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Best 9' rod $150 and under for SSVI4500LL?

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Just got myself a SSVI4500LL for my end of the month OBX trip.

What rod would the hive recommend for this reel in a 9ft length?
currently have a Tommy Tarmer 11ft 3-6oz with slammer iii 5500 and a Diawa Back bay 7'6 1/2-1.5oz with a Saltist 3000.

Something in the 3/4-3oz range in 9 ft?
Budget 150.00 MAX.
Batallion 9 ft Med?
Airwave Elite 9'6?

Those are the two I've been eyeing but don't really know much about choosing a rod.

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St. Croix triumph

St. Mojo surf

Tsunami airwave elite

lamiglas insane surf

 

Dicks sometimes has 20% off deals, these rods can be purchased for around that price 

 

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31 mins ago, BassPD said:

St. Croix triumph

St. Mojo surf

Tsunami airwave elite

lamiglas insane surf

 

Dicks sometimes has 20% off deals, these rods can be purchased for around that price 

 

These plus I would add the TFO

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check out the 9' star stellar, SG90IS.  It says 1-4 but I wouldn't throw over 3 with it.  I used that before upgrading and it was a very solid rod for the $, handled 30lb bass from the sand.  I use the 8' stellar now as my bay rod and it is perfect and has handled fish over 20lbs in current.  They are very parabolic.

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19 mins ago, Buckscorider said:

I like my st Croix triumph. 2 piece, medium power, rated to 2 1/2oz but will handle 3.

 

Think it was 140$

I must agree. I liked this rod so much I had a 1pc custom rod made to the same specs. 

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I would also say good things about the 9' triumph.  I caught the fish in my avatar on that rod in strong current.  I still fish it even though I have more expensive rods.  I should mention the 7' triumph surf is my favorite rod in the boat or kayak. They used to cost $80 for the 7' and $110 for the 9'.  

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Im pretty sure I will be throwing 3-4oz of weight with this rod (and bait) exclusively.

the Tfo looks GREAT but its like 229.00 Thats way over budget. My max is 150

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Like said triumph is a very nice rod for the money. I also have the mojo it’s a nice rod for the money and always have it in the car just in case the wind changes and I need to hit the beach on a wimm. 

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1 hour ago, Borsig said:

I throw at minium 3oz. The triumph 9 does not seem like a good choice?
3-4oz is my standard

 

Agree..

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I wish i could add something new/original...but.....

 

well...

 

yep...can't go wrong with the Triumph.

 

that'd be my pick.

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7 hours ago, Borsig said:

Needs to be had in my hands by the 24th.

Do you guys not like the Batallion? I can get it for under 100.

I have the Batallion and airwave elite 8'6.   I think 3oz+ would be on the higher size to throw on the elite. Take a look at the airwave elite surf, i think that is rated to throw heavier.  The batallion is a good rod for the price.

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The 9'3 extra heavy is 3-5 oz (airwave) 

 

The 9' Batallion is 3/4-3.

 

As a bait runner / live liner, the rod will likely never see metal. 

 

I just don't see how a rod that maxes out unde 3oz is the by choice. 

 

I could go 10ft, but I already have a 3-6oz 11ft Tommy farmer with a slammer 5500. I want something in the middle that's easier to work with and hold, and fish with in low light

ETA - just watched a video where a Biminay bay guy said they were plugging rods, not bait rods.

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