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Rod & Reel - general all rounder?

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Hi,

Is there such a thing a general all rounder rod/reel? I always fancied just having one in the car/backpack to grab should the moment arise should it be estuary, boat, shore or freshwater etc...I know right tool for the right job and all that but better than no tool no job! Must be a two piece at least to fit in car or take on train etc...!

I have seen some rod kits that mix and match but not sure if these are any good?

If so..recommendations on products most welcome....
 

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Jack of all trades.............Master of none.

Hey ho if you still have a wish for a multi purpose rod you,ll have to decide light (up to 3 oz) or heavy (5 - 8 oz).

Light :- Shakespeare salt spin , 3piece, 10ft.
Heavy:- Abu Esprit or Suveran combo uptide/ boat rod with twist and lock telescopic handle, both 3 piece (2 short ,1 long), or the Abu Conolon 4 piece travel uptide/boat with twist and lock handle.

I know 2 people with the shaky rod and they use a 4000 size fixed spool reel for float work, light ledgering, and feathering and have used them on boats with good results.
I have the Esprit with an Abu 7001i multi, and find it good for pier , and boat work and close in rocky shore work, but no fun beyond 50-60yds.
I,m sure some more experienced lads will give their opinions too.
Good luck with whatever you buy.
 

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Hi, thanks for that, would have thought that heavish would be the way to go so have option to use lighter tackle..or is it not that simple?
 

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salt spinner is a top bit of kit - it'd do for most light work though you really need another rod for general fishing
 

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Well been having a natter with my mates and it seems that the majority decision is to get a salt spin as a start. It will be useful for both light shore and boat work, then when you,ve figured out wether you,re going to do boat fishing mostly or shore fishing , get yourself a more specialist outfit relevant to the areas you are most likely to fish.
1 of my mates says you,ve asked this question on ausfish.com.au so I guess you,re not over here yet.
Have fun whatever you pick, wether boat or shore.
 

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A 4-6 oz rod with a softish tip would be an good all rounder. But as already said a rod for all occasions is not ideal.:bye1:
 
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