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anyone used a shimano aerocast im thinking about getting the 270 mh for throwing metal at small tuna spanish/narrow barred mackerel.
 

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Try South African forums

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This long-distance spinning style is extremely popular in SA - search this forum - http://www.sealine.co.za/ and look at this store http://www.basilmanning.co.za/ which sells well-priced long-distance throwing spoons under the GT Ice Cream brand very suitable for what you are doing (will cast 80-100m quite easily). The Aerocast is very popular for this style in my home province. If you have any other questions I can try to help - I haven't yet got into this game but I know people who do it regularly.

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What kind of length, casting weight and action is generally used for this typ of fishing? Sakura have just released rods up to 10ft again, strange turn around for the french to be honest but they re targeting people casting from beaches with lures. You can see them in the online catalogue, top left on this link http://www.sakura-fishing.com/
 

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anyone used a shimano aerocast im thinking about getting the 270 mh for throwing metal at small tuna spanish/narrow barred mackerel.
I've not used one but the idea seems an interesting one. Fast action one way, softer the other. I considered getting a couple of the match rods at one point because they'd have definite benefits for striking and playing fish. I'm not sure they'd be much use from a lure point of view though (happy to be proven wrong by somebody who's used one). Unless you fished the rod at certain angles it'd be difficult to do much with hard lures. For the tuna etc. I'm not sure the design would be beneficial :)
 

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Banging metals from the shoreline is a stable form of fishing in several areas around the world. 10-12' light fast action rods, big reels (lots of line) and metal profiles in the 3/4-3oz bracket. Be it for Australian salmon, bluefish and stripers, GT, Tuna, or mackerel. Great sport and a chance for shore based anglers to get into some "bluewater" species.
Hook a 10lb tuna from the shore, and ou will remember it for a very long time.
 
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