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 Posted: Sun Jun 2nd, 2019 09:00 am
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Riacco
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Joined: Mon Jul 21st, 2008
Location: Durbanville
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Equipment: Blue marlin Superslim and G3, Daiwa Saltists
Best Catch: 12 kg cracker, 7 kg kabeljou, 6 kg steenbras
Favorite Fishing Spot: Rietfontein, Struisbaai, Ystervarkfontein
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Hi guys,

I want to start targeting the Struisbaai leeries and kob with lures and plugs in the summer months, something that i have not done previously.

Starting point will obviously be a rod and reel combo. Any advise or suggestions will be appreciated as normally fish with a 14 ft rod and multiplier so i am a totally new to this and don't want to walk into a tackle shop and get ripped off by a salesman.

Looking forward to your replies.

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 Posted: Sun Jun 2nd, 2019 10:26 am
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JeandlH
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Location: Reebok, South Africa
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Equipment: Daiwa BG 6500, Assassin Equinox 14'6ft, Adrenalin XXX 13ft, Shimano ...
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Rod: I don't think there is a better value for money rod than the Loomis Archipelago, it has a top class blank and components which some of the other more expensive rods don't have. I don't think it is even worth it to look at a cheaper rod, because you're only going to save about R300 on a rod that has bad components and a blank that doesn't even come close to the Loomis.
http://www.ganis.co.za/pi3894/fishing-rods/spinning-rods/saltwater-spinning/loomis--archipelago-xh-hmg(new).html


Reel: Size 3000/4000 Daiwa BG will work great with the Loomis rod. Otherwise you can step it up a notch and get yourself a Shimano Stradic 5000, probably one of the best reels for lure fishing in the surf. For more "affordable" options you can look at the Okuma Azores 40 or the Shimano Nasci 5000
http://www.ganis.co.za/pi2094/fishing-reels/all-fishing-reels/conventional-spinning-reels/daiwa-bg.html
http://www.ganis.co.za/pi993/fishing-reels/all-fishing-reels/conventional-spinning-reels/shimano-stradic-xg.html http://www.ganis.co.za/pi936/fishing-reels/all-fishing-reels/conventional-spinning-reels/okuma-azores.html
http://www.ganis.co.za/pi3835/fishing-reels/all-fishing-reels/conventional-spinning-reels/shimano-nasci.html

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 Posted: Thu Jun 6th, 2019 06:57 pm
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Riacco
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Location: Durbanville
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Equipment: Blue marlin Superslim and G3, Daiwa Saltists
Best Catch: 12 kg cracker, 7 kg kabeljou, 6 kg steenbras
Favorite Fishing Spot: Rietfontein, Struisbaai, Ystervarkfontein
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Thanks very much for your input, it is much appreciated

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 Posted: Fri Jun 7th, 2019 06:20 am
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Wolf3d
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Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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Equipment: Loomis, Daiwa, Shimano, Sensation, Okuma
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Is a 9 foot spinning rod sufficient for lure fishing in in the surf? I've heard of guys using 8 foot rods at Strand throwing paddle tails, much lighter than 10 and 11 foot rods.

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 Posted: Tue Jun 18th, 2019 08:41 pm
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duckbill
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Joined: Tue May 29th, 2007
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 967
Equipment: Penn
Best Catch: 58cm, 56cm, 49cm and 46cm galjoen
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I have caught a few small elf behind the swimming pool in Strand on 7ft rods, size 2000 reels and lures. The problem with this is that a big leerie could take your lure, in which case you will be under gunned. In my opinion a decent 9ft to 10ft rod and size 4000 reel will be ideal for the Strand area. You will essentially be able to fish a couple of hours while having the pulling power to land that dream leerie.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 19th, 2019 06:57 am
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RotsRot
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Location: Struisbaai, South Africa
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Struis summer spinning you often will have to cast far into a strong south easter, which is usually when the elf / leeries come in - you'll need at least a 10ft rod, that can cast at least 1.5oz.
I have an 11ft, and at times cast plugs up to 2.5oz.

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