Best Ire-UK rod for fishing mediterranean beaches style?

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Best Ire-UK rod for fishing mediterranean beaches style?

Postby loboestep » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:26 pm

What ire-uk rod (two piece) do you think is the best for fishing in clean beaches, with a weight of 125g, very fine lines (between 0.18 and 0.25 and shockleader). Lightweight but very powerful because the fish need to search far and to fight fish up 5kgr, finally have a magnificent bite detection ..... Just looking at couple of rods for mediterranean sea ...

Now I have a couple of Zziplex Profile for fixed spool, but I wonder if there is something more suitable ... for a relaxed cast...otg, brighton or pendulum in which the rod do most of the work ... The Profile requires strong hit, I do not think it's a progressive cane ...

Some cone-flex ... maybe ..??

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Re: Best Ire-UK rod for fishing mediterranean beaches style?

Postby ShaneH » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:13 pm

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Re: Best Ire-UK rod for fishing mediterranean beaches style?

Postby willie bendit » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:40 pm

ShaneH wrote:conoflex foofighter 15ft http://conoflex.co.uk/rods_blanks/foo-fighter.php



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Re: Best Ire-UK rod for fishing mediterranean beaches style?

Postby The Austrian » Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:53 pm

...and there comes another vote for a Conoflex rod :lol:
Cono-Flex Gamma 3 Beach Fishing Rod http://www.gofishing.co.uk/Sea-Angler/S ... shing-Rod/
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Re: Best Ire-UK rod for fishing mediterranean beaches style?

Postby The Austrian » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:24 pm

next one: Conoflex Flattie Fanatic 11ft 2-4oz
http://cgi.ebay.ie/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... SS:IE:1123
unbeatable, one of the most universal rods ever made, I even use it for pike or bass fishing :)
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Re: Best Ire-UK rod for fishing mediterranean beaches style?

Postby The Austrian » Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:56 pm

or, last but by no means least, the Zziplex 2500 LM - which has the proud legacy of being called "one of the best match rods to date".
http://cgi.ebay.ie/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... SS:IE:1123
you're spoiled for choice now I'd say :)
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Re: Best Ire-UK rod for fishing mediterranean beaches style?

Postby beachbuddy » Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:01 am

If your using standard profiles,then why not look into the profile gt.13FT 8INCHES 2 piece will cast upto 5 ozs easily with a super match style tip.Or give Tom a shout from e-fish he may be able to help you out.
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Re: Best Ire-UK rod for fishing mediterranean beaches style?

Postby kstaff » Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:46 pm

All fine rods but mostly better suited to Multi use and if u plan on using super fine line, multi is not practical.

The current trend in UK and Irl are 3 piece continental styles rods, super light great tips and bags of power, used to great success by both Ireland and Wales teams fishing abroad.

Trabucco, Colmic and Yuki to name a few of the current brands available. New super slim continental style rods far more suited than old donkeys from 20 years ago, rod technology has moved on and there are far better options available IMO.

Remember small delicate baits at 150 yards are not going to do too well pendulum style casting a 13-15ft rod. Overhead thump can achieve amazing distances with ease on a fixed spool rod and reel with appropriate line! Far better option.

Best of luck in your search but id certainly look closer to home for suitable options for your local beaches.

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Re: Best Ire-UK rod for fishing mediterranean beaches style?

Postby The Austrian » Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:43 pm

kstaff wrote:...look closer to home for suitable options...

...and we were bending over backwards to help out the economy here :shock: :wink:
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Re: Best Ire-UK rod for fishing mediterranean beaches style?

Postby kstaff » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:33 pm

:D Closer to home in rod type,

Zziplex and Conoflex aren't based in Ireland either so possibly Geography class required too!
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Re: Best Ire-UK rod for fishing mediterranean beaches style?

Postby loboestep » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:49 pm

kstaff wrote::D Closer to home in rod type,

Zziplex and Conoflex aren't based in Ireland either so possibly Geography class required too!


Yes I know, but both use those rods...

I have a pair of shimano super aero technium cx-g, very light and with power....but do not have that special touch of English rods.

Most of the Zziplex rods in Spain are sale by http://efishsell.com/ (Irish Store...)

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Re: Best Ire-UK rod for fishing mediterranean beaches style?

Postby kstaff » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:01 pm

Lost in translation Juan!

Just buy a 3 piece continental style rod its designed for where you fish, easy! :D
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Re: Best Ire-UK rod for fishing mediterranean beaches style?

Postby loboestep » Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:18 pm

kstaff wrote:Lost in translation Juan!

Just buy a 3 piece continental style rod its designed for where you fish, easy! :D


"...I have a pair of shimano super aero technium cx-g, very light and with power....but do not have that special touch of English rods..."

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Re: Best Ire-UK rod for fishing mediterranean beaches style?

Postby cachalot » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:20 pm

Try tubertini. Have a good range of continental style matchrods, with differing tips, (3) 1- 3 ozs. Very light to hand and hold, ideal with braid & fixed spool
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