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Old 04-29-2014, 05:33 PM   #1
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Default Best inshore saltwater spinning rod?

Most of this will probably be a "mines the best" or just opinions, however what would y'all say is the finest medium heavy spinning rod you can buy that will last many years?
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Star Rods Stellar Lite series. Light as hell. Feels amazing. Casts like a dream. Put as much heat as you want on it too, cause it's got a lifetime warranty. Get it replaced no questions asked no matter how it breaks. Hands down best value for the money in my opinion. LOVE my 8' medium Stellar Lite.
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Easy, use the best rod/reel you can afford.

But if you need brand names...I have a Wal-Mart Penn combo I pd. I think $65 several yrs. ago and THIS I my favorite rod of all the rods I have. Landed everything from bream to Spanish, pomps, reds, hundreds of trout and so on.

Use equipment that you are comfortable with and control from a casting, fish-fighting standpoint.

Just my opinion..
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The 7-8 ft medium heavy ugly stiks are tough as nails and last a loooooong time. We fish a lot, and we don't baby the rods in the boat. We've eventually broken a few of them, but it took almost a decade of hard use to do it, and most are still going strong.
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I have to agree math geek
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Go with a custom rod. I can build a good rod the way I want for the same price as a really good store bought rod. You can put what you want on it. The options are endless
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I couldnt disagree more on the Ugly Stik. The only thing theyre good for is trolling from the kayak.

Ive got Star, Shimano and Wright & Mcgill rods I couldnt be happier with. Get something with a lifetime warranty and youre good to go.
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Yeah, I dont like Ugly Stik rods either. Good rods and almost indestructible. I just hate the action.

I dont know if you are talking best period, or best for the buck. Right now, my favorite is an Abu Garcia Verittas. They are about $70-$80 and love it. Other nice ones that I have had are G Loomis and Star. My favorite that I ever owned, hands down, EVER EVER EVER was a Shimano Interline. It had no guides, the line ran inside the rod. It was super fast action and would cast a MILE!!!! I read reviews of them that said the casting was bad, but not for me. By FAR the best rod that I have ever owned. REALLY RARE to find now. And cost a fortune when you do. They have a cult following.

The best rod is really a personal thing. Alot of people like Ugly Stiks, I hate them. Just go look at some rods and find one with a price, action and weight that you like.
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I own star, key largo, shimano and G Loomis inshore rods. All have their purpose and have worked great for me.
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My favorite that I ever owned, hands down, EVER EVER EVER was a Shimano Interline. It had no guides, the line ran inside the rod. It was super fast action and would cast a MILE!!!! I read reviews of them that said the casting was bad, but not for me. By FAR the best rod that I have ever owned. REALLY RARE to find now. And cost a fortune when you do. They have a cult following.
Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't those Interline rods made by Daiwa? I've never tried one but they look pretty cool!
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