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Old 05-11-2018, 02:05 PM
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Hi All! First post here... hoping for some advice.

I'm currently fishing with a 10'6" Tica UEHA632002S (2-8oz) - Reel is a Penn Battle 6000. I really enjoy the feel of the rod, though prior to this one I've fished mostly heavy, low-end rods.

I usually fish with bunker chunks, clams, or sand fleas. My experience is that the rod throws 4oz+bait well, but 6oz+bait seems a bit heavy for it. Lately it seems that 4oz just isn't holding, so I've been starting at 6oz.

If I stick with Tica, would the 11' UEHA733502S (3-8oz) feel more at home with 6nbait? Or would the 12' UEHA836502S (4-10oz) be a better fit? Any other recommendations around that price range?

I enjoy the light feel of the 10'6" rod that I have now and want to avoid fishing with a telephone pole if I can . If there are schoolie bluefish biting, I still want to be able to have some fun reeling them in.

(I've been looking at Tica rods just because I already have one... I've also heard good things about the Tsunami Airwaves. I'm really open to anything within my budget that would pair nicely with my Penn Battle).

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Old 05-11-2018, 03:10 PM
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Default Re: 6nbait Rod Recommendations

I'm not much for using rods over 10', most of my surf rods are between 8.5 and 10', but my bait and weight tosser is a Tica 10'6 inch which I believe is rated 2-8 or maybe 3-8 ozs and handles the heavier sinkers well. When bait fishing I never really whip the rod anyway just a smooth , what I call, a push cast. Rod handles all I can give it . This rod is my only Tica and been really happy with it for as long as I've had it. ( don't remember how long )
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:29 AM
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I've had an Okuma Solaris for better than 10 years, throws 6 and bunker easily, 8 and clams no problem.

When I have to throw 8 to hold, I prefer a fish finder rig and stay away from bunker heads, it's just a sail in strong current.

I have a 10' Tica, good rod, not able to toss heavier as well as the Okuma.
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:44 AM
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Thanks for the replies. I've only used rods <= 10'6", so I think I would prefer a rod around that length... I'm worried that 12' might be too much for me.

Is your Okuma Solaris the 10' 3-8oz model? SS-S-1002MH-1?

I've also been looking at an 11' Tsunami Airwave rated at 4-8oz (TSAWSS-1102XH). I've heard good things about Ocean Master rods too, but haven't researched them yet.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:12 PM
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I have an 11' Tica Dolphin, MH rated 3-8" which is as beefy as I need or want.

Definitely would not want anything longer for my preference.
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Maybe you should reconsider the type of sinker your using. A 4 ounce sputnick will hold as well as a 6 pyramid.
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Thanks for the replies. I've only used rods <= 10'6", so I think I would prefer a rod around that length... I'm worried that 12' might be too much for me.

Is your Okuma Solaris the 10' 3-8oz model? SS-S-1002MH-1?

I've also been looking at an 11' Tsunami Airwave rated at 4-8oz (TSAWSS-1102XH). I've heard good things about Ocean Master rods too, but haven't researched them yet.
Yep, just looked, that is the Okuma I have.
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