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Old 09-06-2007, 12:51 AM
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Default Rod type

Okay, so I'm just getting into this saltwater fishing thing, and this place has been the most of my edumacation so far; however, I have yet to find a good decription of the types of rods. Here's what's confusing me...

What's meant by a "Boat Rod"?
How about a "Stand up Rod"?
What makes a "surf" rod - primarily length?
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Old 09-06-2007, 02:23 AM
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Boat rod - shorter and heavier then a rod that needs to cast longer distances. You usually just drop the bait straight down or toss it out a short way - no need to throw 30 to 100 yards or more. Usually built for conventional reels but sometime set up spinning.

Stand Up - made to fight large strong fish like shark and tuna using a belt harness, forget casting it at all. Baits are generally drifted out from the boat in a chum or chunk slick, artificials are trolled.

Surf - made to be able to cast bait or plugs a good distance. The rods can be anywhere usually between 7 and 15 feet long or longer.
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