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Old 06-16-2015, 12:44 PM   #1
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didnt get any answers in general discussion so I'll try here.

So I have been shopping for a new inshore combo. Something on the light side for soft plastics on jigheads mainly. I've narrowed the reel down to a symmetry 2500 or 3000. The 3000 is the same weight but more capacity so why not. For the rod im down to a Calico jack 6-15lb medium/medium light fast action or a star stellar light in the same action. I handle both rods today and they feel very similar. Other than a lifetime warranty. What else do I get for the extra 40 bucks? Is the extra 40 worth the warranty. I also picked up a penn battalion that felt nice too Any insight on these rods?
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Star Rods makes great rods. I've only know of a few that have broken, but they were all replaced without hesitation by the company. I've got a few of them. Love them. If I need a rod, I look to see if Star Rods makes it before I go anywhere else.
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My newest is a Tsunami Airwave Inshore 7' Medium Fast. Great rod for the cash, and it handled a 30lb shark just fine this weekend.
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Get a ugly stick. Just my 2 cents
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Get a ugly stick. Just my 2 cents
I like Ugly Stiks for fishing baits in deeper water, but I've never thought they were sensitive enough for most inshore applications.

That said, I do own a pair of Ugly Stik GX2s in 7' MH. Much better rods than their predecessors.
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I have to say I like the Star rods quite a bit. However, I honestly believe the Shimano Teramar Inshore series is by far, the best bang for your buck.
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I have to say I like the Star rods quite a bit. However, I honestly believe the Shimano Teramar Inshore series is by far, the best bang for your buck.
I love my shimano teramar rods
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My newest is a Tsunami Airwave Inshore 7' Medium Fast. Great rod for the cash, and it handled a 30lb shark just fine this weekend.
I had that rod and it broke on the first fish. Sent it in and they told me they discontinued that rod and sent me a 7' 6" heavy rod haven't fished with it yet but it's to heavy for general inshore.

I have an ugly stick I use for live bait but I need something with a little more sensitivity.

I'll check out the gloomis and the shimano
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Shimano teramar is my favorite for inshore!
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