Light rod to suit reel?

G'day all just recently got a Daiwa 2500 Freams Kix

And I was after suggetsions on a suitable rod to match it with. Will be putting 10lb braid on the reel and want to use it for bream, flathead, K.G fishing, perhaps even try and tame the odd tuna and salmon. Landbased and boat use essential, not looking at spending over $150.



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I you want to strech the

Sat, 2008-02-09 07:56

I you want to strech the dollar a bit more get one of the daiwa celeo rods very nice

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agree on the cielo

Sat, 2008-02-09 09:08

Got one in the 10-17lb range. Would be perfect match but maybe a bit heavy for bream/flatties but great for small tuna skippy etc. Even better IMO is the Pflueger Pro range in the same weight. Mate has one with a Certate 2500 and I like it more than the Daiwa. Mainly because of the slightly longer butt with cutout really lets you wedge it under your forearm on bigger fish, and the guides are bigger which lets you use a 40lb leader and still cast well up north. Used both in Exmouth in Jan and had a ball on big queenies, medium trevs and various other things in the shallows. Didn't get a chance to play with Tuna much as they were always out of range and not really feeding that agressinvely sadly.
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Sat, 2008-02-09 09:35

my self i like the team diawa zero rods not to pricey at 250ish mark and can cop an absolute flogging.
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You got alot of options out

Sat, 2008-02-09 17:19

You got alot of options out there with light graphite rods from Shimano, Daiwa, Strudwick, Black Diamond, Berkley, Abu, and the list continues. I suggest you do the rounds at the tackle shops and pair the reel up with the rods to see which is suitable. Line class ranging 2 to 5kg is best suited to what you're after.

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Cheers all

Sat, 2008-02-09 17:55

Cheers all!


Ended up with a pflueger trion 2 pce rod, 7ft 2-4 kg. And at a $119 well within my budget. Seems to be a nice enough balanced outfit, now just to get my braid. Time will tell if it was a good choice!



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Freams KIX

Sun, 2008-02-10 11:41

I got a 1500 freams KIX and put it on a series 2 drop shot 2 to 4 kilo, GREAT little reel , mines mainly for big cod and Yella bellies .

 Now to get out and use it.

You won't be disapointed in the reel thats for sure.



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Sun, 2008-02-10 12:39

Just like to thank Ryan for letting me bring my reel into the shop and try it on all the different rods to suit it , and thanks for the good price , MUCH appreciated even tho I got the reel elsewhere .


Must be the black cans I bring with me that lets me get away with it Cool.



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