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Re: Reel And Rod

Post by Peace » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:20 pm

It's not a bad combination nor an overkill and the reel looks nice. If your fishing style involves holding the rod often, you may want to consider a low profile baitcaster reel instead.

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Re: Reel And Rod

Post by Newguy » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:15 am

Nope I hardly hold onto my rod....But then when u say like that ure telling me that if I were to play luring I will end up tiring myself by casting and retrieving it before even I got a hook on a fish....

Is there any recommendation on a low prolific baitcaster that can really suit the rod that I post out...And btw do you know where I can get that rod coz the shop at bukit batok does not hv it...Going down to taman jurong and the shop at pasir ris pond this week to hv a look if they sell it.....
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Re: Reel And Rod

Post by Peace » Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:08 pm

It all goes down to how you fish, some people like to let the rod sit there and bait while some like to spin the bait, not necessarily just artificial lures. In regards to overkill, it also depends on yourself what you want out of the fishing. Some anglers like to play ultralight till the fish is half dead to squeeze every little thrill out of the fight while some just want to land the fish. Of course there are also the in betweens.

As for low-profile baitcaster, you can take a look at shimano curado or Abu Revo MGX which only weighs 5.4oz. They're probably over your budget though.

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Re: Reel And Rod

Post by Vidic » Mon Mar 19, 2012 10:01 pm

:thumbsup: for Shimano Curado ! Almost wanted to get it even though i aint a Shimano fan. Its kinda expensive for me :p
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Re: Reel And Rod

Post by Newguy » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:10 pm

Guyz just asking would a Daiwa Cruzar rod 7" and a Daiwa Millionaire S be a gd combination for offshore and boat fishing....
Sorry to confuse u coz I'm still new to this sport...

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Re: Reel And Rod

Post by Peace » Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:31 pm

The reel is probably fine but the rod is probably a little light and more suitable for shore luring use. By the way, the rod should be a Shimano instead of Daiwa. (Or does Daiwa has a cruzar too?) Still, it can be used for light offshore fishing like in Changi areas.

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Re: Reel And Rod

Post by Newguy » Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:51 am

Sorry peace but I'm not quite sure it a shimano or daiwa rod..
But wad I saw that day at Taman Jurong tackle shop looks like a daiwa cruzar and it cost only $30...I'm sure I saw something like that unless my eyes are playing with me...
Wad would u recommend for rod with medium heavy action 6 to 8" that will go along really well with Daiwa Millionaire S reel..Rod price budget ard $50 to $100... I'm grabbing the reel coz it look nice and the spec I read is consider acceptable for me.... Or do u hv any suggestion on rod and reel budget $250 to $300 both together....Thanks :) :thumbsup:
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Re: Reel And Rod

Post by Peace » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:57 pm

You can take a look at Eupro Hammer II Jig PE 1-3 or 2-4, it's priced around 80 dollars.

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Re: Reel And Rod

Post by Newguy » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:01 am

When down last sat to Joe's Tackle to take a look for a rod and reel and was recommend rod Eupro Hammer 2 Jig PE 2-4 and Penn Squall multiplier reel which cost abt $300/-.... My question is will it be a good combination.....
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Re: Reel And Rod

Post by ilurbtambans » Tue Apr 17, 2012 1:12 pm

why not go take a look at penn 320/321 gti, it comes in left and right hand and cost 60-80 which is well in your budget :D i saw that reel up one 10kg stingray on a southern night trip. hope this helps

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Re: Reel And Rod

Post by Oinkie » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:22 pm

Newguy wrote:When down last sat to Joe's Tackle to take a look for a rod and reel and was recommend rod Eupro Hammer 2 Jig PE 2-4 and Penn Squall multiplier reel which cost abt $300/-.... My question is will it be a good combination.....
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I'm really confuse what type of setup you need? One moment you post a pond setup the next moment you post an offshore setup. I would suggest you tackle one setup at a time. For me I will look at the spec first the decide what I need. There's no in-between setup, I will have different setups for different type of fishing.

Few threads back you posted you wanted a Daiwa Millionaire Classic for pond use. Do take a look at the specs of the reel.

Model: M-C250 DAI-0838
TD Code Retrieve Action: Right-Hand
FW/SW Bearings Gear: MH/M 2 BB
Ratio Line Per: 1RB 5.1:1
Handle Turn: 24.5''
Weight(oz.): 9.80
Line Capacity (lb. test/yds): 12/210, 14/180
Drag Max: 8.8lb (3.99kg)

Personally I feel this reel is more for luring. If you are looking at the web for rod and reel, do note that most of them will not be available locally. Best is you could drop by tackle shops tell them what you want and ask for their recommendations then go do your own research. At the end of the what type of rod and reel you own also got to depend on your pocket.

Cheers. Hope you find you ideal setup.
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Re: Reel And Rod

Post by Oinkie » Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:24 pm

Newguy wrote:When down last sat to Joe's Tackle to take a look for a rod and reel and was recommend rod Eupro Hammer 2 Jig PE 2-4 and Penn Squall multiplier reel which cost abt $300/-.... My question is will it be a good combination.....
This is the spec:
BRAND: Penn
BREED: Fishing Reel - SQUALL Star Drag
WATER TYPE: Saltwater
BRAID LINE CAPACITY: 30Lb - 380 yds
MONO LINE CAPACITY: 20Lb - 190 yds
BEARINGS: 7 SS Bearings
DRAG MAX: 15Lbs
GEAR RATIO: 6.0:1
HANDLE SIDE: Right
RETRIEVE SPEED: 28 inch per crank
WT: 14.6 oz

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Re: Reel And Rod

Post by Newguy » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:00 am

Thanks Oinkie for the tip... Its actually for inshore fishing that I was looking for so with the spec that u given me would it goes well with the rod...
Sorry to confuse u coz I'm still new to this sport...

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Re: Reel And Rod

Post by Newguy » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:16 am

Sorry guyz I'm a bit mess up here....
I'm actually looking for a simple yet good setup for pond and beach fishing.... Budget would be around $150 to $300... Don't mind burning a hole in my pocket for either a good rod or reel....
Any suggestion...
Btw anybody care to explain wad is Baitcaster reel and I'm not sure the other 2 more verbs the call it...
So sorry hv to go back to square 1 to understand it..
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Re: Reel And Rod

Post by Peace » Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:31 pm

You just need to know that there are generally overhead reels and spinning reels. Overhead reels are often synonymous with baitcasters or multiplier reels. Not all overheads are designed for efficient casting but all of them can be used for bottom fishing subjected to required line weight. To further differentiate them, there's round and low profile. Round profile ones are those drum-like designed commonly used for bigger game fishing, but you can also see this design in inshore and lure fishing uses. Low profile reels are those flat looking overhead reels that are designed for finesse and comfort. Their body stays closer to the rod providing better balance, grip and they're often light in weight. This is useful for fishing that requires you to hold your consistently and working the rod, ie. luring. Such design also catered for inshore fishing reels too.

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