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    Fox Impressa Beach Or Sandstorm ???

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    Can anyone out there please offer me a bit of advice.???[
    I took up this great sport a few months ago with a couple of £10-£20 rods. I'm looking at upgrading one of them and have seen new 13 ft impressa's at half price at under £50 but there is a chance I may be able to get my hands on a second hand 13 ft Sandstorm in Excellent nick for about the same price. They will be used with a Leeda Northstar FS.

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    Tight Lines

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougie.douglas View Post
    Can anyone out there please offer me a bit of advice.???[
    I took up this great sport a few months ago with a couple of £10-£20 rods. I'm looking at upgrading one of them and have seen new 13 ft impressa's at half price at under £50 but there is a chance I may be able to get my hands on a second hand 13 ft Sandstorm in Excellent nick for about the same price. They will be used with a Leeda Northstar FS.

    Cheers

    Tight Lines
    i got 2 13ft impressa's ( fs) as second rods.... i use an abu ( multi). i got no complaints with em for the money paid. am affraid i cant quote on the sandstorm.
    i have a few fox rods now and quite impressed with the quality and value for money.
    i remember when i moved up from my first set of cheep rods.... what a differnce in quality and feel when casting... excellent enjoy mate.
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    Cheers Rob

    Tight lines

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    WSF Regular Poster Bass Bandit's Avatar
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    I find the sandstorms a little stiff in the butt also bite detection is a little insensitive great rough weather blaster i spose but i would say no to sandstorm but cant comment on Foxy!

    Jim
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    WSF Regular Poster Bass Bandit's Avatar
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    would also sandstorm would be more suited and rung for multiplier, My personal advice would be to you, If your serious about this hobby, You have done the right thing in terms of buying lower cost tackle to begin and see how you like the hobby, But if you have the money and are serious i would advise you buy and aim around the £100 mark, This is not to say you cant get a good quality rod for cheaper the Daiwa Longbeams both in Fixed Spool and Multi options are in i think the £70 mark and are very nice rods.
    But to ensure long rod life and giving you a good reliable rod i would save and go for the next step up in quality in the £70 to £100 mark if your serious and want value for money in a rod thats gonna see you good for a good number of years!
    also the dearer rods will have slightly better fittings such as fuji guides and reel seats that stand up to the brutal salt water a bit better but its horses for courses and of course budget!

    Jim
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    Dougie have a word with Issy he's got the Impressa.

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    thanks for the imput guys. was also thinking about the greys grxs for around the £100 mark but budget is tight and i need to get myself a decent tilly, so i have lowered by budget for the rod.

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    If you know anyone with last months sea angler, borrow it - JH does a £100 rod review...says "he use the sandstorm as his rod for every day fishing "....iv got one and its great !
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    Quote Originally Posted by dougie.douglas View Post
    thanks for the imput guys. was also thinking about the greys grxs for around the £100 mark but budget is tight and i need to get myself a decent tilly, so i have lowered by budget for the rod.

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    You don't need a tilley fella, you can get a decent headlight for £10.

    I can't remember the last time I saw a tilley on a beach.

    Spend the money on your rod.

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    I agree. Forget the tilley, get a decent headlamp (20 quid is ample) and spend the money on a rod, and you can't go far wrong with the GRXS. Come summer most of your fishing will be in daylight anyway, it doesn't get dark until 10 and it's light again about 4.
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