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_zaahid
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Joined: Sat Nov 17th, 2012
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 68
Equipment: Assassin Sabre with Daiwa bg5000 grinder, Shimano Exage 110 h ...
Best Catch: 46Kg bronzie
Favorite Fishing Spot: the beach
Boat: n/a
Club: n/a
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Good Day all,

I am just starting off with saltwater lure fishing and would like to know whether my current setup is fine or too heavy.

I have a shimano exage (old spec) that i converted to a grinder rod, because of the conversion it is softer than it was in it's original form. I've paired that with a penn conflict ii 5000.

I have used the setup for bait fishing and generally throw a 4oz sinker with a small bait (prawn or worm) and if i got for a bit of a bigger bait, then i throw a 3 oz sinker.

I have tried it out, and i find that i have to throw at minimum 65g to get a good cast.

any advice would be appreciated.

p.s. I am looking at spinning from shore in the cape town waters, which i hear is not the easiest thing to do. ::slr::::slr::

duckbill
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Joined: Tue May 29th, 2007
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 1019
Equipment: Penn and Kingfisher
Best Catch: 58cm, 56cm, 54cm, 49cm and 46cm galjoen
Favorite Fishing Spot: Southern Cape
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Hi Zaahid

For spinning in Strand you could get away with a 9ft-10ft rod and size 4000 grinder loaded with a good 20lb braid. There you'd be targeting mainly elf and leerie.

Spinning from the cliffs would require some seriously beefy tackle, much like the rod you mention in your post.

Duckbill

Last edited on Sun Aug 2nd, 2020 10:21 am by duckbill

_zaahid
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Joined: Sat Nov 17th, 2012
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 68
Equipment: Assassin Sabre with Daiwa bg5000 grinder, Shimano Exage 110 h ...
Best Catch: 46Kg bronzie
Favorite Fishing Spot: the beach
Boat: n/a
Club: n/a
Status: 
Offline
Mana: 
Thanks a lot for the information Duckbill.