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Salmon (& Kawahai) rod/reel
Jan 3rd, 2018 at 2:46pm
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Hi,  I enjoy chasing Kawahai casting lures with an old surf caster at Canterbury river mouths etc. My reel has self destructed and thinking it's time to upgrade. I would like to get something that I could use on salmon at river mouths, just up river. Looking round shops and depending on who you talk to it seems something 7-9 foot is the go? Still want something good for kawahai but keen to try for a salmon. Was looking at various sets in that length range with braid all set to go but want to make sure a 9 footer is not to big or a 7 to small or does it not really matter? Any ideas? Cheers
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Re: Salmon (& Kawahai) rod/reel
Reply #1 - Jan 8th, 2018 at 6:30pm
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I reckon its a bit like shotgunning......what fits YOU best is best for you.
I spent 5 hours chucking lures into surf the other day with a 8' rod for 1 very tasty kawahai and was more than happy with how it preformed
week earlier used a 7' rod with same reel with similar results....
have used 12' rods before in similar places and now more than happy to use lighter 7' rod which I will also use for trout in lakes or canals as its not too much overkill so guess it will be fine for salmon.
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