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Lighten Up

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by diesel, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to flick some light hardbodies with my mate's Nordic Stage Artist 1-3kg rod and I'm convinced that I've got to lighten up with my gear. I've been using heavier rods most of my fishing life, with the lightest being a 2-5kg Shimano TK3G and a 2-5kg Samaki Zing in recent years, but after using the Artist I think I need to go a bit lighter.

    I don't want to fork out the big bucks for a Nordic Stage, but looking for some feedback from others using light gear. Noel, from memory I recall that you use a 1-3kg Pflueger Trion and it has proved to be a rod that punches above it's weight, but I can't seem to find them anywhere.

    Anybody else using a 1-3kg stick that is reasonably priced (under $200)?

    Jeff
     
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  2. Chili

    Chili Well-Known Member

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    Bit late this reply, but I just joined. I actually love using light to medium gear. You can get some decent stuff under or around just 100 bucks just so long as you physically go into the shop to purchase them and check all the components are straight and done right. I have a lovely ultra light Fenwick Eagle that cost $70 but dont think you can get those now. Recently I got a Shakespeare Slingshot Engage 1 to 3 kilo with camo grips. Has a great action and ton of fun to use when a good fish is on. $60. Just check all the components, guides, reel seat and blank, if all in line and straight then its all good. Its a seriously good little rod. Another I have is a Berkley Exponent, also very good, that cost just $70. I like the Slingshots action just a tad better I reckon. Tried to upload a pic of mine but couldn't.
     
  3. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    I am a fan of the Pflueger Trion 1 to 3 kilo fishing rod cheapish and bloody good quality for the price point in different weights , my son and my self have 9 of these rods with stradic and sustain reels and have nailed a lot of fish from the humble bream to a 7lb snapper ......
     
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  4. Tackleberry

    Tackleberry Well-Known Member

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    I am trying to find somewhere to weigh my rod (Yep I got it haha) but it is a 1pc and to flop it out at the IGA might raise a few eyebrows ......
     
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  5. Chili

    Chili Well-Known Member

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    :D Mines 2 piece, um, yeah, my fishing rod, and err, ;), very lightweight. The checkout chick at Aldi said she was gonna call the police when I said I wanted to weigh it. For crying out loud it's just a fishing rod!
     
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  6. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the feedback, TAC & Chili.

    I use my precision jewellers digital scales for weighing jig-heads with plastics, lures etc, mainly for curiosity more than anything else. I've never thought about weighing a fishing rod, it either feels right in the hand or it doesn't, but now that you blokes have mentioned it I might make it my mission for the day - make up some sort of cradle for the purpose of weighing rods. Why? Why not, does there need to be a reason for doing anything related to fishing?

    Team Diesel
    R&D specialist of useless apparatus for useless projects.
     
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