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Cheapest Rod You Use that is Badass?

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On ‎2‎/‎4‎/‎2018 at 3:02 PM, SigTauSherman said:

I was really surprised with my penn prevail 11'.  Casts great, can handle heavier jigs and still throw small lures to schoolies.

I wasn't surprised at my prevail[winch rod] 10 ft 1-4,I throw 5 with it and it performs great always.

HH

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On 2/7/2018 at 0:15 PM, SPQR70AD said:

The only thing I saw go wrong with Ugly Sticks is the guides sometimes fell out but the new ones have one piece guides. does anyone know if their big surf poles  and Tigers have switched to one piece guides?

The new Ugly Stik Big Water and Tiger Elite rods have the one piece guides.  There are still plenty of the old ones out there as well.  OH

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I have a 7' Ugly stick I use for Whiting, anything close in the surf. The rod is great, has great feel. Love it.

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Truth be told, and I know it'll sound funny, but I love my little dock demon combo. It fits in a suitcase, the reel works fine, and I've caught some nice fish on this 30" rod. Some people have actually posted online about 20 pound fish they've caught with it. It's crazy!

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I also really really like my daiwa samurai combo-$20, and its landed everything from bluegills to bass to bunker to bluefish

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23 hours ago, jkorgood said:

I also really really like my daiwa samurai combo-$20

Wow, you landed bluefish with that? I use a 7 foot Daiwa Samurai MH rod for snagging bunker and just the bunker put a pretty good bend in the rod, lol. I bought it on sale last year for about $15, set the reel aside and mounted Shimano Symetre 3000 on it.

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Zebco OceanSide 13' surf rod. Big, badass and cheap. Best part of the story, I bought it at K-Mart in Ohio. 

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7' Tsunami Airwave Surf. $70 on sale. Paired with a BG 3500 it's brought in some nice size fish...including a 15lb. bluefish.

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South Bend Trophy Tamer XL 387, 8’ 6”, Rated 10-20 line, ½ to 1 ¾ lure

I had this rod disappear with a Daiwa SS 1600 a bunch of years ago and still miss it every time I go to the beach in the fall

 

Got it at Sports Authority for $18

Edited by Sudsy

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Hovering around the $100 range 9' Tica Surf can send a plug halfway to Europe. For heavy chunk and eel slingin' the Ugly Stick. 

  

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+1 the 8ft tsunami airwave...many 20lb class bass and big blues but sensitive enough to fluke with..I paid 80 for it many tides ago...also the ugly stick tigers...great boat and kayak rod

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Kast King black hawk II telescoping casting rod. 50 buckaroos. 

Edited by CrashHard23

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