Re: New to surf fishing
9' is fine, I use 9' rods off the jetties and in the backwaters often.
10' and above will allow for longer casts, which are not always necessary, it really depends on where you're fishing.
That's an OK at best starter set. Odds are it won't last you long if you fish it hard.
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