Author Topic: best casting rod in south africa  (Read 7143 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline tackle whore

  • Senior Member
  • **
  • Posts: 196
  • Cred: 15
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: cape town
best casting rod in south africa
« on: July 21, 2011, 10:27:07 PM »
got a mate throwing a 6 oz sinker a mile he now wants to buy a'' better rod'' to increase his distance . he normally throws a exage or a hennie P rod [ cant remember the model] . he can throw and bloody far just wants a upgrade on the rod also not keen to go upto a 8oz sinker  , got the saltiga/daiwa/torsa reels so good in that department .
any advice on rods and were to buy would be appreciated , cape town based .
« Last Edit: July 21, 2011, 10:28:08 PM by tackle whore »

Offline REEFMAN

  • Ultimate Champ
  • ****
  • Posts: 9712
  • Cred: 766
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Jozi
Re: best casting rod in south africa
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2011, 06:30:06 AM »
Since he has already become a proficient caster, perhaps it's time to go the HMG route. Lighter and stiffer in the sections that need it, making it easier to throw. Recommended 3-piece rods in the Medium (6oz) range are the Assassin Medium HMG (my personal all-time favourite best rod) and the Pentagon Medium HMG. They don't get much better than these.

Assassin rods available on Basil Manning site, Pentagon on Gremlins site (see advert). 

Offline WalkersKiller

  • Fish The Sea | Fish The Fly | Gareth Roocroft
  • Ultimate Champ
  • ****
  • Posts: 7417
  • Cred: 366
  • Gender: Male
  • Conservation First!
  • Location: Edenvale, Gauteng
Re: best casting rod in south africa
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2011, 08:39:39 AM »
Yeah the Assasin and Pentagon HMGs are great, also the Loomis Sharkey HMG throws a mile as well so maybe look into that!

Offline Nemesis.

  • The Karou Charou
  • Senior Member
  • **
  • Posts: 182
  • Cred: 66
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Mandeni _ KZN Northcoast
Re: best casting rod in south africa
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2011, 11:22:56 AM »
Standard Assassin Heavy! 13.6ft. If he doesn't want to throw heavier then 7oz, this would be my no.1 choice:)
There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.

Offline Sylvester

  • Retired
  • *
  • Posts: 0
  • Cred: 0
  • Gender: Male
Re: best casting rod in south africa
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2011, 01:09:31 PM »
Jean Van Zyl in Cape Town is bringing in custom built rods from Namibia. They are built on Shatani blanks and can be fully customised. The prices sound right and the rods have been getting rave reviews from the guys that have test casted them. If you want I can give you Jeans number and your friend can give him a call. He is asking all interested guys to contact him to test cast the rods themselves before they decide. The rods are also on display at Alpha Pro Tackle in Brackenfell. They really are very smart sticks and are quite popular in Namibia by all accounts.

Offline REEFMAN

  • Ultimate Champ
  • ****
  • Posts: 9712
  • Cred: 766
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Jozi
Re: best casting rod in south africa
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2011, 01:30:40 PM »
Are these 1 -piece rods Craig? Excalibur?

Offline Hooked

  • Senior Member
  • **
  • Posts: 256
  • Cred: 16
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Durbanville , Cape Town
Re: best casting rod in south africa
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2011, 08:44:30 PM »
Are these 1 -piece rods Craig? Excalibur?
Heard some good things about the Excalibur rods http://www.excalibur-tackle.com/
 

Offline Sylvester

  • Retired
  • *
  • Posts: 0
  • Cred: 0
  • Gender: Male
Re: best casting rod in south africa
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2011, 11:04:06 AM »
Are these 1 -piece rods Craig? Excalibur?


They are indeed. Jean was fishing with the "Cape Shark Special" at the RASSPL comp on Saturday. It is an 11ft stick that can pull 14kg+ on a scale! Crazy little stick! We were throwing baits like these all day!

Offline Sylvester

  • Retired
  • *
  • Posts: 0
  • Cred: 0
  • Gender: Male
Re: best casting rod in south africa
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2011, 11:05:49 AM »
FYI, that is my Purglas and TN40 in the pic not Jeans rig. Here he is about to bliksem another bait with that monster stick of his!

 

SimplePortal 2.3.7 © 2008-2022, SimplePortal