daiwa sol 2500

im going to buy a daiwa sol 2500 and fill it with 3kg fireline crystal braid.i just wanted to know if any1 knows of a good rod to match it with? i want something thats relatively light but with a bit guts in it......around 6'6".


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sol review

Sun, 2006-10-29 13:01

hi vander72, i was looking for a 2500 size reel recently too. still deciding between the sol or caldia kix. i read a review recently u might want to check it out. btw, anyone care to comment on the caldia?

http://www.tackletour.com/reviewtdsolspin.html

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Penn

Sun, 2006-10-29 13:48

I had a look at a Penn Tournament rod the other day , pretty sweet and not to expensive , was rated 3 to 5 kilo and 6 foot 6 long , nice brim stick plus maybe targeting bigger fish as well.

Anyone else got a Tourny ????

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Maybe look at one of the

Sun, 2006-10-29 13:54

Maybe look at one of the Shimano Tournament T-Curve 6'6" XL Spins? they come with Fuji silicon guides and are built really well, very impressive rod for the price. ~200 bucks

If thats too much, the shimano raider series of rods are a good cheaper alternative at about 119 with fuji alconite runners.

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cheers for that , am going

Sun, 2006-10-29 14:00

cheers for that , am going this week to buy the reel so i will take a look at the rod you mentioned shizz
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Hi Vander nice to meet ya

Sun, 2006-10-29 22:24

Hi Vander

nice to meet ya today....you seem to like the emeraldas.....what? dont like purple or green?? Too bad...lol

Good choice with the Sol. Value for money for an upmarket reel I reckon.....rods to suit are aplenty.....there's Penn, Daiwa, Shimano, Okuma, Strudwick and many more.

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The Caldia KIX is also a

Sun, 2006-10-29 22:32

The Caldia KIX is also a good reel which is what the Sol is based on. The main differenc is the Sol utilises a metal rotor and includes a spare spool. Oh....that bright paintjob....

**Oceanside = Strudwick,Daiwa,Van Staal,Jigmaster Rods, Shimano,Penn etc... **

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Happy

Sun, 2006-10-29 22:55

IMO you will be very happy with the TD Sol. Have the 2000 model (6lb fireline) myself matched to a 7 foot heartland z. Great outfit.

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yeh but for $10-20 bucks

Mon, 2006-10-30 07:47

yeh but for $10-20 bucks difference i think the Sol with the sparespool is the clear winner ;)

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And you'll pick up more

Mon, 2006-10-30 19:24

And you'll pick up more chics with the orange reel.....just dont ask Shizz for advice......lol

**Oceanside = Strudwick,Daiwa,Van Staal,Jigmaster Rods, Shimano,Penn
etc... **

Oceanside Tackle and Marine
364 South Street,
O'Connor, Perth WA
Ph# 9337 5682
Fishing/Boating/Dive/Marine
** OPEN 7 DAYS **

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excuse me

Mon, 2006-10-30 19:28

orange is my color helps me hide from adams camera on boats etc