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Old 02-19-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
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Question Surf Rod info.

Was wondering what is a good length of surf rod to get? I have 2 at 7 ft. but based on what I see out there maybe too short. Also, why are the so tall. I notice they are all 7-12 ft.? Is this to allow beachwalkers to walk underneath Lines or to acheive distance in casting. Any info would be a appreciated. Thanks
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Old 02-19-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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Casting distance and to keep your line above the breaking waves. 10 feet works good for me.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:55 PM   #3
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I use a 11' and sometimes a 16'. I prefer the 11'. I also use 5' tall sand spikes.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:20 PM   #4
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Have two Team Alabama rods 13'6' Love them Cast for good distance and great bite detection.
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Old 02-20-2012, 02:00 AM   #5
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i have a 10'. the longer ones have more preload and cast farther.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:44 PM   #6
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I prefer 12' with big guides. I think it's more of what kind of techniques are you using? The equipment only gets you so far.
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I pretty much use 2 sizes of surf rods; 7-8ft for pompano and 10ft for bull reds. I catch most of my pompano within 100ft of shore so a long rod doesn't benefit me when I'm targeting them. For fall reds, I want to be able to get a bait past the bar if needed and be able to keep the line above the shorebreak.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:12 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help guys. Academy has 9ft uglysticks on sale. I may try one of those.
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Thanks for the help guys. Academy has 9ft uglysticks on sale. I may try one of those.
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Old 02-25-2012, 05:36 AM   #10
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12ft Ugly Stik is way to go.
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