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irishff727irishff727 Posts: 948 Officer
Just picked up a Daiwa Coastal 3000. now I have the ever so stressful task of picking out a new rod like to keep it around 150. Using it for kayak fishing so figure 6'6" or better going to tossing mostly jigs 3/8 doa style shrimp live and arti maybe smaller finger mullet or bait fish. and a occasional top water or deadly combo.
time enjoyed wasted is not wasted time


  • SpineymanSpineyman Posts: 8,377 Admiral
    Shimano Teramar, great rod and can't beat the warranty. Stay away from Falcon Rods...
    Kayak Rookie...and loving it.
    Fishing beautiful Destin / Ft Walton Beach area!

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  • fshnfvrfshnfvr Posts: 27 Greenhorn
    Gloomis PR8400.
  • irishff727irishff727 Posts: 948 Officer
    hmmm the loomis looks nice
    time enjoyed wasted is not wasted time
  • PONCEPONCE Posts: 5,946 Admiral
    Buy a real nice STAR rod, I have one and they work very well, around a 100 dollars I think. BPS has there Gold Cup inshore series that runs around 80 dollars also a nice rod for the money :Rockon
  • Justins DadJustins Dad Posts: 3,247 Officer
    I've been using a Falcon 6' 6" Classic, medium action, for about 5 years, paired with a Diawa 2500 Ondine. I'm very pleased.
  • golflaxfishgolflaxfish Posts: 455 Deckhand
    i love my wright & mcgill blair wiggins rod, but have also heard really good things about chaos rods, it seems like theyre worth checking out.
    1970 23 Seabird
  • BobberBobber Posts: 943 Officer
    Crowder rods - made in Florida by Floridians that fish. Lifetime no b/s warranty. Check out their ESS668.
  • irishff727irishff727 Posts: 948 Officer
    Use to be a big owner of chaos rod's. Never again their quality went down along with customer service. I usually get custom rods from x generation. But these will mostly be used in the Kayak and not sire if I wanna drop money on something I know will get beat up
    time enjoyed wasted is not wasted time
  • johnDjohnD Posts: 6,427 Admiral
    St.Croix Tidemaster TIS76MF..Longer rod = longer cast.Made in USA.
  • gasparillagasparilla Posts: 358 Officer
    I'll second the Tidemaster. Great rods, should be able to find it in your price range . . .
    Cheap, fast, reliable - pick two . . .
  • troutman57troutman57 Posts: 3,691 Captain
    Try a redbone hurricane under a hundred no questions asked lifetime replacement warranty cork handles. I own 6 and think they are good rods at a great price. Broke 6 St croix rods used to love them but now not so sure. BPS inshore extreeme are good too but the butt section is a bit long to be comfortable tossing arties.
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  • reeladdiction92reeladdiction92 Posts: 155 Deckhand
    Just got a Temple Fork Outfitters Gary Loomis signature series spinning rod and love it! They are priced right at $100.
  • PipefitterPipefitter Posts: 135 Officer
    I have 4 redbones (3- 7ft'rs and one 7'6") and they have been great rods.
    Also have a SC Tidemaster and two Shimano Teramars which I like equally as well.

    Just picked up an UglyStik inshore 7'6" MH which seems comparable in action to the medium action of my other rods, at least at the top half of the rod. I got it because it didn't have that clear tip that seems to 'double joint' the action of the traditional UglyStiks and it has 8 inshore/braid style oriented Fuji guides. I am not too keen on the split butt styles and would much rather have a full cork handle, but as with everything else, I am tiring of paying hype trend prices for products that don't 'decisively' out perform their lesser priced counterparts. I am currently catching large reds to 40" so this should be a decent test of the durability and power of the current UglyStik inshore series. If it does prove to be a viable piece for the type of fishing I do, I will be all over it at 49.00 each, even though I am extremely skeptical when it comes to bargains. At any rate, check them out. At that price, it won't hurt to have just one.
  • barrynflabarrynfla Posts: 592 Officer
    I was using my W&M blue rod (6'9") Friday in the kayak and needed all the length to get a fish around the bow. Something to be said for long rods in a yak.
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