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Old 07-11-2014, 02:25 PM
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so im new to this forum right off the bat, but I've been on here occasionally looking at plans for PVC rod holder storage for the garage

anyways, I've got about $95 in chase rewards points and I can use them on amazon, and im wanting to get a nicer rod and reel for my occasional fishing here in FL, which is mostly saltwater and some freshwater. right now I've got a Penn senator 4/0 rod reel combo, Id have to look in the garage but a 2500 series spin caster combo I got off CL, and either a 6/0 or 9/0 rod reel combo that I got from a buddy of mine after his 73ft boat sank and had been sitting in storage but needs an overhaul. what id like to do is use the money on amazon and get the best bang for buck deal for my weekend use. right now im sticking to shoreline and piers as I don't have a money pit we call a boat. my areas would be intercostal brackish and regular saltwater. im totally new to the sport of saltwater fishing so forgive my ignorance if some of the info comes out incorrect. my main hobby is firearms and NFA items.

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Old 07-11-2014, 03:24 PM
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for general inshore use at that price point get a shimano sedona 3000 and a 7' medium ugly stik gx2. bullet proof for a beginner but not a bad little combo
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:54 AM
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Originally Posted by NcStateFisher View Post
for general inshore use at that price point get a shimano sedona 3000 and a 7' medium ugly stik gx2. bullet proof for a beginner but not a bad little combo
If possible could you link me to that reel and rod on amazon. Can't find that reel on there
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my mistake they don't make a 3000, there is a 2500 and a 4000. If you're gonna be doing mostly speckled trout/reds/flounder the 2500 is fine, any bigger stuff on your list i'd say the 4000
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What about a surf cast rod and reel recommendation , maybe a 10/12ft rod ?
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Old 07-13-2014, 03:58 PM
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Originally Posted by andrewbp View Post
What about a surf cast rod and reel recommendation , maybe a 10/12ft rod ?
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You can fish the surf with a 7' rod but you can't fish a lot of other places with a 12' rod.

If you are fishing canals and want to underhand cast a jig or lure under a dock or tight space, a surf rod would not be practical
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Originally Posted by conchydong View Post
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You can fish the surf with a 7' rod but you can't fish a lot of other places with a 12' rod.

If you are fishing canals and want to underhand cast a jig or lure under a dock or tight space, a surf rod would not be practical
Well I've got the 2500 series shimano and I'll pick up a 4000 series setup but when I was at jetty park in port canaveral I saw some guys using surf rods off the elevated pier to really get some distance on their casts.
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Originally Posted by NcStateFisher View Post
for general inshore use at that price point get a shimano sedona 3000 and a 7' medium ugly stik gx2. bullet proof for a beginner but not a bad little combo
tried looking up the ugly stick gx2, what lb recommendation would you say is good, again im a new guy to fishing so still learning the ropes
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Well I've got the 2500 series shimano and I'll pick up a 4000 series setup but when I was at jetty park in port canaveral I saw some guys using surf rods off the elevated pier to really get some distance on their casts.
No doubt that you can use a surf rod off of a pier or jetty where long casts are a bonus. You originally stated you wanted a rod for some fresh, and mostly brackish and salt water. Although it would be hard to find the perfect rod for all of those uses, a 10'-12' surf rod would not meet that criteria at all IMO. You just have to decide where and what type of fishing you want to concentrate on and go from there.

A suggestion, since you are not fishing from a boat, I would sell the "offshore" rods and reels,(6/0, 9/0) etc. and then you might have enough cash to purchase a dedicated long casting surf outfit and a smaller finesse outfit of a little better quality than your $95.00 will get you.

Good luck..
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