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Beebs

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Hi Andy. I want to pick your brains a bit if that's ok? I am after a light spinning rod for some perch fishing in the Summer. What would you recommend for around the 40-50 mark?

I've got to admit to being clueless. But I caught my first fish on a lure on Saturday and now I'm taken.

Cheers, Steve.

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Hi Beebs

I know I'm not Tiny, but here's my opinion anyway.

I've got a four piece 9' Shakespeare expedition spinning rod and find it excellent for all types of 'mid-sized' fishing. It's also very easy to transport.

Personally I don't like short 6'-7' spinning rods. I've got another 11' travel version made I think by Silver Creek which I bought primarily for salmon spinning and worming on smaller rivers and this is a very nice rod too.

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Hi Lid, all information gratefully received. I'm beginning to think of a telescopic rod to keep in the car maybe?! I'm not that hot on 6 or 7 foot rods myself. 8 or preferably 9 foot. Don't want much do I??

 

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I've never got on with telescopics. I spent ages choosing one last year. Ended up buying a Shakespeare ?? (to be filled in later) and it snapped at the top the first time I used it. I returned it and didn't bother with a replacement. That being said, there may be some better telescopics on the market, but I love my multi piece travel rods.

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Dont disregard the six foot rods I have a six and a seven foot lure rod and there the dogs danglies. The control when casting and retrieving is far superior to a longer rod. Coupled with both rods is a baitcasting closed face fixed spool reel.

chill out go fishing

 

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quote:Originally posted by esox.20

Dont disregard the six foot rods I have a six and a seven foot lure rod and there the dogs danglies. The control when casting and retrieving is far superior to a longer rod. Coupled with both rods is a baitcasting closed face fixed spool reel.

chill out go fishing




Thanks John, any suggestions? I am new to this lure fishing lark but I caught some pike on lures recently and have completely got the bug. (Even popped up the Basingstoke canal at lunchtime and got a tiny little specimen. Beautiful).

 

esox.20

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My rods and reels are american and not available over here. Check out the shaky cat. They have some combos of rod and reels.

chill out go fishing

 

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Morning Beebs,If you want me to tell you which to buy...sorry I cant do that,coz its each to their own[:)]
In my opinion though,it would be a good idea to have a look at the 10foot Titanium Spinner which comes with a flattened arm seat for greater control,screw reel seat and Titanium eyes.[:D]
This rod not only has unlimited power,but looks absolutely amazing.
I personally use one of these and cannot find fault with it[;)]
But heres the best bit......its well within your price range[:D][:D]
if you cant find one,call me and i`ll sort it out for you.
Thank you for the posting(a nice surprise)

Andy.
 

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Cheers Andy, I must admit I've never heard of it. This may sound stupid, but is it designed for a fixed spool reel? Or for a multiuplier type (baitcaster is it?). Is it good for perch and chub? I've got a spinning rod, but it's way to heavy for anything like perch or chub.

 

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I use mine for Perch,Chub,Pike and even for a margin rod after Carp[:D]Theres just no end to its talents[:D]
Use it as any normal rod and a fixed spool reel.[:D]
The rod itself weighs no more than any good quality match rod and has the refinements of a carp waggler rod[;)]

Andy.
 
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