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Best rod for a Penn Spinfisher V 4500-6500

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Hey fellas im chasing some advice on a rod to match to a Penn Spinfisher V. Im looking at getting the 6500, something that can handle decent fish off the rocks or off a boat when the opportunity arises. I already own a Shimano Symmetre and a Sedona in the 4000 size that I use from the beach and off rocks around the northern beaches. I know that the 5500 and the 6500 have the same internals with just a difference in line capacity, will probably look to load around 30lb braid 50lb FC leader on it.

Can anyone recommend a MH fast action rod that I can use off the rocks and then also possibly off a boat for jigging and trolling. Main use would be flicking metals and general bait use, pillys, whole squid and strips on gangs.

Price range would be between $100-200 depending as the reel will set me back about $200.

Cheers.

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I would suggest you look at the Silstar crystal tip range and pick something out that takes your fancy.

I have 4 silstars matched up to Penn 650ss reels and I don't think you need to look any further.

Frank

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I really like the samaki rods in that range, maybe the offshore series. Matched an SSV 8500v with a samaki 30kg offshore Rod and it's great as my heavy spinning outfit.

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I use a Spinfisher 650SSM with a Penn Prevail. Great, solid rod and around your price range.

Love it, caught a fat salmon with it the first time I took it out.

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Hey fellas im chasing some advice on a rod to match to a Penn Spinfisher V. Im looking at getting the 6500, something that can handle decent fish off the rocks or off a boat when the opportunity arises. I already own a Shimano Symmetre and a Sedona in the 4000 size that I use from the beach and off rocks around the northern beaches. I know that the 5500 and the 6500 have the same internals with just a difference in line capacity, will probably look to load around 30lb braid 50lb FC leader on it.

Can anyone recommend a MH fast action rod that I can use off the rocks and then also possibly off a boat for jigging and trolling. Main use would be flicking metals and general bait use, pillys, whole squid and strips on gangs.

Price range would be between $100-200 depending as the reel will set me back about $200.

Cheers.

I think you need 2 different rods

1 for the boat ie jigging/trolling 5ft-6ft rod

1 for the rocks ie 9ft to 12ft rod

Penn ssv is one of the best reels around for under $200

Check out the penn spinfisher v rods cost less than $100 for your boat rod and penn prevail cost less than $200 for your rocks rod

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I use a Spinfisher 650SSM with a Penn Prevail. Great, solid rod and around your price range.

Love it, caught a fat salmon with it the first time I took it out.

Hey Mike cheers for the advice. Which length in the prevail do you match to your 6500 and do you just spin from the rocks/beach? If I want to use it off a boat as well as rocks a 9" and over is probably too long which only leaves the 8" medium.

Cheers

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I think you need 2 different rods

1 for the boat ie jigging/trolling 5ft-6ft rod

1 for the rocks ie 9ft to 12ft rod

Penn ssv is one of the best reels around for under $200

Check out the penn spinfisher v rods cost less than $100 for your boat rod and penn prevail cost less than $200 for your rocks rod

Sent from my SM-N910G using Tapatalk

Cheers mate this probably answers my question to Mike, figured there might not be one type of rod for both conditions.

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One word uglystick!!!

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Hey Mike cheers for the advice. Which length in the prevail do you match to your 6500 and do you just spin from the rocks/beach? If I want to use it off a boat as well as rocks a 9" and over is probably too long which only leaves the 8" medium.

Cheers

I use the 9' 8-12kg for kings/jews off wharves. I believe the SSVs are not as heavy which would match better with the 9' rod. The SSM is kind of heavy (650).

I fish with it mainly land based from jetties and wharves. I've had it at the beach a couple of times but the length is a bit short for getting over large swells.

Met a bloke with the same rod and a 650 SSV who used his combo mostly off the rocks and said it had caught him many kings.

However I do think it would be a bit long from the boat. I think an 8' might be good for both purposes.

No expert advice, I'm a bit of a newbie myself so just talking from my experience.

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