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SUBJECT: # 40237: The best long distance rods for surf casting?

Submitted by ilya ( from CALIFORNIA on 7/19/2006 3:53:00 AM

Any suggestions...

  1. 7/19/2006 7:10:00 AM Submitted by Mark ( from OH says Surf casting for bass? LOL
    Zziplex, Century, Conoflex if you have the $$$

    The new Breakaway LDX is a great rod if you are on a budget.

  2. 7/19/2006 9:10:00 AM Submitted by Gerry, BFHP from VA says For distance (in the surf) I use a Century Kompressor.
    IMHO it gives me 10 to 20 yards over a comparable Lamiglass. The Century took a little while to get used to since it demands a little longer to load and a much smoother forward motion then the Lamiglass, but once I got used to it the added distance is definitely there.

    Gerry is the creator and editor of the Bass Fishing Home Page.

    He frequently fishs the Virginia's Occoquan Resevoir and Potomac River.
    Southern Kentucky Marine

  3. 7/20/2006 2:57:00 AM Submitted by ilya ( from CA says How heavy?
    Thank you. I have found wait for Breakaway LDX 13' - about 6oz. How heavy Century Kompressor? Thanks again

  4. 7/29/2006 9:15:00 PM Submitted by Mackereljoe ( from CA says re-40237
    I also need help on a distance problem just a couple of weeks ago - surf fishing in Pacifica. I am from SoCal where light 8' - 10' with 4 to 12 pound test is prefered. I was using an 11 feet Ugly stick with a 6500B Shimano Baitrunner (20 pound test) and getting the same distance as my 9 feet fenwick (15 pound test). Unfortunately, most of the stripers are 10 to 15 yards further than my best cast. I am seriously looking at the 13' LDX and will attached a Daiwa GWZ30 and spooling it with 25# test. What do you guys think? It seems to me that my 10' ulua rod with a newell would have been able to reach the school. But at that time, the Stripers are into two ounce which is too light. I need to be better equip for my next trip. This year is a bust since I also went to Hawaii for shore fishing and ended up with only a two pound papio. All this while the mahi-mahi, yellowtail and albacore are wide open in San Diego.

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