Saltiga 80-TN 8'

After 12 months with y'all on this site I've been lucky enough to catch some fab fishies & and managed to put a serious ding in the bank account.

Cheers to you all for the education - I think UndecidedMoney mouthInnocent LaughingLOL

But am still utterly gobsmacked I actually know what this is, what it is for, how it works and therefore......... why I want one.

The problem is the price. Surely there is something smick out there, with a reasonable price tag, to adorn the Expo for chucking stickbaits & 100g poppers at big fast beasties, either from a boat or on the sand?????

HELP

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spheros

Wed, 2008-02-20 18:41

iv got a spheros 1400 and its a good smooth reel with a bit of grunt its not a saltiga but for $200 it pretty good

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Popper Milsey

Wed, 2008-02-20 19:12

Sorry Milsey, wasn't very clear. Looking for a popping rod.

But thanks Smile

 

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Light

Wed, 2008-02-20 18:58

Would have thought that rods a bit light for the Expo Jody.

 What braid you running on it.

 

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PE 5-6

Wed, 2008-02-20 19:08

Gettin' old Tim,  don't think I could throw the big poppers for too long. The floating stick baits look the go. Shiny, pretty colours

Still to light??? It seems the cheaper ones of a similar spec are more suited to the heavier gear?? 

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6-10kg

Wed, 2008-02-20 19:17

Havent played with that one but specs are 6-10kg and 30-100g.

Dont know if it will be the best match with that reel/braid combination.

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Saltiga 7'6 Mura Mura

Wed, 2008-02-20 20:05

Saltiga 7'6 Mura Mura popping look would be a nice combination its two piece good for travelling,strong blank very nice does have a decent price tag as well rated to pe6 -8

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Geez Jody you racking up a

Wed, 2008-02-20 20:55

Geez Jody you racking up a fair bit of gear there and it doesnt take long does it...hehe.

The TN 80 is a nice rod to use, its a more forgiving rod to use than the GT80, hence the lighter lure casting weight and line class but for the price they are better rods out there.

Sorry, have to disagree with you, Andrew, on the MuraMura, its actually quite a brutal rod. Used one at Exmouth last year, very unforgiving rod. Its stiff and very fast action. More a powerful full drag and BYO physio kind of rod.

One question, where do you plan to use this rod?? and how often will you use it?? If you dont use it often you can consider cheaper option and it doesnt mean you lose BLINGage with the price cut.

PS: They also do top end rods upwards of $400.

Check out the Lemax range.

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Watching this thread with interest

Thu, 2008-02-21 00:04

Been meaning to post a similar thread for a while now.

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Jody, can i interest you in

Thu, 2008-02-21 05:45

Jody,

can i interest you in a shimano katabasu long cast? honsu has x2...

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you mean Caranx Kaibutsu,

Thu, 2008-02-21 06:58

you mean Caranx Kaibutsu, Jorn..

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dont learn the hard way

Thu, 2008-02-21 10:28

take the caranx kaibutsu. good rod. should be a good buy 2nd hand (unavailable of shelves in australia). stay away from pe5-6, unless you want to lose alot of gear... (unless its 80lb PE6)

stay away from the saltiga factory mass produced made in ROC rods that are overpriced and certainly overrated

... smith or carpenters are very nice but only if you have a stack of $$ lying around, and are going to be serious about the sport

otherwise keep it cheap; caranx or one of the entry-level 'its ok if it blows up' rods

good luck!

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yeah yeah that one, i was

Thu, 2008-02-21 16:33

yeah yeah that one, i was close enough

its brand new, i bought it anticipating an exmouth trip, but it got canned...

its just sitting in its bag looking pretty...

its a long cast pe 6-8 rod still has tags and all

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I had a look at the new

Thu, 2008-02-21 17:08

I had a look at the new Shimano GT special and i am going to get one, good for PE8 and getting some good reviews too of some of the gun GT fisho's
only $449 which believe me is cheap for GT gear

check it out at

Shimano T-Curve GT Special - 8' PE8 - $449
http://www.campbellsprotackle.com/store/product.asp?ID=4397

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better get it soon Brad,

Thu, 2008-02-21 17:41

better get it soon Brad, there's a 60lber with ya name on it.

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take mineee

Thu, 2008-02-21 20:27

take mineee =P

http://www.motackle.com.au/index.cfm?pr=catalogue&category_id=654

my model is between the monster and pencil instrument