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Old 03-19-2012, 12:53 PM   #1
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Hey, I'd like to get a one piece 11' rod and reel setup for surf fishing. I have a Penn 850 on a 9' rod now. Can you guys make some recommendations on an 11' setup? Thank you!
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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I have a 10' rod and reel I'd sell to ya for 30 bucks? No name brand,I think it came from Kmart.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:55 PM   #3
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I use a lamiglass 11' two piece, MH 2-8oz. The sweet spot is around 4oz plus chunk of bluefish or other bait fish for max distance off the ground cast - about 100-120yards for me using a Penn525mag on setting 2.

Occasionally I'll get bold and remove all mag and really crank one out there and I'll probably get around 150yds, but I don't do it very often because I'm not consistent enough in the cast. Blow ups still happen for me.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:04 PM   #4
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I have a 10' rod and reel I'd sell to ya for 30 bucks? No name brand,I think it came from Kmart.
I want to get a 11', appreciate the offer though!
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:06 PM   #5
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I use a lamiglass 11' two piece, MH 2-8oz. The sweet spot is around 4oz plus chunk of bluefish or other bait fish for max distance off the ground cast - about 100-120yards for me using a Penn525mag on setting 2.

Occasionally I'll get bold and remove all mag and really crank one out there and I'll probably get around 150yds, but I don't do it very often because I'm not consistent enough in the cast. Blow ups still happen for me.
ok...have you ever had any issues w/ the two piece? Sure would be easier to haul. I haven't been able to find any 11' one piece on the net.
I need to look at that 525, not familiar with it.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:35 PM   #6
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No issues. It's a beast and you really need to load the rod for max distance. Make sure you have a 60-100lb shock leader about 15-20ft long and you can load that up all you want without fear of snapping off your lead when it reaches terminal velocity.
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Old 03-19-2012, 03:35 PM   #7
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The Penn 525mag is a coventional reel. For spincasting long range, there are other options. I use a Penn Battle 6000 for long spin casting.
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:04 PM   #8
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The Penn TRQS9-B sure is a cool looking reel. I could get hooked into something big enough to "warrant' needing this reel right? Attempt at justifying buying one...

pjk91, I do need to get a shock leader setup. What knot are you using to tie it to the rest of the spool?
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:38 PM   #9
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I use a Uni to Uni knot. Torque is probably a great reel, but I wouldn't use it on the beach. I'd cry if it was dragged into the water, knocked over, dropped...etc. Battle series is good. Disposable is not the word I'm looking for, but you probably get what I mean.
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Old 03-19-2012, 07:50 PM   #10
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I think Ron at rod n reel depot in west pensacola has some one piece fiber glass blanks that would fit the bill.

other wise I can highly recomend the Cast Pro 11' 2 to 5oz two piece rod
It will not dissapoint you.
Another would be a Black Mamba from torqued solutions .com
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