Best surf rod on the market

#1
Looking to buy a new rod currently have a odm frontier rod but i want something new lol was looking into the st croix legend or a century rod. Anyone got an opinion on these or maybe another rod?
 
#2
Hello!
So what do you intend to do with this new surf rod. ODMs are great rods, but I'm pretty smitten by my SP coastal and my Team Daiwa Surf. I used to plug a lot from the sand.
 

Mahigeer

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#3
I have a 10', four pieces, travel surf rod by St. Croix.

I love it. Caught many bonito with it at the Mole.

I just bought a Shimano 12', two pieces. Stil getting used to it.
 

MisterT

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#4
There is no best as there are so many Suppliers with many offerings. I'd initially recommend a JDM rod for lightness/sensitivity. Considering the currency exchange I think it is a worthwhile consideration.

However if you do not want to buy overseas (understandable) I'd suggest you check out Majorcraft which is now introducing JDM Rods to the US Market.
 
#5
I’ve been using Fenwick RiverRunner Steelhead Rods. 8 1/2 foot fast taper, rated at 8-17 pound test. I run 6 pound on it. The length helps keep the line over the shore break, but is not so long to be hard to handle.
 

MisterT

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#6
I’ve been using Fenwick RiverRunner Steelhead Rods. 8 1/2 foot fast taper, rated at 8-17 pound test. I run 6 pound on it. The length helps keep the line over the shore break, but is not so long to be hard to handle.
The length is a good point. I started off surf fishing with a 8'6" Shimano Scimitar and enjoyed fishing that rod (eventually sold it for other rods). I currently use a 9'6" Daiwa Saltist West Coast Rod and I find myself wanting a shorter rod. (Seems more manageable when dealing with lures caught on salad or tip wrap.)
 

moonshine

Active Member
#7
I’ve been using Fenwick RiverRunner Steelhead Rods. 8 1/2 foot fast taper, rated at 8-17 pound test. I run 6 pound on it. The length helps keep the line over the shore break, but is not so long to be hard to handle.
I also fished the surf with a steelhead rod and lighter weights and line. It changed the whole surf fishing experience for me.