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    Attn Pig Islanders.

    Soft baiting whats the go?

    It is widely believed on the mainland that south island fish wont eat plastic and that the NI has that many snapper and kingfish that 5 cast and retrieves your bound to foul hook one.

    However with that said I am keen to have a real go at soft baiting and may even spend up to 2-300 bucks on a rod and reel.

    School me now.
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    I have often pondered this too cam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puku View Post
    I have often pondered this too cam.

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    Iv used em a few times and only ever caught cod, but to be fair I have mostly tried them out of frustration when nothing is biteingand on my normal boat rod/reels.

    apparently having the right gear makes all the difference but Im not sure what that "right gear" is just yet.
    Googling soft bait combos comes up with all sorts of stuff.

    What does one look for in a soft bait reel over a normal reel and the same for rods.
    I have read cork handles are the go for feel but what about the rod itself? some of the combos for sale as softbaiters have the exact same rod for sale as a boat rod?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    Wait for summer
    Ya what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PillowDribbler View Post
    Watch Ados addicted to jean shorts,sat arvo.
    Oh yes I will be.

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    Hey bro I have a starlo stix with shimano egg beater 4000fb or something and its mean. I used to do heaps of softbaiting with good success on Snaps, Kingis, Terakihi, Trevally, Dory etc. I havnt used a soft bait in ages, I do use those cheap jigs that look like bottom ships now though. They go alright with Snapper. I just love fishing with light gear, so much more fun. I had a donkey of a skippy take a softy and took like 15 minutes to get it to the boat - hellish fun!!! I also fish a light ledger rig with it and strayline it.

    So at the end of the day youre not forking out for a dedicated system you can use it how you want and have a fucktonne of fun while doing it



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Hey bro I have a starlo stix with shimano egg beater 4000fb or something and its mean. I used to do heaps of softbaiting with good success on Snaps, Kingis, Terakihi, Trevally, Dory etc. I havnt used a soft bait in ages, I do use those cheap jigs that look like bottom ships now though. They go alright with Snapper. I just love fishing with light gear, so much more fun. I had a donkey of a skippy take a softy and took like 15 minutes to get it to the boat - hellish fun!!! I also fish a light ledger rig with it and strayline it.

    So at the end of the day youre not forking out for a dedicated system you can use it how you want and have a fucktonne of fun while doing it



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    Oh and can anyone tell me what makes a Stella a thousand dollar reel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Oh and can anyone tell me what makes a Stella a thousand dollar reel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Will last 100 years
    You now this how?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    You now this how?
    Because at that price it will stay on the shelf and never be used!
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    Good reply Gibo
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    Saltiga over the Stella!

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