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Hi guys, 

Im looking for a new 1 - 2kg rod. I used to have a Offshore which i really liked but a munta mate of mine broke it so need to replace. I know Offshore have changed hands so not sure if they are still any good? 

All suggestions welcome

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Skippies, Albies, Snapper, Kahawai etc are the target
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Sorry should also mention its to be paired with a small Penn Slammer
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1to 3 kg 1 piece veritas, I use this for 2 pd braid, awesome on trout and salmon, my go to s/b light tackle rod as well,i run a penn battle 2 or a penn conflict on mine, the 2500 conflict is just perfect
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Hmm Veritas is nice but the action is very quick on them for fishing 1kg mono. The one I have used for super light work was built by Kieron at Reel Rods, would suggest giving them a bell to see what they can do
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Originally posted by SSManukau SSManukau wrote:

Hmm Veritas is nice but the action is very quick on them for fishing 1kg mono. The one I have used for super light work was built by Kieron at Reel Rods, would suggest giving them a bell to see what they can do



I'm not up to speed with mono having not used it for 10 years or so.
What about the 2 to 5 kg veritas
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2-5kg Veritas would be worse unfortunately, you need a very soft tip for that sort of work, and also remembering that IFGA 1kg or 2kg mono will generally break well below 2lb braid. With that sort of specialised work, getting a rod specifically for that purpose is well worth it.

I know what you mean about mono, I only ever use it during the occasional game fishing comps we do, other than that its 99% lure fishing with braid
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Originally posted by Merci Merci wrote:

Hi guys, 

Im looking for a new 1 - 2kg rod. I used to have a Offshore which i really liked but a munta mate of mine broke it so need to replace. I know Offshore have changed hands so not sure if they are still any good? 

All suggestions welcome

Cheers
Markus


Norcross have and origional one at the boat show this year. im sure you will get a good deal on it. Bloody mint rod almost put it aside for my self
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The Lox Yoshi has a very sensitive soft tip.
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Cheers for the info guys. Will contact Norcross now. If they have already sold it I will contact Kieron. 

We have found getting the correct rod for this light stuff is vital. Especially when trolling for skippies on 1kg. You need a very soft rod to survive the strike. 
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