View Full Version : 9 or 10 foot rod for the surf?
06-21-2004, 11:17 AM
what do you guys think is the optimum length for fishing the surf, 9 or 10 feet? i plan to use a abu 6500 c3 on a spiral wrapped rod throwing 1 - 3 oz. plugs. i will be on jetties and the sand.
06-21-2004, 02:13 PM
Most of my fishing is from the sand and I use a 9 ft conventional rod most times unless the conditions require longer or heavier. There are optimal rods for many different applications and sometimes you have to scarifice one feature for another when your trying to use one rod as an all around tool. I think most people would recommend a little shorter rod for jetty work.
[ 06-21-2004, 12:15 PM: Message edited by: Capt Buck ]
06-21-2004, 05:44 PM
What Capt'n Buck said. I like a 10' -12' for slinging bait and a 9'- 10' for pluggin the surf. For the Jetty's it's a 7.5' to 8' stick
Darrin G. DGREENEMACHINE
06-22-2004, 09:58 AM
Joe you're going to build it I assume? If so look at the 1-4 Oz St Croix in 11 foot. The problem with plugging a big rod is usually the handle length but since you're in control of that the longer rod from the surf is an advantage IMHO. A 9' will do fine but move up to 10 or 11 if you can find a blank light enought to load witht he plugs you want to throw. You'll probably find you need two rods to throw 1-3 oz. They're all rated for it but for the most part if it'll throw 3 effectively it won't load with 1 and if it'll throw 1 3 will overload it.
[ 06-22-2004, 08:37 AM: Message edited by: Darrin G. DGREENEMACHINE ]
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