new bream rod

hey guys chasing a new bream rod. looking to spend around about 300 dollars any suggestions? have bin looking at the heartland series. how do they rate?

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Sat, 2007-12-01 16:50

make a few and are very nice ....... good action and around the price you lookin to pay but also alot more too....

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yeah they are nice rods, but

Sat, 2007-12-01 17:02

yeah they are nice rods, but i think ill pass on them. might go with a g.loomis gl2 dropshot

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Sat, 2007-12-01 17:06

I've got a 7ft heartland z that's been a great rod matched to a 2000 sol. Good for working little plastics right through to small stickbaits for salmon.


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Hmm....imo the GL2 series

Sat, 2007-12-01 17:12

Hmm....imo the GL2 series are not worth the price. If you would to go for a G.Loomis, I'd go for GL3 atleast, the dropshot series in IMX or GL3 are pretty good rod. I'd say go Daiwa and get yourself a Saltist Extreme Short Bite......6'10" 6-10lb, very light tip.....its my goto SQUID

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i had a GL2 d/shot (sold to

Sat, 2007-12-01 17:22

i had a GL2 d/shot (sold to spess recently), that was a awesome rod for bream, grunty base and light tip for throw small/unweighted softies/vibes etc etc. i dont really bream fish anymore...but im getting a custom hastings PUR-66L made up (with recs) atm. (or theres the 70L model)
these are a awesome blank and light as a feather.
if u want to spend $300ish hoju, then yeh u would go for an IMX or GL3 graphite (if u go loomis) as u will get better guides (sics/recoils/alconites) and a more sensitive graphite which is good for bream fishing as u probs already know!      
theres always the team daiwa series of rods to look at, but yeh as honsu said the tcurve light spins or flight series are wicked lil bream sticks





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Sat, 2007-12-01 17:50

Ever thought of a custom rod , wouldn't cost much more than 300 for a custom depending on blank and fittings , I have 7 custom rods and they are better than any rod off the rack for the same $$$$

there is a thread on here with a good bloke that does custom jobs , you can get the bindings etc in any colour you choose it's great picking out exactly what you want , check out mudhole for a cheap good blank and get him to build it up for you.



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hmm yeah i wouldnt mind

Sat, 2007-12-01 17:58

hmm yeah i wouldnt mind having a custom rod built for me ill ahve a look into that

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Sun, 2007-12-02 10:56

i managed to get a bargain blank and kit from a loomis IMX landed for about 220AUD.. saved about 300 as i built it myself but u could spend some coin getting it built and it'd still be cheap


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Id say a loomis or t

Sun, 2007-12-02 13:08

Id say a loomis or t curve,even my evo rod you liked

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What rod builders are in

Sat, 2008-07-05 20:04

What rod builders are in Perth? Just in case I screw up my blank from Mudhole? Any tips appreciated.


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Hoju, Are you after a rod

Sat, 2008-07-05 20:10

Are you after a rod specifically for either plastics or hard body lures or more of an all rounder?

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Hey Bear, I think h0ju would

Sat, 2008-07-05 21:57

Hey Bear, I think h0ju would of bought his rod by now. :P

I have learnt you need to read the date posted before replying as this thread is 7 months old.

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Yeah I just hijacked the

Sat, 2008-07-05 22:07

Yeah I just hijacked the thread to see if anyone was tossing out referrals for local rod builders =)


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haha funny thing is im in

Sat, 2008-07-05 22:55

haha funny thing is im in the market for a new one anyways with tax time coming up im gonna be upgrading :P bear ive got a good soft plastic rod but i enjoy chucking hardbodies around alot more so thats the style of rod ill be looking at, any suggestions?