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Old 06-04-2010, 08:15 AM
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Default what would be a good rod for plugging

what would be a good rod for plugging for stripers from the shore.

i have a tsunami airwave now for bait seems nice.

what are good rod lenghts, line weights, ozs for plugs

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Old 06-05-2010, 08:55 AM
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Default Re: what would be a good rod for plugging

Tons of treads on this subject, and tons of different answers. Guess it really boils down to what each person personally feels most comfortable with and your price range.

Personally I like an 11' rod, rated 1-3oz or 2-4 oz for plugging.
My favorite is the AFAW Estuary, but they're hard to come by these days. Rated 1-3, but really should be rated more like 1.5 - 4 in my opinion.

For lighter jigs, tins, & small plugs, I reach for a Lamiglas 1321.

That said, there are plenty of great rods out there in the $100 - $200 range. Find a length you're comfortable with and stay within the weight rating for the particular plug/lures/line you intend to throw.
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Old 06-06-2010, 06:46 AM
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Default Re: what would be a good rod for plugging

I like and rod in the 10' to 11' range. Something graphite with a not too fast action.
Tica, Tsunami, St. Croix Triumph, Lamiglas Surfking are some names that come to mind with affordable rods, that won't break the bank.
And if you want to spend more than say 200.00 or 250.00, than there are the Lamiglas GSB, G Loomis, St. Croix Premier and Mojo rods and custom rods that can be built to suit. Just to name a few. But like Jake stated, there are many, with many liking many. You just have to do some research on this.
One doesn't have to spend a ton of money on a decent rod though.
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Length anywhere from 9' - 11'. Depends on your location. Best maybe to have one of each size

I like lightweight so my shoulders and arms don't take a beating if I am out all night. I also like something with good tip flexibility as it helps me stay in touch with my presentation. Too stiff and you lose feel and action IMO

Should be rated around 1-4 oz as that will cover most plugs you will throw except for the really large rubber baits

Currently I am building a Lamiglas gsb1201L. Nice and light and great tip action with plenty of backbone for fishing the surf

Check the guides for the rod you purchase. Will they handle braided line? Most will nowadays but not all

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