new plastics rod

 Ive had a search but rods come out all the time so thought i would ask again.

Will be running a biomaster 5000 with pe2 so looking at a pe1-3 rod.

Ive had suggested the fwa plastics rod and a catalina.

Just after some more suggestions. Will be used soley for plastics and willing to spend up to around 500max 

 

Thanks zac


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 I will start with the

Thu, 2015-01-22 20:15

 I will start with the obvious, this has been done a few times before so the search button is worth a look.

 

There are so many sweet rods out there, but I have a few favourites and a few that I seriously considered.

- the Catalina is a nice rod but didn't really catch my eye

- Eupro Giant King does a pe 1-3 which is awesome value, you could probably even go a model lighter if for SP's

- I haven't seen one for a while but I have done some damage with a Jigging Game, pe 1-2.5 if I remember right

- I'm currently experimenting with a Majorcraft Alexander in the pe 1-3 & 1.5-3 for jigs. There are also the Crostage models which aren't quite as expensive

- Jigging Master now do a an Ocean God XUL pe 0.8-2.5, definitely worth a look

Can't comment on the FWA rods

I'm only assuming these rods based on what you've mentioned, water depth may change your consideration.

I'm sure a few others will chime in, everyone always has a favourite. Don't be scared to change it up if your not happy with your choice. Light is good!

Good luck 

 

 

 

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 Cheers mate, yeah I have had

Thu, 2015-01-22 22:25

 Cheers mate, yeah I have had a look through the forum, some of its a bit old so thought I would ask again for the up to date stuff!

Thanks for the suggestions ill have a look throught those, I love fishing light! Better than skull dragging everything up haha

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+1 for Majorcraft

Fri, 2015-01-23 07:00

 I recently too bought a Majorcraft Alexander SP 63/3 rated to 120gm and fish PE 2 on on a Ryoga. It's perfect for plastics being soft and a bit longer but has some real strength down low in the butt. Been very impressed so far. 

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 Just snapped my gomoku and a

Fri, 2015-01-23 09:47

 Just snapped my gomoku and a little research says iam not the only one

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lucky i love to fish because i cant catch any.

 

BM294

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Whatever rod you get I would

Fri, 2015-01-23 12:21

Whatever rod you get I would advise 7ft in length and fast taper, as this helps work a plastic better than a shorter parabolic jig rod.

I have a FWA 8-10kg SP rod and works well for me, though I haven't used any other models.

 

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 I had my bio 5k on a gomoku

Wed, 2015-01-28 09:55

 I had my bio 5k on a gomoku only running 20lb, thing snapped after a few trips out fishing. Talking to the boys in tackle shop they've had a heap come back snapped too. Waay better rods out there then them.

i use a ns blackhole atm and it's an awesome piece of kit can't fault it.

also seen a few blokes use AJN rods on charters and they seem to work well.

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 15lb on stradic 4000 snapped

Wed, 2015-01-28 10:37

 15lb on stradic 4000 snapped at first guide

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lucky i love to fish because i cant catch any.

 

BM294

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 Cheers guys,Yeah heard alot

Wed, 2015-01-28 11:58

 Cheers guys,

Yeah heard alot about the gomoku snapping,

Went to compleat angler nedlands and loaded up a few rods, the shimano type j felt the nicest to me.

So I think Im going to get that, just need to sell my excess rods!

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 Yep the type j is one sexy

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:54

 Yep the type j is one sexy rod, I run the 1.5-4 for my 6k Stella. Match made in heaven I believe.

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 Yep the type j is one sexy

Wed, 2015-01-28 13:57

 Yep the type j is one sexy rod, I run the 1.5-4 for my 6k Stella. Match made in heaven I believe.

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Must Be the luck of the draw,

Thu, 2015-01-29 01:38

Must Be the luck of the draw, my gomokus are still going strong. but definatly agree on above statment about a longer rod being better for plastics than your shorter jigging rods.

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 Samurai Kestral 302 or 402

Thu, 2015-02-05 23:04

 Samurai Kestral 302 or 402 looks nice and will be my next plastic rod

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