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Looking for a dropshot kit?
« on: February 02, 2011, 09:31:58 am »
I'm looking for a dropshot kit. Rod, reel, baits, line or braid & hooks. I'm on a tight budget. Went Mias this morning. Got a quote on a Diawa Sweepfire 3500 for R189. They suggest the Pioneer rods @ R575 but I saw the Penn sticks with solid tip for R250. Whats your take guys?

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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2011, 09:33:19 am »
Gani's in Witbank always have some amazing combo specials... their adverts are in RSD and Stywe Lyne... check them out.

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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2011, 09:43:51 am »
Whats RSD?

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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2011, 09:45:26 am »
Rock Surf and Deep Magazine.... best R/s mag

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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2011, 10:05:08 am »
Speak to AndriesH from www.Bluecity.co.za

Pioneer Crossfire Power Graphite Dropshot rod.Combinde with a Shimano Slade and you are in business at under R850-00.


Dropshot Graphite Crossfire 7' MH   R495.00
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Pioneer Crossfire Power Graphite Dropshot rod.
Power Graphite blank.
Pioneer real seat with metal guides.
Length = 7'0"
Action: Medium to Heavy / fast
Line size: 12 LB to 20LB
Lure size: 1/4 oz to 1 oz
 

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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2011, 11:26:28 am »
I'll have a look at the rod. Whats better than the slade but not too expensive?

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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2011, 11:33:37 am »
I got the Shimano Sedona 4000fb from Gani's for R550.

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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2011, 02:55:31 pm »
Hows the 9ft adrenalin rods & Phenix Rods?
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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2011, 03:31:54 pm »
Hows the 9ft adrenalin rods & Phenix Rods?


Adrenalin rods...! Now you're talking... check what the 10ft dropshot rod can do....

http://www.ultimateangling.co.za/index.php/topic,3401.msg38608.html#msg38608

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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2011, 03:43:50 pm »
I see Ganis stock the adrenalin 9ft. I'm going to get it soon.

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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2011, 05:04:57 pm »
Whats a go size rod for dropshot? The adrenalin is 9ft. I'm going to Western Acc. The also have the L&F for R350. Hows the L&F rods?
Reel: Shimano Sedona R650
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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2011, 05:09:28 pm »
Personally I'll go for a rod that has a rating of Lure sizes/Jig Heads: 1/4 oz to 1 oz

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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2011, 05:20:47 pm »
Cool. I'm also looking at weight rating but I also want some backbone on the rod.

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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2011, 08:41:51 am »
Chop- what size reel you looking for??

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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2011, 11:03:19 am »
Cool. I'm also looking at weight rating but I also want some backbone on the rod.

You don't need to much back bone for your run of the mill drop shot fishing. Fish over 2kg will be the exception and any thing bigger than 8kg I'll come chow Sashimi style on the beach  :hehe:
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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #15 on: February 03, 2011, 11:12:41 am »
I'm also going to use it in the Dam for barbel.

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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2011, 11:15:22 am »
I'm also going to use it in the Dam for barbel.


katman- u look diff in ur avatar?

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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2011, 11:22:45 am »
Speaking from experience, you will only need back-bone in a rod, once a Kingy has snapped your rod - and power in a reel once a 20 kg Kingy has stripped your gears.

Before that happens your precious braid and much practised knots will first part.

Now I wonder, how many of us have had our reel's gears stripped by a fish, and an L&F, KF, Adrenalin, Sensation etc rod snapped by a fish, except those blerrie klipvisse that sits in the rocks at the ledges of Vidal, of course.

Dont fall for the hype and bling - nothing wrong with the mid-range tackle. I have them all incl Berkley, but my rod ds rod of choice is a Sensation (I can break 3 for the price of one Berkley!), and am yet to meet that 20kg KF on dropshot!

"Everything will be good in the end" - so it cant be the end yet!

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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2011, 11:23:53 am »

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Re: Looking for a dropshot kit?
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2011, 11:27:59 am »
LOL QB... That was a good chirp !