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 Posted: Thu Nov 15th, 2018 06:27 am
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Hello Sealiners.

I would like the experienced shark/ray anglers to share their opinion on this matter please.

I am looking for another rod specifically to be used from deep water spots/off bricks to be paired with the likes of a Trinidad 50.

What rod would you recommend for those big sharks and black pylies? ::slr::

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 Posted: Thu Nov 15th, 2018 08:01 am
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Hi Ruan
I think if you ask 10 different anglers this question, you will get 10 different answers.  My favorite rod for big fish angling is the 13,7' Assasin Blade HMG.  I would not part with it for money or love. 

There are many rods that will do the job that you require.  Enigma is one of the most of knowledgeable people on sealine,  in both rods and big fish.  I am sure that he will give you more guidance.
Good Luck

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 Posted: Thu Nov 15th, 2018 08:00 pm
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Dave Batista

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There are a few options hey depending on stiffness and length. 2x that come to mind are the Bronzie T53, and the shark extreme heavy. Both of which i own and have used for a few years, also add to that a 365/8+1(T53) for a single piece option. I personally prefer the extreme as its a shorter rod than the bronzie so you can pull harder with it and it being shorter makes for a nice kite/drone rod too.

If I could have all of my rods that are one kind it would be a shark extreme heavy. I have other rods too like the Technium Heavy,Assasin Toray heavy,350/7 Purglass(great rod for long fights on the 50w lever drag reels),T24 bronzie. These rods are nice but the extreme is the best all round rod for me and my physical attributes in terms of casting, pulling power and being able to be used with A tor 30 or 50 up to a 50w lever drag reels with1000m of 100lbs and 100m of 1mm topshot.

The present and future of non-eds fishing is definitely the drone. Using a drone will dramatically increase your catch ration and you'll loose less fish too with the capability of using bigger reels and tackle, we use 50w lever drag reels pretty much 100% of the time and the extreme is great for that style of fishing. and my extreme Heavy is the first rod that I grab for the ultra Heavy set-ups. just make sure you use a reel clamp and have a heavy duty alconite tip eye on the rod and you should be sorted. Also alconites on the rest of the eyes is not a bad idea either. rods last for many years so you might as well put quality components on them.

Last edited on Thu Nov 15th, 2018 08:14 pm by Dave Batista

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