any one on here from sunny taupo + advice on rods

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fourwheeldrivenut
Posts: 13
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:44 pm
Kayak Make: cobra
Kayak Model: marauder
Location: taupo

:hai:
hi all seeing if any one on here is from taupo?
what kind of rods are best lenth and waight?
for use on lake and sea.
skarramooch
Posts: 55
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:03 am
Kayak Model: marauder
Location: New Plymouth

Hi 4wdn

I have fished on taupo and in the sea with a cheap softbaiting boat rod and reel set. Short rods seem best for Kayaking, and if you ask me cheap stuff is best to have on the yak cause it's very easy to lose stuff, and it hurts less if it was the cheapest rod and reel combo in the shop!

If you're planning to harl on the lake, a fairly light rod will be best - I think the softbaiting ones are pretty bendy so did the trick for me!

Skarra
skarramooch
Posts: 55
Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:03 am
Kayak Model: marauder
Location: New Plymouth

oh, and sorry I'm not from Taupo, but welcome to the site!
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DONT FLOAT
Posts: 436
Joined: Fri Dec 16, 2011 3:37 pm
Kayak Make: OCEAN KAYAK
Kayak Model: PROWLER 13
Location: Huntly , Waikato

i just bought a K-Labs IM 6 rod these look to be the ducks nuts for light sea and trout fishing available in spin and overhead version 4 or 6 pound braid thru these would be fantastic fun on anything

cant wait to try it :rock:
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sprinters
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed May 30, 2012 7:48 pm
Kayak Make: ocean kayak
Kayak Model: ultra 4.3

Hi Ya - welcome aboard -
Im a Taupo local and Harl onthe lake all the time -If your planning on harling just use anything light and not to long is good or you can use a flyfishing rod and use 1 -2 colours of leadline and heaps of backing with about 15+ metres of fluro leader. - Even a rod used for softbaiting will do the trick. Softbait rods will do and same for jigging.
Hope to see ya out there - When this bloomim wind goes away !!!
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