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 Posted: Sun Jan 31st, 2010 08:18 pm
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Michael Jenkins
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Hi Guys,

I've been reading this forum for quiet a while now and am keen to apply some of the techniques on New Zealand fish like Yellow Tail Kingfish and various sharks. The problem is there are very few surf rods available over here for use with overhead reels and virtually none that will cast 7-9oz sinkers, After a talk with a Shimano sales rep over here it's possible that one of these rods could be imported for me, but i need to give him the product code first, I've had a bit of a look around on the net and haven't found anything, does anyone on here have access to a SA Shimano catalog.

Alternatively, are there any other slide baiting rods produced by the other major manufactures that are worth looking into? Daiwa, Penn, Berkly/Shakespeare/Abu.

I'm looking toward the major manufactures because the smaller SA companies don't have any supply lines to over here as far as i know.

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 Posted: Mon Feb 1st, 2010 06:26 am
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Pylstert
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There is no such rod as a Shimano Poseidon, you are thinking of the Exage 1468 have a look at the South African Rapala VMC website it is listed on there. Gremlins is a Sealine sponsor and their contact details are under the sponsor's section. Why don't you ask if they can't post you a rod. The Pentagon Heavy is what you are looking for, much better quality than theShimano

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 Posted: Mon Feb 1st, 2010 08:52 am
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Michael Jenkins
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Pylstert wrote: There is no such rod as a Shimano Poseidon, you are thinking of the Exage 1468
:doh Doh! Yes that is what I was thinking of, thanks for the reply, i'll have a look into the gremlins rod.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 9th, 2010 08:21 am
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Michael Jenkins
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Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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Equipment: mostly Daiwa and Shimano stuff with a couple of abu's ...
Best Catch: mostly Daiwa and Shimano stuff with a couple of abu's ...Bronze whaler sharks from the beach they're all too angry ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Awhitu peninsula and Hawai Beach
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Mana: 
Hi guys, thanks for the replies/PM's, I've discovered that a local manufacturer "kilwell rodcraft" produces some rods (well just blanks actually) in their "south african series" which are rated at up to 9oz and will suit slide baiting just fine.


The reason I've been after something I can source locally is that I work in a tackle retail shop over here and can get a significant discount on my purchases, so to pay full retail prices for a South African made product then pay shipping costs ontop is a long way off of what I would otherwise pay for any other rod/reel.

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 Posted: Tue Feb 9th, 2010 08:43 am
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Diamond
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Nice! looking to hire people for your tackle shop? New Zealand is a nice place, pity about those neighbours though! ROFL!!!

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