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surf rods.....

Discussion in 'Boating & Fishing' started by brutalguyracing, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Feb 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM
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    brutalguyracing

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    broken mods
    looking for a new combo for surfcasting...
    i was looking at an ugly stick any thoughts....
    and mabye a new real....
     
  2. Feb 29, 2012 at 12:57 PM
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    Bryan139

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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    What kind of surf casting? Are you lobbing 3oz plugs or 8oz and a bunker head? Off a jetty? Or off the beach?
     
  3. Feb 29, 2012 at 2:26 PM
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    off the beach and yes 6-8oz and a bunker head......
    i was looking at the 12' ugly stick and mabye a penn 750s reel
     
  4. Feb 29, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    I'm running a Tsunami Air Wave 10' with a Penn 450ssg
     
  5. Feb 29, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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    i have a 12' ugly stik mated up with a Daiwa BG90 spinning reel with some 80lb braid on her.

    it does work!
     
  6. Feb 29, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    yea thats the one im looking at the 12' ugly.....
    now for what reel and what kinda line to run i know there is all new fancy stuff on the market......these days....:rolleyes:
     
  7. Feb 29, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    hey that bg90 is old school! i dont buy expensive stuff for salt fishing. itll be to devastating if something happens to it!. but hell just for some surf reel porn VAN STALL


    yea now thats fancy!
     
  8. Feb 29, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    I cut some wires here. Added some wires there.
    What could happen to it? I'm more likely to break something on my truck.

    I use a Daiwa saltiga surf paired up with a 10' Loomis surf rod, but I throw.almost all plugs and tins. Check out the daiwa emcast surf if you're not stuck on Penn.
     
  9. Feb 29, 2012 at 4:07 PM
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    wow now thats a bit pricey...but nice
    im not stuck on anything right now.....just looking for a good combo for a decent price.....
    wana kinda do it right the first time to last a few years....
    just that i have always grown up with ugly as the stick to use.....:cool:
     
  10. Feb 29, 2012 at 4:28 PM
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    I has a Penn BTL800 spinning reel with a Quantum 12' pole that came from a combo that had a reel that died; along with a Abu Garcia combo 9fter.

    Was looking last year at going to the "dark side" with a heaver :) Ask squatch or chadeo...that's what them use and cast 3 times farther than me :eek: Spend some bucks and practice with that and ur in there.
     
  11. Feb 29, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    yea im lobbing 6-8oz and a bunker head
     
  12. Feb 29, 2012 at 4:58 PM
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    I bought a cheap Quantum combo for 100 bucks...the reel didn't make it two years :cool: wont do that again. Spend a bit moar and get a good reel and a 12' pole.
     
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    Yeah, for launching bait and weight an ugly stick is fine. Paired up with a Penn Sargus or slammer it should last you the rest of.your life. The Sargus weighs a ton though. Using a rod holder on the beach it wont matter but if you do want to throw bucktails for fluke in the summer it tires you out.
     
  14. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:29 PM
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    i got a Penn Fierce for my trip to hatteras last october. i thought it did great for the price. check out Amazon.com
     
  15. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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    x2 on the penn battle series. reels are rock solid.

    i dont use them on the beach but out on the boat. held up to a couple 50 pound cobia and more 6+ foot sharks than i can count last season. still look and perform like brand new. GREAT reels, good price.
     
  16. Feb 29, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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    I have a Penn Sargus myself its been a good reel so far.

    But yea id go with the Ugly Stik too. I like Quantums Boca reels as well although dont have one of those on a surf setup.
     
  17. Mar 13, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    if I was looking for a heaver I'd buy one used on a surf fishing forum... a lot of guys buy high end and then get away from bait fishing, so you can get a nice deal on say a rainshadow or lamiglas in barely used condition. What you'll gain in performance would be weight savings and sensitivity, they wouldn't necessarily cast any farther than a 12' ugly stik but they would be a lot more sensitive and fun to fish..

    Off the shelf you can get a pretty decent rod for the money with Ocean Master (sold at bass pro), Tica or Tsunami rods. I'd get those before the ugly stik

    now for freshwater and some boat rods, you can't beat ugly stiks
     
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