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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:37 pm 
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Hi,

I had bought a rod a few days back. It has 13 guides and it seems different from a spinning rod. Can anyone help me out with this.

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Is it a baitcasting rod.

Specification
Make : None
Model:sorry, I forgot. (It is a chinese rod.)
Length: 2.7mtr
Blanks: Fibre glass
Tip: Glass.


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Apoo


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 2:22 pm 
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Hi Apoo

Sure looks like a baitcaster.
Looks like you'll have to get yourself a multiplier...

Cheers,
v.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:45 pm 
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:lol:

I think you'll have to get yourself a little Abu for that rod!!

Regards,

Mighty M.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:58 pm 
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Any cast weight mentioned on the rod Apoo, it is a multiplier rod for sure.
You have not shown the handle portion in the picture, is it a short or long handle. If it is a short handle, it is probably made for the US market.
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Owen


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:54 pm 
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Hi MM/Owen,

In the rod, it is written:
Action 40-80

And the handle is like a regular spinning rod.

MM, How about a Shimano Tekota TEK800 for 40 nd 50 lb line and a OKuma saltwater fishing reel CL 300L Classic for 25lb line. Ithink I can use both the type of reels with that rod.

Your kind experienced advices will be welcome.

Actually I was hoping that why no replies from the other experienced anglers? Only Vedan ad responded to my enquiries so fast. Thanks Vedan.

Cheers,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:42 am 
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The boys are correct, you will need an O/H for this if you are going to use it for spinning..


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:51 am 
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Hi Apoo,

Vedan replied to your query because he's on vacation with a good net connection and has nothing better to do these days :lol: , he's also pretty quick off the mark when bored.
We must have a chat about Assam sometime. Ever fished around Misa foothills?

Cheers,

V.

PS. Get a nice Abu 7000LD with levelwind for that rod. If you don't want it, sell it to me. I've got a 330GTI that needs a rod. Cheers. V.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:12 pm 
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Hi Vedan,

I have not fished in Assm yet. Trying my best to go to Bhalokpung in Assam Arunachal border this year only.

Keep on giving advices to novices like us.

Thanks,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:16 pm 
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Hi Bobby,

What is this O/H?
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Apoo


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:44 pm 
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O/H = Over Head or multiplier


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:14 pm 
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Thanks Bobby


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:16 pm 
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Hi Bobby, Owen, MM, Vedan

Which one would be a good option

Shimano TLD25 or Shimano TekotaTEK800?

or a ABU

Thanks,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:34 pm 
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I would go with the Abu..


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:17 pm 
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I'd go with the Abu, too. More general purpose and certainly more castable than the TLD25 and Tekota. Unless, of course, boat fishing, deep sea is what you're looking at, from the looks of the rod. What length, line rating, if any?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:03 pm 
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Hey Apoo - Am sorry that the experienced anglers didn't reply on time.. I would have but then my comments on your rod would have been.... well you know how it's been before :lol: :lol:

But anyways, my East-friend, by the looks of your rod (fishing rod that is :twisted: ) an ABU should do the trick.. Did you say 13 guides :shock:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:15 pm 
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Hi everyone,

Abu 7000 or 10000?

Model nos with specifications please.

Thanks,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:30 pm 
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It looks like a sea fishing boat rod to me. Very fast taper, it would be far too harsh in the action for most coarse fish.
Could you get a shot of the action by threading some line through the rings and then pulling a full curve in it? Only need to see the curve through 90 degrees.
You'll then get an idea of how powerful the rod is as well.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:12 am 
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Yes, agree with Steve, it does look like a Saltwater Rod..

Anyway, my bloomin head is in a spin, left my new Laptop in the Pub last night, just a month old, my second one in 3 months....let's hope they have it when they open.

Funny thing is the cops were in last night doing breath tests (promoting a campaign against Drunk Driving) and mine was only 15 all the rest of my mates were 80+...

Its christmas time man..hopes are high, lets see how Honest Hong Kong really is..


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:45 am 
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Only 15 ?????? :shock: :shock: :shock:

Fluff Bobster - Dont be scaring the shits out of us, mate.. We IA's have a reputation to uphold (at least some of us still do :twisted: :twisted: )

P.S. Cheers to your friends, mate [smilie=sillyjester.gif]


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:02 pm 
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[quote="apoo"]Hi MM/Owen,

In the rod, it is written:
Action 40-80
Well apoo 40-80 means a cast weight of 40 to 80 grams, and i don't agree with the guy's that this rod can be used only for sea fishing.
You can use it on a river or lake too if you like, but it will work best with a multiplier reel.
For short casting it will even take a spinning reel. The down side of using a spinning reel with this rod is that the friction on the line would be high durind casting, and on the line again at the guide closest to the reel during retrieve.
I would suggest using a multiplier that can hold 200 to 300 meters of 20lb -25lb mono, and therefore an Abu 7000 would be a bit too big, perhaps a 6000 with level wind and casting drag will work better, then there are other alternitives.
I think the Shimano's you have suggested are both a little too big for this rod. The TEK600 would be a better match i think, but do take another opinion also.
Note that there is a left hand retrieve also available on the TEK600LC, so if you prefer a left hand retrieve when using your spinning reels, you might be more comfortable using the TEK 600LC

Regards
Owen


Last edited by Owen on Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:28 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:19 pm 
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That is a conventional rod for sure, and does not look like a boat rod either (I think you said 2.7 metre, which is 9'). If the reel seat is close to the butt, then it might be a british style surf rod. But then again I think they use beach casters in 12' or even big with a light line rating for their Bass. So it is possibly not a surf rod either. Looks like a sturgeon rod to me. So I think it might be a fresh water rod, built for big fish.

A Penn reel such as a Squidder or Jigmaster or 545GS or 555GS reel, I think should be a good match for the rod. They hold a lot of line, fight big fish, reliable and are at affordable prices.

LF


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:26 pm 
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Hi LF,
Apoo mentioned Action 40-80, though this does not make much sense, i would assume that it is actually the cast weight of 40-80gms and not 40-80 lb line. In any case a rod handling 40-80 lb line is rarely made that length, and by the look of it, it seems like it would handle 20-30lb line.
Regards
Do a recheck on the 40-80 Apoo
Owen


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:30 pm 
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Owen,

I too thought the same later and I have edited the post and removed the info about the 40-80 lb test.
LF


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:43 pm 
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Hi everyone,

It says, Action : 40 - 80. No lb or gm. In my opinion it should be gm only.

Cheers,
Apoo


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:59 pm 
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Gavin Ridge Cooke wrote:
Only 15 ?????? :shock: :shock: :shock:

Fluff Bobster - Dont be scaring the shits out of us, mate.. We IA's have a reputation to uphold (at least some of us still do :twisted: :twisted: )

P.S. Cheers to your friends, mate [smilie=sillyjester.gif]


15 was the READING on the Breathalizer not my age mate..

Getting back to the actual content of this string, I believe that it is the casting wt as Owen suggests, not line wt.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:20 am 
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apoo wrote:
Hi everyone,

It says, Action : 40 - 80. No lb or gm. In my opinion it should be gm only.

Cheers,
Apoo

Well there are good and there are bad rod makers, and then there are those with and those without an eye for detail. But from the looks of the rod, i think what i have suggested is correct, including a suitable matching multiplier reel.
Just one thing regarding the Okuma multiplier's that you were asking about apoo, they are relatively cheap, but are not very good for casting a bait a long way out.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:37 pm 
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I am a novice in this sport, if I am not wrong the ideal way to identify a rod is by locating the spine. If one leans the trick then it’s easy to identify a rod and to check if all the guides are properly aligned.
Regards
Tathagata.


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