Looking for new surf combo

G'day all, I'm gonna buy a new surf combo mid-week but got way to many ideas. Targeting fish like Tailor, mulloway, salmon, snapper and small sharks(the usual metro species). Was looking at a couple of Penn reels as they have done the job for me for years. Looking to spend around $500 to $700 so something half decent. Im really keen on getting this soon but dont wanna rush it and get a combo i will regret getting. Any suggestions with brands, size of line, mono or braid any info would be great!  Thanking you


kill it??? eat it!!!!

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 Wife got me a FWA 11ft 6

Sun, 2012-03-11 20:32

 Wife got me a FWA 11ft 6  surf for christmas, love it, matched it with a Shimano Baitrunner XTA long cast running 15kg lostretch, still a bit unsure about the reel but the rods fantastic for the money, fairly stiff with a reasonably low real seat.

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With that budget

Sun, 2012-03-11 20:40

i'd be looking at a Daiwa Saltiga surf (rod)/ Emblem pro/windcast Z (reel) Combo.

Should be able to get that no problems.

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13 Sensor surf maybe a 10000

Sun, 2012-03-11 20:48

13 Sensor surf maybe a 10000 Saragosa or Emblem pro for distance.

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Surf combo

Mon, 2012-03-12 09:58

Hey guys I'm also looking for a new surf combo, what's everyones thoughts on snyderglass rods, targeting same fish as above. Thanks rails

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Old tech

Mon, 2012-03-12 12:12

far too heavy IMO. But you wont break it

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really looking at a diawa

Mon, 2012-03-12 16:43

really looking at a diawa saltiga now. but i'm pretty superstitious, bit like a cricketer who must use the same bats. I dont really want to part from the penns but those diawa's look sensational and have heard alot of positive comments about them.


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For you I think the Saltiga

Mon, 2012-03-12 16:59

For you I think the Saltiga SA-S 1002MHFB would be ideal or maybe the Sensor SS 1302. I know you ask quite abit of your reels so something tough like a Penn Spinfisher 950 might be the go. If your not going to double the outfit up for throwing lures around then maybe you should seriously consider an Alvery & suitable rod? Alveys are tough as they come & they can handle really big fish. 

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a quality daiwa rod and a big

Mon, 2012-03-12 20:28

a quality daiwa rod and a big ugly penn spinfisher would make those rods feel ugly imo if your getting a nice rod do it justice and get a nice reel .cheers

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One of my set ups is a

Mon, 2012-03-12 20:48

One of my set ups is a shimano aerowave 12ft with a finnor offshore spinning 8500 - good casting with great line capacity, used both off beach and rocks with good results. Better than i expected for around $400.


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metro.......saltiga rod if

Mon, 2012-03-12 21:05

metro.......saltiga rod if you like high mount..........daiwa emblem pro 550 comes with 2 spools. itll handle 15kg fish on it, would benefit from drag washer upgrade

or a franklin loomis 3 peice for local or 5 peice for up north, down south

some 25/30lb mono and some 40lb braid on the other spool