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what rod for the field

Postby croppyboy » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:36 am

Lads am hoping to join sportscast next year and take up casting a bit more serious what rod would ye recomend . the last time we went out i was using a hsm and think i might need a rod thats a bit stiffer . any suggestions? and can i get my mag elite converted into a casting reel and if i can roughly how much would it cost.
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Re: what rod for the field

Postby Tony Fella » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:39 am

If you got on with the hsm What about the HST its like the hsm but stiffer
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Re: what rod for the field

Postby dbrock » Tue Oct 06, 2009 7:23 am

Try my hst first Fintan before you buyanything,
you can get your mag elite converted but I can give you a lend of a reel till then,
I've also got a primo synchro xl you can try to,
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Re: what rod for the field

Postby Tony Fella » Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:46 am

Are you selling the primo synchro xl :roll:
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Re: what rod for the field

Postby MAC » Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:19 am

Hi Fintan,

Sound advice there from Dennis. Try a few Rods before you commit to anything. You don't want to end up with a carbon footprint like Paddy. :lol: Best way is to get up to a meet and have a try of a rod or 2. Do you prefere the 150g & 175g or do you want to try the lighter leads. I think the HSM would be nice for the 100g and maybe the 125g, so maybe you only need something for 150g and if it handles the 175 all the better.

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Re: what rod for the field

Postby kstaff » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:13 pm

We will try organise another more meet before the year is out so come along then, loads of rods to try out. Keep hitting that 200 yard mark with the HSM every cast and then think about a new casting spec rod to take you further.
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Re: what rod for the field

Postby dbrock » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:34 pm

i recon get out there shrek and have a go at your kompressor sport
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Re: what rod for the field

Postby paddyc » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:49 pm

MAC wrote:Hi Fintan,

Sound advice there from Dennis. Try a few Rods before you commit to anything. You don't want to end up with a carbon footprint like Paddy. :lol:

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Re: what rod for the field

Postby AG » Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:58 pm

Dont be minding them Fintan, forget stocks and bonds, sink your cash into carbon, buy-buy-buy!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:[/quote]

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Re: what rod for the field

Postby croppyboy » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:14 pm

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Re: what rod for the field

Postby AG » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:21 am

fintan your well able to hit it and the hsm would be a bit harder to get right because of the soft tip , you should try an M4 EVO 8)
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Re: what rod for the field

Postby round_ourway » Thu Oct 08, 2009 10:25 am

fintan sell me your HSM and get yourself a new M4 EVO hehe
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Re: what rod for the field

Postby croppyboy » Thu Oct 08, 2009 9:17 pm

ah no love me hsm for fishing have been going out to the field at the back of the gaff with my kompressor and seem to be getting some decent distance. also found an old casting reel i bought of paddy a few years ago but that will need a service .
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Re: what rod for the field

Postby paddyc » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:15 am

Fintan as already advised, try as many diff rods as poss before parting with the cash, but the kompressor you have is well capable so stick with that until then, also your HSM is well up for job on all the leads, i know one of the UKSF lads has done some great distances on the 150g and 175g with his...

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