Brett wrote:Kadmium wrote:cobby wrote:And of the brand name stuff Majorcraft Solpara
X2 for sure.
Have that exact rod for squidypoo and can'trate it high enough. Used it out on the boat with a mate last week and was perhaps a touch long but great. Out fished him 5 to 2 and he was using a shimano balistix egi.
Did you give him a go of your rod and you use his?
I'd be interested to see the result and I'd almost 100% guarantee you would have still caught more squid than he.
I've proved this to my son many times, he has a cheap shimano squid rod, I have a Daiwa Emeraldas. He kept telling me I caught them all because I had the good gear. So I grabbed his rod and got 3 in 3 cast, right where he had been fishing for the past 10 mins.
The way you work the jig is more a factor than the gear you use.
Yeah probably true. I put it down more to the jigs used and action. Confidence is a big part too. I feel like I will catch more with my rod so I do? Sounds fishy but I feel it makes a big difference.
I must admit though that you have to tie a neat FG knot on the Solpara as the guides at the tip are micro sized. I had an albright knot that made a horrible ripping sound as it went through.