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fishy_fishy
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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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I've got the 8ft. It's a great, solid rod.

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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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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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Wow Enigma. That sounds great. How would you compare the Ugly Stik to the Wiska Catfish rod?

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Enigma wrote:
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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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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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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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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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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No monsters yet, but a start

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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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Yes they are R540 a rod

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Enigma wrote:
Yes they are R540 a rod
Hi Enigma, where can one buy one of these rods?

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From me or order from any shop selling Sensation rods

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Enigma, can you courier rods?

Will one of these work for popping?

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It will work for popping

Yes we courier custom rods and other rods all over the world.

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I bought one the other day. Great value.

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Enigma wrote:
It will work for popping

Yes we courier custom rods and other rods all over the world.


PM sent.

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Enigma
Looking for 2x 8ft Sensation Wiska Catfish Rods.
How do i go about in ordering from you, and do you have in stock.

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Mot, ek het vir jou 'n splinter nuwe een wat nog nooit gebruik is nie.

Ek stuur vir jou 'n msg.

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Slimy Salamander wrote:
Mot, ek het vir jou 'n splinter nuwe een wat nog nooit gebruik is nie.

Ek stuur vir jou 'n msg.

If Mot is not interested, I'd love to take it off your hands.

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Slimy Salamander wrote: Mot, ek het vir jou 'n splinter nuwe een wat nog nooit gebruik is nie.

Ek stuur vir jou 'n msg.
Jammer maat, het nooit terug gekom na jou toe nie, het 2 gekry toe ek eendag deur Parys gery het.

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Hey guys sorry to revive such an old thread, but I'm looking for a barbel rod. The Wiska I can't find but can find a wiska URF 10" or a wiska roepstok 13" at double the price.

As I've never used a roepstok nor a wiksa URF which would you recommend and why?

Thank you kindly

Last edited on Mon Jul 20th, 2020 06:29 am by Mission Man