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Help finding 6nB8 Rod

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Hello all,

 

I mainly fish the back bay, and I throw 4nB8 80% of the time and I use 11' Mojo Surf for that application.  I would like to add another rod that is able to throw 5oz or 6oz weight plus a medium size bunker chunk.  I do no plan to go over 6oz weight for my application due to it being back bay.  I was looking at my options as well as the search button and come up with MSS120MHF2, TSAWESS-1142XH, and tica dolphin models.  Anyone have experience with these rods?  I would like a rod rated best at throwing 6oz, and lob 8oz for that rare occasion.

 

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I Have a 12' tica tc2, the model under the dolphin, for throwing just that. It launches 6 and a bunker chunk like it's nothing. The rod is rated 4-10oz. I'm sure it could launch 8 n bait just as well.

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Breakaway ldx is a good choice. Very nice rods for the price. I’m a big fan of the allstar blanks for baitfishing. or step up to the next heavier mojo if you like the one you have. I have a tsunami trophy I use for this rated 4-6. It’s not the best rod for the application because it’s not quite heavy enough but my hdx is too heavy for back bay. The airwaves I was looking at are also very nice.  

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14 hours ago, chitala383 said:

I Have a 12' tica tc2, the model under the dolphin, for throwing just that. It launches 6 and a bunker chunk like it's nothing. The rod is rated 4-10oz. I'm sure it could launch 8 n bait just as well.

I hear that Tica is great value for the money.  Is it on the 12 heavy side for throwing 6nb8?

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All-star used to make an 11'9" blank that was perfect for 6 oz and bait.  If you can find that I would pair it with a penn fathom 12 or abu 6500 and you will be set

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It was a very popular blank on the Outer Banks probably 10 + years ago.   You might want to search some of the North Carolina/Virginia forums on different websites to see if you can find one 

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4 hours ago, Sandk said:

I hear that Tica is great value for the money.  Is it on the 12 heavy side for throwing 6nb8?

Heavy as in physical weight? Not at all, it's super lightweight for the size and power. I have it paired with a saragosa 10k and its perfect.

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are you racking it?  Glass is awesome if your not casting and fatigue isn't an issue.  I still think glass is a better fish fighter, but they are much heavier especially as they get larger.  I use a 9' lami S glass for light duty as the weight differential is negligible to fatigue.

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3 hours ago, chitala383 said:

Heavy as in physical weight? Not at all, it's super lightweight for the size and power. I have it paired with a saragosa 10k and its perfect.

I'm sorry still new to proper terminology.  I just want enough power to load 6nb8 and not higher as im using spinner.  Maybe in few years ill get casting rod and reel for higher weight payload.

 

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2 hours ago, Yudi said:

are you racking it?  Glass is awesome if your not casting and fatigue isn't an issue.  I still think glass is a better fish fighter, but they are much heavier especially as they get larger.  I use a 9' lami S glass for light duty as the weight differential is negligible to fatigue.

I tried glass rod as my first long time ago and i prefer graphite due to weight and noodling.  Maybe it was because it was cheap rod.

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21 minutes ago, Sandk said:

I'm sorry still new to proper terminology.  I just want enough power to load 6nb8 and not higher as im using spinner.  Maybe in few years ill get casting rod and reel for higher weight payload.

 

That rod is perfect for 6 n bait, but it has the backbone to throw more if you want. I highly recommend it. Personally, when I fish the bay I don't use more than 4oz. If I need more than 4 then it's too rough.

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Just now, chitala383 said:

That rod is perfect for 6 n bait, but it has the backbone to throw more if you want. I highly recommend it. Personally, when I fish the bay I don't use more than 4oz. If I need more than 4 then it's too rough.

Yes i agree.  I guess 12' tica dolphin is what i need.  Any other similar options available that would be even more budget friendly or am i being unrealistic?

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