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Muddy_Hi-Lux
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Muddy_Hi-Lux
   Old Thread  #10 24 Aug 2023 at 11.38am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1
I have a pair of these and for the money, they are spot on.

Double up as a reasonable vaning rod, too.

https://premierangling.co.uk/product/korum-snapper-cult-deadbait-12ft-3-25lb/
vossy1
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vossy1
   Old Thread  #9 9 Aug 2023 at 1.07pm    Login    Register
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Your lucky to have all that experience to call upon

I love my Ballistas, tbh I'm finding my Torrix hard to get used to, guess I'm a dyed in the wool old fart

Edited, off topic
jeffire
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jeffire
   Old Thread  #8 4 Aug 2023 at 1.26pm    Login    Register
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Yeah i am both a mate of Daves and a member of pikers pit.He still says after all these years the 12ft 2.75 (p1) is the best all round pike rod.
vossy1
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vossy1
   Old Thread  #7 4 Aug 2023 at 9.38am    Login    Register
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It would depend on what the distance you intend to fish will be, and the largest size of deadbait you are thinking of using. If any sort of range it'd be a 12' for me (or bigger) and not less than 3lb in Ballista. I prefer to be 'over' rather than 'under' gunned for Pike and I've used my 12'6" 3.5lb Ballista for just this in the past, you don't want to be playing Pike for extended times, worth bearing in mind.

Rods - Have a look at Dave Lumbs site Click Here

and maybe ask on the Pikers Pit Forum too Click Here
jeffire
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jeffire
   Old Thread  #6 3 Aug 2023 at 8.10pm    Login    Register
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I use Harrison baby ballista 11ft 3lb or 3.5 lb casting up to 60 yds
Harrison ballista 12ft 2.75 up to 80 yds and on the big scottish lochs 13ft 4lb ballista for heavy baits and long range all have served me well over the past 10 years.
mick_jc
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mick_jc
   Old Thread  #5 21 Jul 2023 at 8.27pm    Login    Register
Under arm or side casts. Like I said not gonna be very long casts at all and figured the compact length would be better suited to canals and park lakes. Open to any advice, suggestions and recommendations though
Beyonce
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   Old Thread  #4 21 Jul 2023 at 11.50am    Login    Register
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Iíve only ever used 12ft rods for casting dead baits. I would rather the extra length to lob the bait and float, I suppose itís personal preference and depends on how you like to cast.
mick_jc
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mick_jc
   Old Thread  #3 21 Jul 2023 at 11.41am    Login    Register
casting from the bank. just imagined the stiffer rod would be better suited to the weight of the bait, float etc
Beyonce
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   Old Thread  #2 21 Jul 2023 at 11.37am    Login    Register
Are you casting or fishing from a boat? Not sure why a 10ft 3lb rod would be more suitable than a 12ft 2.75? Iíd rather the latter
mick_jc
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mick_jc
   Old Thread  #1 20 Jul 2023 at 7.29pm    Login    Register
Looking at getting 2 rods purely for deadbaiting. Used my carp rods previously but at 12ft and 2.75lb I don't think they're quite suited. Ideally looking at 10ft and 3lb or so but any advice and recommendations would be welcome

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