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Cheap setup.

Discussion in 'Bass Lure Fishing Forum' started by Lewis Anderson, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Lewis Anderson

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    Got a mate looking for a rod and reel set up for £100 max. The rod will be used for pollack as well as bass (hopefully). I initially had recommended a hto hooligan 12-42g and a Daiwa Theory HA 2500, I was finding for £50 - no longer in stock though. But the place he was ordering the rod from ran out of stock and refunded the order. So thought I would put it to you guys for some advice on a good enough cheap setup. Often in fishing it’s a case of buy cheap buy twice, but should be able to get a good enough setup for £100 I reckon. Hopefully one that will last a few seasons until he’s undoubtedly into it properly.
     
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    Namura or Savage gear ,shake spear,.ron tompson[not bad blanks] but cheap and chearfull..
    reals;; ,shimano has a nice enough budget real..i started here with one as i was skint..lasted well.
    Veals use to have a massive selection in all the above.
     
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    Shimano reel every time!
    I started off using a Shimano Nexave 4000 bought at Veales for £45.
    Sadly, Veales shop is now gone, but, Veales mail order may have one.
    Gave mine to a mate and it still works nine years on.
    Ironic how that reel outlasted the shop I bought it from!
    Should be able to find a useable rod for £60.
     
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    Daiwa ninja 3000 or kastking sharky 3 (but they generally take a while to arrive from china)

    A pal really likes the Shakespeare agility (I think) he has as a backup and has had decent cod and pollack on it no problem
     
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    got a quantum shogun the other day for 40 quid for annoying seatrout.
    not a bad rod at all
     
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    Black Rock do some decent rods sub 60 quid Lewis, the Columbia GT is rated to 28 grams i think but will chuck 32 gram metals fine and i can't see past the Daiwa Ninja range for reels.
    SD
     
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    Cheers, aye I think a wee shimmy reel is what I’ll recommend to him. Something at the lowest end but newest editions so still has excellent linelay.
     
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    Nexave looks a nice little reel and glad to know it lasted well.
     
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    Those Daiwa ninjas have upped their price haven’t they? I remember being able to get the old model for £35... can’t find it under £50 and the new model at £60. Seems a bit expensive for what it is but is still recommended a lot
     
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    What weight was it’s max casting? I can only find the 25g available. Is that accurate would you say or could you chuck a bit more on it?
     
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    Cheers for that, I’ll have a look at the rod. And I would look at the ninja’s but the price on them seems to have skyrocketed... £60
     
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    I've got a couple of ninjas.

    3000A old version, spare spool, normal sizing, is ok on a 9ft 30g lure rod size wise. Think I paid £45.

    Ninja LT can be had cheap if you shop around, I paid £40 for my LT 2000 lrf reel at Decathlon, I am now looking for another, around LT 3000 size for a lure rod, Decathlon have it for £45 which isn't bad. Just deciding what to do myself. The other part of me is saying just get a Spinfisher for £100.
     
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    the one i have is 25g, Im sure they do others with a higher rating on them.
    been using mepps small plugs on it.
     
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    The LTs match Shimano sizewise, I'd go for a 4000.
     
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