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David - I have just got a Shakespeare SALT travl boat rod (20-30lb class). I needed a stronger outfit than my 15-20, they are well priced and superb. I was looking at the Penn, but the Shakespeare is a better rod - I got it for conger, skate, shark - and the yellowfin tuna when we go to Cape Town later this year. Worth a look.

 

Cheers Simon, worth a look ta!! :thumbs:

 

SDD~~~~~ :sun:

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David - I have just got a Shakespeare SALT travl boat rod (20-30lb class). I needed a stronger outfit than my 15-20, they are well priced and superb. I was looking at the Penn, but the Shakespeare is a better rod - I got it for conger, skate, shark - and the yellowfin tuna when we go to Cape Town later this year. Worth a look.

 

Hey Simon :thumbs:

 

After MANY hours looking, deciding, and looking again, I noticed a class looking rod on good old ebay. It is made by a new company called firefly and at the price thay were selling them for seemed a bargain so ordered one! (two rods kit 10-20 and 20-30lb for £58 squids) and a decent looking quiver / holder which I reckon will fit nicely attached to seat buckles behind my seat on the scupper!)

Item number: 180130346924

 

I looked on their website http://www.fireflyangling.com/ and they sell all sorts of rods and they look very good quality for the price! I can see the price going up if these become a big name so thought I would get in quick ha ha!. Will do a bit of a revue after I have tried it out at the weekend (cmon oh god of weather let us have some sun :sun::sun::sun: )

 

Hopefully wont drop this one in the sea like my firetips (oops :2: ) thats another story eek!

 

SDD~~~~~ :sun:

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Superb!!! Did you take your own travel rods? I am just looking for travel gear myself and wondered what yo used if you took your own?

 

Cheers

 

SDD~~~~ :sun:

 

 

 

Hey SeaDooDavid

 

Sorry for the late reply. Internet was down after the bad weather...Yeah, I did take my rods with me but it was a major pain in the as*. I've got an adapter on my camera that fits on a bankstick to take photo's. I had all my rods along with the bankstick in a long plastic tube with endcaps on. Got stopped and inspected 3 times because the scanners pick up my dangerous "weapon" in the tube. Only used my fly rod for the trout which is a 3 piece 7weight 9ft6 rod. It fits nicely in the tube and is protected by a rod bag that came with it. For the kayak fishing you will def need shorter and stronger rods. You can get some of them in 6ft lenths (the tube I had was slighty longer that 6ft) or even 2 piece rods. We fished with Seeker rods (American make)but he also had some Shakespear Uglystick rods (20-30lb weight) for the bigger fish. The guide gave me all the takle that I needed for the kayak fishing so didn't even use mine in the end. He was a really nice guy. Check out he's website: http://www.yakfishalaska.com/photos.htm. He's biggest fish is a 183lb halibut from the kayak!!!!! Check out the photo's. Good luck with finding your fishing gear!

 

 

 

Superb :thumbs: need a women in that Jacuzzi though :blink:

 

 

Ha ha you just don't know what went on underneath the water :lol:

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What a great trip and fabulous country! Commuting into London each day I can totally understand people who are content living miles from anywhere with just nature for company.

 

Those eagle shots are outstanding.

 

JRT

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Hey SeaDooDavid

 

Sorry for the late reply. Internet was down after the bad weather...Yeah, I did take my rods with me but it was a major pain in the as*. I've got an adapter on my camera that fits on a bankstick to take photo's. I had all my rods along with the bankstick in a long plastic tube with endcaps on. Got stopped and inspected 3 times because the scanners pick up my dangerous "weapon" in the tube. Only used my fly rod for the trout which is a 3 piece 7weight 9ft6 rod. It fits nicely in the tube and is protected by a rod bag that came with it. For the kayak fishing you will def need shorter and stronger rods. You can get some of them in 6ft lenths (the tube I had was slighty longer that 6ft) or even 2 piece rods. We fished with Seeker rods (American make)but he also had some Shakespear Uglystick rods (20-30lb weight) for the bigger fish. The guide gave me all the takle that I needed for the kayak fishing so didn't even use mine in the end. He was a really nice guy. Check out he's website: http://www.yakfishalaska.com/photos.htm. He's biggest fish is a 183lb halibut from the kayak!!!!! Check out the photo's. Good luck with finding your fishing gear!

Ha ha you just don't know what went on underneath the water :lol:

 

Superb!! That link has tempted me now (where's the cheque book! :thumbs: ) I have bought a travel rod that I think will be ideal for kayak fishing! It is made by a new company called fireflyangling. They are a new, relatively unknown company, but I have checked out their website http://www.fireflyangling.com/ and the specs on the rod I have purchased.

 

The quality s/steel fittings and top notch carbon blank look SUPERB! Can't wait for it to arrive! Will give a write up about it when I have tested it as I believe it could be a handy rod to have for the kayak (has a quiver holder that looks PERFECT for attaching behind a kayak seat for storage / carriage) I bought one quick as I expect these will go up for this spec as they get established!. Two speck rods in one!

 

The photo's you posted are STUNNING to say the least mate :thumbs: That really did look the ideal kayaking break :thumbs:

 

Keep em coming!

 

SDD~~~~~~ :sun:

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