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What can you guys tell me about them. I do know they do not make them anymore or at least Fenwick doesn't make them anymore after being bought by Pure Fishing. I am looking at a 10'0" rod and wanted to know what people thought about this rod for plugging.

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Was just looking;). He has some Star Stellar lites in stock that seem good for the price :D
I also left him a 10'6" and a 9' Legend surf to sell with very little use for $100 off retail.

I have a 9ft Stellar Lite, very nice rod. I was thining about the Fenwick for tossing some bigger plugs. I really like how lite it felt. Been looking a the St Croix Mojo in 10 foot also.

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I've had a 7' inshore rod with a Spheros 3000 that's been abused for years fluking the beach and bouncing around my little bay boat. I also have a conventional with a Calcutta that's been great for 10 years. My buddy also has the 8' plugging rod. I think it's heavy, but he likes it and has caught all kinds of fish on it. Probably a good rod for the money.
 

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Well I bit the bullet and bought the Fenwick Surf Rod and save myself @ $100.00 over the Mojo Surf. It was explained to me what a quality rod it was and the range on the rod from 1/2 to 4 oz is perfect for what I would want to do while out plugging. It is so lite it is unreal for a 10 foot rod. I can not wait to use it. I took it home and placed my Cabo 40 on it and it was well balanced. Very excited.:thumbsup: Need to get my Penn 704Z bailess back from Penn to see how that one feels as well.

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Go to Ebay, and search for Penn Spinning Reels, or if you care to, search for Penn 550ss, or 650ss, and see what pops up. I use the 550ss on my 10' Fenwick, and could not ask for a better combination for throwing lures up to 2.5oz., and bait with a 3oz. sinker. I think 4oz. is just too much for that rod and combo. For throwing 1.5oz to 2.5 oz. lures, it's terrific. If the fish are hanging out further, I will go to the 650ss, with 14lb. test. I use 12lb. mono, and a 20lb. shock leader on the 550ss, and have taken Bass up to about 30lbs., and when fighting 8-14lb. Bluefish, what a great fight. Good luck with your new Fenwick.
 

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Go to Ebay, and search for Penn Spinning Reels, or if you care to, search for Penn 550ss, or 650ss, and see what pops up. I use the 550ss on my 10' Fenwick, and could not ask for a better combination for throwing lures up to 2.5oz., and bait with a 3oz. sinker. I think 4oz. is just too much for that rod and combo. For throwing 1.5oz to 2.5 oz. lures, it's terrific. If the fish are hanging out further, I will go to the 650ss, with 14lb. test. I use 12lb. mono, and a 20lb. shock leader on the 550ss, and have taken Bass up to about 30lbs., and when fighting 8-14lb. Bluefish, what a great fight. Good luck with your new Fenwick.

Thanks Sea Hermit. Can't wait to use her this year. I figured the sweet spot was @ 2 1/4 oz and planned to throw no more than 3 oz with it. I doubt I will be buying a new/used reel for this rod. I have to many as it is right now. I have a few Daiwa BG 30's as well and I find them to be very close to the Penn SS series reels. I am having them serviced now and will check out how they balance as well. Hoping the Penn 704Z is not to heavy since it is bailess and will be coming back to me serviced with a new Sealed Drag knob and the drag checked out. I really don't want to loses any lures due to a bailed reel snapping shut.:thumbsup:

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My pleasure GSBB. I love to walk and cast, always looking for special pieces of water, and fish that are hunting for a meal. For that reason, I really like the lightness of the Fenwick coupled with a lighter reel. My 704Z has been with me for more than 30 years, and works as well as the day it was new, but unless I'm casting big stuff, or baitfishing in a heavy surf, I don't use it as much as the lighter reels. With the combos I replied to you about, I can cast poppers, sandeel imitations, etc., for hours, and never feel tired. When you're bent into a really nice big fish, there's nothing like lighter gear-that also has the power to let the fish know you're there.
 

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My pleasure GSBB. I love to walk and cast, always looking for special pieces of water, and fish that are hunting for a meal. For that reason, I really like the lightness of the Fenwick coupled with a lighter reel. My 704Z has been with me for more than 30 years, and works as well as the day it was new, but unless I'm casting big stuff, or baitfishing in a heavy surf, I don't use it as much as the lighter reels. With the combos I replied to you about, I can cast poppers, sandeel imitations, etc., for hours, and never feel tired. When you're bent into a really nice big fish, there's nothing like lighter gear-that also has the power to let the fish know you're there.

Good point about the comfort factor. I guess depending on what I may be targeting and what is in the plug bag will determne which reel I use. Pencil Poppers = larger reel, Bombers and teasers = Cabo 40.

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What can you guys tell me about them. I do know they do not make them anymore or at least Fenwick doesn't make them anymore after being bought by Pure Fishing. I am looking at a 10'0" rod and wanted to know what people thought about this rod for plugging.

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Did you get a raise this year? Every other day you are looking at buying more gear, it must be nice!

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Did you get a raise this year? Every other day you are looking at buying more gear, it must be nice!

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Sold some plugs to buy the rod. No raise in two years. Married a nurse!:thumbsup:
I actually saved @ 100.00 going with this rod over a Mojo Surf.

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Thanks Sea Hermit. Can't wait to use her this year. I figured the sweet spot was @ 2 1/4 oz and planned to throw no more than 3 oz with it. I doubt I will be buying a new/used reel for this rod. I have to many as it is right now. I have a few Daiwa BG 30's as well and I find them to be very close to the Penn SS series reels. I am having them serviced now and will check out how they balance as well. Hoping the Penn 704Z is not to heavy since it is bailess and will be coming back to me serviced with a new Sealed Drag knob and the drag checked out. I really don't want to loses any lures due to a bailed reel snapping shut.:thumbsup:

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The 704Z should feel great. I have one on my 10' St Croix Ben Doerr, but I'm thinking of putting my Slammer 560 on that, since it handles braid better. If you ever think of getting a new reel for the 10', consider the Slammer. One of the likable attributes of the Slammer is that you can easily remove the automatic bail trip lever and make it a manual bail. Hence, no more lost plugs due to a prematurely closed bail.
 
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