Surge Elites

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by TeamWhiskers, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. TeamWhiskers

    TeamWhiskers New Member

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    I just got ahold of the new Surge Elite Trophy Cat Series. 7' 10"
    line class 15-40 lb Lure Weight 3-10 oz. These are nice tough rods!
    Soon as the spawn is over here, I cant wait to try them out..
     
  2. Catfish_Commando

    Catfish_Commando TF Staff Member

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    Vince,

    Let us know how they hold up after a few catfishing tournaments. Sounds like a very nice rod!

    Paul
     

  3. gcarlin

    gcarlin New Member

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    SOUNDS LIKE A TUFF ROD FOR THOSE TUFF CATS.LOL KEEP US UPDATED
     
  4. catmankev

    catmankev New Member

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    Vince, Where did you buy them?
     
  5. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Vince congrats on the new Surge Rod. This should do a good job for you. Keep us updated on it's performance.:lol::big_smile:
     
  6. TeamWhiskers

    TeamWhiskers New Member

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    I have put the Penn Senators 112H on them with some 50 lb mono just to get the hang of it casting. Will upgrade very soon to some 100 lb Power Pro. This is a whole different world since I am used to the Spinning rods and reels. If my boat winch ever breaks.. I think I can use this rod and reel to put the boat on the trailer is what I would compare it to.
     
  7. DemolitionMan

    DemolitionMan New Member

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    Catfish Connection has the rods....Do a google search for the rods and see what pops up.....Dwight
     
  8. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    Catfish Connection does not have the rods anymore and I did a search 7 different ways and the only thing that came up was a link to here where we are talking about them.

    Cheez
     
  9. catfishbills

    catfishbills New Member

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    Well, as of Friday 6-23 they had 8 surge elite rods left at catfish connection (they had 10, but I bought 2) they didnt show them in inventory yet! I asked the clerk to look for them! If you cant find them, PM me and I may be able to help.
     
  10. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Well I have pretty well broke mine in now and have to say it's one heck of a good rod.
    I have a 7000 IC3 on mine and it seems to be a perfect match.
    I like it enough I plan to order 2 more of them to replace my other rods.
    From the experience I've had with mine I would recommend them to anyone.
     
  11. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Ordered 2 more of the Elite rods last night.
    Those big ol blues don't have a chance now.....:big_smile:
     
  12. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    Does anyone have a picture of the Surge Elite and maybe some specs? I am always looking for something better but won't buy anything "blind"

    Cheez
     
  13. jason454ci

    jason454ci Active Member

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    I don't have a pic right now but the specs are 7' 10" - line class: 15-40 lb - lure wt: 3-10 oz. I do believe that it is MH action. They have 11 eyes on them cork handle and a real nice metal real seat.
     
  14. Jeremy Leach

    Jeremy Leach New Member

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    I bought one a few weeks ago and it has done a super job. The biggest fish that I have caught on it was a 25lb blue and it done fine. I really like the new real seat that they have. I wasn't sure about the 7'10 but I really like it a lot.
     
  15. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Ordered mine through CC John. You can see a pic. of them there.

    MANUFACTURER SURGE RODS
    SERIES NAME TROPHY CAT ELITE SURGE
    MODEL NUMBER S710MHC
    STYLE OF ROD CASTING
    NUMBER OF PIECES 1
    LINE WEIGHT 15-40 LB.
    LURE WEIGHT 3-10 OZ.
    MANUFACTURERS ACTION MEDIUM HEAVY
    NUMBER OF GUIDES 10 + TIP
    TOTAL HANDLE LENGTH 25"
    TRIGGER NO

    OTHER INFORMATION THE TROPHY CAT ELITE SERIES FEATURES
    A WHITE FIBERGLASS AND GRAPHITE
    COMPOSITE BLANK WITH STAINLESS COATED
    GUIDES TO STAND UP TO BRAIDED LINES -
    BLACK AND SILVER GUIDE WRAPS. THE
    ELITE SERIES FEATURES A "BEEFED-UP"
    ALL METAL REEL SEAT WITH DOUBLE LOCKING
    RINGS, HOOK KEEPER, BLANK THRU THE
    HANDLE CONSTRUCTION.
     
  16. cat tamer

    cat tamer New Member

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    you could use a little kids rod and the big blues would'nt have a chance, lol
     
  17. primitivefrn

    primitivefrn Member

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    Kirk, I think we should get him and your daughter, a Zebco snoopy, just to make it fair for the, big cats. they might have to learn to cast, big bait a little different, on a Snoopy. about time, for a nother big cat story.
    Jim
     
  18. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Ha Ha. I know our little girl has a pink barbie pole, it's about 2 foot long and all plastic oh and very pink LOL. Now if I give it to Kirks daughter and get me a snoopy pole well be in business.:006:
    You guys are going to feel awful bad when we have another big cat story...:big_smile_2:
     
  19. brad kilpatrick

    brad kilpatrick New Member

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    COMPOSITE BLANK WITH STAINLESS COATED
    GUIDES TO STAND UP TO BRAIDED LINES

    WHAT?????

    i've never had good luck with stainless coated guides. a guide with ceramic inserts will hold up much better to Braid. In My experence SS coated guides used with Braid will groove badly with time.

    Maybe these are higgher quality then the ones i've had experence with, but I insist on solid SS guides on the rods I buy now, I hate braided line! and use mono so solid SS works idealy for Me.
     
  20. spoonfish

    spoonfish New Member

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    Not sure about holding up to braided line as it makes no diff. I only use mono line. They must be coated pretty well as they look like solid stainless to me. Time will tell as to how they hold up but have seen no signs of wear at all so far.
    For under 80 bucks I think it will be hard to find a better rod.