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Abu Garcia Sapphire Crest.

Discussion in 'Lure Fishing' started by Ian 123, Jul 27, 2009.

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    Hi lads just a quick question, I was recommended this rod for bass plugging in the 8 foot version. I got the rod and all but cant help think that its very weak and wouldnt be able to handle a decent fish :cry: I am yet to catch a bass on it but I am not very confident in the rod because it is so lightweight and thin. Has anyone ever used this rod? cheers,Ian
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    What's the casting weight rating...?
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    Either up to 16g or up to 35g.
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    Well found Tunny...!

    Hmmm - if it's the 16g (max) rod you have Ian, I would suggest it may be a bit lightweight unless you are in snagfree country.

    If it's the heavier rod (up to 35g), you should be fine - I regularly use a Shimano only rated to 40g and I have no problems with its' power...:thumbs:
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    The casting rate is up to 35g. Thanks for the help lads

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