What is your beach rod(s) of choice?

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  1. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    the WF7IS6 rio outbound short ( 265 grain) is what I use for over 95% of my beach fishing. Get below the surge, down to where the fish are. Toss it on my 690-4 Xi3 and I cast to the backing knot all the time

    For VERY calm water or shallow applications, I use a WF intermediate line. Never do I use a floating line fishing from the beach
     
  2. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    Redington CPS 7 wt for silvers, chum and pinks.
    Redington CPS 8 wt for bonefish.
    Redington CPS 9 wt for Alaska silvers and chinook.
    TFO Healing Waters 5 wt for searuns.
    TFO Clouser 10 wt for various jacks, bluefin trevally, barracuda, pargo and roosterfish.
    Allen 6 wt for hawkfish, goatfish, surge wrasse, grouper, butterflyfish and damselfish
    TFO Ticr 12 wt for GTs and cubera snapper
    TFO Bluewater 14 wt for big GTs and sharks.
     
  3. Bagman

    Bagman Active Member

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    Now your just bragging. LOL. If I had all that gear I would be able to afore the cost of being able to fish them. Yes I'm jealous. Nice!
     
  4. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    Where is your tarpon rod??? Permit rod???? You need to get out more.

     
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  5. jasonj

    jasonj New Member

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    CF Burkheimer Sea Trout 5 weight 9' 5" with a Galvan T-5 reel and Rio Aqualux (at least I think that's the line on it) clear/trans Intermediate line.
     
  6. Jeff Dodd

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    St Croix Legend Ultra 6wt ( I like this rod)
    Sage VT 2 9'6" 8 wt (I kinda like this rod)
    TFO Jim Teeny 5wt (I like this rod)

    Last summer I picked a 7/8 wt Abu Garcia Crossfire out of a g-sale free pile. That 2-piece rod handles the sink tip line great and when I'm banging around in a tin boat, it was perfect for Pinks. Maybe I like the s-l-o-w action ? cheap components. Maybe I just need more 2-piece rods!? I don't know because
     
  7. Bob Young

    Bob Young Active Member

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    9 foot, 6 wt. Templefork Ticrx with a SLOW intermediate Outbound.
     
  8. aplTyler

    aplTyler Inept Steelheader

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    Sage One 9'6" 6 WT... Bauer LM3... Rio Outbound Short

    Love the rod. It gets used on lakes for big trout, salt, streamers on big water, and I'll probably try it out on some Eastside Steel this fall. Fantastic setup.
     
  9. Tacoma Red

    Tacoma Red Active Member

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    Method 9' 5 and/or 6 wt Rio OS WF I or S6.
     
  10. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Cortland procrest 8 wt,matched with a Cortland crown fly reel,floating wf. Line
     
  11. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Redington Predator 6 wt. for cutts.
    TFO BVK 8 wt. for silvers.
    Both with Outbound Shorts.