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Help New rod and reel for LB

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Topic: Help New rod and reel for LB
Posted By: mwahaha
Subject: Help New rod and reel for LB
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 1:42pm
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" rel="nofollow - 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 http://www.completeangler.co.nz/crucis-styx-8326-83-2-piece-graphite-4-6kg-spin-rod-xidp440523.html%20" rel="nofollow -  
http://www.completeangler.co.nz/crucis-styx-8326-83-2-piece-graphite-4-6kg-spin-rod-xidp440523.html%20" rel="nofollow - http://www.completeangler.co.nz/crucis-styx-8326-83-2-piece-graphite-4-6kg-spin-rod-xidp440523.html 

or Anyfish Anywhere 9'
http://www.actiontackle.co.nz/contents/en-us/p267_anyfish-anywhere-9-15-40grm-spin-fishing-rod.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.actiontackle.co.nz/contents/en-us/p267_anyfish-anywhere-9'-15-40grm-spin-fishing-rod.html  

or Anyfish Anywhere 8' 
http://www.actiontackle.co.nz/contents/en-us/p268_anyfish-anywhere-8-10_-_25grm-spin-fishing-rod.html" rel="nofollow - http://www.actiontackle.co.nz/contents/en-us/p268_anyfish-anywhere-8'-10_-_25grm-spin-fishing-rod.html be more suitable?

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.



Replies:
Posted By: mwahaha
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 1:55pm
Or maybe  http://www.marine-deals.co.nz/daiwa-rods/daiwa-dxs-862mfs-spinning-rod-8ft-6in-8-17lb" rel="nofollow - http://www.marine-deals.co.nz/daiwa-rods/daiwa-dxs-862mfs-spinning-rod-8ft-6in-8-17lb


Posted By: Pico
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 3:01pm
http://www.fishing.net.nz/asp_forums/rock-shore-base-soft-baiting-n00b_topic105245.html


Posted By: rockz
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 3:40pm
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


Posted By: Jwest
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 4:46pm
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


Posted By: mwahaha
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 7:17pm
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 


Posted By: rockz
Date Posted: 07 Feb 2015 at 7:44pm
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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