Location: Berkeley Pier
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?