Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:58 am
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Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:37 pm
There's no doubt about it but its a great way to fish. If we get a decent run of cod then the sport will be epic for the winter.
Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:32 pm
sailnfish wrote:I'm kind of dissappointed that the penny didn't drop years ago in terms of the size and type of gear I was using Hopefully the Cod Gods will be good to us alright.
Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:38 pm
JimC wrote:sailnfish wrote:I'm kind of dissappointed that the penny didn't drop years ago in terms of the size and type of gear I was using Hopefully the Cod Gods will be good to us alright.
There's a combination of factors there I think....
When starting out most guys fall victim to the "I have this 10' spinning rod in the shed, it will surely do..."
We did not have the "proper rods" to get the most out of the lures until a few years ago.
Certainly the range of soft lures has increased hugely.
Braid or reels have become much more well behaved!
I think you'll see a lot more vertical jigging with metals in the next while as guys get to grips and realise the sport to be had.
I have tried unsuccessfully to break my 7' Salty I've been ranting about them for ages and its great to see guys getting the most out of them. At the price something has to give and in this case the eyes are budget and will go before the blank.
You'll need to take a few pictures to compliment your report next time round I'd say the one after losing the cod would be priceless
Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:15 pm
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Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:52 pm
Hugo wrote:A cheering report, Sailnfish, thanks.
Jim, I cant see the original post on the Surecatch rods, where did you buy them? Christmas is comin and my rod shed isnt quite full to the roof yet....
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:54 pm
I'm planning to add a 7ft soon myselfrazor2 wrote:I would have to agree with all said above that rod is a beast .I found the shorter rod better for the boat the 7ft there seems to be a few more people using them now a great value rod
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:05 pm
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:55 pm
gazaaa wrote:Good report salinfish.
I was out myself yesterday for a spin around Cork harbour. All I had was my savage gear bushwhacker and a small selection of lures. What a great day I had with the spinning rod. I got a coalie which was about 6-7lbs and had a great play off of him. There were 2-3 boats around me who were using bait and they were scratching their heads why I was getting fish after fish over the gunnel while they were only getting the odd few .
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