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Old 06-23-2005, 08:57 PM
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Hi all,

For surfcasting purposes, is a 10 ft rod better than an 8 ft?

Pros and cons of the rods?
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Old 06-23-2005, 09:09 PM
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8ft is more sensitive to bites and such, can't cast as far as 10ft and is also more sensitive to the surf.

10ft Can cast further and get throught the wind/surf better, bt isn't too sensitive.

I have a 7 ft and an 8ft, they work fine for me.
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Old 06-23-2005, 09:23 PM
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Could a 7-8 ft rod handle the weight and casting of a clam rig (fish finder)?
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Old 06-23-2005, 09:38 PM
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^^

Of course, If you want a cheap reel, get an Okuma Avenger 65, 50 bucks, good deal. I recommend braid for the bait, 30 # Power Pro is good, or to go cheaper, TuffLine XP is also good stuff. To cast a 4-6 ounce weight though, get around 15-20 feet of FluroCarbon, (or an equivalent Monofilament) and attach enough to wrap around the spool about 5 times. This will take the weight off the 30 pound stuff beneath.

For monofilament as a mainline, 20 # is adequate. For Braid, make sure you use a 10 foot leader at least, just to provide a shock leader.
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Old 06-23-2005, 09:45 PM
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I was always told that you want a longer rod when the beach goes out gradual, like Cape Cod beaches. If you fish Plum Island you can get away with a smaller rod because there is a bigger drop off.
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Old 06-24-2005, 12:01 AM
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I can cast clambellies with wieght out no prob on my rods.
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Old 06-24-2005, 12:04 AM
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I have a 8' and 10', and I like my 8' better.

The 10' doesn't let me feel everything. Maybe it's just me, but the 8' is all I need.
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Old 06-24-2005, 12:11 AM
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Maybe it's just me, but the 8' is all I need.
Agreed :wtg:
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Old 06-24-2005, 12:17 AM
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I agree too. :wtg: If am fishing Plum Island

As far as clambellies go. or how much weight you can throw ,that depends on the tip of the rod.
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Old 06-24-2005, 01:52 AM
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What type of action do you guys prefer for the 8 ft rods?? :shrug:
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Old 06-24-2005, 08:50 AM
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I have both 8' and 10' rods that I use for surfcasting. I can definately get more distance with the 10'er, but sometimes it's not necessary,, all depends on where you're fishing. I prefer to use the 8' rod if I'm casting lures into the surf as you definately get a better feel for the action of your lure. Both are Med Heavy rods.
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Old 06-24-2005, 02:14 PM
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Get a rod with good backbone, anywhere from 2-6 ounces with fast action, 8' and your set.
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Old 06-24-2005, 05:15 PM
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Like I frist said it depends on were your fishing. If I had 1 rod and wanted to fish different places ,I would go with the 10 ft. The 8 ft. is to short on some beaches.
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:47 PM
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I have a 8' and 10', and I like my 8' better.

The 10' doesn't let me feel everything. Maybe it's just me, but the 8' is all I need.

i was casting a friends 10'......but i like my 8' better. :shrug: i seem to cast farther then him with his 10.
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Old 06-29-2005, 05:58 PM
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Maybe his tip is to soft. I don,t know but the 10 ft. should outcast the 8 ft. if the man behind the rod knows how to cast it . It sounds like you have a stiffer tip with more backbone. :huh:
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