The Solent Fishing Forums Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Fishing Forums > Tackle Talk
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - multi purpose rod
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

multi purpose rod

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
The Hilsea Halibut View Drop Down
SFG Club Member
SFG Club Member


Joined: 07 November 2012
Location: portsmouth
Status: Offline
Points: 32
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Hilsea Halibut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: multi purpose rod
    Posted: 09 May 2013 at 3:40pm
Hi All
Just a bit of generic advice please. Im off to Alderney soon and will be fishing off the breakwater and also plan doing some shore / cliff fishing. I want to get a generic rod which will be good for all sorts of venues.
 
Im basically asking can you use a spinning rod to cast from the shore or should I go for a beach rod and use for spinning / cliffs etc.
 
which would be best and what length rod?
 
Obviously im also a bit concerned of using a 12ft beach casting rod on a breakwater and looking an idiot.
 
thanks if you can help
 
hh
species so far- bass pollock ray wrasse blenny mackrell whiting dab
Back to Top
snowy View Drop Down
SFG Club Member
SFG Club Member
Avatar

Joined: 20 October 2005
Location: United Kingdom
Status: Offline
Points: 4214
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snowy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2013 at 4:06pm
Ah now, in my garage I have a couple of Grauvell Oceanic multi tip rods. Each one comes with three tips and two extending butts. The rods are rated 12, 20 and 30lb class.

With the butts extended they make 10 foot uptiders and in the down position they make 7'6" downtide boats rods.

They are very versatile and would be ideal for pier/breakwater fishing and off the beach where you dont want great distances.

They normally only come with one butt but in all honesty the extending system is crap so I obtained extra butts so you could glue one in the uptide position and one downtide.

I was going to use them as hire rods on the boat but they are to good for that so have remained unused in my garage. If they are of any use let me know, they were expensive new but you cannot get them any more.
Back to Top
The Hilsea Halibut View Drop Down
SFG Club Member
SFG Club Member


Joined: 07 November 2012
Location: portsmouth
Status: Offline
Points: 32
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Hilsea Halibut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2013 at 5:09pm
thanks for the kind offer but I was looking to have it delivered to alderney ready for my holiday. Ive just had a look and saw a shakesphere agility uptide rod around £50 and casts usual weights and only 9ft approx so might have a pop at that instead as will be no problem with a basic overhead cast lol.
species so far- bass pollock ray wrasse blenny mackrell whiting dab
Back to Top
skillpot View Drop Down
SFG Club Member
SFG Club Member
Avatar

Joined: 09 March 2007
Location: Portsmouth
Status: Offline
Points: 3947
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote skillpot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2013 at 5:29pm
I have the agility braid boat rod, 30lb class boat rod and agility spin and for the money they are awsome rods so I'm guessing it will be the same. Get it from Alderney angling no vat and cheaper than 99% of shops over here by a long shot.
Back to Top
sean.clarke View Drop Down
SFG Club Member
SFG Club Member
Avatar

Joined: 20 February 2009
Location: Hamble
Status: Offline
Points: 1711
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote sean.clarke Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2013 at 6:00pm
What's the action like on the spinning rod Hugh? What weight is it rated for?
Back to Top
skillpot View Drop Down
SFG Club Member
SFG Club Member
Avatar

Joined: 09 March 2007
Location: Portsmouth
Status: Offline
Points: 3947
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote skillpot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2013 at 6:02pm
I've got the heavy one 10ft and I think its 30-100g. Bought it for norway, looks a cracking rod for under £40. The agility range is on offer as its 2013 stuff, but they are superb, the 20/30 braid is as good as it gets and for under £40 its unreal value.
Back to Top
Eccles View Drop Down
Skipper
Skipper
Avatar

Joined: 16 November 2004
Location: Hayling Island
Status: Offline
Points: 190
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eccles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 May 2013 at 10:12pm
I also use a 9' 6" uptider as a general purpose rod. I find it ideal for casting mack feathers and repeated lure casting because being a relatively light all carbon job, one doesn't get too tired (at my age LOL. However, it will also cast a 4 oz sinker a fair old distance being rated up to 6 ozs. 
Eccles on Hayling
Back to Top
Mick B View Drop Down
Skipper
Skipper


Joined: 30 March 2011
Location: Hamble
Status: Offline
Points: 296
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mick B Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2013 at 12:57pm
Why don't you ring Mark at Alderney Angling, he fishes the b'water regularly and might even loan you rod/s if you've got your own reels.

Dunno if you know but the rise and fall is quite extensive there so a bit of local knowledge would be useful for a first timer.
Plenty of Bass over high water to sandeel on the bottom, ask the visiting boats for a few that have died on the way over.
Spinning can be good all around, not huge but the Bass are there, but beware of nets which are often set very close to the beaches, far closer than anything we get over here.

Mark is your man, if you don't contact him beforehand you will regret it for sure.
Back to Top
The Hilsea Halibut View Drop Down
SFG Club Member
SFG Club Member


Joined: 07 November 2012
Location: portsmouth
Status: Offline
Points: 32
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The Hilsea Halibut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2013 at 6:59pm
I know mark fairly well as my in-laws live over there and I have brought some basic set up kit / bait from alderney angling ever since (from when I started fishing again a couple of years ago). I love the breakwater and had some good fishing experiences there but now my fishings improved I want to try new marks and methods but wanted just one fairly all purpose rod to buy and keep over there at the inlaws which I can use for different marks. thanks for all the advice as think ive found what to buy now and can order before I leave.
species so far- bass pollock ray wrasse blenny mackrell whiting dab
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.063 seconds.