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>> Surfking vs Tsunami vs Okuma Solaris? [topic: previous/next]
PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:50 pm
frozendog


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Location: SLO County

I keep breaking my 11ft Surfking casting rods. Does anyone have experience with an 11ft Tsunami? I am thinking about switching but I can't find any place local where I can see and handle one. So I am looking for your experience. I hate to order one online without seeing it or hearing from other users.

Or maybe a Okuma Solaris?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:12 pm
capt.raysharking


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Location: Klamath

I would stay away from the okuma. I've used the tsunami boat rods for huge striper out of cape may and they hold up well.never used their surf rods but held some at tackle direct and they reminded me of Tica surf rods lightweight and a little stiff..
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:32 pm
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Location: Vallejo

i have an older 9 foot Tsunami spinning surf rod. Its okay. Its about the same as the other two rods. Medium weight, slow-medium taper. The guides have rusted out. I have replaced it with your same Surfking. No breaks so far, thankfully.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:23 am
red fish


Posts: 2559
Location: Berkeley Pier

Walt:

Here is a review from Stripersonline.com on Casting Rods under $150


1. Penn Pro Guide PGS2040C11 (11', 20-40#, 3-8oz $130); is the $30 extra for a 12' model worth it?

2. Tsunami Trophy TS-TSC1102XH (11', 20-40, 4-10oz, $90)

3. Offshore Angler (BPS) Ocean Master OMCP12SC (12', 20-50#, 6-12oz, $100)

4. Daiwa Emblem Surf EM-ES2253HRB (11'4, 20-40, 4-7oz, $130)


Full Review: http://www.stripersonline.com/t/537582/best-surf-conventional-casting-rod-under-150-00

Check to see who has the best warranty..

I was thinking Ocean Master myself (Cabelas) but, when I get another long casting rod, I will probably go with a BWC 1100 since it is durable enough for sturgeon, sharks, and rays (although very heavy weight in comparison to other surf rods). Used the old Daiwa Sealine (with the blue wrap). Was a good rod, still have it, but some inserts have popped out (replaced) and had a few guides rewrapped, plus busted off a small part of the tip and put another tip/top guide. Seen its share of sturgeon, sharks, rays. The Penn Pro Guide sounds pretty interesting if there is a sale..warranty?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:43 am
frozendog


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red fish wrote:
Walt:

Here is a review from Stripersonline.com on Casting Rods under $150


1. Penn Pro Guide PGS2040C11 (11', 20-40#, 3-8oz $130); is the $30 extra for a 12' model worth it?

2. Tsunami Trophy TS-TSC1102XH (11', 20-40, 4-10oz, $90)

3. Offshore Angler (BPS) Ocean Master OMCP12SC (12', 20-50#, 6-12oz, $100)

4. Daiwa Emblem Surf EM-ES2253HRB (11'4, 20-40, 4-7oz, $130)



Thanks for the info. My eyes are getting tired since I've read so many reviews. But you still can't really tell about a rod until you buy it and take it out and use it your way.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:51 pm
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Location: AG

Did you decide on a rod? If so where did you purchase it from?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:52 pm
frozendog


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Newb wrote:
Did you decide on a rod? If so where did you purchase it from?

My wife ordered me an Okuma Solaris on Amazon. If I didn't like it I could return it free (I think). Next week I will trying it out. I'm also still waiting for my Surfking to be returned from Lamiglas. They've had it nearly a month. I tried to order a Tsunami from Digital Dagger by phone, and they said they didn't have one and would call me. Haven't received a call. I wanted to try all three together - but....

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:03 pm
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I bought an 11' okuma solaris 3 years ago and I'm still using it.. It's my all purpose rod, crabbing, stripers, bat rays and sharks. It's great rod, fought many and still fighting big strong big bat rays. Sometimes I wish a big fish would break it just so that I can have a story and give me a good reason to buy a new rod.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:22 pm
expo23


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Location: South San Francisco, CA

Hi. any update/report on the rod? i am in the market for a new rod for cliff fishing.

Surf Samurai - G Loomis - $500
Frozen Dog - Lamiglas 11" Surf King rod $150


i must say its been fun building a new set up for the type of environment.

I been skimming through Surf's post and will mimic his set up.

Thanks!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:14 pm
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I have 2 st croix avid series surf rods for sale if your interested. I have a 10ft and a 12ft and have only used them once. I'm in SF but I'm traveling down to SD end of Aug for a 10 day long range fishing charter. Not gonna lie, these are heavy duty rods. The 12 ft is rated 20-60 pounds and it takes at least 4oz. Anything smaller and its like using a broom stick trying to fly cast lol. For the type of fishing you do, these rods will be perfect for you. Well, for your type of fishing anyways, i'm just barely past my prime and its a lot to handle. Last I heard, you were retired so your results may vary Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:16 pm
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oops double post
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:10 pm
Newb


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Location: AG

Are these casting, or spinning and how much do you want for them?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:31 am
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Location: Southern California (Riverside County)

I have formed a favorable opinion of the MAYA Galaxy
rods... Not the greatest rod in the world but
definitely worth the price. Plus, the only way I could
use a 11 foot long fishing rod with the little car I
drive is a telescopic rod. I wouldn't recommend trying
to freeline a 20 lbs. Lingcod up a cliff with it, but
for just about everything else it has done me very
well. Cheap on eBay with free shipping from Israel...

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=maya+telescopic+saltwater+fishing+rod&_osacat=0&_from=R40%7CR40%7CR40%7CR40%7CR40%7CR40%7CR40%7CR40&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.XMAYA+Galaxy+telescopic+surf+fishing+rod&_nkw=MAYA+Galaxy+telescopic+surf+fishing+rod&_sacat=0

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:09 pm
Newb


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Location: AG

thefrood wrote:
I have formed a favorable opinion of the MAYA Galaxy
rods... Not the greatest rod in the world but
definitely worth the price. Plus, the only way I could
use a 11 foot long fishing rod with the little car I
drive is a telescopic rod. I wouldn't recommend trying
to freeline a 20 lbs. Lingcod up a cliff with it, but
for just about everything else it has done me very
well. Cheap on eBay


Most 11 foot rods are 2 piece rods.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:31 pm
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Newb wrote:
Are these casting, or spinning and how much do you want for them?


They are spinning rods. Brand new the rods are $360 and $380.00. Not taking low ball offers. I'm fine keeping them but they just sit there and I'm not sure when they will get used next. Rather sell them to someone that is going to get some use out of it. If your looking for a rod that will hoist a 20lb ling up the cliffs, both these rods can handle the duty.
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