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Old 13-03-2018, 04:00 AM
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Bream/bass rod for topwaters & small hardbodies

Hi all; what do you recommend? I have a budget to $700. I had a look at a Daiwa Battler Beowulf the other day and was impressed. Would like something with a bit of power to extract fish out of racks and snags etc but don't want to pull the hooks - would a Battler Feral Kat suit?
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Old 13-03-2018, 07:13 AM
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Dobyns sierra 700sf 2-8lb. With the full cork grip. Great blank. Plenty of power but easy to finesse smaller lures. Very very nice rod. Balances great with a 2506 daiwa or even a 2xxx sized daiwa.
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Old 13-03-2018, 09:40 PM
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Bayliner CF 6'8" from SMITH is hands down the best rod I have ever used for small hardbodies and topwater lures, makes a bent minnow dance easy as pie.

http://www.australianangling.com.au/...y_liner_cf.htm
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Old 14-03-2018, 12:33 AM
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Just focussing on topwater/surface then either the Edge ISR701-1 or if you want a bit more power then the ISR702-1.
Found both to be great for topwater. Largest lures I've thrown on each has been dog-x jrs. Both are great for jerkbaits as well

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Old 16-03-2018, 03:47 AM
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Adding to the above I do recommend the Torz Kurodai in the JML range for bream cranking. I use mine with a Luvias 2506 and use either braid or straight thru.
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Old 16-03-2018, 04:23 AM
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GLoomis DSR 820S with 2" cut off of the handle Good luck with the purchase Regards HBt.
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Old 16-03-2018, 04:55 PM
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Thanks all. Now to find these rods and give them a shake in the shop before buying - does anyone know of a shop in Sydney that carries any of these?
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Old 16-03-2018, 07:19 PM
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As an aside if you were looking for a custom rod then Stephen Duff may be a good way to go. I have one of his X series rods and this may suit your needs as well. Regards HBt.
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Old 18-03-2018, 09:05 AM
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GLoomis DSR 820S with 2" cut off of the handle Good luck with the purchase Regards HBt.
Cut 2" off the handle? Why not just buy the S/H version, or are you cutting from the short one?
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Old 19-03-2018, 01:03 AM
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Cut 2" off the handle? Why not just buy the S/H version, or are you cutting from the short one?
S/H version not available when I cut my DSR down Assuming the S/H blank is the same then that would be the buy Regards HBt.
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Old 25-03-2018, 03:57 AM
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S/H version not available when I cut my DSR down Assuming the S/H blank is the same then that would be the buy Regards HBt.
Plenty available in your home town.
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