water.

With the rod just Find a compromise between heavy enough to not snap it when banging lures out and light enough to literally cast 1000 times between dawn and dusk!!!

A fast taper / heavy action will just make you arms and shoulders bloody ache 

Pe 2-4 is all you need IMO.

read heaps of people saying you need to be able to crank fast with tighter drags to get past the greycoats....all bullshit... a good gaff man is waaaaay more important...best to have the drag light and let the fish stay in clear water where it’s got some chance to get away from sharks whilst still on your line and only crank him in when your gaff man is 100% ready...far more are lost to sharks on a short line at the bottom of the rocks then at any other time. And the weight of the rod will never prevent that.

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Sat, 2018-10-27 08:44

Yep, I used to use a modified TSS4 done by John Devitt as my go to reel on my Sabre up there. Could cast from sun up to sun down easily.

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I have a

Fri, 2018-10-26 09:01

 Ocea plugger pe 5 brand new condition would be ideal for the job

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 Thanks guys i will take the

Fri, 2018-10-26 22:18

 Thanks guys i will take the saltist then ! 

I will pair it with my shimano saragosa 10000 !

I was thinking about running tasline elite 40lb on it :)

I have another spool with 80lb braid and an 8foot 50-80lbs stickbaiting rod if i need to cast heavier lures or big stickbaits or poppers !

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 Everything is already booked

Sat, 2018-10-27 13:39

 Everything is already booked at steep point there is no available camping spots in february or march... I just had a look. Is it possible to camp at Shelter bay (rangers point) and go fishing to steep point every day ? Or is the road only open to people staying at the steep point campsite ? Thanks

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You can camp at shelter and

Sat, 2018-10-27 20:54

You can camp at shelter and drive in everyday. BUT it’s first in best dressed for spots to cast and balloon and the guys camped there book 10 months in advance and WILL get very Shitty if you squeeze in uninvited and take their elbow / casting room.

 

Advice: If nobody is casting but have left their rod marking their spot just ask first and most will let you have a cast whilst they have a rest... provided you step aside when they come back,....don’t ask and you’ll end up having cross words with someone. Common courtesy is all you need and you’ll be right...camp elsewhere and rock up with a truck load of gear and take someone’s spot you’ll wear the wrath.

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 Ok cool thanks ! Yeah of

Sat, 2018-10-27 21:58

 Ok cool thanks ! Yeah of course same as everywhere i will respect the other guys :) is there so few Space on the spots ?

 

 

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If it’s booked out it will be

Sat, 2018-10-27 22:22

If it’s booked out it will be tight for spots

Paul the ranger is pretty realistic when he says it’s full it cause it’s full