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Heavy lure rod.

Discussion in 'Freshwater & Saltwater Lure Fishing.' started by gadusmorhua, Jul 3, 2020.

  1. gadusmorhua

    gadusmorhua Member

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    I'm after a heavier lure rod for my bass fishing. I have an HTO that throws 10-45 (but feels like it's pushing it at the top end), but I'd like something that could whack out heavy metals, when required, so I'm thinking 10-60. It is asking a lot but I would want it to still cast smaller lures well, as I often have a trek to my marks, and don't want to take two rods.. I wouldn't want to spend much more than a £100 either, hopefully less.
     
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    Probably better posting this in the Bass thread section at the top of the the lure sub forum. You would be right in saying 10-60g is a big ask because I havent seen any 'bass' lure lods to that rating. I do have an 8ft 10-60g lure rod though but its a teklon and they dont make them anymore unfortunately :( might be able to pick one up online if your lucky
     
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    Do you have Daiwa saltist coastal rods over there. They are relatively cheap here and Awsome rods with a 6-1olb rating and recommend lure weight of 14-50g. The more progressive action flicks lures an incredible distance with ease. They are two piece and though they feel fantastic with a fish of just 1lb they can also handle far bigger sporting fish up around 30-40lb ( or at least so far ). By the way these prices are Aus dollars which are roughly 2/1, also this is rrp, shop prices have been half that at times depending on promotions at the time. This would certainly be a rod I would love to use bass fishing around the IOW where I used to live.

    I dare say the bait and sinker setups my son has used after dark are close to tripling the lure weight of 50g recommended.


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    Thanks Jon, the Saltist is a little more than I wanted to spend, but it sounds just what I want, especially as you say they are still fun with smaller fish. I'm not afraid to admit that most of the bass I catch are schoolies, so that's important to me.
     
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    i use a teklon concept 10m 15-60gm for heavy lure fishing ,fast fine tip action , no lightweight at 8;7ozs but does the job well, I changed reel fitting to suit me as was to long , worth a look veals stock most models, think they are real good blanks jap Toray carbon?,casts metals miles.
     
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    i have always a spare rod in the car in case of...
    daiwa lexa spin 1002MH 300 cm/175 g 30/60 gr but realy is 15/50-55 : for the price (find it at 75 euro) , it's a good one ;) . I use it when i'm on the rocks at night , don't want to break my dialuna .
     
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    Thanks, I'll check that out.
     
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    rockhopper 1956 The cheeky Essex lure fisher

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    if i was u id look for an afaw spin rod
    ie the mark 1
    ive got one its awesome
    pick one up around a ton
    its a beast
     
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    Thanks everyone, I've ended up buying a used Sure Spin 11ft, made by Daiwa for Veals. Apart from the casting weight the extra length will make it adaptable on my long trek spots, where I only want to carry one rod. Yes, it's an old rod, and may not be as zippy as the modern jap rods, but I've got a feeling it will be very useful.
     
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    Don't want to dampen your spirits but keep an eye on the top ring they had a habit of coming off when casting but they where a good rod had one myself ended up using araldite to keep ring on
     
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    Thanks, I'll check that out, and may even fit a different pattern, I'll know when I get it. I had to do that on my HTO LureGame, because I found the tip ring snagged braid easily. Oh, and all the rings are prone to corrosion.:thumbsdown:
     
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    There are some lure rods in the for sale section, brand new Nomura rods. There's 3 metre rod that chucks up to 90g, and a couple of 3.3 metre rods that chuck between 70-130g. :thumbsup:
     
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    My SureSpin MkII turned up today, and I'm delighted with it. Coupled with the Stradic/.16 braid it casts really well. I tried a savage gear 35g metal sandeel, and that absolutely flew, but not such a good test. I then tried a dolive stick, one of the slightly chubbier, heavier ones. I'm not sure what they weigh but what I am sure of is that it went a good 13m further (all measured) than my 8ft Lure Game I tend to use in the estuary. The rod is rated 15-60, and certainly performs well at the lower end. An old fashioned type rod that you can feel load, and catapult the lure out. I'm delighted, and think I deserve to christen it with a five pounder. (I set my sights low to avoid disappointment)
    Thanks for all your input all.
     
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    comes with case.
    New never used bought for a trip that was canceled.
    £125[​IMG] including shipment within UK
    The fitted lenght is 300cm
    closed including case 85cm
    max casting wt 150gms.
     
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