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PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:24 pm 

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Hi guys, I am from Kerala. I am looking for some suggestions on a good rod and reel that matches the following requirements.
- I will be mostly fishing in saltwater (Munambam estuary)
- I would like to have a rod capacity of 10kg max (Not expecting fishes that much big, but I've seen people catching 5kg+ fish here, so just want to make sure my rod or reel won't break
- I will occasionally do river fishing as well

Please suggest a rod and reel that matches the above requirements and is in the range of 3-4k.

Any suggestions would be really helpful.

I see that Shakespeare WILD CAT 8ft Spinning Rod has a capacity of 12-25 lbs. Is that a good option for me?

Note: Currently I have a budget Rod+Reel combo that has capacity of max 2.25lbs. (Caught some good amount of fish that are less than 1kg)

PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:39 am 

Joined: Sun May 09, 2010 1:53 pm
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Location: Sydney, Australia

You don't need a heavy rod for estuary fishing .... go lighter and it may be lighter on your wallet also.

A 6-8 kilo rod with a size 4000 reel should suffice. I don't know how much this will cost in India but you should be able to get something suitable at the Indian Angler shop.

The rule of 3 states that on an 8 kilo line one can catch a 24 kilo fish, all things being equal. You have to let the fish fight the rod and the drag, not horse it in and lift it out.

Hope this helps,


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