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Old 07-10-2017, 11:13 AM   #1
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I have several Bass Pro gift cards and looking for a rod to use pier fishing Specks/Flounder.

Thinking about, 6.6'-7.6', med-light, fast action.
Light, sensitive and enough backbone for a nice Red.
Probably put a Penn 4500SS or smaller on it, with 8# mono.

So what would y'all recommend for around $150.00+/-?
G Loomis E6X Inshore
Shimano Teramar Southeast
St. Croix Mojo Inshore
Fenwick Elite Tech Inshore
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Thanks for your time.
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Old 07-10-2017, 11:38 AM   #2
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I have a 7' 2'' Loomis E6X Inshore & I LOVE it. I have used it for everything from specks & bull reds down here to smallmouth & king salmon up in Wisconsin, & it has performed very well. With that being said, I did not pay retail for it. I have fished many Fenwick rods before & would be willing to bet that the Elite Tech Inshore is probably the best bang for your buck rod out of the bunch that you listed by far.
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ThaFish.
which model/rating are you using?
Med-light/mod-fast?
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st, croix tide master 6'6" has done a great job for me on the pier fighting sheepies, bobo's, spanish, drum, etc. the rod is just stiff enough to control your fish (keep it from swimming into lines next to you) yet sensitive enough to feel a sheepshead bite.

TIS66MHF 6'6" MH Fast 1pc 10 - 20lb 1/2 - 1 1/4oz 5.0oz (rod weight) $ 160


(Grandpa always said go with a heavier action for the pier)

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Old 07-11-2017, 01:57 PM   #5
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I just got a 7' Penn Rampage with large eyelets and am very happy with it. Recommended line 15-30#.



Edit: Too much rod for what you are looking for. I should have read entire post first.
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:45 PM   #6
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Went with...
Shimano Teramar 7' Med/Fast, 8-17# line, 3/8-1oz lure
Daiwa BG SW 3000
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7' Medium is always a good "go to" for specks and flounder. Let us know how you enjoy that set up.
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I have that same Teramar and I use it for everything you mentioned. I don't think there is a better bang for the buck. You're gonna love it.
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Dumped the Daiwa BG after fishing it a few times, exchanged it for a Battle II 3000.
The Teramar is a winner, gonna get another for Kings and etc, the 8' MH Fast.
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Check out the Berkeley inshore. Surprising rod for the price, pretty sure BP carries them. I'd go around 7 ft.
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