Looking at buying big surf rod

A 15ft beach rod ,To cast 3to 4 oz sinker

When the swell is up and the wind is in my face

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i know colins beenn looking

Thu, 2009-03-26 19:20

i know colins beenn looking at the silstar 15's

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Hi Rueben. Found out they don't make them any more

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sucha big rod butwat is the

Thu, 2009-03-26 19:23

sucha big rod butwat is the biggest rod and wat size reel r u looking at then also

 

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Eric 15 foot is about as long as they make them

Thu, 2009-03-26 19:28

Sherbs and I are looking at something for when the winter winds come. A strong 15 footer that can throw out a heavy weight and big bait is a good weapon to have sometimes. I will probably look at matching it with a Shimano Big Baitrunner.
You want a nice strong reel that can hold a fair bit of reasonably heavy line.

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We are both lol

Thu, 2009-03-26 19:24

The rod is no longer bein made any more

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that ugly stick we showed

Thu, 2009-03-26 19:29

that ugly stick we showed sherbs should do the job though guys

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More info on that please mako

Thu, 2009-03-26 19:41

I'm an avid Ugly Stick man. I have a 12 footer...It's quite heavy though. 15 foot seems a massive rod. Would someone like me with a bad back be able to handle? Will my 12 foot Platinum see me through?

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I will give a report after I have a look tomorrow Vince

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its 3 piece, not massivley

Thu, 2009-03-26 19:44

its 3 piece, not massivley heavy, the only issue sherbs has was that since hes a senior he found he couldnt see as far as the tip hahaha, apart from that he found it quite nice and hes not a big bloke

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Oh

Thu, 2009-03-26 19:49

So Sherbs is a short sighted shortie huh?? LOL

Whats the dollars on that sort of setup?

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cant remember of the top of

Thu, 2009-03-26 19:52

cant remember of the top of my head vince, ill let you know tomorrow when im at workWink

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Yes m8

Thu, 2009-03-26 19:31

I told colin to call by and have a look this week

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Can you set it up with the weight

Thu, 2009-03-26 19:32

Like you did the other day with that other rod Cheers mako

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I know how to load rods up Steve (Lol)

Thu, 2009-03-26 19:35

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yeah i can do that for you

Thu, 2009-03-26 19:40

yeah i can do that for you sherbs, but dont let colin near the tip of it. lol

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Lol That will go down in the annals as one of the biggest

Thu, 2009-03-26 19:45

boo boos I have ever made.

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yeah and thats why im

Thu, 2009-03-26 19:47

yeah and thats why im keeping my xzoga away from you colin lol

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LMAO Damn that was next on my list

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LOL! i gotta know this

Thu, 2009-03-26 19:52

LOL! i gotta know this story colin!

 

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 The  old farts  are getting excited  . If you buy a new rod ,I know a good spot you can try it outWink

 

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Been lokin after the same

Thu, 2009-03-26 20:01

Been lokin after the same sort of thing for a while now,big baits and winter winds dont mix well with the graphites.
Had to get myself an su400(13ft low mount)take the bung off the end and make an extention out of an old rod so i can use an eggbeater on it, does the job for casting but can get tireing after a couple of hours fishing..
puts out a biggg bait though,cant beat the composites for chucking biggg baits out.
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Worth you having a look at

Thu, 2009-03-26 20:18

Worth you having a look at the loomis and franklin 14ft 3 piece. Its 1ft shorter than your looking for though.

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I was offer a 9 wrap today

Thu, 2009-03-26 20:22

!3.6ft But i think it might be a bit over the top

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ive heard the moonraker is a

Thu, 2009-03-26 20:31

ive heard the moonraker is a good surf rod. thinks its 14ft not sure though

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Anaconda

Thu, 2009-03-26 20:42

Anaconda has an Easter sale. 40% off ALL rods until Sunday.

Was in there today, they have beach rods from $60 - $250+ (then less the 40%). They'll price match and still take 40% off the matched price.

Might be woth a look.

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Got the same rod 8-12kg. Its

Fri, 2009-04-24 22:32

Got the same rod 8-12kg. Its a absolute horse for its class and its seen its fair share o load on it without any issues, although I did lose the inner race on the top runner, but took it back after 2.5yrs and they put a new runner on there and then. They ve got lifetime warranties. I find the 12 just that bit short on occasion and wish I went for the 14 instead. Might have to hit the cook up for a new 14 one piece.

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Not that you can really buy

Fri, 2009-03-27 04:39

Not that you can really buy them anymore nor would you want to but i have a 15' len-butterworth blankmade up and use that to belt out big leads. need arms like a weightlifter

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Thanks for the input guys

Fri, 2009-03-27 07:05

We will let you know what we come up with

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Hey Sherbs I am buying a

Fri, 2009-03-27 16:58

Hey Sherbs

I am buying a 15ft travel rod. 6 Piece but still rigid witha good tip.  Cast up to 6oz.  Made by grauvell.  Good looking rod.

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That sounds the goods

Fri, 2009-03-27 18:02

Have to look at it when you are over

Colin and myself got ours today the rods is three piece

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How did you do that? I thought I bought the only one in the shop

Fri, 2009-03-27 19:11

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lol colin, i got made to go

Fri, 2009-03-27 19:13

lol colin, i got made to go to the supplier to get another 2 so he got his this arvo and he can tell you the rest,i know he wants to brag about it lol

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I got to hand it to that Sherbs He moves quickly when he puts

Fri, 2009-03-27 19:14

his mind to it.

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hey steve just keep yours

Fri, 2009-03-27 18:05

hey steve just keep yours away from colin or it might be a 4 piece lol

 

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LOL

Fri, 2009-03-27 18:10

It will fit up his ass, if he puts his hands on it

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FFS short men with big rods... lol

Fri, 2009-03-27 19:21

What's with these 15 footers anyway? Shit! It's like the golfers with their jumbo drivers (I have one LOL). I spoiled myself too so PPffffffttttt! Bought a 9' Lemax Pro graphite popper tosser (not a proper tosser) today. That Ryan bugger talked me into it. And hey.. I did tell the wife... now all she has to do is fit it out with a reel on my b'day....More brownie points required here

 

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It is nice to have a variety of options Vince

Mon, 2009-03-30 13:04

I have rods from 6 to 15 foot to use from the rocks and the beach.

Sherbs and I are waiting for a big winter storm to come to hit a few spots where a big rod will come in handy.
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Sherbs took his big beast out of its bag on Sunday

Mon, 2009-03-30 13:06

While it was a little unweildy to use from the rock walls at Hillarys, he was itching to test it out.

He managed to hook onto a solid little Eagle Ray and I was extremely impressed with the rods bottom end power. Handled that ray like it was a litle skippy.

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And thanks for

Mon, 2009-03-30 15:51

The tip on the drag washers on my reel, Worked very well

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Pleasure mate. It was nice to see the line peeling off

Mon, 2009-03-30 17:08

so smoothly. Now we just have to wait for a big school of salmon to get close enough so we can really test the big sticks out.

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Looking at buying big surf rod

Wed, 2009-04-01 10:15

I saw 15 footers at Anglers' Spot

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Thanks Tango. We picked up some 15' Ugly Sticks from the

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Tackle Shack.

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um i have a 13.6 ft but its

Wed, 2009-04-01 20:21

um i have a 13.6 ft but its to heavy for me i got it and found out it was 4 an alvey which i then bought an alvey but itz  heavy 4 me so i gav it 2 my dad 2 use when he comes fishing with me  but my uncle has 16 ft rods he has lik 5 of them there more then 25 years old but there costem made by shnyder glass

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What sort of rateing do they

Thu, 2009-04-02 19:09

What sort of rateing do they have Colin,have you tried them out yet?composite?(think all ugly sticks are composite)do you have a photo..i'm a nosey foker..
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Give me a ring

Thu, 2009-04-02 19:19

And call by sometime To have a look

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long range rods

Sun, 2009-05-03 16:17

You coul also try the Kingfisher rods, it comes with three tips with the heavy tip rated at 8-10 oz and the blank is lighte than most of the 12ft blanks that I have looked at

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They are very nice rods vuking

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have a look at the azegai

Tue, 2009-06-09 16:59

have a look at the azegai blanks...bottom end strong bone and top end not overly stiff..i baitcast with this and throw 3oz plus mulie and its got great feel.......4oz is still comfortable for it though...it does have an extra wrap round the tip

maybe a posedian 5 piece combo could be worth a gander for an allrounder but bit of overkill for metro beaches.....good bottom basher and the heavy tip throws 8oz plus a mulie plenty far but i dont like the feel of it that much, keeping in mind its desigend for overheads....doubles as a cheap balloning rod

the loomis franklin copy in the 3 piece are a sweet rod with a light and heavy tip.....really good metro outfit but its low mount and is my go to outfit when no strong souwesters prevail

try to keep away from solid tips=sloppy feel and crap for casting imho but nearly indestructable (cant high stick it)  and 12 ft min off the beach to keep out of the beach slops.  13 to 14ft for comfortable all day casting is about wot id recomend.....i picked up one of the daiwa moonraker rod (15 or16ft) but just didnt have agreat feel with slow rebound and very thin walls

or a purglass 2 is the pick of the pick of the bunch,,,best blanks and about $200=blank only