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Need recommendation for 7' light bucktail rod

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18 hours ago, bayyaker54 said:

Too bad you don’t like the split grips, mojo inshore is a nice rod for fluke. Matched with a 2500 reel 10lb braid and gulp. A total of Over 1200 fluke these last four years

Good to know.  Perhaps should rethink it

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21 hours ago, bayyaker54 said:

Too bad you don’t like the split grips, mojo inshore is a nice rod for fluke. Matched with a 2500 reel 10lb braid and gulp. A total of Over 1200 fluke these last four years

Which Mojo do you use bay? 

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On 1/15/2019 at 0:47 AM, Totoro said:

Shimano Clarus is my vote.

Clarus been around long time....own a 7' med. light spinning for specks in surf down here in North Carolina and a 7' med fast action casting for pitching 1/2oz lead to the banks from my boat for flounder. They are like $89 down here and if you will check them out and compare with any rod in there price range you will like it. Paired with 2500 size reels they fit the bill.

 

On 1/15/2019 at 7:49 AM, Thumb-Burner said:

I guess I wasn't very specific in my post. If stripers were in the mix a degree with you but I'm fishing the North Carolina coast. No stripers here except once every 37 years on a Tuesday. this won't double as a plugging rod. If anything I'll use it for half ounce to 1 oz metal in addition to bucktails

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On 1/15/2019 at 0:47 AM, Totoro said:

Shimano Clarus is my vote.

Clarus been around long time....own a 7' med. light spinning for specks in surf down here in North Carolina and a 7' med fast action casting for pitching 1/2oz lead to the banks from my boat for flounder. They are like $89 down here and if you will check them out and compare with any rod in there price range you will like it. Paired with 2500 size reels they fit the bill.

 

On 1/15/2019 at 7:49 AM, Thumb-Burner said:

I guess I wasn't very specific in my post. If stripers were in the mix a degree with you but I'm fishing the North Carolina coast. No stripers here except once every 37 years on a Tuesday. this won't double as a plugging rod. If anything I'll use it for half ounce to 1 oz metal in addition to bucktails

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57 mins ago, Buckscorider said:

Which Mojo do you use bay? 

I have the MIS70MF rated 3/8-3/4. I talked two of my friends and my bro-in-law into using this rod for fluke. 1/2 oz to 1oz  is all we use with 10lb braid to keep in contact with the bottom even in a current. I even had a 20 min battle with a (baby) 20lb cow nose ray and landed it with this setup. Also on a boat bounceing 2-3 oz Bucktails. 

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On 1/17/2019 at 8:42 PM, bayyaker54 said:

I have the MIS70MF rated 3/8-3/4. I talked two of my friends and my bro-in-law into using this rod for fluke. 1/2 oz to 1oz  is all we use with 10lb braid to keep in contact with the bottom even in a current. I even had a 20 min battle with a (baby) 20lb cow nose ray and landed it with this setup. Also on a boat bounceing 2-3 oz Bucktails. 

If you dont mind me asking, how does this rod handle an sp minnow?  I know @ 1.1oz its above the range, but you mentioned 1oz.  

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5 hours ago, 55555s said:

If you dont mind me asking, how does this rod handle an sp minnow?  I know @ 1.1oz its above the range, but you mentioned 1oz.  

1 oz is with a sinker or bt bounceing it off the bottom, I don’t remember using it throwing sp’s or magdarters. This is strictly my fluke rod, but I do use this rod on a boat also bounceing up to 2-3oz bt’s. But then again these bt are dropped straight down, so leaning into a cast with a sp, I’am not sure, but I don’t think you would have a issue.

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On 1/15/2019 at 5:40 AM, 55555s said:

For me light bucktailing on a beach means 3/8- a max of 3/4, so I like a rod that has 1/2oz in its wheelhouse.   

 

Also, to be frank, at least ime lately,  most fluke on the surf are smaller and even the occasional doormat doesnt test ones drag or rod all that much.  

 

Several of the above rods would be heavy fluke rods imo from a beach.  Not a criticism of any of them, they may be perfect for you, but for LIGHT bucktailing I lean to a 6 1/2 or 7' med or medlight power fast action rod.

 

The st croix triumph (about $90?) 7' med fast rod serves very nicely in this regard.    On a 2500-3000 reel of your choice and 6-8lb fireline its a super fun lite fluke rig.  (maybe UL?)

 

The downside is that you really arent going to sling anything over 3/4... SP minnows are a lob and really pushing your luck. 

 

I put a hurting on the flounder in the back bay last year with this set up....so much fun to fish with the lighter gear.

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I picked up a lami black inshore spinning rod last season and it's becoming my go to light tackle set up. Have a 2500 size reel and this thing catches just about anything, able to throw small deadly dicks at Albies, cast 1/2oz bucktails from the beach and even vertically jig up to 2oz bucktails. The model I have is the B7320S specs are below.

 

 

B7320S

7’3”

1

12-20

3⁄8-1

Fast

Med/Hvy

 

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On 1/14/2019 at 8:49 PM, Thumb-Burner said:

Looking for thoughts on 7' rod to cast 1/2-1oz bucktails from the beach.  Prefer to stay under 75 bucks and dint care for "split grips".   Spinning 

 

I know nothing about these type sticks.  This will be for targeting flounder and redfish.  Not big stripers

I would opt for a longer rod say 8 ft. I often recommend the star aerial 2 piece 8ft.  It is a composite blank that casts a very broad range of lures well. To really work a 1/2 oz jig and then a 1oz jig effectively takes more thought in a rod imo than if you were tossing the same weight in plugs or tin. Bucktails need to be worked. That aerial does a great job with jigs in that range. 

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