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    Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 1:42pm
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Hi, pretty new to these forums. I have done a lot of trout spinning on rivers when i was younger and living in the central north island, and i have decided i want to get back to land based lure fishing with hard bodies and softbait. My spinning gear however is shot, just plain worn out so i need a new setup for salt water as i now live in wellington. I'm a little stumped as to what i should get as the options seem endless compared to when i bought my old gear. 

I have my eye on a shimano catana nano 7'9"  http://www.fishermansloft.co.nz/shop/show_single_product.php?prod=288 
Has anyone used one of those rods? 

Or would something like an 8'3" crucis styx 

or Anyfish Anywhere 9'

or Anyfish Anywhere 8' 

I dont want to be just winching the fish in, however i am unsure just how light i should go with the gear, kahawai in a river or river mouth can put up quite a fight.
Also i dont really want to spend more than $300 on a rod and reel, however if i need to save longer to get something more suitable/better quality/longer lasting so be it. My old gear put up with around 16 years of abuse and gave me a lot of enjoyment.

Thanks in advance.
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http://www.fishing.net.nz/asp_forums/rock-shore-base-soft-baiting-n00b_topic105245.html
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more good info here:

http://www.fishing.net.nz/asp_forums/few-pics-of-land-bassed-lure-caught-fish_topic91109.html

i have the shimano jungle stix 9' 5-10kg that i use for soft baits and a finnor ultralight 9' 6-12kg that is my snapper/lure rod

plenty of other options including CD extrasense nano and orka spin rods 
and heaps of cheaper 7'6"/8' softbait rods from the big suppliers.

cheers
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I'd have to second the jungle stix, I don't own one but they look good, 9' / 9'6" is perfect length I reckon, there's quite a few rods designed for salmon that will work well
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Originally posted by rockz rockz wrote:


plenty of other options including CD extrasense nano and orka spin rods 


Do you know where i could find more info on the orka rods? The CD site isnt very helpful 
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probably best to give them a call, i had the rep bring some in for me to look at - 8'6" and 9'
very nice with a split butt design.
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