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#11054203 - 08/20/15 06:48 PM Need advice on rod type for surf fishing and line size
Chughead Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 08/20/15
Posts: 3
New to forum here and salt water fishing I just ordered 3 daiwa 7 hts reels and would like to know what rods and size line would work best for surf fishing thanks

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#11060213 - 08/24/15 07:36 AM Re: Need advice on rod type for surf fishing and line size [Re: Chughead]
rustedspurs4 Offline
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Registered: 03/11/10
Posts: 47
Loc: New Boston
Everyone will have their own opinion but for Rods you're going to want longer rods at least 7' with 9-12' being better. The longer the rod the further you will be able to cast that hunk of bait. As for line, I use straight braid in the 50-90lb range with a steel leader. With the braided line you get so much more line on a reel than with mono and the wear/abrasion resistance is incomparable. I've never been a big fan of mono leaders or fluorocarbon but a lot of people love it and swear by it.

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#11061838 - 08/24/15 09:47 PM Re: Need advice on rod type for surf fishing and line size [Re: Chughead]
Chughead Offline
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Registered: 08/20/15
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Thanks your not far from me I live west of you in mp
I've been down on the coast several times just not with the right equipment
That's a big help

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#11062111 - 08/25/15 07:14 AM Re: Need advice on rod type for surf fishing and line size [Re: Chughead]
rustedspurs4 Offline
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That's awesome! PM sent!
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#11072432 - 08/30/15 04:37 AM Re: Need advice on rod type for surf fishing and line size [Re: Chughead]
Dawson Hefner Offline
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Loc: Brownsboro, Tx
I prefer a 50-80# mono shock leader, braid don't like sudden loading nor does it like rubbing bottom. Braid will help with line capacity. I like that shock leader to be rod length plus 6 wraps on spool.
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