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    Default Spinning rod advice.

    Was thinking about getting a Grays Gr70 15/50 spinning rod,anyone fishing this model.I had a greys travel rod 15/45 and found it a bit soft when playing bigger fish.Any help would be appreciated.Cheers John.

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    guideline spinning rods are superb,also abu garcia salmon catcher,both top rods

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    Be hard pressed to get a Guideline Spinning rod now. Only sold them in 2015 I think and after that anyone I seen come up for sale carried an awful price tag.

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    Yea the guidelines arent available anymore and the ones about are either closely gaurded or silly money (think 4pce daiwa whisker spin). I use one and its a peach.
    My mate has the wychwood truespin and i rekon that punches well above its weight for the money (im not sure if its the current version though)

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    I have the GR70 in both 15-50 and 15-35, both have been great, lots of backbone on the 15-50.
    The small one got into a bad car accident (for the rod at least), but managed to get a new tip for about £25.
    Using them both in Denmark for fishing Flying Cs up to around 25grams, fish to around 15 lbs.

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    Have the 15-35g gr70 and would happily play a big fish on it... I did vow to never buy another spinning rod after breaking my Abu salmo seeker which was a lot stiffer but had a go on the gr70 and what rod , don’t think you will go wrong with the heavyweight but I think the 15-35 is better for fishing rapalas.

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    Yeah I got the 15-35 first and worked great during the summer
    The reason for getting the heavier one, was to replace a VERY stiff Hardy Demon Spin 15-60G or so, which is pretty much like a surfcasting rod compared to the Greys.
    But if you feel the travel rod 15-45 is on the soft side, I'd absolutely go for the 15-50, can't go wrong with that one.

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    You would be supprised how the lighter rods will handle a big fish too, my lpxe spin is a 9ft 5g to 20g and has no problem with decent sized fish. Its quite fast actioned and has alot of power in the butt section. I went light in casting weight as i usualy use mepps down to a size 1 or small rapalas so its less effort needed to load the rod and get them out there which helps my back. You can easily launch a size 3 mepp clean across the main tyne with 20lb braid.

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    Thanks for all the input lads,just what i wanted to hear.I do a little bit of spinning each year whilst on holiday ,and really struggled with the old greys travel spin.So i got myself a hardy demon 15-60,the exact opposite,you’re right with me on this one SGELLERT.I had a feeling this would be the rod i was looking for ,so thanks again to the Forum,should have done this before i bought the hardy,never mind it will do somebody for Tarpin.”Anyone “Cheers John.

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    Haha yeah I'm planning to use the Hardy for fishing for flounder or cod from a pier , about what its best for... Tried selling it, no luck

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