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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:27 pm 
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Hi Guys,

Sorry for the long silence. :(

Going to pick your brains again. :wink:

What in your opinion is the best rod for Murrel viz. ideal length, action, power, casting weight and line rating. Would appreciate it if you can give reasons for your choice.

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OK, since you guys are being coy (except for Mystic Maral, who is full of BS anyway) let me give you my take on this.

Rod Length: Ideally, one needs two lengths – 5.5-6 feet and 7 feet. The shorter rod is for fishing from a boat/coracle or even when fishing overgrown banks or under trees. The other rod will cover all other areas. If you are restricting yourself to one rod, a 6.5 footer is a good compromise.

Action: Since most fishing for Murrel is done with lures, I feel a moderate action is best – mainly for two reasons, first because a stiff rod when recoiling after the strike can pull the lure from the fish’s mouth and secondly, Murrel very often become acrobatic when they come in close and see the angler – a softer actioned rod makes it more difficult for the fish to throw the lure when performing its aerial manoeuvres.

Power: Light/medium to Medium. No explanation required as I have yet to see a Murrel over 8 Kgs although I know a couple of old timers here who have caught 12 kg. Murrel.

Casting Weight: 18 to 25 grams. Most commonly used lures are the Mepps # 5 Aglia which weighs about 15 gms.

Line Rating: IMO 12 lbs is max. Unless one is using weedless lures or Frogs and horsing them out of the weeds, in which case you need a stiff rod rated for at least 20 lbs line.

I tend to favour the Brits when it comes to rod lengths viz. I prefer longer rods (Gavin and Mystic Maral stay out of this :lol: ) and one of these days I am going to get myself a Salmon/Steelhead rod 8.5 to 9 feet long, medium action and rated for 12 lbs line. This should be great to use on the large lakes we fish in Hyderabad.

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just got myself a 13 ft 5 oz,3 pc rod.Now for a reel-this in addition to the 7 ft uglystik and a 9 ft browning sirocco 30 telescopic.Some one going to sponsor my elbow tendon carbon ligament transplants CC?:lol: where 've you been? long time!
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Dear CC,
In spite of your direct attack on my unblemished character I will boldly venture a reply. Granted that I know very little about rods and reels, hence defer to experts with vast knowledge like yourself, I will submit that irrespective of fishing locales (river, lake etc) four basic characteristics of rods are imperative:
a) sensitivity, b) power, c) weight, d) balance. Weight and balance are more objective, ie. can be empirically determined, while power and sensitivity, inspite of manufacturers claims, are quite subjective.

While I am happy that you have come over to my camp regarding shorter rods, because they unarguably provide the best combination of the aforementioned characteristics, it is puzzling that you want a 9ft rod for maral (Freudian analysis aside). The benefit of such a rod would be casting distance, but at the cost of all else. Sorry, can't cheat physics. Besides power, the three other characteristics go to hell, as does accuracy, a primary desire when fishing for maral. Yes, in lakes too. And landing a fish becomes more difficult also. I would respectfully ask you to forego your blind infatuation with "what the Brits do" (residual learned behaviour from the Raj?) and instead cast your myopic gaze on what the Nipponese do. While I am a dyed-in-the-wool Anglophile, prefering their primarily coarse fishing habits to the finesse-oriented wizards of Nippon is like recommending a Maruti over a Ferrari because the Maruti gets better gas mileage!!

I am, Sir, your humble servant,

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[quote="Gavin Ridge Cooke"] about your desire for longer rods :twisted: ....

longer the rods, more crazy the fish.. :twisted: :twisted: [smilie=madking.gif]


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Do they teach you how to catch Murrel like this?



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what rod? whoeee!


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Hey Bops
Could u post some real good photos of Giant Murrels caught in India,
they Look really mean :o


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