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Hi all,
what rods do you use on yaks?
I would thought a short 4 foot max but light. I would be mostly drifting for bass in prob 30 foot of water Live eels etc. Seen some rods on line and have read... Only cheap rods? Is this because when you take a dip you loose tackle... Do the yaks turn over/ Sorry too many questions but getting the feel for this......Ambassasdeur 5000/6000 size? Not sure... Spinning rods? AHHHHHHHHHH

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Hi mate,,,,,I think many people use cheap equipment coz the risk but there are a few nice rods in the budget,.

I used daiwa crest 7ft,and it cost me £20,it's a nice rod.

don't buy 4 ft rod coz you'll regreat it,you'll need bigger rod.
 

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I just use a 12lb class boat rod, you'll certainly not need any more than that. Keep it pretty cheap, I keep everything leashed to the yak to make sure I don't lose things if I flip but there is still a chance of breaking them if you flip in the surf (where there's the biggest chance of going over).

Yes, you can capsize and you need to do drills to practice this before it happens when you're not planning it. Get yourself on a lake or something and practice falling out and getting back in again. In reality you're likely to fall off a sit on top before the whole thing goes upside down (again, except on launch/landing) but you need to know what to do before you go out in the sea with your kit.

I've got a pair of Ron Thompson rods that cost about £40 each. The blanks are actually quite nice, but the fittings are complete poo. I'm going to rip off all the rings, reel seat etc and rebuild it when I get the chance. Don't go spending a small fortune on top end rods.
 

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Many thanks,
There are quite a few cheap rods oout there now some £25.00 you get a reel and line included.
Thanks for teh replys.
What type of tackle boxs do you use to store the terminal bits?
I alsodon't plan to go out when its cold (winter) ro when its to choppy...Summer only about 70degrees and sunny.
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[email protected] had some lovely kayak rods with multipliers for about £60 all in, they are worth having a chat with, look on the SW forum.
I've not used one myself, I tried using my 10' spinner but it was a bit clumsy, so I used my sons 6' shakespear spinner which was much easier, especially without a rod holder.
 
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