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Thread: Best Surf Casting Rods For Value & Performance!

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    Default Best Surf Casting Rods For Value & Performance!

    Longitude & Solaris Surf Casting Rods By Okuma!

    I've been using these surf casting rods this month on my own time with different reels from Solterras to Tesoros. I even practiced casting at a soccer field with defunct Newells. My impression for these inexpensive rods are they perform just as well as any quality upper-end pricey surf-casting rod out there. So i'm going to start including them into my regular main gear that i'm still juggling around. In other words they cast & feel great when casting 4-8oz lead pyramids & banks. I lifted a small 2-1/2gal bucket with 2gal of saltwater in it at a pier while fishing just to see how the rod & tip handles the load, no difference from a Tiralejo, Nitro, Insane Surf, Battalion, Prevail, Black Hole, or any other rod i ever had or used. I still need to bring in a sizable strike like a GT, shark or ray to validify my gut instinct & feeling. For now i'm basing my assessment on casting lead weights to dead lifting water filled buckets. I'll post updates when they become available.

    So what i'm practicing with are-
    Okuma Longitude Surf Rod (LC-C-1202H)
    United Composite CX Graphite Blank
    7 Guides + 1 tip
    Aluminum Oxide Inserts
    SS Hooded Seats
    Pac Bay Rubber Butt Cap
    Weight 28.8oz
    12ft
    2pc
    20-40lbs Recommended Line
    3-8oz Lure Weight
    Reargrip 25-1/2in/Foregrip 9-1/2in
    Limited 1yr Warranty
    MSRP $84.99

    Okuma Solaris Surf Rod (SS-C-1202MH-1)
    IM6 Graphite Blank
    7 Guides + 1 Tip
    Aluminum Oxide Inserts
    SS Hooded Seats
    Pac Bay Rubber Butt Cap
    Weight 26.9oz
    12ft
    2pc
    20-40lbs Recommended Line
    3-8oz Lure Weight
    Reargrip 27-1/8in/Foregrip 8-3/8in
    Limited Life Time Warranty
    MSRP $ 109.99

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    I was gonna guess Okuma!!!

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