Chasing salmon - what rod?

 Hi All,


Looking to get a new rod for upcoming salmon season, can someone reccomend a good reel/rod combo for casting lures from the beach? 



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Hi Jackson

Sun, 2018-02-04 12:18

Hi Jackson for the rod l would recommend the Abu Garcia veritas 9ft 6-10kg matched up with the new  shimano Sedona really good combo for targeting salmon and tailor landbased and it is not to expensive.

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 I’ve got a daiwa tournament

Sun, 2018-02-04 14:06

 I’ve got a daiwa tournament master-s 8ft MH with a shimano stradic 5000/15lb braid and is amazing to cast lures with. The rod is rated to 28g but easily does 60-70g lures well (not sure why the weighting is so low).

Not sure what the current daiwa equivalent is but it’s a great stick.

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 Hey mate, A few years ago I

Sun, 2018-02-04 14:12

 Hey mate,


A few years ago I bought a Daiwa Sensor Surf 10ft, mainly for casting lures at tailor and salmon and has served me well. It was even comfortable pulling in Cobia off the stones up north, and recently I just landed a mulloway in the surf off it. I love it because I have been able to cast bait with sinkers following the casting weight comfortably and it is light for spinning with lures. Quite affordable around the $200 mark from memory but I can't remember if that was the full price or discounted price from BCF. Anyway this is one of my favourite surf rods that I own, and I feel that 10ft is the perfect legngth for me. I've got various other rods too, and as stated above, 9ft is also comfortable, but go into the shops and have a feel for the length that suits you the best.


Reel wise mine is matched with a Daiwa 4000 sized reel. I'd say Daiwa 4000 or Shimano 4-5000 will match it well, but again balance is key and best to feel for it in the shop. Good bang for your buck is the Shimano stradic reel. I  certainly wouldn't go any cheaper than the stradic as beach reels often get wet and sandy and need to be quite durable, so I would recommend spending more on your reel and less on the rod. 

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Salmon Rods

Sun, 2018-02-04 14:57

G'Day Jackson we have plenty of options in-store, we would recommend three main rods being; The Abu Garcia Veritas, the Penn Allegiance  or the Assassin Amia. These rods are all perfect for spinning lures and all around 9ft and between 6 and 10kg line rated.

And reel wise, something high speed around a Shimano 4-5000 size.

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Hey Ryan

Sun, 2018-02-04 20:58

hey Ryan how much do you sell the veritas 9foot 6-10kg rod for and the 5000 shimano Sedona for? 

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 Assassin amia or spin if

Sun, 2018-02-04 15:05

 Assassin amia or spin if looking for something cheaper. 9-11 foot is a good all round size


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