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Old 10-12-2007, 11:31 AM
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Hey I was wondering how much more weight could a rod safely handle beyond what is recommended on the it? For example 3/4-3oz.
Anyone have any insight?
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:56 AM
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i know my 10 foot ugly stick is rated for like 3 or 4 oz sinker but i always use 5 0r 6 oz i have three 10 footers all the same .it just depends on what rod you are using
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:49 PM
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Thanks, sounds reasonable. Two to three ounces over probably won't cause a disaster. Finances are limited, not ready for a new rod just yet.I've got an 8' Tsunami Trophy Surf rod. It would suck to break it.
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Depend on the rod manufacturer and it is often desireable to keep it somewhere in that range.
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:05 PM
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you won;t break it but your cast will suffer. that rod won;t load 5oz and bait very well. it will cast it but you will see a substantial (droop) for lack of better word. it will cast like a wet sock. distance would suffer and when the business hits the water the kerplunk wll scare every fish within a country mile away. however you may cast a 4 or 5 oz metal further and get some distance with it. there you have it. tsunami rods are not the best made and the graphite is weak IMO



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