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    Farthest Casting 8 & Bait Surf rods

    I know there are A Lot of factors in getting the most distance you can Casting 6-8 ozís of lead and bait. Reel, line, technique, etc.....

    But what specific rods that you know of, can really sling that amount of weight?

    Thanks guys!
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    Off the shelf you have 8-9ft Star, Crowder, Lamiglass...etc. There are plenty of blanks that you can have built to throw whatever you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulieboy73 View Post
    Off the shelf you have 8-9ft Star, Crowder, Lamiglass...etc. There are plenty of blanks that you can have built to throw whatever you need.
    Only 8 or 9 feet?

    Those are too short for tossing that kind of weight.

    They would have to be Heavy or Extra Heavy action.

    The "normal" surf rods of that length can handle about 3 oz. of lead.

    For 6 - 8 oz. rigs, an 11 -13 ft. rod, or larger, would be probably be needed.

    The commercial guys we've seen tossing long-distance use "conventional" reels.

    Spinners are fine most of the time, but for long distance, they won't do the job.

    Braided line, with a mono or fluoro topshot that's 10 lbs. test per every oz. of lead.

    Without one, the braid will break in short order, and it will cut your finger.

    For a long rod, tossing that much weight, consider a mechanical line trigger.

    Or, a much longer topshot that reaches all the way to the reel.

    ( You still might need a piece of bicycle inner-tube on your finger. )

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    Thanks Nick! Any brands you think can chuck it the farthest?

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    I have been using 9 ft 30-50 lb rods with penn torque 40's loaded with 30 lb mono and tossing 8-10 oz weights WITH bait (mullet heads, chunk ladyfish, crabs, etc. over 100 yrds from beaches and inlets for years.

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    What exactly are you targeting?

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    Itís for tossing rigs for blacktips/spinners.

    You know, there are so many brands that offer these 12í heavers, im just wondering if there REALLY is that much difference in the distance casted between brands. Iíve been trying really hard to find one that will cast it the furthest, but maybe Iím just blowing this too out of proportion, and need to just buy one and be done with it.

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    Where are you fishing?

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    If you are close to the jupiter area go see Todd at Juno bait & tackle...he will point you in the right direction.

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    Believe me when i say when the conditions are right you definitely dont need to cast way out there for the spinners and tippies...fresh bait is the key!

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