SURGE Rods

Discussion in 'Fishing Rod Review' started by FLATHEAD STEVE, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    I was looking into these and was wondering if the MH action is tough enough for large flathead or should I just go with the heavy. Keep in mind that I will be using circle hooks. Pretty much the ? is "does the heavy action have any play or is it a broom stick"?
     
  2. xnmcclurex

    xnmcclurex Active Member

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    i just got the MH and by looks and feel of it, it can land a pretty big fish. i dont think you would have any problems using circle hooks because it has a soft tip and a good backbone.
     

  3. Skipjack

    Skipjack New Member

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    I can recommend the Surge Trophy Elite M/H. This is a very stout rod. I really like the stainless guides and the stainless, double locking reel seat. I have two and plan to get more. I have them matched with ABU 7000's
     
  4. dex

    dex Member

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    I own a Surge m/h elite it has a nice soft tip as for the heavy I wouldn't know about that one.
     
  5. crazy

    crazy New Member

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    What kind of water do you fish? If it's a river do you fish the Mo. or like the Raccoon or something? Your in Iowa I would guess M/H is fine for you. You don't have that heavy of current.
     
  6. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    I mainly fish the Des Moines river and at times it takes a good 12 ounces of led to hold. I have a bunch of heavy action rods and would kind of want to stay on the heavy side BUT If the Surge heavy is EXTRA heavy than I do not need it, looking for the action of a catmaxx heavy but a better built rod. I think I will just order one in each action and see which I like more.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2010
  7. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    The m/h elite is stout enough for you. I landed 2 50 pound blues with mine last year, and it was in unbelievable current. (my anchor line was humming). No problems with them. They're heavy enough to drag a g.m. 4.3 6 cylinder block across a concrete floor. LOL, I did it to prove a point to my buddies at work. These rods are unbelievably strong. I just wish they made them in different wrap colors. Once you put that rod in your hand you'll see it's the finest rod money can buy. Incredibly strong blank, metal seat, double wrapped eyes.. I'll have a few more of them this year........
     
  8. Catfishhunter

    Catfishhunter New Member

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    I would go with the MH. They are good up to 8 oz. sinkers but, you can throw bigger you just want get as much distants.
     
  9. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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  10. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Brandon "BKS72" has a set of surge rods, med-hy if i'm not mistaken and loves them. He's caught 70+ fish on them in Mo. river current. Prolly cause he ain't runnin them black n silver Penns, but thats a different story.:laugh1::laugh1::laugh1:
     
  11. Skipjack

    Skipjack New Member

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    I fish the Ohio. I use 5 to 10 oz in good current, up to 15 oz. in heavy current. The Trophy Elite is 7'10" witch is a bit long for a boat, but I like a long rod. The reel seat is not stainless, but some type of anodised metal.
     
  12. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Dang Steve, i thought i would get a rise out of ya over them Penns. Just rattlin ya chain bud, i know they are good reels. To bad i ain't fisherman enuff to throw em.:laugh1:
     
  13. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    John, I almost started writing ya a PM..........Then I figured I would take a walk and cool off first!!! LMAO!!!


    Reps to ya!
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2010
  14. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    They are Good rods from what i can see..I want to get one and a TWC rod...I suggest you look up Dtrofishon on youtube he has some BIG BIG catfish caught on a surge rod and a 7000c3i!!!
     
  15. joer

    joer New Member

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