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 Post subject: Recommend a surf rod.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:59 pm 
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Hi Guys,

I am in process of building up my sea tackle. I have a Diawa Emcast 6000 size spinning reel which is very heavy and not suitable for spinning so I am thinking of using it as a surf casting reel and want to pair it up with a surf cast rod.

So I need you folks help in selecting a rod from following options.

1. SHAKESPEARS UGLY STIK BIG WATER - 9 foot- MH Power - Line rating 12-30 -
2. Berkeley Pro Select - 8 Foot - MH Power - Line Rating 17-40 (I have read online reviews of this rod which are not very encouraging.)
3. Abu Garcia Premium - 8 Foot - MH Power - Line Rating 10-25
4. Abu Garcia tournament- 8 Foot - H power - Line Rating 17-40
5. Abu Garcia tournament- 9 Foot - H power - Line Rating 17-40
6. Abu Garcia tournament- 10 Foot - H power - Line Rating 17-40
7. Abu Garcia Nitrous - 9 Foot- MH Power - Line rating 10-30

I am a complete newbie when it comes to Sea Fishing and don't know what length and line rating should I go for. I am not even sure what species I will be targeting while at surf so please keep the species found at INDIAN coastal line in mind while recommending.

Please pour in your review of above rods if you have one.

Thanks in advance guys.

-Inder


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 1:01 pm 
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The ugly stick anyday

Second choice would be abu garcia tournament 10 foot 17-40


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:06 pm 
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Go for Shakespear 9'

or a Daiwa Emcast 9' (hard to get) but a perfect rod. I have been using it for long almost 4 years now.

else a tsunami 9 trophy series light weight and awesome but pricey than the rest.


Cheers - DeZZ


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:53 pm 
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The right place for this post would be - Bait, tackle and tactics.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:53 am 
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Thanks Dezz and Fred,

I am looking for something which is available in INDIA and only above are there. Would love to have tsunami but I am not sure whether somebody stock them here.

I think I will go for Ugly stick or Abu Garcia 10Ft.

Thanks for your help guys.

Can somebody please move this post to right section?

Edit: Just checked on cabelas Bimni bay tsunami is available in Bargain cave but with shipping and Duty it will be almost 3 times the price of above rods. Is it worth it?

-Inder


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:32 pm 
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Inder mate

Stick to the UGLY :))) ... its a damn good rod at that price :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:39 pm 
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Tsunami is better but the shipping has always been a killer for ordering good rods.

I second Fred. Go ahead with Ugly stick, it for sure wont disappoint you. Have read some good reviews of uglystick.

DeZZ


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 1:24 am 
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Hi Inder,

In the topic you mentioned that you want a rod for surf. However all the rods that you have mentioned are 8 to 10 feet, which is good but not good enough for surf fishing. If you can cast with your 10 feet rod, 4 or 5 oz weight a minimum of 150 yds preferably 200yds than you are in for it. else you would be really tired of pulling out only catfishes from the surf

I would suggest go for a 12 to 13 feet surf rods, Surf rods a very different than usual spinning rod, Trust me I have tried surf fishing with Abu Tournament 10ft rod and was very disappointed till i got the 12 ft Okuma Longitude surf rod.

One of my friend has a Lamiglas Surf King and is really happy with his surf rod. I would suggest go with a surf rod rather than a normal spinning rod and the difference of cost would be minimal in the long run. Try out the ebay or Amazon, their shipping cost is much cheaper than cabela's.

Cheers,

Chris


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:22 am 
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I also agree with Christopher. for surf fishing you need a longer rod anything above 12ft & up to 14 ft rods though guys in some parts of the world use rods up 18ft length for surf fishing,
I have - one okuma 4.5mtrs and two rods of Berkely Cherrywood series 4.2 mtrs all of them telescopic as they are easy to carry on two wheelers as well as in four wheelers
I would always bet my money on the berkely cherrywood 500 or 5000 series ;-) Second to none in Quality, strength and perfomance [smilie=coolup.gif]

Ps Did you check with Bops ?? maybe has what you want !!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:21 pm 
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Thanks Chris and Lionheart,

Now that is interesting. I wonder what other surf anglers think about the rod length. Bops also suggested Tsunami. BTW I may be getting Tsumami after all as one friend is travelling to US in July but the longest they have is 11ft.

Now I am more confused..

-Inder


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:08 pm 
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[smilie=damn.gif] God work in mysterious ways :roll: .

I was just checking shipping at Amazon and accidently clicked on single click checkout :Yep I am stupid:

Order is placed and I can’t even cancel the order but thank god it’s a Tsunami. I messed up the length though, its 10 footer.

Thinking of using this as a Mahseer rod so now I have to find a spinning reel for this rod and another 11-12 footer rod for my Diawa emcast :D

Now can somebody please suggest a spinning reel [smilie=grinz.gif]

-Inder


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:12 am 
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Inder,

Just saw your post.

The Emcast reel is heavy but compensates by having a large line capacity, if I am correct?

I have bought Shimano Stradic 8000s for this type of fishing and they are fairly light in weight, robust reels and come with a spare spool.

Have a look at their specifications on the internet as well as their (invariably
good) reviews.

Hor koi suaal hove taan duss dena!

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26, 2011 4:17 pm 
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kingfish wrote:
Inder,

Just saw your post.

The Emcast reel is heavy but compensates by having a large line capacity, if I am correct?

I have bought Shimano Stradic 8000s for this type of fishing and they are fairly light in weight, robust reels and come with a spare spool.

Have a look at their specifications on the internet as well as their (invariably
good) reviews.

Hor koi suaal hove taan duss dena!

Kingfish


Thanks Kingfish,

My tsunami is here, got it last week from postal customs :)

Yep emcast got a big line capacity and i think its a okay reel for bait fishing. I will take a look at Stardics.

Hor kuj hoya taan pakka dasoonga, where in Oz are you based?

-Inder


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:56 am 
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Inder,

I am based in Sydney and Chandigarh .

Regards


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:24 pm 
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kingfish wrote:
Inder,

I am based in Sydney and Chandigarh .

Regards


Oh Thanks, I should have looked at left side of your post :oops:

-Inder


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