salt deficient

Shorter kayak rod handles?

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MY regular rods are a pain on a low rider perception......

 

Any recommended rod for back bay salt and freshwater.   I usually like to cast jigs on the bays 1/2 to 2oz usually.    Freshwater I like spinners, rat-l trpas, small rebel poppers and live bait on split shot....  Alot of the time I/m casting 1/4 to 3/8oz and also use my own jigs out there too.

 

Probably +/- 100 bucks.  I would like to cut a rod or two as bait fishing / backup.  Any advice on where to find a good assortment or caps after you cut would be great.

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On 10/18/2019 at 6:31 AM, salt deficient said:

Alot of the time I/m casting 1/4 to 3/8oz

I recently got a Tidemaster - 6’6”, medium fast. A nice relatively short butt, very comfortable for me. More pricey than you want to pay however.

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On 10/18/2019 at 6:31 AM, salt deficient said:

Probably +/- 100 bucks.  I would like to cut a rod or two as bait fishing / backup.  Any advice on where to find a good assortment or caps after you cut would be great.

Mudhole has a good selection of butt caps. 

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I make my own jigs and noticed barlows has a few 3/4 and 1" caps for sale from fuji.

 

Anyone make a specific model number for the st croix triumph rod.  I sold my only st croix rod, a 1pc 10ft when I moved out of LI and up to the catskills.

 

That battalion looks pretty decent.   I am ok with a 1pc rod since I am dragging something 12ft long anyways.   I usually bring tsunami 70/30 split 9ft surf rods with me in the little car anyways.

 

I am a bit hooked on spinfisher SSV4500 reels and shimano sahara 2500 for freshwater.  Will likely end up with those.  14lb fireline on the 4500 and 8lb trilene on the sahara.  I do have a pair of SSV3500's with 10lb suffix that are lost souls looking for a good purpose.......  Can swap out to the fireline or maybe 20lb suffix.

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St Croix came out with a rod targeting kayaker. "Mojo Yak." I haven't tried it yet but I've been considering it. 160 bucks. 

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ive cut rod butts on tsunami rods, its a really simple project then add some counter weights and glue a new butt on - ebay or mudhole depending on how much you are buying shipping costs could be pricey. 

 

i would never cut a st croix, you guys are nuts to even consider that lol

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2 hours ago, gobigblue said:

ive cut rod butts on tsunami rods, its a really simple project then add some counter weights and glue a new butt on - ebay or mudhole depending on how much you are buying shipping costs could be pricey. 

 

i would never cut a st croix, you guys are nuts to even consider that lol

I cut a St. Croix Avid. It was an 8' surf rod with cork tape. I took 6" off the butt, glued a new end cap and ten wrapped it with Winn Grips tape. Perfect!

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Have you seen the Paco kayak rods from Lamiglas? The graphite full grips make rod holder and rocket launcher removal a breeze, they make one for every situation. Like handles can be slid over modified grips from other builders  to get the same benefit.

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I use a 7' inexpensive Penn spinning rod (60.00 ish) that works metal lips, spooks, jigs, swimbaits etc, up to 3 oz. with ease. Any decent quality fresh water bass rod 6'6"-7' medium/medium heavy action(as long as the handle is short) would probably suffice. And if you pair it with a SlammerIII 3500, you'll have a combo that wont break the bank. Flippin stiks work well, but you'll probably have to shorten the handle a bit. I target striped bass in RI but will try fluke/sea bass next season.

 

 

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