New 1-3kg flicky

 So decided to upgrade my cheapo $20 Jarvis Walker 6 foot 2 a 4 kg spin combo today.

Got a bargain at Rays.

 

Outdoor Expedition Nanostrike Rod - 6.6', 1-3kg, graphite blank for $40. Paired it with a 2500 Abu spin reel for $30 and were good to go. 

 

I know it's marked as a 1-3kg rod designed for soft plastic and small lures but that's all the info you get.

 

What weight lure would you consider a small lure, do you think that it could handle a 10g twisty.

 

My plastics weigh 4-6g and hard bodies 6-8. 

 

Last thing I want to do is take the tip off with a twisty.


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should be right, i like the

Sun, 2013-04-14 07:48

should be right, i like the 5grams for tailor in the swan

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10g should be fine but I

Sun, 2013-04-14 17:26

10g should be fine but I probably wouldn't want to push it much further than that. See how it feels is really all you can do. Most lures I throw in the river are for bream & flathead & weigh 2 to 3 grams.

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 Must a quick message about

Thu, 2013-05-02 23:47

 Must a quick message about my new rod and reel.

 

its awesome for the money, $40 for a graphite blank on special reduced from $100 and the Abu spin reel.

manages everything I've thrown at it, or thrown with it.

 

pulled in a really nice 29.5cm black bream in yesterday. Cracking fish for inside mindarie, gave a good fight and the rod was great.

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 For comparison, I just got a

Fri, 2013-05-03 04:07

 For comparison, I just got a Shimano Raider Lure Project 1-4kg and its lure rating is up to 5grams. Considering mine is 1-4 and yours is 1-3, I'd definitely not push it past 4 or 5g.

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depends on your casting technique

Fri, 2013-05-03 07:13

i have a 1-2kg  and cast 15gram twistys with it! if you no how to cast you wont have a problem

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I agree Mate

Fri, 2013-05-03 10:46

I believe the weight is all about balance, and you can go out side this range but the risk off catastrophy for the rod goes up. But flickies require a slightly different cast to the good ol stiff glass rods.

I have a very light Samurai that atm is my favourite rod, balanced with a Sustain. The rod is SR101 7' 2-4lb very Fast. Sustain 2500FG. Could have gone with the baby 1000 but it is so light and feels very balanced. I throw lures and slices rated above its range but dont try and belt them out miles. More precision needed than that.

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 Yup, casting technique makes

Fri, 2013-05-03 10:42

 Yup, casting technique makes a huge difference. Added to that different blanks can have vastly different properties. For example the 902 tcurve coastal 6-10kg has a cast weight of 15-50g while 902 the fwa extreme 8-10kg has a cast weight of 30-70g. Similar rods with very different capabilities.

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