Graphite Surf Rod for casting distance?

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Re: Graphite Surf Rod for casting distance?

Postby one2three » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:01 pm

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Penn prevails are a nice rod at your price range and can be coupled with the stradic c5000fk or saragosa 10000sw depending on the target fish


Solid advice. Shimano Aeroweave or Penn Prevail is the pick for that $.

Aeroweave ,isnt there 3 or so models


More than 3,...... 3 x graphite / 3 x composite / 3 x fiberglass ..... all Aerowaves.


This is were I get confused which one should I be looking into.

Also is it worth the extra money in getting fuji tips/eyelets?



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Re: Graphite Surf Rod for casting distance?

Postby hornet » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:13 pm

one2three wrote:
hornet wrote:
bowl wrote:
DougieK wrote:
mooneyz wrote:
Penn prevails are a nice rod at your price range and can be coupled with the stradic c5000fk or saragosa 10000sw depending on the target fish


Solid advice. Shimano Aeroweave or Penn Prevail is the pick for that $.

Aeroweave ,isnt there 3 or so models


More than 3,...... 3 x graphite / 3 x composite / 3 x fiberglass ..... all Aerowaves.


This is were I get confused which one should I be looking into.

Also is it worth the extra money in getting fuji tips/eyelets?


Fuji components are very good quality arguably the best, I would pay the extra for them if available, as for which rod it depends on your budget and the feel of the rod, graphite dearest / composite second dearest / fiberglass cheapest... you need to feel them, I've felt the cheapest fiberglass rods that had better actions than the dearest graphite rods. Very personal thing and no two anglers may agree on the same rod.

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Re: Graphite Surf Rod for casting distance?

Postby DougieK » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:19 pm

one2three wrote:
This is were I get confused which one should I be looking into.

Also is it worth the extra money in getting fuji tips/eyelets?


You want this one or a prevail that's a similar length and strength.

http://www.anglerswarehouse.com.au/prod ... _rod_14669

Custom components are a waste of money on your first rod surf rod. Have a go and see if you like it first.

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Re: Graphite Surf Rod for casting distance?

Postby one2three » Fri Jan 06, 2017 2:51 pm

Can a 3 piece rod be used as a two piece as well?

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Postby hornet » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:10 pm

one2three wrote:Can a 3 piece rod be used as a two piece as well?



Not as far as I know .. the 3 tubes are all different diameters..



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Re: Graphite Surf Rod for casting distance?

Postby Wolly Bugger » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:07 pm

one2three wrote:
Wolly Bugger wrote:My latest acquisition is a NItro Frankenstien it is 15' and distance wise without any practise is about 150 metres.

I have an 11' pro angler that will cast 40grms at around 100 metre's

Okuma X factor O/H
Mojiko mx-5 sfm combo 1202 8-12kg mh is a very nice surprise at the distance it can cast.
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Are the Mojiko brand of rods any good?

I have heard of them and are they rebranded rods?

With your Nitro Frankenstein rod is that a two piece or three piece?

What is the advantage of having a three piece rod guys.



The Nitro is three piece, about the only advantages is if you have limited space to put the rod in the car, but at 15 wind resistance becomes a factor, if it is blowing a gale, they can be hard to handle.

Have no idea if Mojiko is rebranded or not, but that rod casts very well. Even Brett was impressed and it takes alot to impress him.

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Re: Graphite Surf Rod for casting distance?

Postby one2three » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:42 am

Hi Guys,

I went and had a look at a Shimano ULTEGRA CI4+ 14000 XTB which a nice looking reel to suit a surf rod and I assume I canb still use the same setup for rock fishing. The price was around $350.00 a little over my budget.

http://www.shimanofish.com.au/products/ ... bci4p.html

Has anyone got one of these and share their thoughts?

I need help deciding which rod will suit this reel or should I look at some other brand of reel.

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Re: Graphite Surf Rod for casting distance?

Postby DougieK » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:30 pm

one2three wrote:Hi Guys,

I went and had a look at a Shimano ULTEGRA CI4+ 14000 XTB which a nice looking reel to suit a surf rod and I assume I canb still use the same setup for rock fishing. The price was around $350.00 a little over my budget.

http://www.shimanofish.com.au/products/ ... bci4p.html

Has anyone got one of these and share their thoughts?

I need help deciding which rod will suit this reel or should I look at some other brand of reel.

:-D :-D



It's a good product but completely unnecessary. Look at a Penn Spinfisher V 950 or fin nor lethal 100 for reels (less than) half the price. If you want to spend that much money buy a Saragosa 10k and take advantage of the sealing.

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Re: Graphite Surf Rod for casting distance?

Postby one2three » Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:42 am

DougieK wrote:
one2three wrote:Hi Guys,

I went and had a look at a Shimano ULTEGRA CI4+ 14000 XTB which a nice looking reel to suit a surf rod and I assume I canb still use the same setup for rock fishing. The price was around $350.00 a little over my budget.

http://www.shimanofish.com.au/products/ ... bci4p.html

Has anyone got one of these and share their thoughts?

I need help deciding which rod will suit this reel or should I look at some other brand of reel.

:-D :-D



It's a good product but completely unnecessary. Look at a Penn Spinfisher V 950 or fin nor lethal 100 for reels (less than) half the price. If you want to spend that much money buy a Saragosa 10k and take advantage of the sealing.


Hi Dougie,

Is the Penn Spinfisher v 950 a good reel to use surf fishing as well as rock fishing?

I was pointed to the Shimano Ultegra ci4+ 14000 as this should be good for surf fishing as it has a long cast spool and good for rock fishing however it seemed a bit heavy in weight.

I don't mind spending a little more if I had to however I would prefer to save a buy a second light rig for whiting and flatheads and bream.



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