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Old 01-03-2003, 09:56 PM
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I'm getting back into surf fishing after a 30 year layoff. I have a 10'6 Breakaway with a Penn 535mag. A cheaper uglystick with a Penn 712. I'm interested in a 9' plugging rod that i could put either a VS150 or VS200 on. If you had the choice what would you go for?
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Old 01-03-2003, 09:56 PM
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I'm getting back into surf fishing after a 30 year layoff. I have a 10'6 Breakaway with a Penn 535mag. A cheaper uglystick with a Penn 712. I'm interested in a 9' plugging rod that i could put either a VS150 or VS200 on. If you had the choice what would you go for?
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Old 01-03-2003, 10:32 PM
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Old 01-04-2003, 12:03 AM
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I'd go with the VS250. They both have enough power but the 250 goes better with a 9ft. By contrast I have a 150 on an 8ft north shore rod (from LI).
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Old 01-04-2003, 01:19 AM
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I have two custom made 9' Lamiglas rods that have served me very well.

For casting plugs in the 3/8 to 2 oz range I use a Lamiglas XRA 1083 with Fugi PST top and the first three guides are also silicon carbide. The last three are BSVOG. This is a great casting rod but you may find that you have to hit a little harder when setting the hook. I do not look at this as a problem, just something you need to get used to. The rod is pretty good for fishing eels when using circle hooks and the current isn't running real hard and the water isn't full of weeds.

For fishing eels I use a Lamiglas GSB 1081M. This rod works really well in most surf conditions. It's good for casting lures in the 1 to 3 oz range. I used the Hardloy guides on this rod.
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Old 01-04-2003, 08:12 AM
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The VS 150 is a perfect match to the 1083 and is plenty of reel for a 9' rod. The VS 250 suggested above seems overkill for a 9'er.
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Old 01-04-2003, 09:39 PM
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Get the 150 and put it on a 8 1/2-9' rod...i work in a outdoors retailer and there are slow days when all i do is fawn over, and drool on high-end fishing tackle that i cant afford. the 150 will hold plenty of braided line and is substantially lighter in the hand than the 250, ...will balance better on the rod as well, for those days of seemingly endless casting as is the case when plugging in the surf. have fun
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