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 Posted: Wed Jul 4th, 2018 12:14 pm
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RuanJ
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Location: Brackenfell,Cape Town, South Africa
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Equipment: Saragosa 25 000, Okuma Makaira 15 ft 7-9 oz
Best Catch: 209 cm /131 kg Bronzie (f). Still looking for that ... ...
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Hello guys.

I need some advice because I am in the market for a new rod.

Any opinion on the BM Bronzie? Technium Heavy?

Or would a custom rod be a better option? ( I prefer 3 piece for transport)

Important factors i take into consideration are:

Size of bait and sinker it can cast
Pulling power
Level of comfort etc

Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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 Posted: Fri Jul 6th, 2018 02:29 am
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Dave Batista
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Joined: Wed Jul 27th, 2011
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
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Equipment: Shark stuff
Best Catch: 314.5kg grey,186kg bull,130kg sos,90kg blacktip,79kg Diamond ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Mazeppa bay, ducks pond, fish point.
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Howsit, I have had both rods for a while and caught fish on both. The technium heavy with the 10oz tip is lekker for wading in the surf and throwing it a mile with a 9oz, the rod is lighter and easier to load than the T53 bronzie so throwing it far in the surf for example is easier. The bronzie is a beast of a rod and is heavier. It requires a heavy sinker with a long drop to load the rod properly with a decent cast. definitely not a rod id be using in the surf and wading out and casting a slide sinker, does really well with big throwbaits though due to its stiffness and length. as far as pulling power the bronzie wins there and for casting off the rocks the bronzie casts it a mile if you can load it properly with a heavy enough sinker, for me a 10oz and long drop works well on the bronzie off the rocks with a full cast. The bronzie is harder on your back so that comes with the added stiffness so long fights on the beach i would take the technium heavy ,off the rocks id take the bronzie T53.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 6th, 2018 10:32 am
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RuanJ
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Location: Brackenfell,Cape Town, South Africa
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Hi Dave

First of all, thank you very much for your reply.

I haven been through the majority of the posts from all you experienced lads up at mazeppa etc.

( Congratulations on that grey of yours, i read that post of yours like probably 10 times and it never gets old.)

Wish oaks like you were around Cape Town even if it means to just watch because I'm always keen to learn.

The 1 thing that really stood out for me was how light the technium is. Would it work with a grinder? I noticed the grip for multiplier.( Gosa 25 k or makaira 20 000)

I see a few guys mention that the guides are a little small on most BM rods, what is your take on it?:)

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 Posted: Tue Jul 10th, 2018 09:06 am
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Dave Batista
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Best Catch: 314.5kg grey,186kg bull,130kg sos,90kg blacktip,79kg Diamond ...
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Contact Craig Neil or Mark Norval about using the rods with the grinders. I have zero knowledge on using any rods with the grinders as I've never fished with a grinder for heavy stuff before. Ask the above guys to also build you a rod with the appropriate eyes, I would recommend building a rod with eyes that are right for casting and for swimbaits and use with lever drag reels and heavy drag settings. I have mine with a 30,25,20 then 16's through to the tip layout which is fine for use from 30 sized reels like the BG50 to the 50w lever drag reels. One thing I've done with all of my heavy rods is to put a heavy duty fuji alconite tip eye I also have it glued on and bound on over the foot of the eye with epoxy so its never gonna move under pressure. The tip eye takes the most abuse and Ive never had any problems running std fuji NLG's or equivalent grade eyes with the alconite tip even on heavy drags using 100lbs braid and heavy topshot with the 50w lever drag reels.

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