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Surf distance casting rod help

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On 8/15/2019 at 2:53 PM, Jcallaham said:

I suggest you go to waveinn .com and get into the surf rod section. there are 50 or more 4.25 m (14FT) surf rods in there 3 to 8oz weight range. prices range from $50.00 to a  few at $1000.00. Start out cheap say between $100 and $200. all of them have specs, look at how much the rod weighs and stay below 500gr. So far I have purchased a diawa shore cast  and an okuma . they are really fun to cast . So far waveinn is a good company to buy from, no problems. Remmember they ship from Europe, you will have to wait awhile to recieve your purchase. good luck and long casts.

I just purchased a 13'9" three-piece Spanish surf casting rod (Kali Kunnan Proton 420) from Waveinn and it was a good purchase. Frankly, I had some trepidation about dealing with a new-to-me online shop. However, I promptly got an online tracking number and email notifications as the package moved through the mail The rod arrived undamaged from Europe after only 10 days, having been well packed in a solid document tube with blister wrap. I'll review the rod itself in a few weeks once I've had a chance to throw some 3, 4, 6, and 8 oz sinkers on a local field, but initial quality looks good for the $45 I paid. 

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On 9/11/2019 at 10:07 AM, Capefox said:

I just purchased a 13'9" three-piece Spanish surf casting rod (Kali Kunnan Proton 420) from Waveinn and it was a good purchase. Frankly, I had some trepidation about dealing with a new-to-me online shop. However, I promptly got an online tracking number and email notifications as the package moved through the mail The rod arrived undamaged from Europe after only 10 days, having been well packed in a solid document tube with blister wrap. I'll review the rod itself in a few weeks once I've had a chance to throw some 3, 4, 6, and 8 oz sinkers on a local field, but initial quality looks good for the $45 I paid. 

I promised a follow-up and here it is. I tried some practice casting with the Kali Kunnan Proton 420, 14', rod, and it didn't suit my techniques. I felt the action was more moderate than I prefer, and I've got used to a faster action in the Okuma Solaris and Travel Nomad. It really wasn't a bad blank though. Pretty light for its length, and the high-visibility yellow blank with its orange wraps was cheerful. To be super picky, I didn't like the way the ferrules fit, and the reel seat was very austere. It's a perfectly fine entry level surf rod, but at this point in life I'm willing to pay more for something a little nicer. I got a Shakespeare Sigma Supra 13-3 rod, and it has the power, looks, and length I wanted. The hardware, blank, and seat are quite nice. The Shakespeare only set me back $60 on Amazon; the Proton 420 was $35. Waveinn was great to work with on my return. They responded to my return/refund in a timely, courteous fashion. I've since ordered a Daiwa rod from Waveinn for throwing 3/4 bucktails in the surf, and for bait fishing for carp/cats in freshwater (those reach well over 20 - 30 lbs around here).  

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