First rod and reel setup - all rounder (budget friendly)

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Re: First rod and reel setup - all rounder (budget friendly)

Post by Bugatti » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:46 pm

G'day Bryce

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I agree with option D , , , , "all of the above"

Around the 6 1/2 to 7 ft rod, I would lean towards a 4000 series reel first up, myself. This combo would cover more options as a start up combo. Thing is, if you wish to get into soft plastics/lures etc a bit more as time gets on, then that can be your second rod/reel and this rod/reel combo (with the 4000) can then become more a bait combo. The 4000 would still do soft plastics/lures/jigs (not as great as a 2000/2500) but wouldn't limit you as much for the bigger sizes of fish options.

Then, as a second rod/reel combo (down the track) a 2000 series reel combo would be better as it would then start focusing what and how you fish, especially that, with a start up 4000, you have learnt what YOU then prefer your next reel/combo to do, hence the 2000 which as a spin/lure would be better suited to you as an always holding/casting combo. Instead of a first combo educated guess.

But then, I do admit, I do fish reel heavy, hence the 4000

Oh, oh , , , , just in case we take it for granted, I now, always choose reels that have an "infinity anti-reverse" feature (that's where the bale arm spinny bit (very technical, yes, I know) doesn't have a backward movement)

Cheers, and have fun

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Re: First rod and reel setup - all rounder (budget friendly)

Post by Brownie » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:51 pm

Dont get a Shimano Sedona. I finally have worked out the drag issue problem and it has a serious design fault in the drag. I fixed it but had to completely ditch its drag system and replace it.
I'll take some pics and explain its design fault in a day or two. Contacted Shimano and they dont want to know. Just dont buy a Sedona.

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Re: First rod and reel setup - all rounder (budget friendly)

Post by Brycei3 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:13 pm

Thanks everyone, I'll be the boat this weekend with a few borrowed rods then I'll be shopping 🍻

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Re: First rod and reel setup - all rounder (budget friendly)

Post by smile0784 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:28 am

Good luck mate
Where you heading out?

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Re: First rod and reel setup - all rounder (budget friendly)

Post by Brycei3 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:34 pm

smile0784 wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:28 am
Good luck mate
Where you heading out?

Going out off Mornington I'm told

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Re: First rod and reel setup - all rounder (budget friendly)

Post by Lightningx » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:50 pm

Brycei3 wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:34 pm
smile0784 wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:28 am
Good luck mate
Where you heading out?

Going out off Mornington I'm told
Sounds good mate!
Hope you guys do well :)



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Re: First rod and reel setup - all rounder (budget friendly)

Post by smile0784 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:10 am

Brycei3 wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:34 pm
smile0784 wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:28 am
Good luck mate
Where you heading out?

Going out off Mornington I'm told

Good luck
Let us know how you go

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Re: First rod and reel setup - all rounder (budget friendly)

Post by Brycei3 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:18 pm

Hey guys,


Went out for 4 hours Saturday, caught and released some small flattys, caught and released a small 7 gill, but got 2 good pan size pinkys.

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Post by smile0784 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:58 pm

Not back for 4 hours.
What rods did you end up using

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Re: First rod and reel setup - all rounder (budget friendly)

Post by Seb85 » Sun Feb 17, 2019 5:30 pm

Brycei3 wrote:
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Hey guys,


Went out for 4 hours Saturday, caught and released some small flattys, caught and released a small 7 gill, but got 2 good pan size pinkys.
Nice. How big was the seven gill?



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