Surf rods and braid - Stripers247.com Forums
 
Striped Bass Fishing Site Map | Contact Us | Fishing Log Software | Fishing Online | Advertise
to UPLOAD: please register or login

Go Back   Stripers247.com Forums > MAIN FORUM DISCUSSION > Surfcasting Central
Forgot Password? Register Now!!

Surfcasting Central A forum for Rockhoppers, Sandmen, Beachbuggies, etc.


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-10-2007, 09:04 AM
steadagolf steadagolf is offline
Lunker
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cape Ann, Ma.
Posts: 100
Default Surf rods and braid

I've been looking into some of the higher end surf rods and am wondering how you guys have found the guides to hold up with braid lines?
The Lami Ron Arra 1322-2 is high on my list, but I'm wondering about the guides with braid line.
Any suggestions for other rods with about the same line and lure weight specs.?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-10-2007, 12:23 PM
Striperjim's Avatar
Striperjim Striperjim is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 4,316
Default Re: Surf rods and braid

I would be more concerned with checking the guides for nicks and scratches Stead. The ceramic and hard alloy guides are both succeptable to scratches and nicks form fishing rocks and the top guide can nick from exploding your barrel swivel through the top guide. Check them frequently.
Lamiglas will honor their warranty. In the winter the turnaround is fast but you can wait as long as six weeks for your rod to come back to you.
I have the ron arra surf pro 1204, the XS10MS surf and jetty Rod, 1 to 3 and 2 to 4 ounces.
Take the 1322 for a spin first. I find the 1 to 5 ounces a bit heavy for my usage.
I love both maybe give the edge to the arra rod.
You might also want to look at the afaw 11' estuary rod. Comparable in price, workmanship and castability
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-10-2007, 12:48 PM
steadagolf steadagolf is offline
Lunker
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cape Ann, Ma.
Posts: 100
Default Re: Surf rods and braid

Thanks Jim,
I have also been considering the AFAW "uptide" rod.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 10-10-2007, 01:10 PM
Sudsy's Avatar
Sudsy Sudsy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: On the Hook, NJ
Posts: 3,471
Default Re: Surf rods and braid

The 1322 is the most popular rod among the members of my club, personally I think it's just a bit too stiff while the 1321 is a bit to light.
I really like the 11' AFAW rod, IMO it falls right between the two Lamis.
__________________
"I just wanta play everyday despite small nagging injuries --
and go home to a woman who appreciates how full of crap I truly am"..... Crash Davis
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-10-2007, 01:32 PM
steadagolf steadagolf is offline
Lunker
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cape Ann, Ma.
Posts: 100
Default Re: Surf rods and braid

The 11' AFAW looks nice, but I was hoping to be able to throw out some chunks too. Is there a rod that can do plugs and some bait?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-10-2007, 09:13 PM
steadagolf steadagolf is offline
Lunker
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cape Ann, Ma.
Posts: 100
Default Re: Surf rods and braid

Been looking at a lot of specs on a lot of rods - It seems that the majority of people surf fishing must use lures of one type or another. I haven't done any surf fishing for the last 20+ years - just used to throw out bait and drink back then
Come to think of it - we didn't catch much (fish anyway). Guess that's why I'm having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that I'm not going to find a rod that will do both lures and bait. So now that I'm old and lazy - maybe I'd better just set my sights on an 8 & wait rod.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-10-2007, 11:47 PM
Sudsy's Avatar
Sudsy Sudsy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: On the Hook, NJ
Posts: 3,471
Default Re: Surf rods and braid

You can use just about any rod to throw both bait and plugs. Where it get tricky is staying within the weight ratings. Having a rod blow up mid cast right next to your face is never fun (trust me on this )

If a rods lure rating is 1oz to 4oz it's probably a bad idea to throw 6oz and a half a bunker. On the other hand it should work fine throwing 3 and a clam. The opposite is just as true, a rod that is perfect throwing 6 and a half a bunker isn't going to throw a 1 oz Bomber very well.

It's a matter of finding the balance that best fits your style of fishing.
__________________
"I just wanta play everyday despite small nagging injuries --
and go home to a woman who appreciates how full of crap I truly am"..... Crash Davis
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-11-2007, 01:06 AM
Striperjim's Avatar
Striperjim Striperjim is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Planet Earth
Posts: 4,316
Default Re: Surf rods and braid

I use a St Croix rated at 3 to 6 ounces for bait but its very stiff. You wouldnt want to plug with it. If you dont want to fish bait with the expensive rods a Tica isnt a bad choice here.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-11-2007, 08:39 AM
steadagolf steadagolf is offline
Lunker
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cape Ann, Ma.
Posts: 100
Default Re: Surf rods and braid

I hadn't looked at the Tica rods before. They seem to be pretty good. Maybe I chould buy one for bait and a better rod if I want to throw plugs.
Oh Boy - I don't think that will go over well with my wife
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-11-2007, 08:52 AM
steadagolf steadagolf is offline
Lunker
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cape Ann, Ma.
Posts: 100
Default Re: Surf rods and braid

Just read a link about Tica rods at the bottom of this page and saw Ocean Master rods mentioned too - are they the one BP sells?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-11-2007, 04:07 PM
striperchaser's Avatar
striperchaser striperchaser is offline
Official Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: new jersey
Posts: 103
Default Re: Surf rods and braid

lami glas just came out with a new super cast built for braid in nj they sell for $350.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-11-2007, 05:17 PM
steadagolf steadagolf is offline
Lunker
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Cape Ann, Ma.
Posts: 100
Default Re: Surf rods and braid

Quote:
Originally Posted by striperchaser View Post
lami glas just came out with a new super cast built for braid in nj they sell for $350.
Maybe I better wait a little longer!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
braid, rods, surf

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fishing with braid, a primer for the uninitiated,. richtrox View From The Beach 36 06-22-2014 10:36 PM
Experienced opinions wanted for spooling braid. Longliner Saltwater Tackle Shop 3 01-02-2010 11:48 PM
Need advice for next years outfit with braid? Birddogs1964 Saltwater Tackle Shop 6 10-22-2008 01:00 PM
braid and guides Shiloh Stripers 101 - The Beginners clinic. 16 09-15-2008 05:42 PM
BRAID LINE 4 DIFFERENT RODS rookie striper fishermen The Striper Forum 1 08-08-2004 03:44 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:43 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2004 - 2013 Stripers247.com LLC
Affiliated Sites:   Noreast.com   Allcoast.com    2coolfishing.com