look , get yaself a$50 dollar combo hook up from k mart ,ease into it coulple of striper hooks couple of steel leaders 3, or 4 oz sinkers , fresh bunker or clams, a chair . now your a pro...:smiliegrd:just getting into surf n jetty fishing. need advice on what kind of rod n reel i should get
The answer to every question is yes.BassBgood2me said:Does anyone know of a chart that provides rod length, action, and strength with specific classes/types of lures? For example, is a fast action rod desirable/needed for a particular type of lure but horrible with a different type? Would a rod that is suitable for pencil popping be appropriate for all plugging? Is it absolutely true that longer rod lengths are required for longer casts? And wouldn't a shorter, lighter outfit be more pleasant to use over many hours of casting compared to a longer, heavier one?
The surf and jetty series has a soft tip will do double duty with plugs and is factory built.Is there anything specific about the 11-foot GSB series lami that you think is unique to that rod? What other rod might you suggest would be equal/comparable to the GSB lami? (Also, are you suggesting a blank or a finished rod? [I am not a rod builder]). Lastly, if you are suggesting a soft tip for pencils, does the 11-foot GSB lami come with that configuration?
For a second rod, would a 9-footer be more versatile than a 10-footer for light bucktailing? Wouldn't the 9-footer be better suited for throwing a wide variety of lighter lures?
Stay as light as you can. 29 oz. is way too heavy! Quantum also wouldn't be my choice in the surf. Look at Stradic, Saragosa, both by Shimano or get a Penn.Should I stay under 24 ozs and use braid, or is it okay to ger the pts 70 which is about 29 ounces and go with mono. Is that to heavy of a reel, will it be tiring. Thanks for the feed back.