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MeatHead
12-04-2007, 12:14 PM
I am new to surf fishing :) and I would like to know what is the best rod anr reel to get? :-?I am from Sac and also would like to know where some good spots are that are not to far away?

Sportyguy66
12-04-2007, 12:22 PM
Meathead
That's a very Broad Question. The best rod & reel for you may not be what is best for others. One thing you need to decide is Will you be going out to the Surf a lot opr only a few couple times a year. Will you be plugging with big wood, throwing bait or Tossing Bucktails or Bombers.

MeatHead
12-04-2007, 12:34 PM
I think that it will be a few times a year. And I would like to plugg and throw bait. I do some fishing now I have a 10 to 30 gl2 9f 6in 2 pace. with a 400 Calcutta. I get Sharks and rays now the biggs is a 150 ray but want to fish for some more thing.

Sportyguy66
12-04-2007, 12:49 PM
That rod might work for lighter stuff like bombers or lighter hairraiser.
but if you want to throw big plugs like the guys here out in the Surf
you might want to get your self a surf rod in the 10 to 12 foot range that will handle 1-4 at least.

MeatHead
12-04-2007, 12:52 PM
Ok thanks for the info and the help

MeatHead
12-04-2007, 12:55 PM
So where do you go for Striped Bass and what do you like to use?

Radical
12-20-2007, 04:27 PM
The December 2007 In-Fisherman magazine had an article about long casting for catfish. They were talking about 200 to 300 yard casts. Very interesting setup they used.

Sportyguy66
12-20-2007, 05:08 PM
The December 2007 In-Fisherman magazine had an article about long casting for catfish. They were talking about 200 to 300 yard casts. Very interesting setup they used.

Keep in mind people who fish for catfish aren't casting their rods over and over again like Guys Casting plugs for Stripers on the beach.
You want a rod that will cast A heavy plug but also be somewhat light
so your arms don't get tired after 10 minutes oif casting over and over again.