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timax
Cockney

Australia
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Member No: #1771

Posted - 26 Sep 2013 :  10:14:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit timax's Homepage Send timax a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Im not a dedicated bream fisherman and tend to fish for whatever is around. Whiting,flathead,bream. Fave lure of the last 2 seasons has been a sugarpen popper or a 3 to 5 inch Sp for the flathead.
So being more a Bass fisherman my rods are usually short. At the moment i have 2 IMX jigflickers that i built up as a a threadline and baitcasting rod. These are only about 5'4" or so. Love them but too short for keeping the sugarpen working easily.
I have just sold a Miller Bream Finesse that i found too soft in the tip for me. Great rod for what it was designed for but i just dont fish that way.
So for about a 2 to 3 kg rod of about 6'6" or 2 part at 7' with a stiffish tip what would you suggest?
Dosnt have to be top shelf although i do like quality that lasts.

Thanks in advance
Tim

ShaneO_27
30cm Bream



Australia
469 Posts

Member No: #2515

Posted - 01 Oct 2013 :  11:40:14 AM  Show Profile Send ShaneO_27 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Put a budget on it and you will have more suggestions!

My rod is my arm.
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timax
Cockney

Australia
14 Posts

Member No: #1771

Posted - 02 Oct 2013 :  1:48:00 PM  Show Profile  Visit timax's Homepage Send timax a Private Message  Reply with Quote
$400......ish
Had a play with a Steez Feral cat yesterday that felt like it would do what i wanted. No wobble like a vapor 7. But that crazy thin tip looks like it would snap easily. Anyone used one of these? They are being replaced so some deals around. Had a look at a Viper long cast and it felt way too heavy in the hand. More like a bait rod.
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spawn_again
30cm Bream



Australia
288 Posts

Member No: #3078

Posted - 02 Oct 2013 :  7:09:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit spawn_again's Homepage Send spawn_again a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I find the crisper rods in the daiwa range pretty good for surface work. My tdx's do the job well for me and are sub 200

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timax
Cockney

Australia
14 Posts

Member No: #1771

Posted - 03 Oct 2013 :  07:23:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit timax's Homepage Send timax a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for that. Thats the sort of thing im after . Ill go and find one and see what its like in the hand. Price is good.
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beats
40cm Bream Bluenose

Australia
990 Posts

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Posted - 03 Oct 2013 :  6:37:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit beats's Homepage Send beats a Private Message  Reply with Quote
any walk the dog lure IMO should be thrown on a very soft rod to get maximum lure action, poppers can be thrown on stiffer rods but walk the dogs you want that tip goin off its head.
2 piece 842 Duffrod I use but any 2 piece equivalent of an 842 is gold for it.
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timax
Cockney

Australia
14 Posts

Member No: #1771

Posted - 03 Oct 2013 :  7:04:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit timax's Homepage Send timax a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You probably right BEATS. I must just have a thing for stiff blanks like my Loomis SJR's.
I should drag out my soft trout rod for a fish one day. Its an old Sage 3 piece spin rod.
Been reading every thing i can on Abu Vaguards , Daiwa's , loomis etc etc. I think if that Steez i played with the other day was 2 piece i would have bought it. Still thinking i might.
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timax
Cockney

Australia
14 Posts

Member No: #1771

Posted - 04 Oct 2013 :  9:04:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit timax's Homepage Send timax a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Bought A Daiwa Bream Specialist . 7"6" 3 to 10 pound.
Its the long heavy version.
Nice rod for the money. Crisp enough, light enough ,and plenty long enough.
Fished it this afternoon on some sand flats with a sugarpen. Throws a lure further than anything else i have ever had and handled Sydney harbor Salmon and tailor well. Would make a good heavy bream rod for sure and for me a good all rounder. Happy Boy!
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spawn_again
30cm Bream



Australia
288 Posts

Member No: #3078

Posted - 05 Oct 2013 :  11:33:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit spawn_again's Homepage Send spawn_again a Private Message  Reply with Quote
nice mate, daiwas have great rods with good actions for the $

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