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Old 05-04-2019, 11:08 PM
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Jewfish Plastics Rod

Iím hoping someone on here can provide some recommendations on a rod for casting plastics to jewfish. Iíd like it to be two piece, rated to cast 21 grams or more with a fast action and stiff enough in the tip to set the hook, but not overly stiff. My budget is around $500.

Looking back on other posts I like the sound of the Megabass Racing Condition 6-16lbs, is there something in my price range comparable?
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Old 06-04-2019, 03:12 AM
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as you have already narrowed down your options and budget - I would only suggest you make sure you get a combo you can cast all day with.

I made the mistake of heading out with 6-8kg nitro and a 4000 reel in the early days - there was not alot of joy casting that stick for hours - especially when you are used to bream sticks.

The spots I fish dont require such heavy gear - so if you can get away with it - dont go too heavy.

Heres a post from the past with some thoughts you might find interesting

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Old 30-04-2019, 09:40 AM
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I use a duff rods bass STIX for vibes and plastics with. 2508 exist and 16lb top end braid (anything thin)
7í 3/5kg

If we talking something that can stop them I use a loomis NRX rated to about 25lb and a 4000 Stella. Problem is that this is much more of a task to cast all day compared to a little single handed spinning outfit.

Alternatively I use a Daiwa battler hot dogs and stay with a 2500 spin reel. The rod has heaps of balls and isnít totally ridiculous with a 2500 reel.

Best option is to go bait caster with a bass rod for throwing jackal vibes. You can thumb the spool if you need to and cast call day. Old school but the best option if you chuck heavy lures. I can chuck 1/4oz to 3/4 oz pretty easy on my go to BC outfit.

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Old 30-04-2019, 07:42 PM
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depends where you cast is it short or long casts in deciding which rod.casting all day go with larger low profile baitcaster

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Old 30-04-2019, 08:10 PM
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Agree with what others have said and go for a rod that balances a 2500 size reel. I have a couple of outfits with 4000 size reels and they aren't fun to cast for an extended period of time.

Shimano Zodias are a nice rod for the coin.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:33 PM
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thanks for the feedback guys. In the end I found a Abu Garcia Villain at a price I couldn't refuse which will do the job while I'll keep an eye out for a good second hand option.

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