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Are there any super light spinning rods that people can recommend for soft and hard baits between about 3 and 12g? Would love to just jump and get an Injection but it's probably not gonna happen. With a £200 budget, any recommendations? Preferrably between 7' and 8'. :?:
 

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I'm waiting on a Daiwa Infeet which is 7ft, 5-20g. Came highly recommended. I'll let you know when it gets here unless the person on here who already owns one wants to tell all!!

It's in Nagasaki post office at the moment so should be about 5 days from there.

Cost about £150 with the naff current exchange rates but of course I couldn't help ordering a few other bits as well...
 

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They do look very nice actually. Be interesting to see what you think of them.

Before I go buying from Japan, just wondering if there is likely to be anything available closer to home? I should know to be honest with the amount of time I spend looking at tackle, but light rods are probably one thing I haven't read too much about yet.
 

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The only reason I went to Japan is because I asked at the local shops and when they enquired with Daiwa UK, they were told it was not available to European distributors so I didn't bother to look harder, i also have no qualms ordering from anywhere in the world (til I get a problem that is!!)
 

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Yeah I'm the same at the mo. Had stuff from all over the place lately, just never actually bought rods from outside of Europe. If I can't find what I want closer to home then it'll be what I end up doing. ;)
 

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If I do end up buying from Japan then I imagine I'll end up with the Graphiteleader Argento. Tiny bit over budget but I'll push to it if I'm ordering from over there.
 

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Guys the Daiwa Infeet Rockfish 7'6" is available in France, both the solid tip and the hollow tip versions.
Have a look on Peche au Bar for reviews/link to the retailer.
I think it worked out about the same price though.

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Perfect. Could be a go-er. Has anybody tried anything else? Even in the £100 or less range?
 

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BJF said:
Perfect. Could be a go-er. Has anybody tried anything else? Even in the £100 or less range?
The Cormoran TR4's a cracker rated 8~40 but the 40 is way over the top think of it 5~30 and you would be nearer the mark and i think they do a lighter one than mine
as **** said about it "it looks like a megabass and fishes like a megabass rod"
may be just what your looking for dai
 

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BJF said:
Perfect. Could be a go-er. Has anybody tried anything else? Even in the £100 or less range?
I would have a good look at the Sakura Roockie range, which **** can get for you :) :)

http://www.sakura-fishing.fr/catalogue- ... 0.html#/10
Thanks Vidar. I did think about the Rookie actually. Wish they made them a bit longer though. Seems as though the 7 footers are each end of the scale - one UL and one XH... weirdo's. I'd have one if there with something in the 'Light' range. I have 2 Shukan's already, but the 7'8" Medium rod is heaver that what I'm after.
 

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dai56 said:
BJF said:
Perfect. Could be a go-er. Has anybody tried anything else? Even in the £100 or less range?
The Cormoran TR4's a cracker rated 8~40 but the 40 is way over the top think of it 5~30 and you would be nearer the mark and i think they do a lighter one than mine
as **** said about it "it looks like a megabass and fishes like a megabass rod"
may be just what your looking for dai
Thanks Dai. Wonder if they're any lighter than the Medium Shukan? Don't suppose anybody's tried both?
 

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BJF said:
dai56 said:
BJF said:
Perfect. Could be a go-er. Has anybody tried anything else? Even in the £100 or less range?
The Cormoran TR4's a cracker rated 8~40 but the 40 is way over the top think of it 5~30 and you would be nearer the mark and i think they do a lighter one than mine
as **** said about it "it looks like a megabass and fishes like a megabass rod"
may be just what your looking for dai
Thanks Dai. Wonder if they're any lighter than the Medium Shukan? Don't suppose anybody's tried both?
Lighter than my shukan best ask **** thats where mine came from
 

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Whats the action like on the cormoran rods dai?,im in the market for a new rod meself
Cracking fast tippy rod will work surface lures but better suited for the soft plastics i will nip back to wsf and see if i can pinch some of what **** put on there about lure rods
back soon dai
 

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I'm back here you go
mrfishjersy put a good list on here of rods for lure fishing covering a range of prices:

The Sakura Shukans in 8'6" and 9'6", 15-50g, are both really nice rods for the money. They are around £220 to £240 these days, are a fast to ultra fast action, top quality Fuji fittings throughout, very light to hold, ballance well with 3000 to 4000 size reels, come with a very good quality bag and travel tube. They look like a nice rod, and are proper plugging/lure rods, not just another spinning rod.

Sakura Rookies, very nice too and very simular to the Shukan in sizes etc. Dont come with the travel tube. Also have Fuji fittings and are £135 to £150. Again, what I would call a modern plugging rod rather than another spinning rod.

Bushwacker: We all have heard shed loads about tem recently, my opinion is they are fantastic for the money. My only worries about them is the eyes, I am not sure how long they will last, they look like they will go green if you dont wash they religiously. And the action...very powerful for a little rod, great for some aspects of lure fishing but I worry it is too stiff and you may lose fish or at least some of the fun. I still cant knock them for over all lightness, length & value.

Quantum Energy Bass 240 and 270: Mike has one, and I think he will agree they are fantastic for around £80. Blue!!!!! They feel like a (friday afternoon in the Tenryu factory) Rod Bar in the hand, you know what I mean? They are almost fast action, I mean I dont know if the designers of this rod realised it would end up like that,but hey have achieved a really nice action for the money.The casting weight is a little confusing, it says 50-70g!! See what I mean, how can you take the rod designer seriously when he states that as a casting range? I recon it feels like a 10-45g.

Cormoran TR-4 is a beautiful little light rod, it casts 5-35g and feels like a Megabass, looks like a megabass but costs £85. It is very good looking and feels really nice in the hand. The action is a light fast action, this rod would be lovely with ultra light lures for schoolies and sea trout, I reall must get some pictures of one.

Hart Bloody Trek Travel Sea Bass. In 8ft or 9ft, the only 5 pc travel rod that I have found that is fast action and would be lovely for anything from a bass to a baracuda. They have a great action for a travel rod and would cast pretty big plugs if needed to. I will check out all the stats on it tomorrow, as I cant remember off the top of my head but I think they cast like 10 - 70g, nice to see a travel rod with "Shore Sea Bass Travel" written on it, seems some companies are starting to realise the potential.

Shimano Speed Masters: Brilliant spinning rods for the money, I used to swear by them a few years ago and threy have even improved since then. A fairly medium action, but I do tend to only sell the "Heavy" action versions. They work lures pretty well, and look and feel great in the hand. Not Fuji bits but the bits do feel ok and should be sound. The old Technium rods were pretty popular for a couple of years, I used one as my main rod for a year or so, they eyes were terrible, I think I managed to replace all of them on the rod within a year, they just fell out or the actual metal part of the ring would just snap. Well the Speed Master range is a great rod to get into lure fishing with and would suit most anglers that like through action rods.

These are available at lots of online retailers, but I would recomend mrfishjersey's online shop better still give him a call.

http://www.mrfishjersey.net/magento/
 

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All i don't like about the rod is the cork but thats behind the reel and makes no difference in use and if i was being realy picky the lure keep is on the wrong way but as i usually use the bail on the reel no problem mine's the heavier of the three they do i got it with the intention of letting my Ann have it but after trying in she's not going to get her hands on it showed it to a mate of mine and his first word was "f###" i think he liked it as well,it took an age to get it off him i have a little Rovex duren 1500 on it and its a cracking combo
 
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