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Lox 1 - 3 kg 7ft rod

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by Master Baiter, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Well-Known Member

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    looking at getting a new rod and at the moment a lox 1 - 3 kg 7ft. Looking at reviews the tip can be broken easily , can anyone give me their opinons if using the same.Or would a 2 - 4kg be a better option or can someone recomend something else other than the Lox and Nitro. Used in Lakes for Bait and Lure fishing
    Cheers Wally
     
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  2. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    I haven't had any personal experience with Lox or Nitro rods Wally, but I think all 1-3 kg graphite rods need to be treated with care in relation to tip damage. I use a 1-3 kg Samaki Zing 6'10" extra light and the tip is about as thick as a match stick. I also use a 2-4 kg Shimano Starlo Classix 7'2" for flats fishing and it also has a very small diameter tip section but a lot stronger down low compared to the Zing.

    I guess it all depends on reels also, the Zing handles a 1000 size really well, but doesn't feel right with a 2500 and the Starlo Classix is the opposite. Both rods are great for flicking lightweight lures and bait fishing.

    Jeff
     
  3. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    I also do not have any experience with the rods you mention but when I did research on the lox a while ago I found the same as you...issues with broken tips. Knowing where you fish, I would go with a 2 - 4 kg rod.
    Cheers
    Team Bender
     
  4. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    Another rod that I have in my arsenal that is a lot tougher than the 2 that I mentioned is a 6'6" Shimano 2-5 kg TK3G, one of my high end rods using a stronger blank technology. I use a Stradic 2500FJ on it loaded with 10lb braid for chasing sooty grunter and mangrove jacks in the rivers up here and the outfit handles the job of pulling a fish out of cover really well. Both of these species of fish are downright dirty fighters that don't seem to feel the pain of a hook in their gob like a lot of other species that are more easily bought to the net.

    I don't know if your water down there is as snaggy as what we have up here, Wally, but I think this is where you need the strength in a rod. Some of the lighter blanks are a pleasure to use in open water, but when it comes to applying a bit of force to turn a fish away from a rock bar or a log, I like to know that the rod will punch above it's weight if need be.

    Jeff
     
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  5. Master Baiter

    Master Baiter Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all for that it sounded like a good idea to go lighter at the time. But I like to try and reach the other side of the lake, this is fine with my graphite and fibreglass clear tip rods. I won’t get a lox I would be very upset seeing my line with rod bits hanging off it spread out like my smalls on a washing line
    Wally
     
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