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Rod for Max distance with 2oz metal?

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Ok.  Not looking for plugging rod.  Looking for Max distance for 1.5-2.5oz metal...

 

200 or under.  Thinking 10'er or so.  This will be for Albies and Spanish mackerel and blues when they are way out there.  Currently using a 8.5 ft steelhead rod and looking for more

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For tins about 2ozs I like a Daiwa Sealine X 10'er, or the Emcast 10'er. Both are casting rods, not spinning. Their ratings are 3-6, but that is over rating them. They would fit your bill.:howdy:

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There a few rods that are in the ballpark distance wise  at around $200 - depends on what you like casting style/ action - all 2 piece 10'6" or 10". 

 

Tsunami Airwave elite, Mojo, Star Paraflex, Black Hole Suzuki

 

I'm sure there are others...

 

Also for distance - I use 14# Fireline Crystal vs. 30# braid. 14# Fireline usually tests out at over 30# breaking strength.

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34 mins ago, gman1253 said:

There a few rods that are in the ballpark distance wise  at around $200 - depends on what you like casting style/ action - all 2 piece 10'6" or 10". 

 

Tsunami Airwave elite, Mojo, Star Paraflex, Black Hole Suzuki

 

I'm sure there are others...

 

Also for distance - I use 14# Fireline Crystal vs. 30# braid. 14# Fireline usually tests out at over 30# breaking strength.

14# fireline is what I use for this as well.  Thanks all for the recommendations

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2 hours ago, jimmy z said:

For tins about 2ozs I like a Daiwa Sealine X 10'er, or the Emcast 10'er. Both are casting rods, not spinning. Their ratings are 3-6, but that is over rating them. They would fit your bill.:howdy:

Wish I could find one of the old blue deadline x ten footers.  Those were perfect for this.  Is the emcast similar?

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13 mins ago, Thumb-Burner said:

Wish I could find one of the old blue deadline x ten footers.  Those were perfect for this.  Is the emcast similar?

I still have one of the older deadline x 10'ers and a 9'er too.

The newer sealine x and the emcast are pretty much the same. The older blank was light and strong, so are the newer models.

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6 mins ago, jimmy z said:

I still have one of the older deadline x 10'ers and a 9'er too.

The newer sealine x and the emcast are pretty much the same. The older blank was light and strong, so are the newer models.

What's major difference between new sealine and emcast?

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12 mins ago, Thumb-Burner said:

What's major difference between new sealine and emcast?

The sealine has a graphite composite blank and the emcast a graphite blank

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From personal experience, an Airwave Elite 1102M.  Its an eleven footer but very light.  Have it paired up with a Penn Spinfisher V4500. This combo was used by John Skinner in one of his video's.  That's how I became aware of it.  I think the rod was $189 when I bought it.  

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I would look at both the rod and reel for max distance. Daiwa makes some very nice sticks and always has for reasonable money. For 1.5-2.5 I would look at daiwas rated 2-5 over the lighter 1-4’s. Matched with lighter line and a good casting spinner would be ideal. 

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1 hour ago, redfin said:

I would look at both the rod and reel for max distance. Daiwa makes some very nice sticks and always has for reasonable money. For 1.5-2.5 I would look at daiwas rated 2-5 over the lighter 1-4’s. Matched with lighter line and a good casting spinner would be ideal. 

The daiwa's I use are rated 3-6 but are more like a 1-2.5. 

I use and like Abu/Omoto 5500-6000 reels, no spinning reels used. 

I could be wrong, but I believe the OP does casting rods, not spinners. 

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