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  1. I have a Daiwa TD Black Wicked Weasel and a Shimano Raider in 2-4kg. My 2500 Stradic sits perfectly on both. Cheers
  2. hey mate I have a 2500 Stradic FK and a 2500 Stradic CI4. I find the CI4 to be much lighter than the FK but performance wise I find them relatively the same. I prefer the feel of the FK solely because it balances perfectly with my light set up better than the Ci4. In saying that, they are both gun reels and you cannot go wrong with either.
  3. Thanks for your reply mate. I think the A series will be the way to go!
  4. Thanks for your reply mate. The 11.4 seems like a great mid ground to me! I have heard that Gary's rods are unreal.
  5. G'day legends! After reviewing countless threads online I have decided to delve into the world of the Alvey. I am going to be buying from them directly and was after a little guidance from those in the know! I have been considering the SURF 60GVCR for beach work to target Bream / Flathead / Whiting mainly, however, my haunts are prone to holding the odd Tailor / Salmon / Jew. I'm thinking around 8-12lb Mono will be my choice (willing to consider others). The two rods I am tossing up between is the R60 (10.6ft) and the R62L (12ft). I have experience with 9ft Graphite spin sticks luring off the sand / stones so I think I'll be more comfortable with the 10.6ft. In saying that, I would happily consider going bigger if it's going to make a significant difference in terms of using the reel to its full potential. I am open to suggestions for a different novice outfit if anyone thinks I am not on the money with my choices! To say I am keen is an understatement. Any advice would be golden. Cheers! Conor
  6. G'day mate, I can't offer you too much advice myself as I don't own a kayak but I have borrowed one many times. I found it much easier to launch from a calm bay where a park or sandy beach joins the water rather than a boat ramp. It is beneficial as a beginner as you don't have to worry about getting in anyones way or being intimidated by high traffic areas. This will also allow you to learn how to manoeuvre a kayak before you head out in rougher conditions. It also somewhat comes down to what you're targeting, but in general terms respect peoples property when on the water. For instance, if you don't have a very accurate cast I would be cautious casting into moorings / piers to avoid damaging property. But in saying that, this method can be very effective on the Kayak once you are consistent 😉. Aside that, you will also have to give some consideration to how you secure it to your car if you need to travel. It's a start, but hopefully some more experienced members can point you in the right direction.
  7. Thanks for your reply mate. It was to go on a Daiwa Lazy 9.6ft 15-60g but I've decided to stay with the Stradic following a great response from Shimano regarding repair. Big fan of the Certates and hoping to pick one up eventually.
  8. Thanks for all the replies legends! Shimano were actually very helpful in regards to following up a warranty claim so that's a big up in my book. Will consider all of the above in the coming weeks on the hunt for a new outfit. Cheers
  9. Thanks for your reply Paddy. I wasn't aware of this but am keen to look into it - definitely changes things! Cheers
  10. Thanks for your reply mate. I'll be picking one up very shortly, cheers!
  11. G'day all, I have been meaning to pick up a 2016 Daiwa Certate as prices have dropped recently but I am lost for size as I believe reel sizes are not universal across brands.. I'd be looking at something around the 4000-5000 Shimano equivalent and some research suggests I would be after the 3012h or 3500hd model. It is a replacement for my Stradic which broke over the weekend so I intend to use it for light beach work as well as a small boat outfit. Am I on the right track? I appreciate your time!
  12. Hey mate, is it as simple as painting the whole lure white? I'm a big fan of metals and am always looking for different things to try. Cheers
  13. slurm

    Old Rod?

    No clear tip, but I did think it was an Ugly Stick at first. I'm gonna take it for a flick this weekend and cannot wait to give it a flick. Thanks for the advice
  14. slurm

    Old Rod?

    Thanks for the tip. I have a few hours to tinker in the coming days and will see what I can come up with
  15. slurm

    Old Rod?

    Hi all, I was going through the old fishing gear in the shed and found an old rod that belongs to my dad. It's made by Shakespeare, but aside from that I have zero clue about any of the capacity. The photo attached shows the only print on the whole stick, I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea to what it means. I understand it's 10 foot, is 2 piece and has a wooden butt. The last thing I want to do is load it up and snap my dads gear. I sent a message to the manufacturer and they couldn't tell me jack. Cheers