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Budget friendly rod

Post by Brycei3 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:19 pm

Hi everyone,

So I've got a squid/whiting rod and whatever else bites, I've got a good flatty/snapper rod and now feel as if I want something a bit bigger for catching Gummys.

I'm very new into the scene and am not sure how often I'll get out so I'm after suggestions on a budget/entry level rod and reel combo. I do a combination of land based and a bit off a boat in PPB

Any suggestions would be much appreciated

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Re: Budget friendly rod

Post by hornet » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:38 pm

"combination of land based and a bit off a boat " = That's two length rods for two different situations.

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Re: Budget friendly rod

Post by smile0784 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:41 pm

How about something like this
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3712864741

Or there's a 15 to 24kg version asweell

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Re: Budget friendly rod

Post by Brycei3 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:49 pm

hornet wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:38 pm
"combination of land based and a bit off a boat " = That's two length rods for two different situations.
I have heard this 😂 but don't want to buy two rods.. any way around getting one to do both...

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Re: Budget friendly rod

Post by hornet » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:10 pm

Brycei3 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:49 pm
hornet wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:38 pm
"combination of land based and a bit off a boat " = That's two length rods for two different situations.
I have heard this 😂 but don't want to buy two rods.. any way around getting one to do both...
There are budget rods or rod and reel combinations, you should be able to pick up a surf and a boat combo for not a huge outlay, Look at BCF and anaconda.the quality of budget rods is quite good now.

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Re: Budget friendly rod

Post by Seb85 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:18 pm

Went to Anaconda today and saw this. Those quickfire rods become around $50
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Re: Budget friendly rod

Post by cobby » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:56 pm

Go glass not graphite. Silstar powertip 701swm.

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Re: Budget friendly rod

Post by bowl » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:15 pm

Seb85 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Went to Anaconda today and saw this. Those quickfire rods become around $50
Or in a
79 combo quickfire /sienna.
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Re: Budget friendly rod

Post by Mattblack » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:16 am

I'm with Cobby...go for a fibreglass rod. Sounds like you have the 1st stages of the fishing disease, it only gets worse from here. If you want to save money long term, buy a decent reel now instead of later (the most versatile reel in my arsenal is a Saragosa 10000, I swap it around on different rods and its as tough as a robbers dog)

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Re: Budget friendly rod

Post by DougieK » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:02 pm

Mattblack wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:16 am
I'm with Cobby...go for a fibreglass rod. Sounds like you have the 1st stages of the fishing disease, it only gets worse from here. If you want to save money long term, buy a decent reel now instead of later (the most versatile reel in my arsenal is a Saragosa 10000, I swap it around on different rods and its as tough as a robbers dog)
Same but with my bio 5-10k's.

Seriously OP, you need two different rods. They dont' need to be expensive, Unless you're flinging lures or walking long distances and weight is an issue take Cobby's advice and buy a fibreglass stick. 7 foot for boats, 12+ for shore fishing.
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