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Rod for Daiwa BG 4000

Old 04-25-2019, 07:05 PM
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Just bought two Daiwa BG 4000's. These will get 30lbs braid. Looking to stay under $100 (less is better). Will be used nearshore rig fishing in GOM (Louisiana) to catch large redfish/drum, sheephead, bonita/ various baitfish, etc. Have 5000 BG's on Tiger Lite Jigging rods for larger fish. Also have several lighter combos for specks. These will be used by guests and kids so looking for a bit of a tuff but lighter/sensitive rod.

Rods I'd like to look at are:

Tsunami Slow Ptch
Tiger Elite Boat
Ugly Stik Inshore Select

The problem is I haven't found any of these within 2 hours of my house. The Tsunami rods are intriguing, but not sure they are tough enough? The inshore select look just what I'm looking for, but is the 7' MH 10-25lbs have enough balls? Are the Elite Boat rods too big?

Thanks for any feedback.

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Old 04-25-2019, 08:58 PM
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I have a St. Croix mojo that is a little over your budget paired with the same reel and I love it but my son brought home a Star Ariel with foam grips that looks like it would pair perfectly with that reel that has a 79.99 price tag still on it. Its 7ft, 10 to 20 lb line but I'd put 30lb braid on it. They also have a great warranty.
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:08 AM
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Connley make an inshore graphite 7’ 15-25# that is a workhorse in this wt. class. They are around $120. I have several with gosa 5000 and 6000’s (about the same size as BG4000).
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Old 04-26-2019, 07:45 AM
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Thanks guys. While I plan to use them as well, I'm a little nervous of getting high graphite rods for newbs and kids. I actually have a couple of high graphite rods already, but leery to use them because they feel "stiff and fragile".
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Old 04-28-2019, 02:49 AM
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Look into the Star Stellar Lite, I’ve got 2 BG 4000’s paired with 7’ 12-20# Star Stellar Lite’s. The rods were $100ish and have a lifetime warranty! Nice combos, I don’t think you can beat the deal and have plenty of power. I think the make a heavier 17-25# version too.
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Old 04-28-2019, 07:01 PM
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If you can find a dealer for Daiwa try the Saltist rods.....nice rods at a good price.
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:23 PM
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I have a dedicated tripletail rod which is a tiger elite. I live it with bg3000 and braid. A slight step up from my inshore trout rods
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:37 PM
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Check out the TFO inshore rods.
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Old 05-02-2019, 04:42 AM
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x2 on the star stellar lites. I just picked up 2 and they're nice. Local boat/tackle shop said if I ever have an issue just bring it back and he'll replace it on the spot. Forever.
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Old 05-02-2019, 05:15 AM
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I have a bg4000 on an ugly stick inshore select med. Heavy that I use for inlet and near shore. Very happy with the combination.
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Old 05-08-2019, 01:34 PM
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So I went ahead using the rods I had. They are Okuma (model slips my mind), but they worked out great. My boys caught and released plenty of snappers last Sunday.

You can see one of the combo's in the background here:
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Old 05-11-2019, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by dcgator View Post
Connley make an inshore graphite 7’ 15-25# that is a workhorse in this wt. class. They are around $120. I have several with gosa 5000 and 6000’s (about the same size as BG4000).
This is what I have my BG on, love the rod.
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