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Old 04-25-2013, 04:49 PM
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Default Upgrading my gear, thoughts for fishing the Canal?

Hi - I need to upgrade my surf casting rod this year and was planning to use it in the Canal. I'll be using stickbaits and topwater lures most of the time.

Anyone have thoughts on the Okuma Cedros CSX-S-1102MH.

-long for getting distance, 11 feet
-light, weighs ~13 oz
-line rating is 30-50lbs, not sure what line I will use yet, seems like plenty headroom, I'll maybe use 20-25lbs
-lure weight is 2-5 oz

Can you share your thoughts on:
-the suitability of the rod for spinning in the Canal
-what size lure you would recommend (was looking at the Gibs pencil popper, what would be the right weight?)
-what lb test line you would recommend?
-if I do chunking with this rod in the surf/canal, whats the max size weight I should put on it?
-do you think this rod offers value (availability is scarce so its currently at $170 which seems too high for my liking. The previous Cedros goes for $90). Where would you pin the reasonable market price for this rod?

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Old 04-26-2013, 06:10 PM
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Default Re: Upgrading my gear, thoughts for fishing the Canal?

I don't know anything about that particular rod myself, but it sounds like decent specs.

I usually use an 11' rod myself, but find that there are many places where a 9' rod would be easier to cast due to the proximity of the steep bank behind you.

The lure weight rating is pretty much right on for most lures you'll be using at the canal. As far as chunking goes, if the weight rating on the rod is accurate I wouldn't push it too far beyond that (lead & bait combined). Once you start overloading a rod, your casting distance suffers and you risk snapping the rod during the cast.
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