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looking for a quality surf rod

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Hay yall I’m looking for a quality surf rod for conventional casting i know tica is a great rod i have 2 and really like them. I’ve been in the surf for 3 years now and am looking to upgrade. just wondering what yall think would be a good sturdy rod move up to and please let me know where to get them iv dome a little searching on the net but can’t find anything of substance

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rainshadows are very nice rods. You have to get a custom rod builder to make you one, or learn how to wrap a rod yourself.

The blanks are around 200 to 300 dollar and components are about 50 bucks extra for normal (not top end stuff).

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For the money, I would go with the 12' Tica any day.

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I did find a web sight that as rainshadow blanks and buildup supplies a 1567 blank was $169.

Not sure I could swing building one up with my budget

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A 12' Ocean Master rated 6-12 oz. is a great heaver for <acronym title="Assateague Island"><acronym title="Assateague Island">AI</acronym></acronym>. They run about $150 but can be had cheaper when on sale. My buddy just got a 12' Daiiwa Sealine for $70. It's a pretty nice rod for the $. MH, Graphite, Fuji guides, etc... I threw it last week. Not as much backbone as the OM, but a very nice rod for the $$$. I'm probably going to pick one up if I can get the heavy for that price. You may want to look at Breakaway also.

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General, the Ocean master 12' 6-12oz is a great rod. I have one paired with a penn 545 conventional and it launches a rig pretty good with plenty of backbone for sharks and them big ol butterfly rays. i also have the 10' ocean master 4-8oz with a penn 525 mag, that short pole till get you out there as well, hope this helps

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Upgrading and expecting to spend the same as you did on the rod from which your are upgrading presents some challenges. It's sort of like you are asking "what could I have bought for the same money that would have been better.

Well, for my money, a Tsunami.

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