Starter pike rod , light deadbaiting , spinning

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Starter pike rod , light deadbaiting , spinning

Post by Taffypiker » Sat Jul 03 2021 12:21

I have an Abu Tormentor 10 foot , 10 to 40g , moderate fast

And a Shimano Vengeance 9 foot , 10 to 40 g , fast action

Shimano is very stiff

Would these be OK for October for sprats under a small float , 20 yards out and also for light plastic lure fishing ?

They were both less than 40 quid but I think they are pretty good value

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Re: Starter pike rod , light deadbaiting , spinning

Post by Flipflopjoe » Sat Jul 03 2021 14:15

They’d be ok jack bashing using the small baits/lures you’re talking about but if you hook anything more substantial then you might struggle.

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Post by Taffypiker » Sat Jul 03 2021 17:40

Flipflopjoe wrote:
They’d be ok jack bashing using the small baits/lures you’re talking about but if you hook anything more substantial then you might struggle.
Is what I was thinking ......

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Post by Snapper » Sat Jul 03 2021 23:25

How about a Drennan Sincast in either 8ft ( test curve 1.75lb ) or 9ft ( test curve 2.25lb ) ?. Either of those would cope with what you're doing.

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Post by Taffypiker » Sun Jul 04 2021 11:13

Snapper wrote:
How about a Drennan Sincast in either 8ft ( test curve 1.75lb ) or 9ft ( test curve 2.25lb ) ?. Either of those would cope with what you're doing.
Thanks snapper , will take a look

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Post by Mike J » Sat Jul 10 2021 09:58

Go in a tackle shop and have a look at an Avon rod and compare it to any spinning rod they have, you will notice the Avon has a softer action that is ideal for casting light lures and soft baits.

During my teanage years I used a basic 10ft Avon rod for light lures and spinning sprats, caught me hundreds of fish plus my first 20.
Also used it for holiday bassing and much later for largemouth bass in Iberia.

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Post by Taffypiker » Sat Jul 10 2021 14:10

I am onto it

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