Landbased spinning rod?

 G'day Everyone.. Just chasing some opinions regarding a suitable rod for landbased spinning around the metro area for tailor and maybe some light tackle work up north.. I recently got myself a twinpower 2500 and have loaded one of the spools up with some 10lb nitlon PE and now im chasing a rod to go with it.. Mainly looking at chucking poppers and soft-plastics in the surf for tailor and salmon.. 

 

Anyone able to suggest any rods?? 

 

Thanks in advance..


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depending on what you want to

Sun, 2011-07-31 20:04

depending on what you want to spend..? if after a cheapish option- rovex bario is a pretty good call for not much $.

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Hey. I would go down to

Sun, 2011-07-31 20:10

Hey. I would go down to Anglers Spot in Willeton and look at the Lemax range, something like a 7' or 7'6" President might fit the bill. Anything longer than that and I reckon you would probably be going too big for that reel.

Otherwise, the 'Fishing WA' 4-6kg at Oceanside would be good too, I think it was a 7' as well and felt very nice. The name kind of makes them sound like a K-mart combo but they are light and feel great. I'll probably grab one of their 8-10kg rods next time I head North.

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Hazell, spot on!

Sun, 2011-07-31 22:33

Hey Hazell,

You've hit the nail on the head, Lemax Presidents in the 7 range is superb and value for money. I used a 9ft one for the Salmon season last two years and it done the job nicely, loads up very well for a stiff rod. Another one I've used is the Lemax Black Rose in the 8ft and mate its fast action help with casting those chrome slices a mile even with just a gentle flick. Definetly be worth checking both ranges. If the budget is round 150 to 300, those two rods will be a winner.

 

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Edited.

Sun, 2011-07-31 22:35

Double post. Sorry.

Tah.

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Since ya've got the Twin

Sun, 2011-07-31 20:16

Since ya've got the Twin Power, a nice T-Curve or T-curve Rev to match would make a great little combo.   Something in the 3-6kg category would be sweet.  I personally use a pflueger outfit for what you've described, and it's awesome.  Caught some good barra in the pilbara on it too!

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 Cheers guys... I just opened

Sun, 2011-07-31 20:49

 Cheers guys... I just opened up the latest fishing WA mag and saw the FWA rods.. They look pretty good.. I might have to check them out.. I'll also have to check out the Lemax and T-curves.. 

What sort of price are the lemax and t-curves??

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T-curves are probably going

Sun, 2011-07-31 20:55

T-curves are probably going to be around $250. Lemax rods will be less than that, just over $100 for the normal models but probably close to $200 for the better ones with fuji guides, etc. Either way they are great rods.

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I'm with you Ash

Mon, 2011-08-01 10:06

There is a recent thread similar albeit it refers to a different rod class. I have been converted to Lemax and I swear by them. I have the Grand Tourn Pro 9' with Fugi guides and I use it regularly for popping. The rod is rigid and loads up a treat as well as being light as a feather. I'll be taking another look at the Lemax range shortly as I need to add some more ammunition to my LB setup.

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 Thanks Hazell.. I've still

Sun, 2011-07-31 21:01

 Thanks Hazell.. I've still gotta my hands on some snapbacks or Z-mans too so I can give some plastics fishing a go without the blowies driving me too mental!!

 

I'll get down to anglers spot this week to have a look..

 

Thanks again guys..

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Check out FWA rod

Mon, 2011-08-01 08:26

Check out the Fishing WA rod.