Rod advice for distance casting

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  • #7442
    Anonymous
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    Ive got a 12′ surfcasting rod (cheapie), 20lb braid , using a pulley rig with bait clip.

    Usually a 3 or 4 oz breakaway or pyramid.

    Still learning to cast as far as possible with ‘off the ground’ casting etc.

    Basically trying to get over the breakers at Amberly beach is a bitch unless i wade out far….which isn’t ideal as its gets colder.

    Is there a certain rod that can handle more weight/power to cast further? Would upgrading to a 15′ make a significant difference?

    I see that rod stiffness is a factor but don’t quite understand.

    If anyone has any advice I would be thankful – cheers.

    #25399
    croozer
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    Yes. You want a good quality graphite-Kevlar rod in the 14-16 ft range. Probably better to stick with the 14-14″6′ rod to start off with as the longer ones can be a handful until you are completely competent at casting. If you want any more info, send me a pm with your cell #, cheers.

    #25400
    Anonymous
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    Thats great – thank you for the advice – will look into it. Will thrash the one ive got and look at that next summer. Do you have an example or rough idea on price/brand you think is adequate?

    #25413
    croozer
    Participant

    give me a call-text…..021667170

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