Borsig

Best 9' rod $150 and under for SSVI4500LL?

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want something with nicer guides than that - Also I her the prevail is a way lighter rod?

Its kind of hard picking a rod for this reel that wont kill the bank.

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12 hours ago, Bow390 said:

Prevail seems like a good deal for the price

Read the reviews, a lot of complaints about guide inserts falling out

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I'm not at all interested in a prevail.

I'm looking in the range of baits in the (total) 2-5oz range.

The airave elite 9'3" XH (But a recent video from biminy bay says they are not baid rods? Why not? IDK?) was a major consideration.

The Battalion 10' 1-5oz was another choice. But I'm not sure if a 10ft is too big for the 4500 reel.

The st croix triumph is TOO LIGHT. I'll throw 1oz, but rarely and only around oregon inlet. Everywhere else is a 3oz-4oz affair for me. usually 3 (3 is what I throw with my 7'6" right now). I need a rod in the 3-4 sweet spot that can do 1-2 and up to 5.


And it will be a BAIT ONLY rod. Its going on a live liner / baitrunner. I may just get the 10 foot battalion and be done with it. I wanted the airwave elite but I don't understand why its a plugging only rod.

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Penn Carnage II Model#CARSFII1530S90

is a 9' 2 piece that I've been using with a Slammer III 4500.

Lure rating is 3/4 - 3oz

If you catch a sale you should get it for what you're budgeting for. 

 

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Posted (edited)

I just picked up a batallion 10 ft for 77.00 new on Walmart local clearance. 

 

Not my first choice. But it should be nice 

Finding it for 77.00, plus seeing the video where the Tsunami rod rep says its NOT a bait rod, moved me toward the Batallion.

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On 10/11/2018 at 8:47 AM, kurazy kracka said:

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.

X2  on the Stellar. Great rod's for the money. Mine out performs some of my more expensive rods.

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