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.
$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.
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.
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.
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!