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Any recommendations on cape cod canal plugging rod and reel

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Was looking at a 11’ plugging rod for the canal paired with possibly a 8k Saragossa. I have a 9’ carbon surf that I like would the 11’ 1-5 oz be a good plugging rod? Any suggestions appreciated thanks

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Not to be mean but I would do a search on here. This topic has been discussed a lot with pages and pages of replies. 

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I will stay away from brands on this one but I would listen to the guys who go big and heavy on the reel and long on the stick. 11 would be my choice but it wouldn’t be a 1-5. No way. Something like a 3-6 or 3-8 would be more like it. Get your arsenal together and go from there. Jigs up to 5 oz and big plugs need a heavy action rod. 

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An 11 foot rod rated 1-5 can work for plugging, but it’s not what you want for jigging. The 3-8 rating will handle heavy plugs and jigs. You would probably be happier carrying two setups though, that way you can cover different applications. I don’t have the carbon surf, so I can’t comment on that specific rod, but it sounds like it could work for pencil popping. Hope this helps!

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Iv used that 11ft carbon surf. It would work well at the canal for plugs in the 2.5-3.5oz range it definitely favors the higher end of the 1-5. Has a pretty good action for pencil poppers. 
 

They also make a carbon surf canal model. I thinks it’s a 3-8. 

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4 hours ago, ecks said:

Not to be mean but I would do a search on here. This topic has been discussed a lot with pages and pages of replies. 

Ya I did I just saw a lot of comments regarding the tfo rods and others and didn’t see anything on the carbon surf so just wanted to see if anyone had feedback on the carbon surf

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2 hours ago, R.R. Bridge Fisher said:

Biggest question is

Your price range? 

Probably around 300 but I have heard some good things about the odm genesis and that is around 400

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1 min ago, ianroddie said:

Probably around 300 but I have heard some good things about the odm genesis and that is around 400

I have an odm jigster and I like it for the canal.

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