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Triumph vs. Surf King?

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Its me again, im sure im bugging some with my threads, but the questons will stop soonbiggrin.gif ! I fell in love with Plugging and got tired of using a hand me down rod and reel, so im buying my own! My question, which is the better rod im looking at the 9 or 10 ft model for both....

 

I have used the triumph and like it, but i also like lami's freshwater stuff, the only thing that concerns me is the rating on the lami 5/8s - 2, i have some 3oz popper, would i be able to use them?

Thanks for all the help

CJ

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St Croix lure rates are much more accurate then Lamiglas. I have a 9 ft Triumph (1/2-2 1/2) and it will trow a 3 oz lure with no problem. If you want the SK I suggest you try one before you buy it.

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i have the 9ft triumph its an like it alot, 100$ more an you can have 9ft mojo, just food for thought. cant speak for the lami though but you certainly wont be upset with the triumph

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Yes it is.

 

I have the 9' 1/2-2 oz. Sweet spot is 1 oz to 1.5 oz, it will do 2.5 oz safely and 3 oz if you're not trying to hit france with it. I have it paired with a spheros 5000 and for the money you just can't beat it.

 

I broke one while fishing, and St Croix replaced it quickly and no questions asked. I wasn't even the original owner, I bought it off another member here and had no receipts or registration cards. I don't think Lamiglas would do that.

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Both rods are China made. IMO the Triumph is a better rod. Both use no-name guides, at least you get a fuji reel seat on the St. Croix. Lots of stories of broken surf kings if you search the forums. Lami's ratings are all over the place. St. Croix usually rates a little more accurately in my experience.

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Surf Kings are junk and not worthy of the Lamiglas name.

 

Tsunamis and Ticas are much better "value" buys than a Surf King.

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They really have nothing to do with Lami other than Lami has them stick a sticker on them at the contract plant in China.

 

I think St. Croix has now moved the manufacturing of the Surf Kings to their own plant in Mexico now that I think about it. Have to check. I don't really feel any better about Mexico than China but maybe it matters to someone else.

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Does anyone know if the Surf Kings are just assembled in China? Or are the blanks also made in China? I have a rod built on the ISU series and was just curious.

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View PostDoes anyone know if the Surf Kings are just assembled in China? Or are the blanks also made in China? I have a rod built on the ISU series and was just curious.

 

 

The blanks are made for Lamiglas in China, as far as I know. They also have the cheapest aluminum oxide guides--even if they are Fujis. Ticas and Tsunamis come with better Hardaloy guides. Or, at least the Tica Dolphin does.

 

I haven't looked very closely at Triumphs. For the difference in price, you'd be better off spending a little more for the 9' Mojo IMO.

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No brainer - go with the triumph. The 10' if you throw more lures in the 2-4oz range and the 9 if you don't go over 2oz.

 

The surfking line from Lamiglas is a joke.

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