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Old 01-17-2000, 12:47 AM
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Hi - a relative new angler and am trying to pin down the types of rods I want to make my future investments on. I have several Ugly
Sticks which I like and Have recently purchased two St Croix rods for fishing the wash. Now my friend is saying that a Lamiglass should be in my future plans. How about some input from some of the experts. Realizing that different rods are to be used for different size and species I just want to know If their is a such athing as a standard type to use. Thanx for the help

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Hi - a relative new angler and am trying to pin down the types of rods I want to make my future investments on. I have several Ugly
Sticks which I like and Have recently purchased two St Croix rods for fishing the wash. Now my friend is saying that a Lamiglass should be in my future plans. How about some input from some of the experts. Realizing that different rods are to be used for different size and species I just want to know If their is a such athing as a standard type to use. Thanx for the help

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Old 01-17-2000, 02:05 PM
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Welcome to our shop, Al,
Sorry about the condition of this place but Frenchy just come back and the boys got a litle out of hand. Don't put the Sammy where it can freeze.

You came to the right place for equipment. Not from me but we got some good men here. Check Ron Arra's post and he makes a recommendation on a 10 1/2 Lami which is decent length if you a NBA basketball player. He knows casting and reps Lami so knows their stock. I have a Fisher blank but I don't know enough about the other rod offers to make a suitable comparison. I can say that Lamiglas is kind of an industry mainstay as the other rods Joyce (J)and me have, easily 6 are very old, yellow, and were assembled by a master who wound only Lamiglas, so your buddy is right.

You should do equipment at the main forum where they have nice carpeting and imported wine. My specialty is conditions and the mind. We are very busy here with the latter.

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Old 01-17-2000, 05:53 PM
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No discussion of high performance rods is complete without mentioning the Breakaway rods. Lami's Are great (I have 2) but these new Breakaways are in a class all their own. They come in many lengths and many actions so you have to look them over and see which one best suits you and your application. Does Bob sell the Breakaways yet?
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Hey Saltheart i just received a Breakaway for Christmas and i am dying to use it. How do they cast?
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Old 01-27-2000, 09:06 PM
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Always on the outlook to sell some inventory so here is my two cents. First off I want to know how tall you are, this is important, no sense buying a rod that is too long or too heavy. Answer US that question and then we all can throw in our suggestions re: ...standard type to use."

The better brands names in surf rods are:
All Star, Breakaway, St Croix and Lamiglas. Most of the prices are set by the manufacturers although some guys make themselves hated by the competition for selling good rods at fair prices.
Check out; StriperSurf.com OnLine Tackle Rods

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Old 01-31-2000, 12:11 PM
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Dmurphy , the breakaways cast great. I have a breakaway 11'9" that will cast 4 OZ or over well. Extremely well. I'm also very interested in the 1265/2 as an all around plugging and eeling rod. the 1208 is a longer and somewhat stouter all around rods and the 1209 is a real Canal stick.
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