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 Posted: Wed Aug 4th, 2021 03:05 am
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ZANAIDOR
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Please advise on a suitable rod and reel combo for lure fishing eg throwing spoons for Natal Snoek approx 150m on a budget of R3500

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 Posted: Wed Aug 4th, 2021 05:17 am
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I'm letting go of a 12' Sensation Shad Pro blank with Fuji K guides that Enigma upgraded. It throws a country mile and like all of Sensation's blanks has a wonderful action and backbone... I simply have too much tackle so this is one of the rods that is going. Gimme a shout if you're interested. It pairs well with a 5-8k reel.

Edit: Rod sold to a discerning angler who knows good tackle when he sees it... Thanks Fanie ;)

Last edited on Wed Aug 11th, 2021 09:09 am by Limpopoking

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 Posted: Wed Aug 4th, 2021 06:28 am
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what would be the weight of the spoons you'd be throwing ? That would make a difference to the range of rods you could look at.

But something like the assassin bluefish 13ft comes to mind, throws 2-4oz weight, and is definitely within your budget.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 4th, 2021 01:25 pm
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Hi Zanaidor
Look for a rod between 11 and 12vt length. The one Limpopoking suggested is a real nice option.
Otherwise look at the Assassin Range like the amia or cob special.

I would rather pay a bit more for a suitable reel, as the spinning is very hard on the reels and the cheaper options may only last a season or two.
Penn Clash 5000 or a gosa 5000 are not bad options. Stradic second hand may also be an good option.

Dont skimp on braid. get a good quality 15-25lb braid. thinner the better for distance.

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 Posted: Wed Aug 4th, 2021 07:57 pm
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Loomis and Franklin Archipelago STX HMG 11-12ft rod. Many good things have been said here regarding it if you do a search.
For a reel, you'll get away with a shimano Nasci in 5000 size on the cheaper end of the scale, although a Saragosa will be best. Perhaps you can upgrade the reel to the gosa at a later point when the budget allows

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 Posted: Thu Aug 5th, 2021 06:20 am
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Mana: 
gotta agree with Reez, L&F archipelago is a beast of a rod, i own the 11ft and get 100m+ quite easily when casting a 3 oz sinker.

The rod you buy should suit your capabilities and build though. Go to one of your local tackle shops and feel the rods in your hand. there are a few good options on the market to suit your requirements, but you need to understand whether it'll suit your style of fishing also

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 Posted: Thu Aug 5th, 2021 08:59 am
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Stefan001 wrote:

Otherwise look at the Assassin Range like the amia or cob special.




I have an assasin kob special heavy and its probably a bit overkill for this. Id recommend a ligher setup in 1 - 3 oz casting weight. 11ft - 12ft with a 1-3oz casting weight will be ideal. Will throw a spoon a country mile.

5000 gosa going to be a great reel but cannot see you getting the gosa reel and rod in that budget. Look at a big Boss 5000 - 6000 size then you will be able to stay in that budget. The Big Boss reels punch way above their price. I got a 5000 big boss on my 11ft Daiwa Laguna and its now been about 3-4 years spinning with it in surf only. Its got dunked more times than I can remember I even swam after it in a gulley once. Ok to be fair I do always rinse it out after every session and every few months strip it down and lube it up again.

Also got a gosa 10 000 on the 11ft Assasin Kob Heavy but this is total overkill for elf to snoek range. Unless its a bomb of an elf but they a bit rarer.

Dont skimp on the braid. Get a quality 8 x 20 - 25lb braid which will give you the casting distance you need.

Last edited on Thu Aug 5th, 2021 09:01 am by StangV2_0

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