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hey guys

will be heading up to the whitsundays in april for a week long fishing trip.

will be targeting the usual fish like gt's, coral trout etc. i have my trolling gear and reef gear already but would like a nice spinning outfit that will handle these fish. mainly for casting poppers and lures. any ideas on rod and real that would be suitable for casting big lures and have plenty of power.

cheers patrick

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I made up a similar oufit recently.

Used daiwa Capricorn 4500J,reel. With 30lb Tuff Line. I chose a Berkley Saltwater dropshot.6 ft 10in, Just to try one on poppers. But there's plenty of mid range sticks on market will do the job.

Once you get above 20/30lb. Prices go through roof. I've also got Accurate 870n. and Saltiga's with Jap jig sticks too.

But that little setup will pull some nice ones in, as well as Spinning reasonably too.

have fun up here. it's great..



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G day mate

if you are looking for a reel that will handle 20lb - 30lb braid and something that will take a beating, you should have a look at the shimano bait runner 4500 and maybe a rapala braid concept stick or the berkly drop shot, you should be able to get this combo for under 500 dollars

good luck mate you love it up there

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thanks guy

at the moment i have a 7'6" shimano snapper raider 5-8kg matched with a symetre 4000. was thinking of upgrading to a stradic 4000 with 20lb braid do you think this would do the job or will i be a little under gunned

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well i just got back from the local tackle store and i think i've found my gt buster. a 15kg shimano backbone with a spheros 8000 with upgraded drag running 50lb braid. how does that sound guys

:thumbup: that will slow em down

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