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I will be doing a post later in the week regarding our new range of rods, we have been testing and modifying soft bait and micro jigging rods for the last 6-8 months and these rods have just landed in NZ
30T Japanese toray carbon with nano composites, all fuji reelseats and guides, 2 piece and 8ft to 8ft 4in. 3 models available 3-5kg, 4-7kg, and 5-9kg
Photos to come later in weekWink but you wont buy better than these at under $250 each and they come in a 2 piece neopreme bag
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Hearty rise make awesome rods, their light orange overhead jig rod with calucutta 200d is my favourite go to rod out of the kayak ... does bait and small jigs brilliantly.. For spin softbaiting and a bit grunt some of shimanos aren't bad ( have a Starlo, a Backbone elite, and couple of Nanos). However those Cousins rods would seem to be a worthwhile investment based on the rather definite recommendation above.
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dont know if i entirely like the backbones. seem alittle stiff for working 1/4oz jigheads

recently picked up a shimano vortex rod that marine deals had on special in a combo. feels alright cant wait to try it out
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I will give one a try Kaveman......
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Originally posted by Garry 23041 Garry 23041 wrote:

I will give one a try Kaveman......


we heading up your way soon Garry, so will have them with us. Will get in touch
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Yeah keen as well kev! Need to have a pub demo to see the range
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Originally posted by kaveman kaveman wrote:

I will be doing a post later in the week regarding our new range of rods, we have been testing and modifying soft bait and micro jigging rods for the last 6-8 months and these rods have just landed in NZ
30T Japanese toray carbon with nano composites, all fuji reelseats and guides, 2 piece and 8ft to 8ft 4in. 3 models available 3-5kg, 4-7kg, and 5-9kg
Photos to come later in weekWink but you wont buy better than these at under $250 each and they come in a 2 piece neopreme bag
Nice Kev , 
 would be keen as to see them especiallly the 3-5kg model, 
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Brilliant!

Theres a cold bevie in it for you for delivery!

Or two....
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Originally posted by eynon eynon wrote:

dont know if i entirely like the backbones. seem alittle stiff for working 1/4oz jigheads

recently picked up a shimano vortex rod that marine deals had on special in a combo. feels alright cant wait to try it out

Hows it going Eynon
The backbone elite is ok for 1/4 ounce although prefer 3/8 and faster wind myself. The old Starlo needs 3/8 to work and is better on 1/2.   But have caught a 35 lb king on 1/8 once over the Starlo which felt horrible to cast with. Was trying to catch a bait fish for few marauding kings feeding when big fella grabbed tiny softbait.
Should come over bays for kayak fish sometime and we can compare notes on rod actions. Vortex sounds like a nice combo.
Cheers Shane
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Snapped my softbait rod today through pure stupidity Cry so time for another one LOL
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I would try the old snapped the rod trick also Mightyboosh but I just used the dropped my jig rod over the side one on my wife.....
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Recently lost an offshore illusion - and a fireblood 4000 that was attached to it - and a really big trev that was attached to that in the middle of the waitemata.Snapped at the lower blank - probably because of knocking against the lip of the rodholder. Lesson learned - if you are using rod holder - make sure the rod is foam or cork encased at the point it touches the top of the rod holder - ie is not touching the carbon blank! Now also in the market for new rod - and reel.
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Darn Barberyb...

Those Trevs are pretty staunch fellows if they have any size...I have wondered about wear from rod holders.

I once put my rod in the holder (not properly) and a fish pulled it over the side.

I dived in (glasses and all, no phone) and grabbed the rod.
Lucky for me I had the parachute out and was able to grab the line and pull myself back to the boat.

Not far off Coopers beach but it would have been a long swim and what would have happened to my boat?

Stupidest trick I ever pulled....well almost...............

When I lost my jig rod over the side this year it sank so fast there was no way I could have ever got it by the time I realized what had occurred.



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Got to admit the new Penn range of lighter softbait rods are really nice. Very well priced, specced and do a one piece 7'2 or 7'6 Insurgent I think model that felt the biz. 
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Hard to go past my Ocean Angler Carbon, great foregrip, soft tip and grunty lower down. Top combo paired with a lefty Calcutta 200.
I also have an earlier gen. Abu Veritas 0.4 -1 PE baitcaster.....boy does it bend! But whilst it has a super soft tip for imparting movement to jigs and softbaits, there's enough in the lower end to lever out a 20lb Snapper.
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I ended up having a synit made for me, if you like softbaiting have one built, I’ve used cheap rods and that’s what they are CHEAP, nothing compares to this synit if I could of gone down the daiwa rods with carbon guides then I would of but they are more expensive,
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Cheap is not the same to everyone. There are some really nice rods for $200 about now. My Cousins still have gleaming guides after over three years on the yak. I cannot justify going more than $350 on a rod.
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Yak fishers are tight with their $$$$$
Love fishing, love my job. It's a bloody shame that they clash.
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Haha my reels say otherwise
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OA Microwave just turned up. Well done Marine Deals, less than 24 hours from order to delivery! It's heavier in action and weight, and the blank is thicker than I expected, but will give it a go.
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