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Sensitive 8’ rod that can throw 3oz lead?

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I currently have a 8’ Tica Surge MH mod-fast 1/2-2oz rod paired with a Penn Fierce III. I am using this rod for both surf fluke and spots/kingfish. I am looking to upgrade(this set up is going to my 7yo). The Tica is a little tank but has no sensitivity and kingies aren’t much fun on it. Also I lose some due to sensitivity. 

 

If you know south jersey you know how flat it is and how strong the current is. I need to be able to chuck a 3oz pyramid when fishing for kingfish down there for distance and to hold. Even though the Surge is only rated at 2oz I can whale it out there with 3oz no problem. I need to be able to cast 3oz with no fear. I’d rather it to be 2 piece and mod-fast. Looking to spend about 250$ Gonna be paired with a Slammer 4500. This is what I found so far...

 

St. Croix Mojo Surf Spinning 8’

St. Croix Avid Surf Spinning 8’

ODM DNA 8’ (too weak?)

 

Any thoughts on these three? Any other ideas? Thanks guys.

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1 hour ago, hobobob said:

That would be a pool cue, or broom handle. Your choice.:howdy:

Can’t be that bad. The avid and mojo are both rated to 3oz. Aren’t they pretty light/sensitive? Even my Surge isn’t a broom.

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No love? Can’t be impossible. Like I said my Surge can handle it and it’s nowhere near a broomstick but it’s not sensitive enough. There has to be a better quality blank that is sensitive but can still handle what I am looking to use it for.

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I picked up the 8' avid in the beginning of summer for exactly what you are looking to do, I mostly fish Brigantine.

Paired it with a daiwa ballistic lt 5000 and it's a nice light setup. 

 

I was only tossing 2ozs with the kingfish rigs, it handled that fine. 

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1 hour ago, Chris367 said:

I picked up the 8' avid in the beginning of summer for exactly what you are looking to do, I mostly fish Brigantine.

Paired it with a daiwa ballistic lt 5000 and it's a nice light setup. 

 

I was only tossing 2ozs with the kingfish rigs, it handled that fine. 

You think it could handle whaling 3oz, not super hard but somewhat hard?

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9 mins ago, Sevendust111 said:

You think it could handle whaling 3oz, not super hard but somewhat hard?

I'll be heading down the weekend after halloween. I'll grab a 3oz weight and see how it feels. If you're close to Brigantine your welcome to meet up and see how it feels for yourself.

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You already have experience with Tica rods so maybe you might like the Tica Dolphin 8ft MH. I have this rod... very light at around 8.7 ounces and I could whip 3 ounce jig plus a 7inch bass assassin no problem. 

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3 hours ago, Chris367 said:

I'll be heading down the weekend after halloween. I'll grab a 3oz weight and see how it feels. If you're close to Brigantine your welcome to meet up and see how it feels for yourself.

I’m a fair ways south of Brigantine and this is the last weekend I will be in south jersey until the spring, but I really appreciate the offer. Please let me know how you do with the 3oz, I really appreciate it.

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