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 Post subject: Surf Fishing Rod
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 12:49 pm 
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HI,

My name is Kashif and i am an Indian Expatriate based in Dubai.

Last year i started surf fishing and have bought a Penn 525 mag and a Daiwa Sealine surf rod. I am throwing 5-6 oz + bait from the shore using this setup.

The penn 525 mag is an excellent reel and a beginner like me is able to cast 100+ yards, but i am not happy with the Sealine its too stiff.

I want suggestions for a better rod, i have shortlisted three casting (multiplier) rods:
1) Lamiglas Surf King
2) St.Corix Triumph
3) Daiwa Ballistic

What do you guys think which rod will be better suited for casting 150+ yards and also good at bite detection.

Thanks in advance.

Kashif

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:16 pm 
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Hi there Kashif,

I am sure some of the more experienced saltwater gurus will be able to point you in the right direction.

Personally I would go for the St Corix. I have has one rod by them and their quality is great.

Also read the forum rules and post in the right threads. (introduce yourself in the Introductions)

Hope you get what you are looking for.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 9:53 pm 
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Ken has already pointed you in the right direction but I would like to add only one thing. Like golf syndrome of hitting the ball furthest, we angler also fall in the trap of casting furthest and most of the time over shoot where the fishes are feeding.

Having said that, a good rod with casting distance and back bone is always an advantage while surf fishing.

Best of luck with your new setup and don't forget to post your catch report here. We at IA love to hear a good fight story. :lol:

Regards,

Ali. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Surf Fishing Rod
PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:27 pm 
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kashaif wrote:
HI,

My name is Kashif and i am an Indian Expatriate based in Dubai.

Last year i started surf fishing and have bought a Penn 525 mag and a Daiwa Sealine surf rod. I am throwing 5-6 oz + bait from the shore using this setup.

The penn 525 mag is an excellent reel and a beginner like me is able to cast 100+ yards, but i am not happy with the Sealine its too stiff.

I want suggestions for a better rod, i have shortlisted three casting (multiplier) rods:
1) Lamiglas Surf King
2) St.Corix Triumph
3) Daiwa Ballistic

What do you guys think which rod will be better suited for casting 150+ yards and also good at bite detection.

Thanks in advance.

Kashif

:?:


Hi Kashif,

May I know what fish you are targetting by casting that distance with a 5 - 6oz lead (boy that is heavy).


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:37 pm 
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Keyur

I buy the weights from the local markets and "5" is written on them so i assume that they are 5 oz.

2 weeks back at ajman i threw sardines long distance and suddenly my rod started screaming. i had a very big fish and i even got it upto 15 -20 meters from the shore, it was a huge Cobia, but because of my inexperience cound nt land it.

Man it was huge, i still cant believe it.

Thats y i want to throw long distance. may be it was by chance, but i want to keep trying (thats why i bought PENN 525 MAG).

Will use a second rod for shorter distance

Tight Lines


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:47 pm 
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Must be the same chap the dragged me over the rocks. 2 months ago (same place). I lost him while landing it, when my line rubbed against a rock...lol

Btw, I didnt have to cast very far.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:24 pm 
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Over here we dont have to cast that far we cast a few meters away and than the boat guys carry our bait for us with or without consent :) what say Keyur LOL


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 Post subject: Surf casting..
PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:19 pm 
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try pendulum, and make sure everybody is cleared from your path. You can ave. 180+ yards if properly engaged. Make sure you have a very fast action rod. No brands mentioned here cos of house rules.
The mag 525 is a beast if you can manage to tame it, it brings you the results. I use the 525mag and always gets a blast with 20lbs or lower.

Cheers
Tacklebloke


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:35 pm 
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trying to get the hang of it, dont want to try the pendulum as many ppl fish along side, a brighton cast is what i am happy with.

cant risk lead travelling at that speed and hitting some one.

thanks for the advice.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:54 pm 
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kashaif

Can you advise the model you use with the mag525?
Need to find a alternative rod for use.

Cheers
Tacklebloke


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 1:47 am 
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Hey Chua (aka Leng, aka Tacklebloke),

when are you coming to our side of town ? Opened the season with Ashley & Desmond on Friday. Managed @ 15 Queens myself, Ashley and Desmond too did get quite a few. Released most of them & kept a few for the table. Also managed to break my rod & lose my saltiga lure on my first cast. All in all a good entertaining start to the season.

regards,
Keyur


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:17 am 
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Tacklebloke

I use Daiwa Sealine, just returned from a trip, caught a 5-7 kg fish using this setup in Ajman. Sorry couldnt take a pic as phone was left in the car and i fish alone mostly.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:20 am 
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Keyur

I need to learn how to play a fish, i got a whopper of fish and couldnt land it. The damn thing emptied my real twice and wont give up.

My hands were went stiff like a log, and ultimately lost it.

Hope am luckier next time.

nice to know you had a good start, somebody atleast is catching fish.

regards


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 Post subject: season opening
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:26 am 
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keyur et al,

well done for the opening season, so many queenfish.
you guys are tops! send my regards to ashley and pa charles..
trying to hide from the hot weather for now...night fly fishing.
so far no good results yet..

cheers
tacklebloke


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 Post subject: Daiwa surf rod
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:28 am 
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Kashaif

Thanks for the info..

cheers
Tacklebloke


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