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 Posted: Tue Feb 23rd, 2021 08:40 am
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Where in Cape Town are you I would suggest Jacita tackle in Brackenfell, they are extremely helpful, Arthur is the greatest at Jacita.
Look at the reels as the purchase is as much cosmetic as it is functional. I would however not go bigger than 5000-6500 reel. Considering that you will use the rod for edible fishing. With a 13ft rod you are able to fish close and at a fair distance.
Here in Cape Town, especially Muizenberg and Strandfontein nothing more is needed. I would spool with 30lb braid and 80lb braided leader. Ensure that you include the cost of braid and leader in your 4k budget.