Help did i kena chop by shop for buying a rod at $100?

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Help did i kena chop by shop for buying a rod at $100?

Post by jack1986bibi » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:23 pm

Hi guy i am a newbi and decided to buy a rod and dun know why end up buying a $100 dollar rod and with no $ left, i bought a $6 dollar reel and cheap line lol

$100 for seahawk rod .......

well i got some picture let the picture do the talking......

IS it normal? just wanna make sure i nvm kena chop by the shop haha

ok i dun know how to upload picture

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Re: Help did i kena chop by shop for buying a rod at $100?

Post by zufeeqhar » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:28 pm

that is 1 expensive rod for a newbie im a new bie and i have a 12 feet rod for $36
Hmm maybe a good quality rod . . i suggest for you to go changi to get rods that are quite cheap
how many feet is your rod?12 ft?
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Re: Help did i kena chop by shop for buying a rod at $100?

Post by gohyuheng » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:34 pm

100 over dollar rods are normal, It probably just means its good quality. I have seen 200 dollar ones before. But if you are using such a good rod, why not buy a average or above average reel and line as well.maybe at least 25 pound line?
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Re: Help did i kena chop by shop for buying a rod at $100?

Post by jack1986bibi » Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:55 pm

I buy the rod liao no money left, uncle say cheap cheap reel nvm , line also nvm de so i buy lol. now just wanna make sure if this rod is worth the price i pay for.... if not i not going back to the shop liao

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Re: Help did i kena chop by shop for buying a rod at $100?

Post by zufeeqhar » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:45 pm

Looks like your rod is meant for multiplyer reel . hmmm
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Re: Help did i kena chop by shop for buying a rod at $100?

Post by Peace » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:04 pm

That's about the price of that rod, but you shouldn't spend almost all of your budget on the rod leaving only 6 dollars for a reel. You can watch this demo on uploading an image and embedding it in your post.

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Re: Help did i kena chop by shop for buying a rod at $100?

Post by teamilk » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:30 pm

wow bro....i don't think u kena chop for that rod. that's quite a good rod.

some simple tips on tackle eq shopping:
1) always, always set your budget. set your budget for full set of equipment. (rod, reel, line, weights, swivels, hooks etc etc.....if not even with a rod, reel, line, u also cannot fish. lol)
for this case, i think your rod overpowered your reel.
(read the topic i posted on "Rods & Reels Qn", lots of nice anglers posting on what equipment to get)
btw, $6 reel is freaking cheap. i am thinking it must be a brandless reel with capacity of less than 1000? as for the line, how much poundage did he sell u? the uncle was quite mean to sell u an expensive rod and a cheap reel and line. next time u go to a shop, tell the uncle u are new, and your budget for rod and reel is how much. if u think he trying to chop u, then tell him it's ok, u think first then come back again. there are plenty of tackle shops, with people who are willing to help.

2) if u have any more experienced anglers friends, ask them to go along with u. then your friend can tell u if the recommendation by shop owner good anot. as a newbie, try not to go alone. like for me, i got my first setup from a friend. i told him my budget and he got me a setup which is reasonable for pay pond fishing

3) if 2) doesn't apply to u, then read up from websites first. like this forum, or FK forum, or others, and check out what's suitable for a newbie like u. there are many friendly anglers out there who are most willing to help u.

4) if u are rich, also no need to go for any super expensive equipment. for fishing, expensive doesn't mean it's good. i have a friend who owns a $20 rod, and is able to land 4kg fishes.

well, it's a lesson learnt. like they always say "pay tuition fees." lol
but anyway, don't feel sad that u wasted $100, cos this rod should be able to last u for sometime (if u use it the correct way that is)

btw, what type of fishing/fishes are u aiming to go for? u didn't mentioned this...i'm sure the shop owner will ask u "whats your budget?" "what type of fishing u going to?" "what type of fishes u want to catch?"

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Re: Help did i kena chop by shop for buying a rod at $100?

Post by jack1986bibi » Tue Dec 14, 2010 6:18 pm

think for the reply, i was going to catch KBL and uncle say this rod gd

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Re: Help did i kena chop by shop for buying a rod at $100?

Post by MrTurtle7 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 11:28 am

Yo,
That seem like quite a good rod, definitely worth the money, I got a seahawk shin rod which is very good, easy to cast.
The question would be the reel, cause it seem to be design for baitcasting reel, but really wonder if you can get 1 for $6

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Re: Help did i kena chop by shop for buying a rod at $100?

Post by limfish » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:48 pm

jialat liao le.........
nvm..... if u have 21-31 dlrs left... go to fishingbuddy2... they got cheap but good diawa reel.(landed 1-2 kg tilapila with it....)
Urrrgh, no time to fish now~

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Re: Help did i kena chop by shop for buying a rod at $100?

Post by jack1986bibi » Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:56 pm

OMG u mean my rod is for bait casting??? i tell uncle i wan lure de rod and the uncle say this rod is design for lure de !! i buy the surecatch 6 dollar reel , the normal design de not those expensive round de

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Re: Help did i kena chop by shop for buying a rod at $100?

Post by MrTurtle7 » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:23 pm

Baitcasting reel generally refer to the type of reel that sits on top of the rod, it can be used for luring also, not necessary baiting. so you dont need to worry about it.
But i think you got the spinning version as i just noticed that theres 2 type of handles from the picture. Sorry for the confusion.

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Re: Help did i kena chop by shop for buying a rod at $100?

Post by zufeeqhar » Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:23 pm

jack1986bibi wrote:OMG u mean my rod is for bait casting??? i tell uncle i wan lure de rod and the uncle say this rod is design for lure de !! i buy the surecatch 6 dollar reel , the normal design de not those expensive round de
ooh no looks like the uncle had a mistake LOL is it those fixed spool?that they lelong one?
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Re: Help did i kena chop by shop for buying a rod at $100?

Post by Peace » Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:14 pm

Yes, seahawk perfect comes in spinning and casting models. I believe spinning model has a "FS" suffix, ie. 601FS while casting model has a "FB" suffix. Good shopping tips from teamilk there. :)

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