What rod/reel to buy

 Going to buy a new set up.... 

 

I'll spend around the $700 mark,  prefer over head was thinking the Talica 8 or 10...

 

Will be jigging metals and placs,  bottom bouncing and a bit of northern trolling....

 

I don't need/want a "pure new school" jig rod as I probably don't fit that mould the way I fish.  

Ideas anyone? 

 

Boon

 


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 To add to that, I prefer to

Tue, 2018-05-15 10:16

 To add to that, I prefer to fish lighter/smaller style gear as I've never been properly dusted with the fish I've caught and what I currently use.

 

 

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 I've got a talica 8 that

Tue, 2018-05-15 10:51

 I've got a talica 8 that I've been using (you can buy it if you want :) 

I've just swapped over to a smaller over head as the talica was a bit big for what I'm doing and I don't troll so didn't need the line capacity 

 

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 Little talica on a demon

Tue, 2018-05-15 11:00

 Little talica on a demon blood is a nice combo. I think mine is the 64cj. Nice and light but plenty of balls when you load it up. 

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Talica

Tue, 2018-05-15 11:01

 G'day feral. I might be interested if timboon doesn't want it mate. How long have you had it, is it in good Nick $ price?

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 I was in the same position a

Tue, 2018-05-15 14:55

 I was in the same position a while ago. It was a talica or daiwa saltist LD40H. I ended up with the saltist because I got it slightly used for a steal. It has a nice drag & is quite small but has good line capacity. Matched to a Jigstar rod. Happy so far but haven't really given it a good test yet.. 

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 I've been thinking along the

Tue, 2018-05-15 20:12

 I've been thinking along the same lines Timboon and was looking at a Tekota 500 (only a 4.2 ratio) matched to a 7ft Terez for around $500. Bloody light combo. My mate bought a Saltist rod and reel from Oceanside in the summer and that goes alright, 10kg duey from 4m and a 18kg from the 50's and he rates it as a good, light combination.

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I’m with Dodgy

Tue, 2018-05-15 20:37

 Talica 12 2 speed on a Demon Blood  keeps me happy . Downside is I’m fishing in water no deeper than 15 metres up here these days , kind of over gunned me thinks .

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 Yep talica 10 plus demon

Tue, 2018-05-15 20:56

 Yep talica 10 plus demon blood. Plenty of grunt but super lightweight. I second that too feral

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 Thanks fellas...  Pm sent

Wed, 2018-05-16 01:29

 Thanks fellas... 

 

Pm sent Feral...

 

What's a good price for a Demon, blood, looks like there aren't too many oh models.