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#6684784 - 09/29/11 05:20 PM Good surf fishing rod n reel combo
Texas JB Offline
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Registered: 04/27/08
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Loc: Magnolia/Tomball,Tx
What's a good combo I can find at academy For surf fishing? And anyone know if they are biting on Sargent???

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#6685234 - 09/29/11 08:00 PM Re: Good surf fishing rod n reel combo [Re: Texas JB]
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Registered: 09/10/11
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Loc: Ft.Worth,Tx.
Minimum 8ft rod or longer better for casting out,a good surfcast spincast or levelwind reel minimum 25lb test as far as brand can`t go wrong with penn or shakespear of course depends on how deep ur pockets are and how much u`ll be using it big factors also.. `I`m assuming u mean tight line bottom fishing???


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#6686763 - 09/30/11 10:04 AM Re: Good surf fishing rod n reel combo [Re: saltwaterjunky]
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Loc: Magnolia/Tomball,Tx
Yes

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#6687426 - 09/30/11 01:49 PM Re: Good surf fishing rod n reel combo [Re: Texas JB]
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Loc: Ft.Worth,Tx.
How soon u going ??I haven`t been in academy in awhile so I would have to go look but I live in ftworth and I mention saltwater up here and they go [huh ]but I will look and see if i can recomend something..Isn`t tomball close to houston probably catch an academy thats way closer to the coast.and maybe find some one that can help u choose a combo Another place to look r the pawn shops usually walk out of there with a combo for less than u can buy in the store..Bill


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#6688582 - 09/30/11 08:12 PM Re: Good surf fishing rod n reel combo [Re: saltwaterjunky]
mullets+minnows Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
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Loc: Houston Tx
bass pro has at least 3x more than academy- try them.

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#6689028 - 09/30/11 10:32 PM Re: Good surf fishing rod n reel combo [Re: mullets+minnows]
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Registered: 07/25/09
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www.breakawayusa.com has the best. They are located on SPID in Corpus.


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#6689279 - 10/01/11 12:31 AM Re: Good surf fishing rod n reel combo [Re: FoldCatOne]
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Originally Posted By: FoldCatOne
www.breakawayusa.com has the best. They are located on SPID in Corpus.


and they also cost 10x more than you can get a decent rod for.

they are the best, from what i hear. but $235 bucks is a little steep for most people.

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#6695324 - 10/03/11 09:52 AM Re: Good surf fishing rod n reel combo [Re: FoldCatOne]
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Loc: SAngelo,TX
Originally Posted By: FoldCatOne
www.breakawayusa.com has the best. They are located on SPID in Corpus.

Not the Best!! Century Kompressor TTR or E1000-$625 Zziplex SST XL-$500 are like the Bentleys of surf fishing rods.


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#6695344 - 10/03/11 09:57 AM Re: Good surf fishing rod n reel combo [Re: Texas JB]
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Originally Posted By: Texas JB
What's a good combo I can find at academy For surf fishing? And anyone know if they are biting on Sargent???


American Rodsmith has some pretty good rod's. You being closer too the Coast will make it easier finding some good deals.Daiwa Sealines are great reels for the $


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#6695563 - 10/03/11 11:03 AM Re: Good surf fishing rod n reel combo [Re: Magged Out]
saltwaterjunky Offline
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Still goes back to how deep ur pockets are and how much ur going to use your stuff.I`m still fishing with penn 109/209s,ambassadore 5500 baitcasters forget what my surf spincast is stuff 15yrs +old does me just fine 250 dollar rod and reel not gonna catch anymore fish...Bill


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#6698232 - 10/03/11 09:17 PM Re: Good surf fishing rod n reel combo [Re: Caribou]
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Registered: 03/27/09
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Loc: Gainesvill Cooke county
Originally Posted By: Caribou
Originally Posted By: FoldCatOne
www.breakawayusa.com has the best. They are located on SPID in Corpus.


and they also cost 10x more than you can get a decent rod for.

they are the best, from what i hear. but $235 bucks is a little steep for most people.



I own 5 of there rods (broke most of the time) there the best rod I have ever used. Caught everything from kings to black tips. It depends on how much you plan on using it. You get what you pay for.

Pro angler has some great rods I think there 50-60$ great all around rod with a AB 7000 fish catching set up.

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#6767236 - 10/24/11 12:39 PM Re: Good surf fishing rod n reel combo [Re: Texas JB]
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Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 232
Loc: Austin, Tx
Lots of the catfishing guys swear by the Pro Angler rods. I just picked up 2 of the 7 1/2 footers this weekend. Haven't used them yet, but just going by looks, it's a lot of rod for the money. They also have the new 10 footers that should work great for the surf for just a little more $$$. Hard to beat --- quality 10 foot rod for under $50. If you are in the Dallas area, there's several independent dealers which will save yu a lot on shipping.
They also have a proangler reel that is under $60 that is about like the Garcia 6500.

Check it out here:

http://www.Proanglertackle.com/CatfishRod.htm

http://www.proanglertackle.com/CatfishReel.htm

If you have the time, keep checking Craigslist for the older Swedish-made Garcia 7000. I have picked up 4 for about $60 to $75 each. Don't get the new Chinese 7000 --- poor quality from a lot of reports.




Edited by Gato Azul (10/24/11 12:42 PM)
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#6769973 - 10/25/11 06:25 AM Re: Good surf fishing rod n reel combo [Re: Texas JB]
crazyfish73 Offline
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Registered: 07/27/11
Posts: 174
Loc: san marcos, texas
I nubby ta surf fishing.. I don't get ta get out there much so I didn't want to
Spend alot on a rod/reel... I went ta dicks sporting goods found a 9' shakespeare surf rod/reel combo for $40 , also a 10' quantum rod/reel combo... I went with the quantum combo...Hope this helps


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