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Old 05-27-2012, 08:08 PM
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Default Quick question, wondering if my rod may be a bit too beefy

Right now I'm using a 12 ft Daiwa beefstick and I was wondering if it could possibly be a bit too much for stripers in the surf due to it being Heavy power. I mostly throw plugs and never really mess with bait. I know most people use Medium Heavy rod's and I was thinking maybe my Heavy might be a too much. Am I thinking correctly or am I just worrying way too much and my Heavy power beefstick will be just dandy?

Kind of a overly basic question but I'm OCD person and I like to make sure I'm not messing anything up, hahahaha.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:55 PM
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Default Re: Quick question, wondering if my rod may be a bit too beefy

If you are seen chucking bait or snagging and dropping bunker with that stick then fine. You'd be better served with a ten or eleven foot lami - st croix - or even some less expensve alternatives out there. You will find throwing plugs and such much easier and more efficient.

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Old 05-29-2012, 01:59 PM
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Default Re: Quick question, wondering if my rod may be a bit too beefy

The advertised weight rating for that rod is 1 to 10 oz. I find it hard to believe that a rod that will handle 10oz will also cast a 1oz lure worth a damn.

I'd be looking for something in the 10 - 11 foot range with a narrower weight rating closer to what you actually tend to throw.
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