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Surf Perch rod for youth

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My 8 year old can't quite handle my 9' rod. 

We tried the trout rods that i have, and at 1/8"-1/2" rating, i myself could hardly get 40 feet with a 1/2oz Carolina rig. 

Granted, i didn't try to toss anything lighter to better align with that rod's rating, but still... 

 

Any recommendations on perhaps a 7(?) -footer to toss out an ounce (or perhaps 1.5oz)?....for a kid to learn how to load a rod during a cast, that is neither noodle nor broomstick? 

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Shimano FX 7' rod, MH, rated 3/4 to 3oz

Grip length about 13", for kid may be perfect to casts with both hands

Get Shimano IX2000 R to pair it

All for around $30

 

Light and nice; kid would love and  so will you.

 

 

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Having read the name Ugly Stik so mant times, i went for it. 

Got a 7 foot "Striper" rod, moderate fast action, 3/8-1oz rating. 

 

I'll put on my 710z for its ruggedness. While it's a bit heavy, so far he doesn't go very long before losing interest...now if he can just hook a fat keeper, that'll motivate him! 

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The Ugly stick came in yesterday and I tried it out last night.

It throws a 1/2oz Carolina rig surprisingly well! (maybe a good 50 yds or so.)

Conditions were just right for it too, with minimal breeze, small waves, and no sideways current.

It gives wonderful feedback for bites, and is well balanced with the 710z.....nice!!

 

If only it was a 2-piece rod, it would live in my car for those just-in-case days. :)

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