buying a new rod

hey every1

im looking at buying a new  light rod reel combo i am interested in trying sum soft plastic lure fishing in the swan and was wandering if any 1 has any ideas on a good combo that i could pick up in the $150-$250 range.

i was also wandering if you could help me out with tackle selections  wat type of soft plastics etc and also wether to go for braid or monofilament line. any help would be appreciated.

cheers 


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braid you could pick up a

Sun, 2008-02-24 15:31

braid you could pick up a decent rod for 250 little t curve or raider,

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swann fishhh 08  yeh cheers

Sun, 2008-02-24 16:05

swann fishhh 08 

yeh cheers man thats what i was lookin at

do u kno any good spots for bream and flathed in the swan on soft plastics 

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have a chat with rickets he

Sun, 2008-02-24 19:47

have a chat with rickets he is a bream chaser or maybe vander

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Mate i'd probably go and

Sun, 2008-02-24 20:21

Mate i'd probably go and chase some flatties first. They are quite easy to catch on placcies, this will help you get confidence in them and believe that they work, then once you master flathead try for the bream because they can be quite difficult when you first start out, but once you get your first the will just keep coming.

For Flatties i have had succes on the flats around the canning bridge. I use 3inch berkley bass minnows in pearl watermelon and snapbacks, but when the blowies are there(which is pretty much all the time) i use hardbodies or snapbacks.

For bream lately i have been having succes around the back of the belmont race course, maylands, just downstream of Garret road and behind burswood golf course.

Hope this helps mate

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cheers

Mon, 2008-02-25 19:01

hey mate

cheers for all the info 

so the flats around canning bridge is dere easy access to that area and is there any special technics too throwing out and retrieving softies 

yeh i have fished the back of belmont racecource for years and have picked up plenty of nice bream there do u use soft plastics for them there

thanks for all the help 

 

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The Berkley dropshots

Mon, 2008-02-25 07:47

They are nice rods and ideal for fishing plastics.

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Drop shot

Mon, 2008-02-25 13:58

I have 2 and can recommend them , I have a series one, 7 foot one piece 2 to 4 kg and a series 2 , 2 to 4 kilo 2 piece and they both flick light lures and placcies with ease and have some balls to them when pulling fish out of cover , I have a Shimano Ultegra 1000 with 8 lb power pro and a Freams KIX with 10 lb Fireline and find they match the light rods perfectly ( the freams KIX is one sweet reel)

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thanks for the help

Mon, 2008-02-25 19:04

hey mate

just with the rods and reels how much money am i lookin at for the both of them because i only got a max limit of $250 or maybe $300 if im lucky

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There are plenty of decent

Mon, 2008-02-25 19:52

There are plenty of decent to good reels for around the $100 mark and the rod for $100 as well.....as braid and you can more or less get a whole combo with braid for $250-$300.

Eg. Berkley Dropshots are about $90-$110
Daiwa Procaster about $90
Strudwick Sic Stik $120-$130

Tonnes of reels to choose from. Come and check out our range and if you find what you want, we'll do a deal for ya.

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Mate, the dropshots retail

Mon, 2008-02-25 20:01

Mate, the dropshots retail for around 100, the cheapest i have seen is $89, i am pretty sure the freams kix is a jap domestic reel and i havn't seen any stores that stock them in perth. I would have a look at the Daiwa excellor or simalar with a dropshot, raider or even one of the starlo stik pro tournaments if you can stretch the budget a bit.There are heaps of good quality combos available in that price range so there is heaps of options.

For the canning Bridge I usually park near the raffles somewere,(there is a car park just behind it) and walk down to the bridge and fish the flats near it and sometimes fish from the bridge itself.

Whith soft plastics, the key is to work them really slow and to use the lightest jighead practical. Yes, i do use soft plastics behind belmont racecourse and have found snapback grubs in muscadine and atomic fat grubs in motor oil the best.

don't be afraid to try hardbodies either, they are deadly when you get the hang of them, and blowie proof!!

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Blake, you cant fish from

Tue, 2008-02-26 10:03

Blake, you cant fish from the bridge itself. There's a no fishing sign on one of the light post. But you can fish under the bridge on a platform, which can be access from the freeway side of the bridge.

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I should have said, fish

Tue, 2008-02-26 15:14

I should have said, fish from the platform underneath the bridge, sorry if i confused you. i have never fished from the top of the bridge, only the platform.