Barra Spin Sticks

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Barra Spin Sticks

Post by adamb » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:19 pm

The barra tour has just finished and am already peparing for next year. After fishing this year i have really noticed the need for a good spin stick that is at least 7 foot long that can cast more than just a frog. I have tried a few and just can't find one that i like. I'm sure there are a few blokes out there that have had the same experience as i have, just wondering if anyone has found a spin stick that they love.

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Re: Barra Spin Sticks

Post by Tyson R » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:45 am

Hey mate have u tried the Miller rods yet if not maybe they could be what your after good rods very light yet very very strong and very well balanced hope this will help u out a bit.
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Re: Barra Spin Sticks

Post by Drewy » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:37 pm

Hi Tyson, Merry Xmas mate.

Adam, what budget, lure weight and lakes are you looking to fish. I just bought a 17lb daiwa stick for aound the 180 but it feels a little undergunned for places with high structure like Monduran. Apart from that it is a great feeling rod, match with a 3000 luvias.

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Re: Barra Spin Sticks

Post by Tyson R » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:44 pm

Cheers Drewy cheers mate hope santa was good to ya and hope u have a happy and safe new year holiday.
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Re: Barra Spin Sticks

Post by adamb » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:31 pm

I don't mind paying good money for a good stick, as long as it is worth it. Anything up to $600. But that doesn't mean I would rule out a cheaper rod either. I want a stick that is capable of throwing a full weight 130mm slick rig, and defently a fast action rod, not to soft under load. Have been looking at daiwa luvias 7 foot 10-20pound stick, loomis pro blue 7"4 10-17 pound, loomis sjr844 imx. Have been through a few rods, would like to get it right

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Re: Barra Spin Sticks

Post by camogucci » Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:09 am

Hey bud ,know of a few guys that prefer the shimano t-curve in the spincast model and have seen them land some impressive barra on them

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Re: Barra Spin Sticks

Post by Steve Morgan » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:22 am

Plenty of good sticks out there, but the guys in the office here love their Steez Hot Dogs. I think Boothy even landed a barra on his, so they must be good. Very light in the hand.

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Re: Barra Spin Sticks

Post by aussiebasser » Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:49 am

I love my Steez Power Junkie. Not as heavy as the Hot Dog, but mates nicely to the Exist Hyper Branzino. Got a metre fish in Awoonga on it a couple of days ago. I rate the Steez higher than my Megabass Jade Python which is a lot more expensive.
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Re: Barra Spin Sticks

Post by Matt Fraser » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:40 pm

Hey Adam,

If you are after a budget option, the Berkley IM7 Dropshot Tournament Pro Gen II 6'10" 6-8kg Snapper Spin is a top rod. I have two and used them extensively in this years southern tour, caught more fish on these spin sticks this year than my baitcasters.

These two rods get a workout, because I also use them for Jacks, Snapper and spinning slugs for Mackeral.

You can buy 3 or 4 for the price of a Steez, either that or get a schmick reel to go with it.

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Re: Barra Spin Sticks

Post by adamb » Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:43 pm

Thanks for the advice, will probably have a look at all of them.

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Re: Barra Spin Sticks

Post by nagg » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:12 pm

I'm going through the same exercise & yes it is tough picking the right spin rods - I was wanting something lighter ( I bought a Lucky Craft 7' 6-20lb Reaction tube) ...... This rod feels pretty smick - but its not a stump puller - perfect for lighter presentations.
A classy general purpose barra spin stick would be Samurai Reaction 502 ..... but its not cheap at $550

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