I'm sorry if this has been posted before.
I've had a good look round and couldn't find what I wanted.
I have an ultra light 6ft 2pce spin rod.
It will cast 0.8~4grms 2~6lb line.
I've had wild river carp to 8lb on it.
I've also got a 9ft 3pce 15~35grm spin rod made by Greys.
I've had sea bass and pike on it back home in England
and 15lb Japanese carp.
I want another rod.
I want to go to Asia on holiday with my lass.
Although I'm not sure where yet.
I want to catch a big fresh or saltwater fish.
This is most important.
Fresh and saltwater.
I only have money for one more big tackle splurge.
It has to be a compromise rod, a jack of all trades.
The tackle I already use is what I call multi purpose.
The little trout rod can also handle bigger fish.
But it would be very good for getting bait with and fun to use at the same
The 9ft rod will handle decent fish and is a pleasure to lure fish with all day. I can also float fish and very light leger with it.
But I want a heavy hitter so to speak.
Throwing big surface poppers and lures and fishing big baits.
I'm torn between getting something like an 11ft 2~4oz 3pce rod.
An uptide style rod.
Although I haven't started looking properly there are plenty of
long 3pce lure rods to choose from in Japan.
Great for long range lure fishing off a beach, heavy float fishing
and close in legering small live/dead baits.
They cost a bit though.
The uptide rod I had my eye on is an Abu Garcia Suveran
It's a 3pce rod.
It's a 7ft 6in rod (at 2pce) or if you add the 3rd piece it becomes 9ft 6in.
It comes in a hard tube.
I could hurl a large lure (maybe not all day!!!),
live/dead bait using a heavier weight and
fish from a boat using the shorter length, cast lures, troll etc...
Casting weight is 4~8oz.
At 7ft 6in it's supposed to be a 30lb boat rod.
The reviews I read said it was more like a 12lb boat rod
because of the soft uptide tip it's got.
It will take a multiplier and fixed spool.
Which is good for me because I like both.
It costs about £90 in the UK.
My Father could buy and ship it out to me.
Well what do you think?
Any other ideas?
I think the 2 rods I've got plus a heavy hitter would allow me to fish just about anywhere, stream, river, lake, beach, rock, pier and boat.
Sorry for the rambling post.