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Old 04-09-2009, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default is a 12 foot surf rod ok to fish with on a pier and bridges?

would people look at me like im a dumba$$
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:57 AM   #2
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Default RE: is a 12 foot surf rod ok to fish with on a pier and bridges?

If your talking about using it on a boat, I'm assuming cause your topic got cut off or sumthing, then I would say... it really don't matter what the heck other people think or laught at. THE important issue here is if you can catch fish with this really really long rod where ever it is you are fishing, and can you do it safely. SAFELY, maybe that's the important issue, I guess if you're out fishing by yourself more than 20' away from others then go for it. However, if on a boat, a "longrod" with a boat load of "guys" could be a dangerous situation where "someone" could possibly end up in the water. Also, assuming your alone on a boat far away from others, it may be hard to actually get the fish into the boat, I recommend getting you one them really really really long gaff to assist. Hope this helped...

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Old 04-09-2009, 03:27 AM   #3
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I meant if I wasstanding onBob Sykes bridge.Thanks for the reply.
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:08 PM   #4
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if someone has a problem with it tell them to buy you a new rod screw them fish on!:usaflag
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:55 PM   #5
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lunchbox (4/9/2009)I meant if I wasstanding onBob Sykes bridge.Thanks for the reply.


Hell no, have at it!..I wish my surf rod was that big:banghead..Id be cautious if I was going to bring it on the pier though..Unless using it for pomps as set rod..
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:05 PM   #6
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i used to see a guy using a big surf rod to cast the anchor for his trolley rigs on the pensacola bay fishing bridge. what you planning on using it for?
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:02 PM   #7
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I say you should use it... I never care what people think about my tackle considering I use a tennis ball with a steel leader glued to it for a cobia rig
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:01 PM   #8
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I want to be able to cast very far.Ive never had one over 7ft.Ill be fishing for whatever bites.
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Old 04-10-2009, 12:42 AM   #9
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I was gonna say thats the only reason I've brought rods that big was if to trolley rig a bait, but if thats all you got and it aint crowded and your safe with it why the hell not.
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:28 PM   #10
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Man i saw several people on bobsikes today with surf rods but thats not what makes you look dumb its when people hold the spinning reel upside down and have to reel backwards :looser but hey have at using the rod just use it correctly lol
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