I need a beefier rod. Any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by catfish_clayton, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. catfish_clayton

    catfish_clayton New Member

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    Anyone have any suggestions. I need a rod that can cast up to or above 10oz. of weight a fairly good distance. Im looking for a spinning rod, but I might get a casting rod if I can find the right one. Any info would be much apriciated.
     
  2. Fellman

    Fellman New Member

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    Catfish Safari Rods
     

  3. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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  4. CAPTAIN JACK

    CAPTAIN JACK New Member

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    SURGE CATFISH RODS are great rods cought many fish with these rods.
    biggest 85lb blue. You can see some of my pics and info on Surge Rods
    on my space. just type in Roger Gerloff Jr.
     
  5. ilovemyfish

    ilovemyfish New Member

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    i like the shakespear ugly stick cat rod 7'MH works well for me :byebye:
     
  6. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    A big 10ft ugly stik bigwater rod, in heavy action rated for more than 12ounces.
     
  7. insanedrifter

    insanedrifter New Member

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  8. russ

    russ New Member

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    hands down catfish safari rods. just look at all the post on this site, dont think that there has been one post that had anything bad to say about these rods. mine are two yrs. old with hundreds of fishing trips on them. still look & work like new.
     
  9. Angler2007

    Angler2007 New Member

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    Well, I can't say anything bad about a catfish safari rod as I have never tried one. I did buy 3 Jamison Rods last year, #3's, and just love them. Yes, they are a little pricey but good rods. I think this year I'm going to get a Driftmaster rod from Tom. These come from The Rod Shop. There are a lot of good rods out there, just buy the best you can afford. I fished the Berkley CatMaxx rods before I bought these and they worked just fine. They hauled in a 78.8# Blue, my best to date. Good luck to you!
     
  10. CatAngler

    CatAngler New Member

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    I like the All Star Offshore Classics myself.




    J
     
  11. prostreetS10

    prostreetS10 New Member

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    check out the catfish safari rods. I got too lake rods they are great for fishing the Ohio river for me. If you are fishing really heavy current with big weights i would go with the river rods.
     
  12. catfishbills

    catfishbills New Member

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    I use Surge Elite's with up to 20 oz. They are good rods! I am sure there are several Very Good rods out there, just take your time and research what works best for you and your budget!:wink:
     
  13. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    good heavy action 7/6 or8 ft should do!
     
  14. mrmarkedwards

    mrmarkedwards Active Member

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    since you said casting distance is a factor take a look at the bass pro ocean master. its 12ft long can cast up to 16oz and is made for spinning reels. that is provided the price isn't too high it retails for i think 150 dollars but don't hold me to that. or you could but a 12ft uglystik and cut off 6in. or so top give it a stiff enough tip to cast that weight. if you choose option 2 i'd shop around for a replacement tip to fit it before you cut it down.
     
  15. haden

    haden New Member

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    CATFISH SAFARI RODS I use 3oz to 20oz on the river rod works great
     
  16. Zing

    Zing Member

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    I like the cat maxx from bp shop and the surge rods, I'm going to have to look into the catfish safari rods, get what you can afford and that feels good to you.
     
  17. xringer3

    xringer3 New Member

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    Check out the "Meat Hunter" rods, alot of rod for the money and tough!
     
  18. StormCaster

    StormCaster New Member

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    Lamiglas has a nice blank GSB1361MH that is good at around 10 oz. Ocean master and Penn Pro guide series are others that are good budget heavers.
     
  19. sbirnel

    sbirnel New Member

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    "I need a beefier rod. any suggestions?"

    viagra? bwahahahahahah! sorry couldnt resist.
     
  20. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    I use a berkeley e cat #4. this is a bait-casting rod that easily handles 8oz of lead for casting. never had to use more weight than this.:wink: