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Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« on: January 14, 2011, 05:11:42 PM »
Howzit guys, please can you help me out I have a friend who wants to buy himself a dropshot rod and reel... He is willing to spend R400 on the rod and R400 on the reel... Any ideas or experiences?  :tkx: Have a good weekend :tite

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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2011, 09:45:31 PM »
I would say as a first time reel get a shimano slade they are pretty cheap but box way above their weight! Rods I'm not too sure I have not looked in ages

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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2011, 08:16:04 AM »
Yip Shimano Slade or Sidestab 4000. Shimano Convergence 7" rod to match... I got both for that price 3 years ago..
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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 08:20:42 AM »
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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 09:37:58 AM »
Another reel to consider is the Daiwa Regal. Very smooth rod and a 2500/3500 size should come in well below R400.
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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 09:43:25 AM »
Another reel to consider is the Daiwa Regal. Very smooth rod and a 2500/3500 size should come in well below R400.
Thanks Jakes, will let him know!  :tkx:

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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2011, 12:28:00 PM »
My drop-shot set-up cost me around R500. It's a blue marlin boss rod that comes with two tips (light and heavy). I paired it with a Penn accord 4000 reel (12 pound fireline) and it works lekker. On a recent trip to moz i used it to spin for the bonnies of the boat and landed quite a few on this set-up the biggest was around 3-4 kg. Those bonnies really give you a good workout on light tackle.

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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2011, 01:02:53 PM »
My drop-shot set-up cost me around R500. It's a blue marlin boss rod that comes with two tips (light and heavy). I paired it with a Penn accord 4000 reel (12 pound fireline) and it works lekker. On a recent trip to moz i used it to spin for the bonnies of the boat and landed quite a few on this set-up the biggest was around 3-4 kg. Those bonnies really give you a good workout on light tackle.
Thanks for the info Papparoach will pass that on to him  :tkx:

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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2011, 01:15:42 PM »
 W.K ,also have a look at the Daiwa pro-caster range good value for money as well

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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2011, 01:17:25 PM »
W.K ,also have a look at the Daiwa pro-caster range good value for money as well
Yeah Mike the pro caster is an amazing reel a friend of mine has one!  :tkx:... They have pushed prices up on it recently though...

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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2011, 01:21:21 PM »
 And match it up with maybe a Daiwa Megaforce M/H (8ft) spinning rod ..would be a nice combo as well check www.fishingtackle.co.za for more info and specs.

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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2011, 01:23:12 PM »
Chat to Khan at rockhustler.co.za , maybe he can get a good price together on above combo.. :dunno: 

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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2011, 01:27:24 PM »
Chat to Khan at rockhustler.co.za , maybe he can get a good price together on above combo.. :dunno:
Will pass the advice on thanks Mike...

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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2011, 04:08:44 PM »
Slade 4000 and Daiwa Mega Force rod. I need to replace my tactix after those idiots from LAM airways broke mine, so I think I'll buy a megaforce. Looks like an awesome little rod.
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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2011, 04:10:55 PM »
Slade 4000 and Daiwa Mega Force rod. I need to replace my tactix after those idiots from LAM airways broke mine, so I think I'll buy a megaforce. Looks like an awesome little rod.
Jeeze bru  thats unlucky! How did they break it?

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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2011, 05:10:39 PM »
Rough Handling- they probably through a couple of suitcases on it. My Passion sticks' first guide also got bent and the inner came out.
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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #16 on: January 18, 2011, 05:43:13 PM »
He said he wants a quality reel why you guys posting daiwas :pot: AD remind me before the social to bring my rod case its really simple to make if even I can do it and if an airline breaks your rod with this thing...... :shk

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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2011, 07:23:53 PM »
Thanks bru. I'll try to remind you before the social.
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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #18 on: January 19, 2011, 07:52:41 AM »
Rough Handling- they probably through a couple of suitcases on it. My Passion sticks' first guide also got bent and the inner came out.

Unlucky boet  :cnfzd

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Re: Rod and Reel Advice R800 Budget...
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2011, 08:04:44 AM »
He said he wants a quality reel why you guys posting daiwas :pot: AD remind me before the social to bring my rod case its really simple to make if even I can do it and if an airline breaks your rod with this thing...... :shk

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