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I'll keep this short, is it possible to go shark fishing with a ten-foot Shimano rod rated 5-8kg. I know ideally, it should be more like 20kg, however, I would assume that Shimano's quality would count for something and that they would suggest a lower capacity than its actual breaking point. cheers ?

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how big are the sharks you intend chasing? You generally don't need a particularly heavy mainline for sharks just a long heavier leader to prevent bustoffs from rubbing on the sharks body

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7 hours ago, dirvin21 said:

how big are the sharks you intend chasing? You generally don't need a particularly heavy mainline for sharks just a long heavier leader to prevent bustoffs from rubbing on the sharks body

I'm going for sharks on the smaller side perhaps a metre or under, however, I can't control if a big shark comes along.

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If your fishing from the beach a 10 foot rod rated at 5-8kg in my opinion isnt ideal.

The hardest part of landing any fish whilst beach fishing is that final stage where its in the waves/wash and ul want a rod with a bit more stick for that.

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