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Old 10-21-2014, 08:56 PM   #1
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Looking for a new rod to replace the el cheapo I use. I'm interested in. a 10', 2 piece graphite for mainly fishing with bait and 2-3 oz weights. My budget is around $75-125. What do you recommend? Thanks
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:24 PM   #2
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Spinning or casting?

Penn Prevail
Model# PRESF1530S10
Spinning, 10', 2pc, 15-30# line, 1oz-5oz, MH with Med/Fast action.
$80 +/-

I have several BP Offshore Angler rods.
Really like their Ocean Master 12' 2pc.
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Old 10-21-2014, 09:30 PM   #3
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I consider the bp offshore angler rods cheapo, but I like mine
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His budget is only $75-$125, barely stepping out of 'Cheap Crap -$50.' into the lower end of Inexpensive.
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I'd say go with a Penn Torque. They're in the $120ish range. Had a 10' casting model & loved it. Pompano Joe has that rod now & I cry every night wishing how much I had it back.... Alright, over-exaggerating a bit, but the point being is that they're awesome rods for the money.
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Just because it's cheap doesn't mean its junk. I have a prevail that is awesome and a 12' surf rod that cost $27 that has performed flawlessly. Tons of sharks, reds, big sting ray etc.

Prevail would be my choice if I were you.
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Just because it's cheap doesn't mean its junk. I have a prevail that is awesome and a 12' surf rod that cost $27 that has performed flawlessly. Tons of sharks, reds, big sting ray etc.

Prevail would be my choice if I were you.

agree 100% I use Daiwa beef stick that is a 2 piece and cost 35 bucks and its now my go to rod for the surf
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I'd say go with a Penn Torque. They're in the $120ish range. Had a 10' casting model & loved it. Pompano Joe has that rod now & I cry every night wishing how much I had it back.... Alright, over-exaggerating a bit, but the point being is that they're awesome rods for the money.
One of my absolute favorites in the 10 footers. Also like the Star Stellar Lite 10s. Both of these have great bite detection and flexibility for casting 3-4 oz. Be happy to let you throw the torque.
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Right now these are 15% off, and while slightly more than you are looking for they are amazing rods. I have 4 of them, D-Blue rods are amazing. Here is the website.

http://www.dbluefishing.com/category.php?id=6

http://www.dbluefishing.com/category.php?id=5

Their surf Ross range from 150-199 but are on sale, plus if you are interested I may be able to get you a better deal on them.

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Also hard to go wrong with the 'ole 10 ft Ugly Stick. I like the soft tip they have for casting and bite detection. ~$80 I believe.
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