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    New rod & reel combo for an amateur!

    Oh well, I have just bought my first 'better than a $50 rod & reel combo' fishing gear! I have been able to go a bit cheaper than I expected shopping around, so that really helps. I finally got this: - Penn Allegiance Surf Rod 9ft - 8-12Kg - Pen Spinfisher V SSV 5500 - Daiwan 20lb line - A few lures: - Halco Twisty Fishing Lure 40 grams - Spanyid Raider Lures Metal Spinning Lure 40 grams - Lazer Metal lure 50 grams I will be getting some mono line (20lb or 30lb?) for the leader and something to carry the rod safely in the car I feel I will need to read a bit more about the different lures to get a few more and have more options. Any recommendations? Thanks everyone!
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    New rod & reel combo for an amateur!

    Hi Aardvarking! I just had a look at that combo and it's actually much cheaper than the PENN PREVAIL SURF 9FT 8-12KG + Penn Spinfisher SSV5500. Just having a quick look at composite rods, otherwise I will take my chance with the Prevail and a hard case to transport it
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    New rod & reel combo for an amateur!

    Ey Jim! That's actually a really good point I didn't think of ehhehe Let's see what the others guys think. If graphite is that fragile, maybe composite is a better option than fiberglass? If so, what would you recommend? I'm a tiny guy so a heavy rod will kill me in a couple of hours easily Thanks!
  4. Hi, Next week I'm starting a 3 to 4 weeks road trip from Melbourne to Byron Bay along the coast, so for the last couple of weeks I have been reading quite a lot about fishing as I think during this trip I will be out fishing a good amount of hours. I have been out fishing quite a few times but without really knowing what I was doing, just for the fun of throwing a lure and getting a fish (catch & release) with my $50 rod & reel combo ☺️ As I love the outdoors and I spend a good amount of time camping and close to the ocean, I have decided to try a bit harder and why not, hopefully get something tasty for dinner. I will be manly fishing from the rocks with lures and to start with, I don't really have much of a preference for my catch; maybe snapper, bonito, king, salmon, yellowfin tuna? I understand the target will help me decide what rod and reel I should go for but at this stage I would try to make it as 'generic' as possible. So after looking around, there are some rods that I believe would be good for a beginner: PENN PREVAIL SURF 9FT 8-12KG 2PC PENN PREVAIL SURF 10FT 10-15KG 2PC Abu Garcia Veritas 3.0 Spinning Rod VRT3-SF 1002H 10-15KG Abu Garcia Veritas 3.0 Spinning Rod VRT3-S 922H 6-10KG And for the reel I was looking at the Penn Spinfisher V: SSV4500 SSV5500 If you guys reckon there are any better combos (at the same price or cheaper ) I would love to hear about it. On the other hand, I was thinking of a 20lb braid line and a 30lb mono leader. Does that make sense? I just figured out reading and reading that same as any sport, fishing has got sooooo many options depending on the fishing style, what you target, techniques, fresh or salt water, location... so interesting! Oh, and you can spend as much money as you want hehehe Thank you all!
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    Allow Me To Introduce Myself

    Hi everyone! I'm Spanish guy who's recently moved back to sunny Melbourne 😉 after a couple of years around Europe. I'm a nature lover, an outdoors enthusiast. I'm always keen for a hike, a bike ride, surfing, kitesurfing, camping, a 4wd trip, you name it! I always give fishing a shot when I'm around the ocean but nothing serious, just throwing a couple of lures with a $50 rod & reel combo. Next week I'm starting a 3 to 4 weeks road trip from Melbourne to Byron Bay along the coast, so for the last couple of weeks I have been reading quite a lot about fishing as I think during this trip I will be out fishing a good amount of hours. Next step, deciding my next rod and reel kit! I hope I get the chance to meet many of you out there and pick your brains!