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Morning All Tongue
Just looking at getting a new 8-10 or 10-15kg snapper/strayline set. Have a 6-8k with a 3500 baitrunner, but want a slightly heavier unit for bigger fish. Something you could comfortably chuck half a skippy head out the back of your berley trail on.
 
So, was thinking about a 10-15kg Jelly Tip. I have fond memories of seeing them in fishing videos of old but wanted to know if they are actually any good?
 
One more thing - would I be fine with chucking a popper or two around with a 10-15kg and a decent real e.g. saragosa etc. Would use something a 6500b baitrunner for straylining...
 
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I chuck poppers around on my 10-15kg Jelly Tip with Baitrunner 8000D. I really like it and it's cheap (can't afford anything more flash). I don't know much about popper rods, but a mate with a bit more knowledge reckons it's perfect for the task.
What's the cheapest type of meat? Dear balls. They're under a buck.
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The jelly-tips are still a really good rod, really good componentry, long enough for straylining or poppering, maybe less so for stickbaits, but for the money, I doubt you'll find a better rod, certainly not an NZ-made one anyhow.
I used a 10-15kg texalium for poppering in the tropics for a couple of years, and that is just basically a blinged-up jellytip. No issues  with it at all.
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Sorry, I should have said 'stickbaits' not 'poppers'. Find it casts really well.
What's the cheapest type of meat? Dear balls. They're under a buck.
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I have been casually looking at one of these to come up for stickbaiting and a bit of straylining
But was under the impression that the hard chrome guides get eaten by Braid
Plus the one piece ness of them dissuades me as I want to be able to wander around and about with them
 
 
So am I right or mistaken re braid vs Guides??
 
 
 
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My Jelly Tip has ceramic guides
What's the cheapest type of meat? Dear balls. They're under a buck.
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I have 2 of the originals that were made one black and the other jelly tip both 15-24k and I wont part with them, a dam fine rod, I dont like the new ones they just seem tinny so to speak but thats just me.
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I have one of the old school ones with the hard chrome guides 8-10kg overhead model,have never really used it,dont think it has even had a fish on it,i have it matched with a TLD15 its a great set,think i have to many rods & reels but can never part with any of them i have TAS bad!!!!
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Originally posted by Blue Asparagus Blue Asparagus wrote:

I have 2 of the originals that were made one black and the other jelly tip both 15-24k and I wont part with them, a dam fine rod, I dont like the new ones they just seem tinny so to speak but thats just me.
 
Yep . I hear that
T'other reason to have not purchased was to hold out ibn hopes of a 15-24kg model or the Rocky which I believe is 2 piece 8'6"
 
Do the Hard chrome and or Ceramic guides stand up to braid?
 
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Uglystix black tiger worth a look at, 2 piece ans strong as.
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Got 3 of em, 2 for boat and 1 LBG. All chrome guides, never had an issue really apart from my son twisting a guide in the doorAngry. Wont part with them either, great rods IMHO.
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tell you what mate if you get hold of Kilwell and ask them for all the components and the blank I will look at building you one up, I would enjoy the challenge and I would be happy to do it for the cost of the materials, your call.
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Originally posted by Blue Asparagus Blue Asparagus wrote:

tell you what mate if you get hold of Kilwell and ask them for all the components and the blank I will look at building you one up, I would enjoy the challenge and I would be happy to do it for the cost of the materials, your call.
 
Well Mr Asparagus I shall indeed consider that kind offer, I do have another option lined up as a prebuilt and if that falls through I will talk to you further.... I have seen your growing interest and read your posts expressing that in the rod building section and admire the enthusiasm you show. I would do the same with the stickbaits I am learning to make however being the owner of several thumbs and toes instead of fingers I am somewhat reticent to display my attemptsLOL
 
Appreciate the offer Steve
 
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I Heart my jellytip + sl30sh. generally LBG strayline with it but going to try poppers and sticks with it this year as well.
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Woah - seemes I have sparked a bit of a discussion here Wink
So Are the new versions not as good as the older models? i was wanting to buy a brand new one. Second hand ones seem to be few and far between. Certainly not common on trademe anyway.
 
Sounds like they are still a good rod!
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I have owned the 6-8 kg(sold it)very nice,10-15kg ideal do everything rod(gave it to a mate),have a 15-24kg and two kilwell pink panthers(the original rocky/18 years old now).Rocky 2 are one piece.
The 10-15 kg had a fuji reel seat and fuji guides.The guides on the 15-24 and pink panthers were reasonable but not so great.
I changed the guides on both my pink panthers to fuji alconites and did the same with the 15-24kg after many years use...a bit of expense but well worth it....if you can find them with fuji components all the better....The 15-24 bends over nicely but i always wish the foregrip was a little longer but hey.....that action suits braid.
They changed from pink to orange tips(as long as you are in touch with your sexuality,they look better in pink i reckonLOL)
Still own the 15-24 and the pink panthers...I originally bought from triple your catch(now top catch)...took to show chris(boss there) recently and it brought a smile to his face.
His words=KIWI QUALITY AWink
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Ive had 3 jellytips 2 x 10-15kg spin and a 15-24k LBG .. only got 2 left droped 1 over board.. they are the ****. Ive caught a **** load a big snapper on them and never been let dwn.they go with me everywere here in the naki they can handle a beating, guna buy another 1 for sure.. 

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My mate bought a lime tip rocky recently.Awesome and two piece....my only gripe is they should have made the Rocky II a two piece join at the grip by now.....dont have any rod tube to transport it.At 8 foot 3 its a bit of a prik.Confused
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