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Cheapest Rod You Use that is Badass?

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Buddy gave me a custom lami 7 footer.  

It's my boat plug stick...What an amazingly capable and fun rod that thing is.  

 

7' of lami fiberglass fun

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Berkley Inshore Series

Nano-Carbon blank  (honestly don't know what that means, but that is how it is marketed)

Very light

super Durable

$60

comes in Spinning and Casting models

 

I bought it as a low cost rod to give guests that come on my boat, not wanting them to use my high end rods.    I now use this rod as much as my higher end rods.

 

Great for throwing plugs/poppers for blues and bass

great for bucktailing fluke

great for casting tins and soft plastics to Albies...

 

I have the 7ft  MH 10-20lb Spinning rod with  Penn Battalion 3000...    A combo that is in my rotation all season long.

I also have the some model in Casting with a Quantum Accurist PT.....   A super light bucktailing combo... I have used up to 3 oz bucktails and no issues whatsoever...

 

 

 

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Luv them cheap sticks that produce a lot of big fish  :)

 

6.6 Andy Saltwater Tornament spin and convench for the boat.

Many lrg  bass a White and Thresher with lots of miles on the spinner. 

Great strength in a light rod. For me anyway.

  Like $60.

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Bought my son a Jawbone from Dick's because he needed a two-piece for a trip to Mexico in November. 7' MH.  Cork, hardware seems stout.  Similar action to my St. Croix Tidemaster. Maybe $50 with 5000ish series  spinning reel. 

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Penn Fierce 2 10ft. 2pc combo w/Penn Fierce 2 8000 reel,  $80  I beat on this set-up during Spring Striper season on the upper Hudson River, NYS. going on 3 years

I think its a Heavy for 2-6oz.

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A Daiwa Coastal SP Surf and a Daiwa Emcast, the latter is a conventional and the former although is set up for a spinner with those low rider guides, it works very well with a round bait casting reel. A perfect fit!

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Posted (edited)

10 hours ago, Fishy4335 said:

Century Stealth s2

Thats way too cheap ;)

Airwave elite 7' casting rod 

Edited by Bfishes333

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Daiwa Beef Stick. Had that thing forever and its still kicking. I don't remember the specs right now but I have it coupled with a daiwa cvz300 and can cast it pretty far. I mostly use it for bait. 

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Posted (edited)

9 hours ago, the3fishheads said:

Luv them cheap sticks that produce a lot of big fish  :)

 

6.6 Andy Saltwater Tornament spin and convench for the boat.

Many lrg  bass a White and Thresher with lots of miles on the spinner. 

Great strength in a light rod. For me anyway.

  Like $60.

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Terrible feel on that stick! But for shark who looks for feel anyways

Edited by Fishy4335

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11 hours ago, JoeyZac said:

Got 3 Tsuanmi Sapphire XT that I use for small Spring Stripers in the bay, Summer blues, and Fluke in all depths.  Love 'em.  Enough backbone to land a big Fluke, but light enough that it gives them a fighting chance.

 

And can you say anything bad about an Ugly Stick?

I have 2 of these rods and love em for the same reasons.

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11 hours ago, JoeyZac said:

Got 3 Tsuanmi Sapphire XT that I use for small Spring Stripers in the bay, Summer blues, and Fluke in all depths.  Love 'em.  Enough backbone to land a big Fluke, but light enough that it gives them a fighting chance.

 

And can you say anything bad about an Ugly Stick?

Sapphire xt's are awsome for kayak fishing.. I have two with tsunami shield reels on them. Caught countless fish of all types and still going strong.

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