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Posted June 19 2013 - 01:21 PM

Hello everyone. I'm thinking about a rod for fishing the beaches of the west coast, from pacifica down to the monterey area. Been looking at the st croix mojo 9' or 10' 6" in the 3/4-4oz range, but wish they made one for conventional.

Are there off the shelf alternatives with similar parabolic action? Have a chrome rocket 6500cs to pair with (20lb braid). Will only be used for plugs like bombers and sp minnows, bucktails and tin up to 2.5oz. Am also open to going the custom route, but prefer off the shelf. Guess I could get the mojo and a spinning reel, but feel like that would be one reel too many.

Thanks for any input!

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Posted June 19 2013 - 01:30 PM

There is a complete line of Mojo Conventional rods. ;)
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Posted June 19 2013 - 01:36 PM

There is a complete line of Mojo Conventional rods. ;)


Yup, but looks like they are rated for 1oz and up. Are these as moderate as the 3/4-4 spinning?

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Posted June 19 2013 - 02:26 PM

Century may have a parabolic rod they could probably do a factory conventional set up. I have the S2 which I've heard from other people it is in that category of rod mine is spinning though. I know u said off the shelf but their warrantys are second to none and the rods are super light with great power to tame even the biggest bass on the east coast!
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Posted June 19 2013 - 03:48 PM

Yup, but looks like they are rated for 1oz and up. Are these as moderate as the 3/4-4 spinning?


I betcha a nickle it's the same blank.

I have been fishing with conventional surf gear for way too long. I have far too many rods. The ones that stay home are the light ones. My everyday rod is an old St, Croix Ben Doerr rated to 8 ounces. With it, I throw everything from SP Minnows to 5 ounce jigheads with a Slug-go.

If I were to purchase a Mojo, it would likely be the eleven footer rated 3-8 ounces, maybe the ten and a halfer rated 2-6, but I'd never buy the 1-4, I fear it would be too soft.

Ask the spinning guys how light a plug they can throw with the 2-6

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Posted June 19 2013 - 04:36 PM

I have the 10'6" 2-6oz if you want to test it out. People say it cast 1oz fine. Can't say cause I never fished it.


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Posted June 19 2013 - 08:28 PM

I have the St. Croix Avid 10' 1-4 oz and the Loomis 10' 6" 1-5 oz conventional rods. You are welcome to test them if you show up to the Fling.
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Posted June 20 2013 - 05:36 PM


Thanks very much for the advice and offers dudes. Has been helpful in my search.




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Posted June 20 2013 - 06:23 PM

Have you consider the TASR (Team Alabama Surf Rod) rod? It can be used for both conventional/spinning outfit.
3-piece 13' with lure weight upto 6oz. There are quite a few good feedback/review.