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Woody
09-25-2010, 10:51 AM
I know it's a bit early and i'm not going until December 13th but wanted to show you the Rod and Reel i have bought ready for my trip...I had to buy my Quantum 12 BB Reel and it cost me an arm and a leg because i could only get it in the States and i had to pay import duties on top!...I know my Rod is the wrong sort for my Reel before anyone says anything but my friend used this setup when he went to Spain Fishing and said he got on very well with some decent size Pike...It cost $160us and is a suberb Travel Rod that will fit nicely in my Rucksack...It is 6'6" with a casting weight of 70g and is double whipped on every eye...It is very very strong for it's size so i'm hoping for good things when i go!...I'm gonna sound like the '60 pound Striped Bass' man now on the FF site but the Reel is spooled with 30lb Power Pro!

jwm
09-26-2010, 03:02 PM
Very nice reel looks a lot like my quantum cabo spinning reel. The rod also looks top quality. I dont think that using it with a spinning reel will be bad for you, with a forward grip the trigger shouldnt get in the way much. What kind of lures are you going to be casting? At 70g that rod definitely has some serious backbone.

Clive
09-26-2010, 09:29 PM
Looking good! Not the ideal rod, but I've had to make due with similar setups before! I used my old Berkley workhorse spinning rod with my Shimano Calcutta baitcaster to catch my first tarpon!

Woody
09-27-2010, 03:47 AM
It was one of the strongest Travel Rods without spending at least 3 times as much so it was a no brainer!...At 70g Casting weight i have a few choices of Lures etc to use so i cant wait...My Mepps will be coming with me, as well as my Rockstar's and Zalt's!...My Reel was the updated version of Clive's (that i would have bought if he could have parted with it!)

cbiegel
09-28-2010, 11:42 AM
Yeah, I think you're going to lose a bit in casting distance but other than that you'll be fine. Looks like a nice travel rod. Did it come with a rod tube? I use this rod when I travel: http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_10204870_175003000_175000000_175003000_175-3-0

Woody
09-28-2010, 02:57 PM
I've been trying my heavier Zalt Lures with this set-up and it Casts very very well indeed, i've got no complaints at all...The Rod comes in a felt bag with 5 seperate sections which fits into a solid zip up case (a bit like the Rod tubes you get for Fly Rods.)

cbiegel
09-28-2010, 05:29 PM
Nice, the solid case/tube is key when going through baggage handlers and such.

jwm
09-28-2010, 10:26 PM
What will you be fishing for in oz?

Woody
09-29-2010, 03:50 AM
My cousin who we're staying with for most of the time has his own Fishing Boat with Rods already set up and he says if we go out to Sea a bit (he lives on the Coast), we will be going after Trevally mainly (and whatever big game Fish are around at the time!)...Also there are little Flat Boats you can hire near him (only 45us bucks for half a day which you take out yourself with motor etc and just stay in the shallows.) This is where my Rod and Reel come into it, there are Yellowfin Bream, Moses Perch, Mangrove Jack, Sand Whiting, there is also Dusty Flathead, Mullet etc that i have a chance with as well...All in all i should be able to get something (that will be famous last words!).

cbiegel
09-29-2010, 03:39 PM
Sweet, I love trips where you can catch any number of different species. Just don't forget to take pictures!

Woody
09-29-2010, 04:36 PM
I'm taking 2 camera's and chargers so i've got no excuses!

Clive
09-30-2010, 09:58 AM
Whats the model on that rod? I dont see the travel rods on the Savage site. I need a musky/pike/tarpon travel rod and that looks pretty solid!

Clive
09-30-2010, 10:01 AM
I think I found it - model 36207

What are the lengths of each section? 5 even lenths in 6'6" total? 15.6 inches each?

Woody
09-30-2010, 01:40 PM
The sections are about 17 inches each, i have no model number but it is the Savagear Road Runner model, and now i've looked it is a bit cheaper than when i bought it (always the way!) It really is a study Rod for the money and will be perfect for what i need, it sounds like you could do with the same Rod but a couple of versions bigger!

pierre
10-11-2010, 02:16 PM
Hi Woody
When are you leaving?
don't forget to take one or two surface bull in small size. That's the best lure I've ever tried

Woody
10-11-2010, 04:03 PM
Bonjour Mon Ami, I'll be leaving on December 13th, so you reackon Surface Lures?...I've got 4 different ones I can pack, cheers!

Woody
10-11-2010, 04:04 PM
Oh Pierre, i forgot to ask, are the Surface Lures for use on The Sea or The River? Ta!

pierre
10-11-2010, 09:28 PM
On the sea surface bull are just great but you might use smaller surface lure for one of their weird fish. In France they're giving huge result on perch and pike so it must be really similar there. I ll ask the question and look around for more informations. Sorry for the question regarding the departure; it was in your first post :sorry: