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Advice Daiwa Saltiga X802S-8/10 / Demon blood 82XH

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Category: Saltwater Fishing
Forum Name: Popper and Topwater Fishing
Forum Description: If you're into a bit of action on top, this is the forum for you
Printed Date: 23 Sep 2020 at 5:27am

Topic: Advice Daiwa Saltiga X802S-8/10 / Demon blood 82XH
Posted By: Duncan7
Subject: Advice Daiwa Saltiga X802S-8/10 / Demon blood 82XH
Date Posted: 05 Jul 2020 at 1:57pm
Hey Guys, 

Opinions and experience please,

Looking for a mid range stickbait rod to match to a Saltiga 6500H PE8.

You may have seen my post in the FS section looking for an Offshore rod, but with no luck there Im looking at alternatives.

Have seen the older model Daiwa Saltiga X 802S-8/10 Popper Spin Rod 8ft PE10 2pc, but wondering exactly how heavy it is? Anyone have one?

Predominantly chucking 120-150gm stickbaits from a boat so not sure if its a bit too 'heavy'. Guessing the 792S 4/5 model down is probably too light for PE8.

I have also seen the demon bloods, people seem to love them, but have heard they are quite stiff? I definitely prefer a more parabolic rod action. Anyone care to comment on how they perform? Guessing the DB82XH PE8 would be the best suited to what i do.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

Posted By: coroben
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2020 at 9:59am
yamaga are reasonably priced and v good rods

Posted By: beno101
Date Posted: 07 Jul 2020 at 9:11pm
I had a Demonblood XH model and as expected stiff as hell. I know have a shimano grappler PE6 With 8000 reel, still not a light set up but much nicer feel.

Posted By: Duncan7
Date Posted: 08 Jul 2020 at 9:16pm
Thanks guys, appreciate the help. Thanks for confirming what I had heard Beno. Was starting to wonder if the pe5-6 demon blood would be better 😂

Posted By: Starnsy
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2020 at 5:38pm
Check out the Daiwa Spartan S80-5/8

Posted By: Duncan7
Date Posted: 25 Jul 2020 at 4:45pm
Managed to track down an Offshore PSS rod from H&F tga on clearence with a tip off from jonocoogee. Very happy with it!

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