Re: Kingfish beach rod
Posted by Steg on 21/2/2017, 10:01 pm, in reply to "Re: Kingfish beach rod"
Yeah, Racepics, that's sort of what I'm thinking: I'm after a land-based live baiting rod - for the beach. It probably doesn't have to be as heavy as an LBG rock rod - 15 kg should be enough for sand based kingfish. I think 12 ft should be long enough for river mouth situations where the waves aren't usually very big. The bait doesn't have to go out a long way there - just a little way off the beach will do. |
Australians fish for mulloway from the beach. I don't know what rods they use, but they might be similar to what I want.
The rod I've got at the moment is a bit unusual. It's an old 12ft Silstar Crystal Powertip, 8-12 kg. I've cut 22 cm off the glass tip - it was soft, wobbled around like jelly. It's still got a fairly soft tip, but I think it's a fairly strong rod. Not great for casting, but that's not its main purpose. It's a bit heavy to hold and has got a short butt, so I should fish it with a light rod bucket.
There must be a better rod for the job, but there's not a lot of choice I can see.