Location: San Francisco
|Hey guys been thinking of a new rod and reel. Currently have a 10' MH Daiwa Emblem capable of throwing 3-6oz. I've been wanting to be able to throw bucktails/poppers/lures for stripers, hali, and perch. Don't think I'll be getting much distance throwing lures that are lighter than what my rod is rated for would I?
Browsed at Dick's today and I saw Ugly Stik's new Elite Salmon/Steelhead Rod, specs are:
Rod Action & Length: MF 8'6"
Line Weight: 8-14 lbs.
Lure Weight: 3/8-3/4 oz.
Rod Action & Length: MHMF 8'6"
Line Weight: 10-20 lbs.
Lure Weight: 1/2-1 1/2 oz.
Both are priced at $70. I already own an Ugly Stik Lite Salmon/Steelhead rod 8'6 MH, but one if the guide inserts popped out and the guide ring itself cracked. Should I just find someone to repair it?
As for a reel, I was looking into a Penn Battle II size 4000. Thinking of 30-40lb braid on it.
Would the Penn Battle paired with my Daiwa Emblem suffice to cast out 1.5oz bucktails, poppers, sp minnows? Or would I need a rod rated for lighter oz of weight?
Currently using the Emblem paired with an Okuma ABF50, spooled with 50lb braid, limited to some pier fishing and bait & wait on the surf.