Surf rod

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by catfishing is fun, Jan 6, 2007.

  1. catfishing is fun

    catfishing is fun New Member

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    im looking for a cheapish "surf" rod, something that dosnt cost an arm and a leg, that i can use when we go to the ocean (not very often), but it has to break down, so it will fit in the trunk of a car, im thinkin mabye about a 12fter, ohh yeah, its to pair with my penn 209

    thanks for the help
    Marshall
     
  2. WHEELMOBILE07

    WHEELMOBILE07 New Member

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    Just go to any of the tackle shops around where you are going to fish at and they will have cheaper rods as well as some of the more expensive rods. I would go with a 12-15 ft rod too.

    Wheelmobile07
     

  3. slimepig

    slimepig New Member

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    well, i too have 2 piece rods that i have to put in my trunk(ford taurus). If the trunks about empty then maybe you can get a long 2 piece in there angleing it in front to back, but side to side you're more limited. I have a 9 ft 2 piece that barely fits side to side. you might look into some of the longer poles that break down into 3 pieces. or ya might end up doin like i do and angle it across the front seat n out the windows lol.
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    :cool2: :0a34: Marshall check out some area flea markets and older pawn shops. You could save some money and get the rod you want. Good Luck on your search.:sweat:
     
  5. vegasryder

    vegasryder New Member

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    You can get trolling rods for about $20-$40 depending on lenght.I purchased a 9-footer 2-piece for $25 at Dicks Sporting Goods and has held up so far.
     
  6. beetle

    beetle New Member

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    Marshall I sent you a pm
     
  7. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    on the inexpensive side that is a decent 12 pole that breaks down I would say the "Beefstick" and a "Powertip" are hard to beat. Starting at about 25 dollars plus shipping they will get the job done.
     
  8. alton

    alton New Member

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    You should be able to find plenty of surf rods in the 25.00 to
    $55.00 dollar range at local tackle shops. The only thing I would recommend is to pay close attention to the lure rating for the rod.
    If you are going to be casting 6oz to 10oz sinker and bait combined, you need a rod rated 2oz to 8oz or 6oz to 10oz. I guess what I am trying to say is to be sure you get a rod that will handle the weight of the bait and sinkers to be used.
     
  9. mwmuck

    mwmuck New Member

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    Academy has 10 and 12 foot 2-piece American Rodsmith surf rods for $38 and $48. I have dragged 45" Redfish and 6 foot Sharks from the Gulf with them and the rods never broke a sweat. Good construction, beautiful wraps and MH action. You'll need around 6 ounces to properly load this rod when casting. These are the best deal on the market for the price and are comparable to rods costing 2 or 3 times as much. It looks almost exactly like the Ocean Master surf rod at Bass Pro that costs around $100. I have 7 surf rods and two of them are AR's. If I was lookin' to dance with something in the 20+ range I wouldn't hesitate to pick up my AR's.

    Hope this helps.
     
  10. StormCaster

    StormCaster New Member

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    Penn makes some nice guide casting rods or Lamiglas is another good name.