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Old 07-11-2006, 12:03 AM
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We all know there are a zillion reels out there. Every manufacturer, Penn, Shimano, Daiwa, Okuma, Abu all hav emany differnt types and styles for different uses. Overwhelming to say the least.

But what about the rods we use and favor? What's your go to rod, say for plugging. Or if you're a chunker or jigger, what's your fav.
I have a few, lol, I'm sure we all do. But can we choose just one.

I'm going to pick a Lamiglass Surfking, 10" med action, 1-4oz rating, for plugging. That's my pick.

What's yours?
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Old 07-11-2006, 07:42 AM
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don't really care whom the manufacturer is as long as it's an IM6-7 graphite blank for jigging.. 7' and rated just under what I'm throwing for jigs.. I swear you can feel 'em looking at it
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The Surf King is a nice choice. One of my best friends has one, I've had the opportunity to try it out and I liked it. However, if I could only own one surf rod it would be the XS 101 MS. I love that stick.
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:17 PM
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It's one of those...can't be just one

1-light plugs, jigs: GSB108 1L
2-med. weight plugs and eeling: SW1088
3-heavy plugs, jigs: 1209
4-heaver: 1569

All these IMO
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But you see, that's the main idea. There might be four favorite rods. But out of those four there has to be one. Just one. happyani.gif
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XS 101 MS. I love that stick
Suds do you prefer the 1 piece sticks?
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Absolutely. The only rods I've ever broken have been two piece at the ferrule.
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This is true
Alas Im always worried about fitting >10 foot in
my truck. The rods ride on top but then I have to secure them.
The 12'6 casting rod has to come with me when I bring it.
Too large to leave in the truck. I have a short bed with a cap.
A 1 piece presents the same problems.
I lock em on the roof but thats not theft proof.
So its 2 pieces for me.

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Lamiglass Surfking, 10" med action, 1-4oz rating, for plugging. That's my pick.
What's yours?
Throwing 2 to 5 Oz. would be perfect for me if it
were a 2 piece.
Im leaning towards another breakaway. the ldx.
but its rated at 3 to 6. More of a bait stick but extremely light.
At this time I use the tica dolphin for plugging with.
I have a lami kenai rod but its for light stuff.
I'd like to field test a few more before I bite on the perfect rod.
Rainshadow has a nice 2 piece 2 to 5 blank.
No rod really can do it all. I think a good jetty stick
would be versatile though.
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:28 PM
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lol, soooooooo many choices
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There are so many choices.
Breakaway doesnt make the LDFC 119-2 anymore.
That would seem like a great choice even for plugging.
The lamiglas surfking looks more and more like a pretty good rod. The price is right. 1 to 4 ounces covers many different lures and its a lami.
Off shore angler ocean master is a pretty good buy.
E glass -- Where toughness, durability and cost are factors
S glass -- casting rods for light line and lures
graphite -- the next step up from s glass but more prone to breakage than fiberglass
composite -- combination of glass and graphite

The 2 to 6 in between rod for me may be The http://www.basspro.com/servlet/catal...mCat=CROSSSELL
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I really like my Lamiglas XS 10 MHS 2 piece.
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:42 PM
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If you need to go two piece then Lami is definitely the best choice. They stand behind their lifetime warrantee on their USA made rods better then any other rod manufacturer out there. (keep in mind, the Surfking is a Chinese import and only has a 1 year warrantee)
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I recently picked up this St. Croix.
It is as nice as I thought it would be. It weighs 18 ounces. Cant wait to field test it. I think I got a 3 years on the Warranty

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2 - 6 OZ 10' 6" MH
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The thing about the Surfking rod that if it breaks in a year or two, time up for me anyway. I think I have two rods over two years old.
lol, the fish can't tell if a rod is made in China, I sure don't care.
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I've caught some nice fish with the crappiest of gear.
Also lost way way too many.
I was cleaning out the shed (again) and came across an old broken tipped Modells special. Fond memories of battles of yore.
I dont think that taiwanese pole cost more than 30 bucks.
It felt like a samarai magic wand.
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