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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2015 06:08 pm
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Hi Guys

Has anyone tried the new 9ft Sensation Rod Wiska Catfish for Barbel fishing?

http://sensationtackle.co.za/index.php?id_category=598&controller=category

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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2015 06:11 pm
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I've got the 8ft. It's a great, solid rod.

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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2015 06:14 pm
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Awesome, i am looking to get the 9ft for barbel angling from the shore and pairing it with a Shimano Baitrunner. Do you know what the casting weight rating of the rod is?

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 Posted: Tue Mar 24th, 2015 06:35 pm
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Cast whatever you want to cast with it.

Remember it is not a long range casting rod.

We tested them at Bloemhof in the sloep fishing 50lbs braid and lock and hold fishing, broke some braid and hooks but no rods.

Fitted with Fuji BNOG Guides and a Biofiber composite blank, no rod is unbreakable but I'm sure this one is damn close

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 Posted: Wed Mar 25th, 2015 05:50 am
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Wow Enigma. That sounds great. How would you compare the Ugly Stik to the Wiska Catfish rod?

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 Posted: Wed Mar 25th, 2015 10:24 am
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Cast whatever you want to cast with it.

Remember it is not a long range casting rod.

We tested them at Bloemhof in the sloep fishing 50lbs braid and lock and hold fishing, broke some braid and hooks but no rods.

Fitted with Fuji BNOG Guides and a Biofiber composite blank, no rod is unbreakable but I'm sure this one is damn close


Craig what is the retail price on these rods? Both the 8&9 ft

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 Posted: Wed Mar 25th, 2015 10:45 am
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Found this on the Tackle SA website. Im not sure if this is Craigs Website.

http://www.tacklesa.co.za/products/rod%20wiska%20catfish.aspx

8ft R 378.90
9ft R 411.90

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 Posted: Wed Mar 25th, 2015 12:47 pm
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fishy_fishy wrote:
Found this on the Tackle SA website. Im not sure if this is Craigs Website.

http://www.tacklesa.co.za/products/rod%20wiska%20catfish.aspx

8ft R 378.90
9ft R 411.90

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Thanks fishy, at that price could be worth a punt if you cant find any Ugly Stiks

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 Posted: Wed Mar 25th, 2015 01:19 pm
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Yip my site, not 100% active but correct pricing.

Different to the Ugly in that it was designed for tackle used by catfish anglers and their existing tackle in RSA. Bigger guides for the larger reels and the rod will work with both multiplier and fixed spool

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 Posted: Wed Mar 25th, 2015 06:26 pm
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Excellent catfish rods and very tough. I have 6 x 8ft and 2 x 9ft Whiska Catfish rods that me and my son have started using. (Bought them on advice from Enigma) and I am very happy with them. Have had only one oportunity to test them but they are awesome and for the price you cannot find a better catfish rod.

I pair my 8ft with Big Alvey's and will use the 9ft's with a big grinder.

I like the bit of softer tip and the awesome backbone power.

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 Posted: Wed Mar 25th, 2015 06:27 pm
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No monsters yet, but a start

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 Posted: Wed Mar 25th, 2015 06:28 pm
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My son also likes the new Catfish Whiska

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Are these rods still available in SA?

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 Posted: Mon Oct 9th, 2017 01:22 pm
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Yes they are R540 a rod

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