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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:38 pm 
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Hello All,

For beach/shore fishing is the Shakespeare Salt Travel 11.6Ft (6pcs) or the Fladden Maximus 12Ft (6pcs)Travel Beachmaster a good choice?
Is it inferior when compared to the 2pc rod?
What does line weight (lb) mean?
For the Shakespeare rod would the Shakespeare Salt Surf Reel be a good option?
For the Fladden series would the Lineaeffe Pantera 80 Spinning Reel be a good option?
Can both the rods and the respective reel combination withstand the abuse by large fishes?

Kindly let me know the above. Thank you. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 9:19 am 
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The lesser the sections the stronger the Rod, so a 2 piece is definitely better than a 6 piece no question. However you also have got to consider carting the rod.

Both these rods look, I would go for the Fladen, I like the way the guides are spaced and how it looks but having said that the Shakespeare is a proper saltwater rod and it will be more convenient to spin with, I recommend YOU go with the Shakespeare it also has saltwater Fuji guides, very important.

The Shakespeare SS573/SS576 look better than the Fladen, however please check WHERE it is Manufactured, do not go in for a reel manufactured in China, they are inherently problematic, irrespective of the Brand. Korean and Thai reels are good after Japanese, American and European manufactured reels.

Line wt is the recommended line weight in Breaking Strenght/Strain of the line you can use with that rod for optimum performance. It is only a guideline.

How large is large that is the question? Now I think that the Shakespeare Rod will handle larger and stronger fish than the Fladen, Remember, that a rod is not something you wrestle a fish, use it well.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:00 am 
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Thanks Bobby. I am planning to order from Spotty Dog Tackle, UK. Does anybody have any experience ordering from them?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 10:03 am 
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All, please let me know your opinion with regard to the above query. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:29 am 
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I have received the Shakespeare Salt Surf Beach Rod 11.6Ft. It seems to be good. I am disappointed with the reel. I ordered the Shakespeare Salt Surf Reel 2208.080 from Nimpopo but ended up getting the Shakespeare FDX Surf Reel 2200.070. Not sure how to get this taken care of.


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 10:43 am 
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Have you tried wiriting back to them and informing them about their mistake?


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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 3:14 pm 
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I have written to them. Waiting for their reply. It ruined my excitement/mood.


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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 7:26 pm 
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They were prompt in replying. He has asked me to send the reels and he'll reimburse the cost. Sending the reels across (to UK) is not possible due to the cost involved. So, I am trying to find a different option.


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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2010 11:06 am 
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Can you not send it freight collect? Ask them to foot the transportation bill both ways, after all they messed up.


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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 2:53 pm 
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You mean courier it to them? I may have to do that. But not sure how receptive they'll be to that idea.


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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 5:05 pm 
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If you dont ask you wont know


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