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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-28-2016, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Surf fishing rig

Looking for a decent inexpensive (if that's possible) surf rod. Not looking to break the bank since it would only be used one week a year max.
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Re: Surf fishing rig

Sea lion 10" combo at bass pro. 80$. Done.

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Re: Surf fishing rig

Thanks I look into that.

Anyone else? Even if it's general guidance of what to look for or avoid?
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Re: Surf fishing rig

Tsunami Airwave Surf
Penn Battle 5000
You could go Tica Dolphin surf rod
Or an Ugly Stick
Ugly Stick would be cheapest out of the 3
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Re: Surf fishing rig

I've had good luck with the random $50 walmart special, 8ft medium action that I throw 20lb mono onto. Have had the one since 2005 and the other for about 3 years now. All good so far. I have a diawa 6ft medium action bass rod with 8 lb test that I use for all my flounder bucktailing. That's landed me several shorts over the past two years
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Re: Surf fishing rig

Really depends on your price range. Spooling an 8000 class reel with braid costs about 40$ btw. I would suggest braid over mono cuz you never know what's gonna hit and a big toothy guy can peel off a lot of line fast.

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Re: Surf fishing rig

You throwing bait or lures? I have 9, 10 and 12 ft rods all matched with penn fierce 5000 and 6000 reels. The 9 and 10 are for throwing lures and the 12's are for bait. I believe my rods are the Inshore series? I'll have to check. My advice would be not to cheap out on saltwater gear, last thing you want is a big fish breaking off. When I caught my 40 inch bass it was a battle even with a 9 ft medium rod on 20 lb test line.
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Re: Surf fishing rig

Stripers only have one of two good runs in them. Not really the best fighting fish. I've caught on my 7ft St Croix Premier wth no problem.
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Do not overlook using small / medium action in the surf up close for pompano mullet croakers etc.
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Re: Surf fishing rig

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Stripers only have one of two good runs in them. Not really the best fighting fish. I've caught on my 7ft St Croix Premier wth no problem.
How big of fish are we talking?
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