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Old 12-08-2011, 10:02 PM
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So i bit the bullet and bought the daiwa saltiest 6000H loaded with blue power pro. I couldn't beat the deal i got it for. It is perfect 9.999/10 and paid 130.00 for it. I need a rod to attach this beautiful beast to. I do 99% bait fishing from the beach so 6oz plus chunks is not uncommon. I was looking at a lamiglas 136-1mh or something else. I would like to get a 2 pc for sure for ease of carrying. I need something 12' i would presume. This will be teamed with my penn battle and tica dolphin 11'6" reel. I was unprepared earlier in the season but I am determined and will be fishing sat and sunday in brigantine NJ.

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Old 12-09-2011, 08:58 AM
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I just bought a St. Croix Mo Jo 11'-0 two piece an love it .I fish the surf an was casting 6-8 oz. with no problem.And I must say the distance of the cast I couldn't believe.
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Old 12-09-2011, 09:03 AM
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Bait or Plugging,
I am a firm believer that if your going to plug for hours on end, 9' - 9' 6" rod is the longest to go with.
Don't know much about the size of the your new dawia but, you long rod pluggers, (10 ft, 11 ft) must have some damn strong wrists, arms and backs.

For bait, I do go to a 10ft rod with a weaker backbone, I'm a bait lober and don't go for distance with bait so, I like the wimpier rods. Keeps the bait on better on the cast.

Anywho, lately with many fantastic rods out there, I too am sold on the Mojo's

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PS, I do have a custom build 10' plugger with a softer spine I use for pencils. But, even then its not used straigh for hours on end. Its a great plug worker.
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:46 PM
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I plug with a 10ft rod.... not problems.

The reel he got is 25.40oz. To heavy to plug all day with.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:08 PM
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My two pennies worth...(Note--I am not an expert by any means). I would go for a plug rod, something that throws up to 4oz. Maybe a 10' like the st cro triumph or mojo. I know this sounds crazy. The reel you got for a great price, it is a beast, like a army tank of surf reels, it's gotta weigh thirty oz. Atta guy to you, nice price. Back to my point, pair the daiwa reel with the tica 11'6" and the penn battle ( which is prolly alot lighter) with the plug rod. This way, you can still fish 99% bait, and be able to mix it up, and take a walk to throw some lures. The Mojo rod for a spinning reel/ 10'6" is rated 2-6 oz, which you could throw 8 oz with it, but after paying the price for one, I would want it to be able to cast the extremes. If you only wanna bait cast with a big rod, just get a 12', 13',... ugly stick and go nuts. Good Luck
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Old 12-09-2011, 11:50 PM
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Im baiting not plugging, i have a 9 foot plug rod for when i get more experienced, but for now its baiting.
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Old 12-10-2011, 05:37 AM
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For a good bait pole that will cover anything you throw at it for under $160

12' Ocean Master 4-12oz http://tinyurl.com/7lvnst5
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:29 AM
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I plug with a 10ft rod.... not problems.

The reel he got is 25.40oz. To heavy to plug all day with.
As I'm getting older ( 54 ) What oz. reel and rod do you recomend to cover ? no bait thanks
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:19 AM
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As I'm getting older ( 54 ) What oz. reel and rod do you recomend to cover ? no bait thanks

For plugging I keep my reels 16oz and under. My preference is a 4000 size reel with braid.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:42 AM
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For a good bait pole that will cover anything you throw at it for under $160

12' Ocean Master 4-12oz http://tinyurl.com/7lvnst5
I own the 11' Ocean Master and I love it for bait fishing, however that rod doesn't even begin to load until you use about 6oz. These rods are more for throwing bunker heads or 6-10 weights in very rough surf. Tica 10' -11' rods are great for throwing weight in the 4-8oz. range.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:46 AM
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For a good bait pole that will cover anything you throw at it for under $160

12' Ocean Master 4-12oz http://tinyurl.com/7lvnst5
this looks like a good rod.

I have (thought I mentioned it in some other rod thread) a tica dolphin 3-8oz (just noticed Kroc recommended the same ), 11ft 2piece I use for bait which is great, comes in a spin version... but the ocean master also looks good.

For brigantine bait fishing, most times you do not want a wimpy rod for lobbing, though it's good practice to lob something short and put another out far.

Of course, don't ask me... I don't know what finfish want anymore... just do what you want
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:52 AM
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here's the tica rod lineup at digitaldagger... that's where I picked up mine..
TICA Surf Rods UGSA Series

* Same as the UEHA Rods but Better Guides, Seat, and Graphite Blank.
* Cork Tape Handle.
* Dolphin Surf Rod.
* New Tica TC3 Graphite Surf Spinning Rods.
* UGSA with Fuji Alconite Guides.
* Fuji DPS Reel Seat.
Model No. Length Action Type Line
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UGSA80M2S 8'0" M Surf Spin 6 - 17 1/2 - 2 2 $92.00
UGSA80M2C New 8'0" M Surf Cast 6 - 17 1/2 - 2 2 $92.00
UGSA80MH2S 8'0" MH Surf Spin 10 - 25 3/4 - 3 2 $92.00
UGSA80MH2C New 8'0" MH Surf Cast 10 - 25 3/4 - 3 2 $92.00
UGSA90M2S 9'0" M Surf Spin 10 - 25 1/2 - 3 2 $114.00
UGSA90M2C New 9'0" M Surf Cast 10 - 25 1/2 - 3 2 $114.00
UGSA90MH2S 9'0" MH Surf Spin 12 - 30 2 - 6 2 $114.00
UGSA90MH2C New 9'0" MH Surf Cast 12 - 30 2 - 6 2 $114.00
UGSA10MH2S 10'0" MH Surf Spin 12 - 30 2 - 8 2 $135.00
UGSA10MH2C New 10'0" MH Surf Cast 12 - 30 2 - 8 2 $135.00
UGSA106MH2S 10'6" MH Surf Spin 12 - 30 2 - 8 2 $135.00
UGSA106MH2C New 10'6" MH Surf Cast 12 - 30 2 - 8 2 $135.00
UGSA11MH2S 11'0" MH Surf Spin 15 - 40 3 - 8 2 $162.00
UGSA11MH2C New 11'0" MH Surf Cast 15 - 40 3 - 8 2 $162.00
UGSA11XH2S 11'0" XH Surf Spin 20 - 50 6 - 12 2 $162.00
UGSA11XH2C New 11'0" XH Surf Cast 20 - 50 6 - 12 2 $162.00
UGSA12H2S 12'0" H Surf Spin 15 - 40 4 - 10 2 $170.00
UGSA12H2C New 12'0" H Surf Cast 15 - 40 4 - 10 2 $170.00
UGSA12XH2S 12'0" XH Surf Spin 20 - 50 6 - 12 2 $170.00
UGSA12XH2C New 12'0" XH Surf Cast 20 - 50 6 - 12 2 $170.00

















































































































































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Old 12-10-2011, 11:26 AM
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this looks like a good rod.

I have (thought I mentioned it in some other rod thread) a tica dolphin 3-8oz (just noticed Kroc recommended the same ), 11ft 2piece I use for bait which is great, comes in a spin version... but the ocean master also looks good.

For brigantine bait fishing, most times you do not want a wimpy rod for lobbing, though it's good practice to lob something short and put another out far.

Of course, don't ask me... I don't know what finfish want anymore... just do what you want
My main point was your not going to find a rod that throws 4oz. and 10oz. equally well. You almost have to have 2 bait rods.
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Old 12-10-2011, 01:28 PM
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My main point was your not going to find a rod that throws 4oz. and 10oz. equally well. You almost have to have 2 bait rods.

Your are correct.

I mainly fish bait.
Have 3 rods to choose from.
The OM that I posted above.
12 Tica 4-10
10 Tica 3-8
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:46 PM
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Does the mojo come in a casting rod? I just bought my first convench reel the other day and I'm having trouble finding a decent priced rod - I really font want to spend $150 for a casting rod. Has anyone tried the Okuma line of rods? They look decent and are priced reasonably.
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