Topwater higher-end land-based setup advice

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Originally posted by Muppet Muppet wrote:

Just realised you are the painter crispy!

Buy a Saltiga yo got mo money mo problems 😂

Hahaha so I hear!!
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I reckon either the 2015 saltiga 5000h or the 2020 Saltiga 14000xh will both be more than capable for lbg kingies. Aside from the bling factor and drag the other advantages the 2020 saltiga has is a slightly faster retrieve, and a bit more line capacity which could be handy if you ever want to use pe8 for extra abrasion resistance around the rocks. 

As other have suggested there are plenty of other  alternatives including the new Certate SW, the new BG series, and I think there's also a new saltist series coming out. Then there's the various Shimano equivalents, twinpowers etc. 

For my lbg stickbaiting set up I'm using a 10 foot tailwalk Okinawa Manbika 100sxh with a 2013 twinpower 14000xg. I'm pretty happy with the rod, although I'm yet to hook anything over 10-12kgs with it. It cost around $500 on sale from plat in japan, even with some eye watering shipping costs.

Tailwalk also do a 10 foot 6 'plugging special which is designed specifically for stickbaits and looks pretty nice. https://www.tailwalk.jp/en/product/manbika-ver2/

Yeehaa in Auckland were bringing in a few tailwalk rods, but I'm not sure if they still have any? Otherwise it's a case of ordering from overseas. 

I've been looking doing a bit of lockdown rod research and the Apia Grandage XD 100EX  looks really good.  https://fishingtst.com.au/product/apia-grandage-xd-rods-for-land-based-game-fishing/?v=9630b94eacc0
There's a few videos on youtube and it doesn't look as brutal as the specs suggest.
If you want to go custom CTS in Auckland make a few blanks that would fit the bill including the GT fight series. They're definitely not cheap though.

There's a bit of debate around using10 foot rods versus more traditional 8 footish rods from the rocks, both have their pros and cons, so it's really up to personal preference. 

The daiwa spartan series has an 8 foot 5 pe8 model which could be good for lbg, and it's stocked in NZ which is a bonus. There's also a similar spec rod in the Saltiga C series, although daiwa NZ don't seem to be importing them yet. 


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Originally posted by Pico Pico wrote:

I reckon either the 2015 saltiga 5000h or the 2020 Saltiga 14000xh will both be more than capable for lbg kingies. Aside from the bling factor and drag the other advantages the 2020 saltiga has is a slightly faster retrieve, and a bit more line capacity which could be handy if you ever want to use pe8 for extra abrasion resistance around the rocks. 

As other have suggested there are plenty of other  alternatives including the new Certate SW, the new BG series, and I think there's also a new saltist series coming out. Then there's the various Shimano equivalents, twinpowers etc. 

For my lbg stickbaiting set up I'm using a 10 foot tailwalk Okinawa Manbika 100sxh with a 2013 twinpower 14000xg. I'm pretty happy with the rod, although I'm yet to hook anything over 10-12kgs with it. It cost around $500 on sale from plat in japan, even with some eye watering shipping costs.

Tailwalk also do a 10 foot 6 'plugging special which is designed specifically for stickbaits and looks pretty nice. https://www.tailwalk.jp/en/product/manbika-ver2/

Yeehaa in Auckland were bringing in a few tailwalk rods, but I'm not sure if they still have any? Otherwise it's a case of ordering from overseas. 

I've been looking doing a bit of lockdown rod research and the Apia Grandage XD 100EX  looks really good.  https://fishingtst.com.au/product/apia-grandage-xd-rods-for-land-based-game-fishing/?v=9630b94eacc0
There's a few videos on youtube and it doesn't look as brutal as the specs suggest.
If you want to go custom CTS in Auckland make a few blanks that would fit the bill including the GT fight series. They're definitely not cheap though.

There's a bit of debate around using10 foot rods versus more traditional 8 footish rods from the rocks, both have their pros and cons, so it's really up to personal preference. 

The daiwa spartan series has an 8 foot 5 pe8 model which could be good for lbg, and it's stocked in NZ which is a bonus. There's also a similar spec rod in the Saltiga C series, although daiwa NZ don't seem to be importing them yet. 



Pico thank you for your well-thought out advice!  I appreciate it and will definitely save it away for the near future as I've somehow ended up with a blue chaser 80/35!

I'm still keen on a 10ft at some stage and will be saving up for one. The tailwalk looks really good. 

Three topwater setups later and I still haven't caught a kingfish off the rocks hahaha
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put time in and you will get one with right setups
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