New surf rod

 Thinking of getting a new surf rod. Heard rovex aureus is good but cannot find anywhere. Been looking online and there is a penn prevail surf rod. It is 12ft and 10-15kg. Will mostly be targeting tailor off the beach. If any better suggestions, anything under $200 would be good.

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try the shimano aerowave

Sat, 2014-03-22 13:05

try the shimano aerowave heavy surf they are a good rod my mates got one and it can handle a fair amount of weight too for casting $140 i think

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I've got a 13ft aerowave and

Sat, 2014-03-22 13:34

I've got a 13ft aerowave and a 9ft Penn Prevail and both are great rods. You can't go wrong either way.

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 Got both the aerowave 12ft

Sun, 2014-03-23 10:22

 Got both the aerowave 12ft and prevail 14.5ft and am happy with both. Prevail definitely better for casting livies or big baits.

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 Got the Abu veritas 12'

Sun, 2014-03-23 19:07

 Got the Abu veritas 12' 5-8kg for most of my tailor fishing, can only cast a 4oz sinker with a mulie though. For when there's more swell/current I've got a pflueger crank 12' 10-15kg, awesome rod for under $200, cast a 6oz and bait a mile.

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+1 crank

Sun, 2014-03-23 19:19

I have the SP120MH Crank big bait...cant fault it at all.

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The rovex aureus

Mon, 2014-03-24 19:20

Thay dont make any more, There might be some old stock around somewere

Assassin 12.9 with two tips  or surf max 12 is a great rod 

You will find assassin on the right hand side of this page

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got the lot

Tue, 2014-03-25 20:26

I've got the following:

Shimano Catana (2 x 12 " and 1 x 10")

Areowave graphite

Posideon (5 piece)

Purglas extreme

Silstar graphite

shakespear 9"

some older ones

and the Assasin 12.9", in 3 and 4 oz

ANd the best rod by far is the Assasin, it is an awesome rod.

seriously considering bouncing some of my rods and gettimng the 5-6 oz Assasin.

2nd best has to be the Catanas

 

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 penn prevail 14'6ft 3 peice

Tue, 2014-04-01 09:18

 penn prevail 14'6ft 3 peice rod is my preffered surf rod mate it casts a mile

best $200 i spent ona beachrod

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After people's advice if you

Tue, 2014-04-01 09:47

After people's advice if you are still looking at the Rovex Aures it looks like they have them here for a good price.

http://www.dinga.com.au/aureus-143su.html 

I have one and they are very good for the price.

 

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 The rovex aurios is good for

Thu, 2014-04-03 20:33

 The rovex aurios is good for the the price, couldnt go past the graphite timberwolf for the price either heaps of power and light! My choice would b an ozflex

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dinga offer pretty good

Tue, 2014-04-08 16:11

dinga offer pretty good service as well bought a couple reels'(exo pti's) an a rod off them (tdx) an they arrived within 2 days via air express pretty fast service rod came well packed in a free 7ft jarvis walker hard tube

if you are going to get the aureus get the easter special airsurf prime (upgraded blank and guides to the aureus) + fin nor biscane 60-80 + spool of mono for $99 including 2day postage an you get a free rod tube cant get better value then that ...

have used the fin nor biscane no nonsence reel mate over east has the 80 for mulloway off breakwalls think penn 850 style reel bullet proof but lighter an better tech and drag

http://www.dinga.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=Biscayne+Air+Surf+Combo

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 I brought a rovex when I

Wed, 2014-04-09 11:01

 I brought a rovex when I needed a rod to use for a weekend that was nice and light and 2 piece, at $80 I cannot fault it. Caught multiple stingrays, mulloway and loads of tailor. Check out getaway outdoors they will have them for sure :)

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 Just a question. Would a

Wed, 2014-04-16 13:32

 Just a question. Would a jarvis walker tailor taker surf rod from bcf (13'6" weight rating is 5-10kg) catch mulloway or sharks and the big species like that? It is only $50 but I cannot spend too much money on one because of a tight budget.

 

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Yes

Wed, 2014-04-16 15:37

Caught a 18kg metro landbasaed mullaway on A 20 year old Ugly Stik a $50 Brand new Jarvis Waker and 12lb mono about 5 years ago. Soon found out that you only get what you pay for when the bail arm feel off about 3 to 6 months later. I f you  only go fishing a few times a year it will do the job. Dont forget the 40lb leeder

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 I'm thinking of saving up

Thu, 2014-04-17 08:12

 I'm thinking of saving up until I can buy a nice assassin beach rod or a tall overhead rod. Will these rods catch both tailor, salmon, mulloway and rays? I'm looking for a rod that will be used for all of these things. I think that every time that I go fishing (once every 2 weeks) I will be using it. Mainly at the beach, but also going down to my favorite bream locations and catching an accidental trump or something and casting it out as a livey hoping for a mulloway or something like that.

Just a general question, do the big surf rods cast mulies and things like that further than 7 foot rods?

lachie

 

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sure mate

Thu, 2014-04-17 08:25

 Surf rod will catch all sorts. I use a 13ft purglas rod and have caught all sorts on it. Whiting through to sharks. No mulloway yet.

Just comes down to if it is really the best for the job you want it to do at the time. Since getting it I haven't used a shorter rod. I have about 5 in the shed. Much nicer fishing the surf with a proper surfr rod. I used to use a 7ft rod no way now.

Lures would change the equation again.

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 So I can fish the surf with

Thu, 2014-04-17 14:00

 So I can fish the surf with a 7 foot rod while I save up for a proper surf one?!?!? At beaches with small swell like port beach would a 7ft rod do while I am waiting. I am hooked on tailor after catching one a couple of days ago

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dont splurge if your a beginner

Thu, 2014-04-17 14:32

lachieH - have a look at the combo on dinga, dont think you can beat this bang for buck atm for a decent beach combo.

http://www.dinga.com.au/catalogsearch/result/?q=Biscayne+Air+Surf+Combo

 this comes well under your budget as well....

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wow good deal that

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:41

 Great way to get started in the surf. Good advice not rushing in to top tier. You may not like surf fishing.... This is low risk.

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+1 Diesel

Thu, 2014-04-17 15:48

was going to say not rush into things and splurge out on top end fishing gear, but hey each to there own :) may see some bargains on the sale section when people give up :)

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 THANKS!!! Is dinga legit

Thu, 2014-04-17 18:13

 THANKS!!! Is dinga legit though?

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 Like have you bought stuff

Thu, 2014-04-17 18:14

 Like have you bought stuff off it before?

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 Don't worry. I bought it .

Thu, 2014-04-17 18:42

 Don't worry. I bought it . Sooo happy, thought it would be like 4 more months.

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which combo lauchie?

Thu, 2014-04-17 19:24

 10,12,13 foot?

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dinga

Thu, 2014-04-17 19:52

dinga is awesome mate, 5 days for combos to be shipped. (overnight for reels & tackle)

 

i had 1 rod break when i bought a stradic off there(cheap) rod was free...i called and said it snapped in transit and i had a new one next day.

 

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 13 foot. Got the one spooled

Thu, 2014-04-17 22:54

 13 foot. Got the one spooled with 25lb mono. Will these break easily?

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no line will not break easily.

Fri, 2014-04-18 09:59

 25 pound is very strong if you load rod up to take the strain off it. It will catch you your big mulloway easy.

It is more than needed for tailor, but often tailor fishing stingrays get involved in the surf. You will have a half chance of beaching some medium sized ones of them too.

If you need help learning to cast it, or setting surf rigs up let me know and I will teach you enough to terrorize the surf tailor!

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 Thanks for the suggestion

Fri, 2014-04-18 10:17

 Thanks for the suggestion diesel.i caught a tailor the other day on unweighted gang hooks and a mulie. Is casting a surf rod a different technique than casting a light breaming rod?

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completely different.

Fri, 2014-04-18 10:31

 B-)

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Fri, 2014-04-18 11:56

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ok, there are similarities. Some.

Fri, 2014-04-18 15:40

 But with the surf rod more bottom hand is needed in the cast. Check out some surf casting videos on YouTube for an indication. Don't worry about the advanced casting techniques for now. But take note of advice relating to improving the standard casts. I will find a link when on computer next. 

Oh and it's good that you are mad keen and your gear hasn't even arrived yet!

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 Thanks. Wanting to go salmon

Sat, 2014-04-19 09:24

 Thanks. Wanting to go salmon fishing and tailor fishing . Friends invited me to grab some salmon on lures.

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lures

Fri, 2014-04-25 10:50

I have some twisty type 40 gram lures for $3 ea if you are interested. been getting heaps of tailor on them

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Lures

Fri, 2014-04-25 16:20

 Pm sent

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 Here are the pictures of the

Wed, 2014-04-30 18:01

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