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    Hey there gents and gentettes . Im brock and im looking to buy a new rod reel combo in the next couple of days i need a new rod and iv been checking out places such as bcf and rays outdoors but im torn to yet get one.
    Advice im looking for is im looking for a rod that is nice and light and has a soft tip you know for trout reddies bream and more or less anything but i also want something hardcore enough that if i latch onto something decent size like carp,cod,yella and even a snapper tjhat it wont break and shatter into a million peices..
    Here are a couple of rods iv been looking at
    1) Daiwa D-Shock Spin Combo - 7', 2 Piece, DSC30 1B - BCF
    2) Daiwa D-Shock Spin Combos - BCF Thanks for any help you can give.. brock

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    Out of those two I'd choose option 2, seems a bit better reel and it is a graphite rod which is a plus. I can't seem to see any info regarding reel size or rod rating but that's BCF for you. But you should be able to find something to handle most of the fish mentioned, depending on the size of cod and snapper as big fish of these species require a bit more muscle then a small trout outfit will dish out.

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    Thanks for the reply Khat yeah BCF **** me with there bugger all information and when you go in there to ask they look at you like a puffer fish cause they dont know ****e. Its not often i catch large fish just would be looking out incase anything else like that happens. Cheers mate

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    My advice would be to go into a real tackle shop for a chat, let them know what your budget is and see what they recommend. I've found that in a true tackle shop, the staff are more than happy to have a chat about fishing, whereas BCF and Ray's outdoors just want to get a maximum amount of sales through and will just advise whatever they get the best profit margin on. In terms of a trout/redfin/bream rod that can still handle the heavier stuff, fibreglass is much more resilient, but is also heavier than graphite. I only use graphite rods, but if I knew that my ultralight rod would also be used on snapper, I'd definitely go for a glass rod. Most snapper fishermen use at least 8 or 10 lb line, most of them heavier, whereas I wouldn't recommend anything heavier than 6lb for trout and bream, some even go down to 1lb, so although it might be possible to get a rod that does both of these applications, I think that there would be a compromise, either in finesse for trout and bream or in strength for snapper and cod.
    In summary, go to a (real) tackle shop for a chat, they'll steer you in the right direction.

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    Cheers will, ill do that make and see how i go.

 

 

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