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cheap snapper combo and braid options

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:27 pm
by purple5ive
Ok,
so im looking at buying some bait outfits for snapper this season.(im assuming something around the 4-7kg with a 4000 reel would be ideal PPB outfits)
i seriously am considering the BCF $99 deal for shimano sonic pro rod, sienna reel and the karikai braid. its too good a deal not to get even though im not a shimano fan ill have to suck it up hahaha..

anyway, dinga also has some good deals going on atm
They have some jarvis walker graphite rods for $35, and some rovex/finn norr reels thats are around the $35 mark.
now i would obviously need some line for the Dinga option.
has anyone used/had any experience with the Powerpro/Cortland/fireline and the rovex branded braids.
these will be only used for bait fishing hence im trying to be as cheap as possible.
cheers

Re: cheap snapper combo and braid options

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:52 pm
by smile0784
I dont know if you would be able to handle a shimano outfit.
Mite put too much strain on you mentally that you forget how to fish


Probably a 3 to 6kg rod will do for ppb with a 3000 size reel. Just depends on the weather, water depth and if your bait fishing or flicking jigs.

If westenport ill probably go 6 to 10kg with 4000 size reel

Re: cheap snapper combo and braid options

Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:57 pm
by Basti
smile0784 wrote:I dont know if you would be able to handle a shimano outfit.
Mite put too much strain on you mentally that you forget how to fish

He doesn't know how to fish anyways :rofl: :tongue:

Re: cheap snapper combo and braid options

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:57 am
by smile0784
Basti wrote:
smile0784 wrote:I dont know if you would be able to handle a shimano outfit.
Mite put too much strain on you mentally that you forget how to fish

He doesn't know how to fish anyways :rofl: :tongue:


Im still waiting for him to offer start the squid comp must be too scared of the shimano outfit and shimano jigs :super:

Re: cheap snapper combo and braid options

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:08 am
by cobby
option 1. You're essentially getting a free rod even if it is an average one

Re: cheap snapper combo and braid options

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:32 am
by purple5ive
thanks guys, only doing this cause of dad, ill go down to BCF and have a look at those outfits today.
anyone with any experience with those braids let me know.

Re: cheap snapper combo and braid options

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:34 am
by purple5ive
smile0784 wrote:
Basti wrote:
smile0784 wrote:I dont know if you would be able to handle a shimano outfit.
Mite put too much strain on you mentally that you forget how to fish

He doesn't know how to fish anyways :rofl: :tongue:


Im still waiting for him to offer start the squid comp must be too scared of the shimano outfit and shimano jigs :super:


haha you cheek buggers, its been a while since i fished bait so im a bit rusty tbh, and yeah not scared of shimano jigs i own a few myself :o_0:
bring on the squid comp, nows the time for the big ones, i didnt know you were waiting for me lol, im ready whenever the weather is good to go.

Re: cheap snapper combo and braid options

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:09 am
by dazz999
purple5ive wrote:thanks guys, only doing this cause of dad, ill go down to BCF and have a look at those outfits today.
anyone with any experience with those braids let me know.
no problems with the Karikai braid been using it since first came on the market also use powerpro also good but only a 4strand braid

Re: cheap snapper combo and braid options

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:10 pm
by Paul Foot
That BCF deal sounds good. The Sienna isn't as good as they used to be I heard, the old ones were too good so they downgraded them. My Sonic pro has a good stiff blank and casts a mile, the guides went green and an insert fell out of one, like on all my Shimano rods.

Re: cheap snapper combo and braid options

Posted: Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:24 pm
by bowl
Spin fisher combo worth a look