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boat rod

Post by ilurbtambans » Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:51 pm

wad are the thing to look out for for a boat rod? o_O for local waters

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Re: boat rod

Post by Peace » Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:12 pm

For boat rod in local water, first look out for a rod that will take the maximum sinker size. But to determine the maximum size you will need to know where and when you're fishing exactly. For example, Changi shoreline day fishing will usually require 2-6oz while further out and southern islands typicall require 6-10oz. It's okay to use sinker that is slightly over the rod rating because you won't be casting it but if the rod bends too much on sinker alone, then it reduces the effectiveness of it. Some night fishing spots may require even heavier sinkers.

As a general recommendation, you can use 20-30lbs setup for Changi waters and 30-40lbs for Southern Islands. Night and wreck fishing can use 50-60lbs or even more if necessary.

Characteristics wise, if it's for bottom baiting you will want a rod with soft tip for sensitive bite detection and easier on wary fishes. The action of the rod should be fast, meaning about 1/3 or less of the tip is soft while the rest of the rod blank is stiff. A stiff backbone is useful for lifting or forcing fish off the bottom or away from cover in the shortest time possible.

If you visit local tackle shops, you'll probably notice most rods have PE ratings. Those are usually jigging rods but they're okay for bottom fishing. Jigging rods typically have more parabolic action as well as longer butt especially on the rear grip. Bottom rods usually have slightly shorter butt plus the characteristics mentioned earlier.

Rod length wise, 5 to 6 ft is the norm. Long rods are very cumbersome to use on a boat as you'll find yourself hitting the rod against the canopy and beams too often. Shorter rods have better leverage over the fish while longer rods can gain more line on every pump. It's common not to get it right with your first rod, but it's a stepping stone to finding out what configuration of boat rod suits you best.

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Re: boat rod

Post by noobANGLER » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:44 pm

You can buy it in tackleshops.Near my house got one tackleshop sell boat rod. :D

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