Been doing a bit of research recently on setting up a 2-4 kilo rod with 2500 reel for around the $250 mark, spooled up with 150 metres of 10lb braid. The setup would be for flicking lighter plastics mostly and occasionally the bigger plastics for flatties. Just wondering your thoughts on the pflueger trion 2-4 kilo matched with the shimano symetre 2500 for $230 cheers jethro
The shimano Symetre is good reel and will handle that well, the only thing i don’t like about them is the ‘soft” drag, it bleeds line constantly while fighting a fish. Most shimano’s have that problem though. As for the Pfleuger Trion Rod, I haven’t used one of them before so I’m not really sure about it, as long as it matches the reel then it should be fine. Plastic fishing doesn’t really push gear to the limit.
My dad has a 4000 AIRD, avoid at all costs. While they are acceptable for bait fishing I would not use them for any sort of lure fishing. The drag on them stinks. The same could be said for many of Daiwa’s cheap reels. Shimano is much better at the cheap end of the market than Daiwa is.
If I were to choose an affordable reel for plastic fishing I would go with a Shimano Sedona, its bottom of the range($70.00) but it will handle just about anything you are likely to catch on plastics. There is also the Ecooda Havok, only $100 from motackle. From what i hear its a solid reel for the price. As for Daiwa, I’m a little annoyed about them due to the seizing of roller bearings too soon in a reels life cycle but you could go for something like a Aggrest 2500.
Nice one Craig! That’s what I wanted to here. I was torn between the AIRD and the SYMETRE. I’ve got a Sedona but its a 4000, used to use it on livebaiting jacks upriver and it was fantastic, a little old now though and sounds like a meat grinder. Still indecisive swaying toward the symetre.
I’ve had a look at the trion rods, I don’t like them. Way too sloppy at the tip. The Starlo Classix rods in BCF impressed me though, especially the 721 2-4kg only about $80(on special at the moment so you should be able to get them cheaper), not too sloppy and they feel nice. I would go for them or one of the berkely IM6 dropshot rods over the trion rods.
You got me thinking now! I have previously owned 2 pflueger trion rods and snapped them both, they ere 1-3 kilo rods. The first one I snapped the tip off whilst trying to get out of a snag, and the second rod snapped at the mid section high sticking. Not good reasons to buy another, but I must say whilst I had them they were an awesome rod and would like to try the 2-4 kilo