rod for Spinfisher 850ssm

Hi Guys and Gals

 

Looking at some rods that would suit a Penn Spinfisher 850ssm i will be using it landbased at beaches. I have a 12 foot rod but i personally find it to big i understand i need the size to get over the waves but on calm days i was wondering if an 8-9ft would be the way to go if so any rods in that category that would suit a spinfisher 850 with 30lb braid.  I wont be targeting any fish in particular budget would be up to $200.00

 

Also thinking of getting a Shimano Baitrunner 6000d anyone had any experince with these reels is it worth the extra 100 odd dollars compared to the Pen Liveliner 560 or 760?

 

Regards

 

Darren 


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Have a look at rovex bario

Tue, 2010-07-06 18:13

Have a look at rovex bario 10 footers bit bigger than what your after but light as and would suit the reel also it's rated to 30 pound cheap to at 120 bux.

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i had a nice 8ft rod

Tue, 2010-07-06 18:17

i had a nice 8ft rod matched with a 6000 was a DREAM to cast! could get 80m EASY!

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I personally think that if

Tue, 2010-07-06 18:22

I personally think that if your fishing from the rocks you want to use 7-10 foot rods, as distance usually isnt needed. Where as the need to put extra pressure on fish, and shorten the fight becuase of the rough terrain.

But if fishing off the beach 10+ rods are the way to go, generally 12 foot will suffice. If its a sandy bottom and no dangerous reef around then 6-8kg line is all thats needed. And without the risk of reef bustoffs then you can play the fish longer and really just need the extra line capacity ( 6000D with 8kg will more than suffice.) 8kg will also cast much mucbh better than 15kg. Braid 15kg is alright for casting.

 

Maybe even 300m of 10kg mono backing with a topshot of 15kg braid to fill the spool. Keeps the cost down and still gives you HEAPS of line.

 

Just my thoughts. :)

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i normally use braid as

Tue, 2010-07-06 18:38

i normally use braid as backing and mono as topshot? is this wrong or a preference?

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yeah usaully mono backing

Tue, 2010-07-06 19:29

yeah usaully mono backing with braid as ur main line, but the rigs and stuff either wire or mono depending on what ur going for. that just how i do it though

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If fishing for mullas and

Wed, 2010-07-07 09:04

If fishing for mullas and sharks. braid backing and mono topshot is definately the way to go. when hooked up to a big fish the stretch in the mono is less likely to pull the hooks in a long fight, also for abraision resistance. and obviously the braid backing for the meterage.

Also thick mono is better on overheads, casting is easier and birdsnests are easier to get out.

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yeah on my tekota 800 for

Wed, 2010-07-07 20:44

yeah on my tekota 800 for sharks i got 37kg big game mono, works a treat. i used to just use mono for mullas and rays and stuff just switched to braid recently for exmouth. also for mullas haveing braid is ur main line i find is alot more effective as u can set the hooks much easier and then u just gotta play it out instead of trying to muscle it cause then u get the hooks pulled

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i just use a 12 foot ugly

Tue, 2010-07-06 19:30

i just use a 12 foot ugly stick platnium. casts a unweight mulie like theres no 2 morrow. i put 50 pound braid on it and am keen to try it up at exmouth. but yeah ugly stick platnium 8-12kg is a sick rod for it

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Mono is great off the rocks

Tue, 2010-07-06 23:36

Mono is great off the rocks becuase of its abrasion resistance. Braid cuts through the weeds well but will go ping as soon as it hits rocks under tension.

 

10-15kg mono off the rocks is my preference unless throwing poppers where the fight starts on the surface and distance/lure action is key to success.

Generally 15-37kg mono for live baiting with 24kg as the norm, with braid backing ... the mono is great for helping with absorbing the tension from sudden runs and big head shakes.

 

I recon you should load it with 8kg mono and then a nice 100m topshot of 10kg braid for casting. 400M of line should be more than enough if that will fit on the reel.  Braid will be great for setting the hook if you have cast out a mile. and then  the mono to come through to take some of the fight out of the fish if he takes heaps of line.

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Sorry, cant recommend any

Tue, 2010-07-06 23:48

Sorry, cant recommend any rods. dont know enough about the rods available here. but yeh, look into something around the 12 foot mark.

 

I have heard alot of good things about the shimano 6000d vs the 6500b... the thunnus is just a bit too big. I dont think you will go wrong with the 6000d, alot of great adjustments have been made on the 6500b, and that was a pretty solid piece of kit. 

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get a penn spinfisher 850

Wed, 2010-07-07 08:47

get a penn spinfisher 850 rod iv got one match up with the 850 it works a treat for bottom bouncing and some land base

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woulda thought a 850 was a

Wed, 2010-07-07 09:06

woulda thought a 850 was a bit big for a 10ft rod.????

6000 baitrunner would be a better size.

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Penn Spinfisher

Wed, 2010-07-07 19:55

I use a Penn Spinfisher Big Game surf 10ft with an 850ssm of the rocks,cant praise them enough,for the price,they are excellent,also got a Bario 11ft,think they are pretty much the same rod though. 

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+1 to the bario

Wed, 2010-07-07 19:59

+1 to the bario

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Shimano Baitrunner 6500.

Wed, 2010-07-07 21:27

Shimano Baitrunner 6500b are great reals man. I know people who have had em 20 odd years and never needed a service. Very durable!

The Baitrunner setting is very handy, I use it a lot! Its caught many fish. Id say there one of the best reels for snapper without doubt.

 

Ive got one myself, loaded with about 300yrds of 30lb braid with 50lb backing and leader. There got some gutz. I got a 120lb ray with one

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Thanks guys for all your help

Wed, 2010-07-07 21:27

Thanks guys for all your help

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shimano starlo stix is a

Fri, 2010-07-23 19:45

shimano starlo stix is a good rod for around $100-150 9 foot up if i remember correctly, if your rough with your gear i would suggest any solid tip rod as its pretty hardy and harder to break, i have used and thrashed a shimano spectrum rod 8-9fter on salmon skull dragging them in and been through many buffalo bream to 6kg and its still alive and kicking, as for baitrunners 6500b is tough as nails and wont have a problem stopping big fish 6000d is great reel but gets pricey, the spinfisher is more of a reel u cast out big bait and leaving it there with a heavy rod no real use for a light rod.

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i had a baitrunner

Fri, 2010-07-23 19:55

i had a baitrunner 4500

liked it so much , i bought another one

just the best floating bait reels for 3 mile. wouldn't be without oneLaughing

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second that, but I prefer

Sat, 2010-07-24 11:41

second that, but I prefer the 6500

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The rovex barios are sweet

Sat, 2010-07-24 12:51

The rovex barios are sweet rods excellent value and matched with my stradic 8000 make a perfect combo, but i fear that a 850 may be a bit big for it and not give a great balance and have known of a couple that have popped when loaded up to much off the beach.

 

ive just picked up a catana 10 footer for heavy spinning, i had to go for the over head to get the castweight and for the money it seems pretty good value so id definatly look at the 10 foot threadline for yourself. probably a better match than the bario. I would also give the ugly stick a vote, great rod for the money.

 

cheers russ