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Old 09-23-2008, 06:39 PM
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Default just bought a new rod / reel...thoughts?

purchased a 10 tf tica surf rod, and a okuma 65 expior spinning reel.

read alot about both, and i feel good about the pricing for the combo.
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Old 09-24-2008, 05:37 AM
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You'll have a BLAST, with that setup. I used both a few years back.
A gasket comes with that reel, install it. After every use, rinse it, and you might have to lube more frequently than say a Penn. But IMO, it was a reliable reel. I gave it to someone two years ago, and they're still using it.
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Old 09-24-2008, 10:18 AM
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awesomee im excited!
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Old 10-18-2008, 07:06 PM
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Have you used your new stuff yet?
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Old 10-20-2008, 06:32 PM
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yeaaa jimmy! loved it too, not a striper on it yet, but a pair of 15 lb sand sharks, that was pretty exciting, alot of bluefish, im still trying to get a hang of surf fishing, last night was perfect conditions, but the ride was so strong, my clam and 5 oz weight just kept getting swept down the beach.
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:11 AM
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Very nice. Just take care of it, and the reel won't let ya down.
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Old 10-26-2008, 01:15 AM
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BTW. Use a heavier sinker, or storm type sinkers. They're designed to hold in faster water. But if the current is to strong, than it's just too strong. Break out the Kastmasters, tin squids and Hopkins.
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I just remembered the name of the other type of sinker that is designed to hold bottom, a Sputnik type sinker. This sinker has metal rods/dowels protruding from the lead. This is designed to hold in fast water.
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