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 Post subject: Daiwa or Shakespeare??
PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 2:08 pm 
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Hi,

I want to buy a spinning rod.. but budget is limited to 2000/- .

So I have selected two rods but not sure which one will serve my purpose properly...

Purpose to cast some lite weight lures in FW...

1> Daiwa Fishing Rod - Crossfire Spinning Rod (7 feet and fast action)
2> Shakespeare UGLY STIK CLASSIC 5'10" Spinning Rod (medium action)

So could you guyz please share some input on these..

Happy Fishing....


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:54 pm 
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Daiwa for me


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:53 pm 
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teritex wrote:
Daiwa for me


me too.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:02 pm 
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Daiwa would be better. But do double check the weight of lures you plan to cast and then finalize a model.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 10:45 am 
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The lure weight should be very lite... 4 to 7 gm or less....


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Debajyoti wrote:
The lure weight should be very lite... 4 to 7 gm or less....


I have checked both the rods in person at the tackle shop and bought Ugly Stik. Its too good, the guides are a class apart and will last a life time and the rod is so versatile that i use it to cast lures as light as 5gms to 30 gm halco slice spoons which are way above the lure ratings. And yes "INDESTRUCTIBLE" too...


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 7:41 am 
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you can get some good rods in ur budget.First of all do an anaylysis,where will you fish & the max line will u use.

If you need to travel take 2pc rod(daiwa) or sitting in local pond take shakespeare.
I agree with BALA that shakespeare is sturdy more as it is single piece & has a line capacity from 6-15lb wrt 6-12lb in daiwa crossfire.

Guides in Shakespeare ugly stik classic's are not so good gets cut for braided line,I have changed it to Fuji guides,2nd investment in 2nd year.

I have the both But somehow I am a little passionate on Daiwa for easy accessibility & parts availibility.

The stick can be any reputed brand but you need to enjoy with it.

Happy Fishing.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:06 pm 
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ITS BLUE wrote:
you can get some good rods in ur budget.First of all do an anaylysis,where will you fish & the max line will u use.

If you need to travel take 2pc rod(daiwa) or sitting in local pond take shakespeare.
I agree with BALA that shakespeare is sturdy more as it is single piece & has a line capacity from 6-15lb wrt 6-12lb in daiwa crossfire.

Guides in Shakespeare ugly stik classic's are not so good gets cut for braided line,I have changed it to Fuji guides,2nd investment in 2nd year.

I have the both But somehow I am a little passionate on Daiwa for easy accessibility & parts availibility.

The stick can be any reputed brand but you need to enjoy with it.

Happy Fishing.


Hi ItsBlue, The UglyStik Classic 5' 10" is a 2 piece rod and i use the most abrasive Berkley Fireline Original Fused line on my sargus 4000. You most probably is referring a different model which in case must be true. I have the UglyStik salmon steel head rod also and the guides as mentioned by you are not the best one for braid. The guides in Classic 5' 10" is quite unique in its construction (thick guide inserts and double footed guides unilke the daiwa rod) considering it is primarily a fresh water rod.

Tight lines,

Raj


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:18 pm 
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Hello guyz,

Here is the specification..

Location - Local pond, lake, small river. (The size of the fish is not more then 6 lb)
Lure - From 2 gm to 15 gm max. (most of the cases 4 gm)
Line - Mono 10 or 12 lb max.

Hope this will help. Also please refer some other rod as well if it is under my budget (2000/- INR).

Happy Fishing...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:18 pm 
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Any branded 7ft rod with the lure and line rating you have posted above should do, just stick to the specs correctly since your numbers are in the light category. Also lookout for medium action rods instead of fast. Not sure if you get good guide sets on your budget, lucky if you can. Instead of mono, try braids as it should improve the casts when using light lures.


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