recommendations soft plastic demersal rod ?

Hey guys


After pushing my salty fighter way beyond its capabilities on the weekend I am looking for a demersal soft plastic/jig rod probably about a PE 3.

I take it PE 3 is about right for this I usually fish 30-40m what are peoples thoughts on rod length

So far a mate has recommended a demon blood 64 combi jerk, has anyone got any other recommendations?

I will either put my Sol 4000 or saltiga 4000H on it so it has to be spin




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Lemax SlimMax

Tue, 2013-01-08 14:57

Have a look at the Lemax SlimMax SM-SJ 600-2.  These match up fantastically with 4000 size Daiwa reels and are really ballsy rods.  They look great too.

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 +1 for the demon blood. Top

Tue, 2013-01-08 15:03

 +1 for the demon blood. Top rod. 

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ive got a Azusa AES682M with

Tue, 2013-01-08 15:54

ive got a Azusa AES682M with a rarenium 5000. works a treat. i just bought it a few weeks ago and christened it with a 92cm pinky on Sunday on a soft plastic in 30 metres. great light outfit with plenty of balls.


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Get another

Tue, 2013-01-08 16:41

Eupro, try either a Twincraft (pe1-3) or Exploder II (pe2-4)


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Tue, 2013-01-08 17:17

dont know if I am keen on a graphite rod called exploder matt lol.  Tghe salty fighter is a Eupro and certainly punches above its weight

keep the recommendations coming guys just want to see what options I have

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Plastic and Jig

Tue, 2013-01-08 17:41

 Do many of you use the same rod for jigging and soft plastics?  I think ideally the plastics rod wants to be a bit longer but sometimes seem to have to many rods on board........

Can you jig with the Combi jerk? it's a lovely looking rod, really tempted to get one.


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Tue, 2013-01-08 18:15

Saw a Eupro pe1-3 at compleat angler on the weekend. I think it was called a Giant King. About $200

It had a nice action, good length butt and 6' long. Loaded up nicely.

Majorcraft Crostage are also nice (have a few myself).


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Tue, 2013-01-08 21:11

I should clarify that the Major Craft Crostage is nice for jigging but not so flash for soft plastics. A bit to stiff in the top section. They do some longer models that may be OK.

I have picked up an Azusa AES682M for soft plastics...yet to be blooded.


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I have a azusa 7ft

Tue, 2013-01-08 18:25

I have a azusa 7ft unit....sold as a casting rod but it is the best soft plastic rod i have ever had the pleasure of using. 

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 Demo blood combijerkOr eupro

Tue, 2013-01-08 20:41

 Demo blood combijerk

Or eupro giant king 1-3


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Sorry for the thread hijack...

Tue, 2013-01-08 21:05

 Sorry to butt in, but I'm in a similar situation at the moment, looking for a replacement/ upgrade for my recently deseaced tcurve... Do you guys think the demon blood would be a good match for a certate hyper custom 4000 running pe3? Or would it be a bit of overkill?


also, who in perth north of river stocks them? I live in the north, but pass through perth while fifoing regularly so am willing to trek to save the postage...


cheers, and sorry again for jumping in

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Tue, 2013-01-08 21:15

 Your not butting in quobba

I had a look at one at cambells the other day, nice rods I suppose it's hard to say on the overkill factor each to their own on that.

I have a couple of other eupro rods that I like so I will probably look at the ones recommended above and compare

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 I have the Demon Blood CJ64

Wed, 2013-01-09 03:49

 I have the Demon Blood CJ64 running PE3 over it and it works beautifully with SP in deep water

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Demon Blood

Wed, 2013-01-09 13:40

I have DB 64combi jerk with 4000 sol. beautiful outfit. Well balanced for heavy plastics & jigs.

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Eupro Giant King

Thu, 2013-01-10 08:44

We stock the Eupro Giant King rods instore and as mentioned they have a bit of length on them at 6 foot. Dylan my mate has one and is starting to get some nice fish on it. At $180 Fishwrecked Price they are a nice rod. For a slightly heavier PE3 rod than the Demon Blood Combi Jerk is a winner which we will have back in stock soon.


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Thu, 2013-01-10 15:15

 I ended Up getting a Catalina for a very good price.  Now I just need the wind to drop so I can use it