Tsunami 5 Star 7ft rod
Posted April 02 2011 - 9:11 PM
Anyway, I found a Tsunami 5 star rod (MH, 25lb test, 2oz) for $35. It felt nice and light but still strong. It was only one of a small few that came in 2 pcs. which is important since my car can't really hold a 7ft 1-pc easily.
I know it won't perform like a $100 rod but if you have one, how has it performed for you?
The one I got has a "surf rod"-like handle rather than your typical FW cork handle.
Posted April 03 2011 - 8:23 AM
I have a 7' one piece MH rated 12-25lb line and 1 to 3 oz. lures, and a 6'6" one piece MH, both have cork handles.
I've caught large bluefish, false albacore, fluke, and stripers to 35 lbs. with them, it's not an issue with a reel that has it's drag set properly.
While I have more expensive rods, I fail to see any difference between them and the 5 stars performance wise, I doubt you will either, they can certainly get the job done without a problem.
Posted April 03 2011 - 9:13 PM
Posted April 03 2011 - 9:17 PM
Posted April 03 2011 - 10:06 PM
I also have (2) Tsunami Classic Series 7' M 3-piece travel rods which are just plain beautiful rods (though 2.5x the price of the one piece 5-star). I mean that they are good looking as well as high performing rods with a 5-year warranty to boot. I'm taking to Florida later this month for snook, reds, and jacks.
Posted April 04 2011 - 8:31 AM
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Posted April 04 2011 - 9:38 AM
I also have a 7' conventional that I've caught some nice fish on.
For the money, you can't beat it.