Beginner Egi Rod

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Re: Beginner Egi Rod

Post by AE092 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:25 am

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Gday everyone, thanks for your advice on the rod. Settled with an Emeraldas MX 2508PE double handle and a Sephia BB S809M. Got the Sephia for 198 bucks and the MX for 290 in the CA Sale
Nice combo! My other input would be to get to your fishing location before sunrise/sunset and use a light line with 8-10lb monofilament leader tied directly to the main line with a snap swivel at the end to make changing jigs easier.

Generally speaking, size 3 with red foil works best on the Peninsula side for me.



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Re: Beginner Egi Rod

Post by Seb85 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:46 am

ronan wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:45 pm
Gday everyone, thanks for your advice on the rod. Settled with an Emeraldas MX 2508PE double handle and a Sephia BB S809M. Got the Sephia for 198 bucks and the MX for 290 in the CA Sale. Thought about the solpara and legalis, but for the price the sephia and mx were, couldn’t resist. Heading towards the great ocean road in a week, can’t wait to give it a spin.

Thanks Ronan
Great beginners combo, just under $500 :-D
Good on you, you'll enjoy catching squid on them :tu:
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Re: Beginner Egi Rod

Post by purple5ive » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:01 am

Seb85 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:46 am
ronan wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:45 pm
Gday everyone, thanks for your advice on the rod. Settled with an Emeraldas MX 2508PE double handle and a Sephia BB S809M. Got the Sephia for 198 bucks and the MX for 290 in the CA Sale. Thought about the solpara and legalis, but for the price the sephia and mx were, couldn’t resist. Heading towards the great ocean road in a week, can’t wait to give it a spin.

Thanks Ronan
Great beginners combo, just under $500 :-D
Good on you, you'll enjoy catching squid on them :tu:
I wouldnt classify a $500 combo as a beginner one ;-)
Small Fish Specialist :-D :-D :-D

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Re: Beginner Egi Rod

Post by Seb85 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:45 am

purple5ive wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:01 am
Seb85 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:46 am
ronan wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:45 pm
Gday everyone, thanks for your advice on the rod. Settled with an Emeraldas MX 2508PE double handle and a Sephia BB S809M. Got the Sephia for 198 bucks and the MX for 290 in the CA Sale. Thought about the solpara and legalis, but for the price the sephia and mx were, couldn’t resist. Heading towards the great ocean road in a week, can’t wait to give it a spin.

Thanks Ronan
Great beginners combo, just under $500 :-D
Good on you, you'll enjoy catching squid on them :tu:
I wouldnt classify a $500 combo as a beginner one ;-)
I meant to type "begginers" combo. With apostrophe. :rf:
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Re: Beginner Egi Rod

Post by ronan » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:43 am

purple5ive wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:01 am
Seb85 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:46 am
ronan wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:45 pm
Gday everyone, thanks for your advice on the rod. Settled with an Emeraldas MX 2508PE double handle and a Sephia BB S809M. Got the Sephia for 198 bucks and the MX for 290 in the CA Sale. Thought about the solpara and legalis, but for the price the sephia and mx were, couldn’t resist. Heading towards the great ocean road in a week, can’t wait to give it a spin.

Thanks Ronan
Great beginners combo, just under $500 :-D
Good on you, you'll enjoy catching squid on them :tu:
I wouldnt classify a $500 combo as a beginner one ;-)
Got some good grades + saved up ;-)

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Re: Beginner Egi Rod

Post by piscateur » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:13 pm

Got here too late, was gonna say Rui rods ($300) are pretty awesome for the money. The componentry would value the rod in excess of $600. Toray Blank, TISic guides, and Fuji Seat. Its super lights and responsive and throws a jig a mile, (which I find very helpful landbased for covering ground). I also use a Hearty Rise Egi force ($359) (Dunno if u can still get them) Has a fantastic blank and balances my 2000 Certate perfectly, which is a fair effort for an 8'3" rod.
Ive felt quite a few Egi rods and they don't measure to the two above. Calamaretti, all of the Emeraldas models, even Breaden didnt impress.
What to look for?
1) Light in the hand as you're working the Jig like a mad man, and its a long rod too generally in excess of 8 foot.
2) Cast a mile, (No way to test but to have a cast unfortunately, getting that extra 5 -10M could mean the difference between reaching a reef of weed bed from shore
3) Crispness to fee the take,/ bottom feature.



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Re: Beginner Egi Rod

Post by purple5ive » Wed Dec 04, 2019 12:55 pm

Rui ones are hard to find now.
He stopped making them afaik..
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Re: Beginner Egi Rod

Post by bowl » Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:35 pm

FFS have you used it , if not take it back .Nov 18 complete angle Ringwood were advertising this
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Re: Beginner Egi Rod

Post by purple5ive » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:58 pm

He got the MX reel, not the std emeraldas one that's in the deal you have posted.
MX is a lot more than std emeraldas for the rod and reel versions.
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Re: Beginner Egi Rod

Post by bowl » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:42 pm

purple5ive wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:58 pm
He got the MX reel, not the std emeraldas one that's in the deal you have posted.
MX is a lot more than std emeraldas for the rod and reel versions.
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