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> 10'6 or longer bait casting rod
Robak1
Posted: Sep 13, 2020 - 07:35 pm


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Looking for a 10'6 or longer bait casting rod for chucking spoons from the piers. Any recommendations? Light action would be nice.

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Smilee
Posted: Sep 14, 2020 - 08:01 am


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Why so long? And why for a baitcaster? I'm no expert,but seems a good 9'6" or 9'er would be a better fit for your application paired with a good spinning reel. JMO. Good luck!!

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earthling
Posted: Sep 14, 2020 - 09:30 am


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Typically you would see spinning combos used for this. There are lots of baitcasting surf or salmon rods though.

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sdcaller
Posted: Sep 14, 2020 - 11:34 am


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For years, I have used 9ft Ugly Sticks for everything except spawn fishing in the Fall.

I use the Ugly sticks for trolling and downrigging with level wind reels. If I want to use them for casting, I switch to a spinning reel spooled with braided line--I find I get better distance than with mono.

I find them to be good rods at a reasonable price.

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Robak1
Posted: Sep 14, 2020 - 02:08 pm


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QUOTE (Smilee @ Sep 14, 2020 - 08:01 am)
Why so long? And why for a baitcaster? I'm no expert,but seems a good 9'6" or 9'er would be a better fit for your application paired with a good spinning reel. JMO. Good luck!!

I find that the longer rods absorb shock better, and add to the casting distance. Used to have a StCroix Wild River 10'6" and it was a cannon when paired with a Shimano Calcutta DC. Casting 100 yards with a Cleo wasn't an issue

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Robak1
Posted: Sep 14, 2020 - 02:10 pm


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QUOTE (earthling @ Sep 14, 2020 - 09:30 am)
Typically you would see spinning combos used for this. There are lots of baitcasting surf or salmon rods though.

I have a couple of spinning setups already but I love the new Shimano DC reels for their casting distance. I did find a rod that I like today, ended up picking up a StCroix Avid 10'6 ML fast action

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Smilee
Posted: Sep 15, 2020 - 07:05 am


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QUOTE (Robak1 @ Sep 14, 2020 - 02:10 pm)
QUOTE (earthling @ Sep 14, 2020 - 09:30 am)
Typically you would see spinning combos used for this.  There are lots of baitcasting surf or salmon rods though.

I have a couple of spinning setups already but I love the new Shimano DC reels for their casting distance. I did find a rod that I like today, ended up picking up a StCroix Avid 10'6 ML fast action

Good luck!! 👍

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