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Advise on 16ft beach caster.

Discussion in 'Beginners and Improvers' started by Charles Boundy, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Charles Boundy

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    Just getting into beach casting. I have an old 12ft rod I had as a lad but like the idea of a 16ft rod with fixed spool. I fish the area from Bideford in Devon up to Watchet in Somerset. North coast. I don't want to spend over £150. What would you recommend. Thanks.
     
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    Hiya Charles,
    If your budget will stretch to it you can pick up the Greys Triplex 16fters for £180 at the moment rrp £299.99
    I've got a pair of them & use them for everything apart from the roughest ground/weather.
    1 or 2 used ones do come up for sale on here if your budget won't go to a new one.
    Rick;)
     
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  4. Charles Boundy

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    Hi.
    Many thanks for the info.
    Charles
     
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    The Penn Rampage 15'9" rods are meant to be nice for the money. Can get them new for £120 or second hand for much less. Obviously not quite 16' but still plenty long enough!
     
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    Triplexs pretty good rod ive a pair myself way ahead of the rampages
     
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  7. Charles Boundy

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    Hi.
    Many thanks for your help.
    It's appreciated.
    Charles
     
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    Hi.
    Thanks for this. I think I will save up for one. I have been reading up on them and they sound really good.
    Thanks for your help.
    Charles
     
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    Many of the match guys use them
     
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    Hi Charles, welcome to the wonderful world of Rod Comparisons! My budget for a rod has never stretched beyond 80 quid, that was a Shakespeare Agility, 13 foot but a lovely rod. They do a longer one, but I don't think it makes 16ft. Whichever rod you get, I'm sure you'll be delighted with - but you'll always be hankering after a different one!
     
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    Another 16ft rod to consider is the Sonik sk4, 3 piece. Casts 4-6oz.
     
  12. I second the Shakespeare agility range.

    I have a pair of their 15ft rods with a pair of penn affinity surfblaster 8000's, each rod with reel came it at under £130 so good for the budget and a cracking reel and rod pair IMO.
     
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    do any of ye know anything about the tf gear banshee twin tip
     
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    Try before you buy would be my advice mate; I've got the Greys 16 footer and with the fixed spool I have to use a "canon" casting trigger as it's a bugger for ripping the skin off your fingers on a frosty days fishing. No better for casting or fishing than a 13 foot rod in my opinion unless you need to get above big breakers/surf and anything under a 5 oz lead doesn't load it enough to cast any great distance.......... Well that just about rubbished my own choice of rod didn't it?
     
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    With likes of triplexs etc is OTG casting as length gives you distance there not really pendulum rods 5 oz to 6 works good and if using braid use a finger stool etc as it does give the weight plenty of inertia.
    Use a long drop as many use a short drop then get it pulling on finger! The length slows the cast down so don't need the huh fast overhead thump so slow it down and make rod work
    One of the over good things with it can use very long rigs for flowing hook lengths
     
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    Also use a pair of triplexs t160m great rods , fixed spool and braid

    plenty of power in butt when needed with good bite detection , give my pair plenty of stick , full abuse with weed hurling yet to let me down
     
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