This is Vivek. Native of Ooty, brought up in Bangalore now based out of Noida (till Mid 2012). Will be back to South India later this year.
Being in the IT sector, I travel quiet a bit across the world, thanks to my job. A little more of myself, I also happen to moderate one of India's largest Off-Road Clubs - Jeep Thrills (am known as Hurricane Vivek there). I am an outdoor man, camping, trekking, phorography, wildlife conservation et all.
Have "fished" briefly in Ooty (Avalanche) quiet some time back. Though my interest was in it, could not find the time / company to get around doing it. Over the last 2 years, I have been fisihing in international waters !!! In Michigan USA. This time I caught a Rainbow Trout, also known as Steelhead.
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Want to come back and do some amount of angling in India. Now being in Bangalore has a big advantage - home to the Mahaseer!
Right now, I am looking for advice on what kind of rod I should pick up. Am currently in the US till this month end and will be off to Mexico for couple of months before I get back to India. So it leaves me around 10 days to buy the gear from here.
Looking forward to suggestions from the experts here. Question is simple, I want to buy a 2 peice rod, light weight but capable of hauling in a good weight (the Mahaseer). This will be my first one, so experts can guide me and tell me what to buy (Casting / Spinning), kind of reel, line weight, lure weight etc... And if possible the brand name, link. I am meanwhile learning the "fishology"..