15kg trolling rod info

 hey guys, 

just after some recomendations on a cheaper 15kg trolling rod, i will be matching it up to a tld 20 with 15kg mono 

was looking into the shimano elite backbone but at 1.7m i thought it was bit short, would prefer a bit longer at least 6ft

i have had a quick look at the shimano revolution offshore 15kg trolling rod, if anyone has any personal experiences with them positives and negatives.

thanks for any info,


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They will all be good.

Tue, 2017-03-07 07:25

 Tricky bit is to decide on roller tip or not. Go Fuji gear and your smiling

Remember to load the rod up and check it doesn't roll left or right . Be fussy, this really matters on the water.

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Hi NathanBoth of those rods

Tue, 2017-03-07 08:56

Hi Nathan

Both of those rods are good options. The backbone is one of the staples here that we sell when it comes to game rods for that sort of a set up. The revolution offshores are built with some quality components as well.  Another one to check out would be the Crucis Titan game rods we have just got in. Value for money they definately have one of the nicest blanks we have seen.



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Tue, 2017-03-07 12:39

I like my Wilson Live Fibre 15-24Kg, matched with a Tyrnos 30 single speed. Loaded with 34Kg low stretch Platty mono.
Has done me well over the trips to Exmouth.


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Wilson Live Fibre 15-24Kg

Tue, 2017-03-07 14:41

 Agree with Deckie - have used this combo on multiple game trips and works a treat. 

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 thanks guys for your

Tue, 2017-03-07 16:12

 thanks guys for your replies 

will continue to search and test

bluewater i will be definately be coming in to have a look around, nothing better to have the rod in your hand before you buy it 

thanks again for the replies 


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 WIlson live fibre 15kg, I

Tue, 2017-03-07 17:28

 WIlson live fibre 15kg, I have mine matched to a Tiagra 15. Great light trolling combo

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Yep ...go the live fibre....I

Tue, 2017-03-07 17:46

Yep ...go the live fibre....I have a few for dedicated trolling gear and they are great.
FWIW I've had a backbone elite and they are no were near as good as the live fibre's