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help in fishing gear

Post by ilurbtambans » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:52 pm

hey guys, i am thinking of getting a abu ultracast 2 and a sienna 1000 to match the rod, look gd to me. but still quite newb. so maybe few comments?
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Re: help in fishing gear

Post by Peace » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:01 pm

What kind of fish are you targeting for and where are you using it?
Edit: Isn't Abu Ultracast a Surf rod? A size 1000 reel maybe too small to pair with.

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Post by ilurbtambans » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:11 pm

me targeting small fishies, luring, i tried it. quite light and sensitive. sienna 1000 for luring purposes, line is fireline, so can cast alot^^

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Post by Peace » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:25 pm

For small fishes it should be alright. But if you're using bigger lures, diving lures or other lures that have strong resistance, you may have some problems cranking them with a size 1000 reel. Other than that, you should be fine. Make sure the line you use match the rated strength of your rod. :)

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Post by ilurbtambans » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:33 pm

rite, thx bro :D y don u join fnr? u sure can help alot of newbies wid their unanswered questions^^

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Post by Peace » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:40 pm

I am a member there and FNR is HLF's partner as well. I do help there occasionally but I have to give priorities to my own site first. There's a lot to be done here particularly the main site. :) Besides, FNR has a fine team running the place and I believe they're doing a good job in answering queries as well. :nod:

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Re: help in fishing gear

Post by ilurbtambans » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:47 pm

:O well, keep up wid the gd work^^
really appreciate all ur help
cheers ^^

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Re: help in fishing gear

Post by dBs™ » Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:21 pm

Hi ... and welcome to HLF. :muffin:

Happens to spot this question here and hope my ans didn't come too late ...

I have to agreed this Abu Ultra Cast rod is a great rod for luring purposes ... however
Do not get the Abu Ultracast II ...
It's a "good" rod but only if you can find the first batch as in Abu Ultra Cast I
I have personally seen alot of these "toothy" (II) rod broken into more than two ...
Probably some manufacturing faults ... I do not know.
You might want to consider some other rod besides this one.

Good luck and hope you find a rod that suits you.

Cheers
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Re: help in fishing gear

Post by ilurbtambans » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:22 pm

hmmm, cos when i tried my fren's ultracast 2, it was soo light, and sensitive. and i liked it. but after reading ur post, so are there any similar rods to reccomend?
thx dbs for pointing out the defects.:D cheers

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Re: help in fishing gear

Post by Joseph_T » Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:14 am

If it's a light tackle set I think a Bassterra EV from Shimano would suit your purpose fine. Pretty decent low end rod, I personally find it stiff enough for my liking, could be just me though.
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