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High end meat stick recommendation?

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#1 BillyBonds

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Posted June 21 2016 - 09:48 AM

I have a mint condition Penn 704z bail-less just sitting in a box without a mate, and it's been bothering me for some time. I have a nice 9' setup for north shore and bucktailing, I have a 10'6" Mojo Surf setup for south shore that I like alot, but it's just too light for chunking from the beach. I dont know if it was a defect in the rod, but my first one snapped in half the first day I used it casting blob of clam into the surf....of course they replaced it but I have been scared ever since. I have an 11' Tsunami(Uglystick clone) with a cheap Penn Pursuit reel on it that I have been using as my meat stick ever since because I can cast as much weight as I want with it, but I wish I had something a bit better. What I really need is something that can toss a 6oz sinker(or more) and a chunk/clam as far as humanly possible. The best 11' rods I have seen cover 3-8 oz, but I worry that is not enough to really put your back into launching one out there. But when you jump to 12', the ratings go up to 6-16oz and I am worried that is too much and I will lose feel??? Anyone fish a 12' St Croix or Team Daiwa rated 6-16 oz lure?

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#2 PaPaBear

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Posted June 21 2016 - 10:31 AM

I use an 11 foot Tsunami for throwing clams and bunker on the south shore i have a 6500 bait runner on it works excellent

#3 LiDad

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Posted June 21 2016 - 10:35 AM

Seriously, have you ever tried casting an 8oz sinker?!

#4 BillyBonds

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Posted June 21 2016 - 11:39 AM

Seriously, have you ever tried casting an 8oz sinker?!


No, 6 oz is the most I have tried to cast with what I have. Why? I have wished I had more weight at times

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Posted June 21 2016 - 11:52 AM

No, 6 oz is the most I have tried to cast with what I have. Why? I have wished I had more weight at times


Try casting a brick. ;)

If you need 8+ ounces to hold bottom from the surf maybe bottom fishing isn't the best options that trip...



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Posted June 21 2016 - 01:23 PM

I use a Lami 1361MH, can launch half bunkers and 8 or 12 ozs. Reel is a Newell 344 spooled with big game 50, or a squidder spooled with 40.
3 sided pyramid sinkers. This is what works for the small crew that fish with me..2-6 oz is for placid waters...the right cuts and near inlet spots, and heavy surf require 8+. I draw the line at 12's.

Mike

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#7 BillyBonds

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Posted June 21 2016 - 02:37 PM

I use a Lami 1361MH, can launch half bunkers and 8 or 12 ozs. Reel is a Newell 344 spooled with big game 50, or a squidder spooled with 40.
3 sided pyramid sinkers. This is what works for the small crew that fish with me..2-6 oz is for placid waters...the right cuts and near inlet spots, and heavy surf require 8+. I draw the line at 12's.

Mike


Thanks man, first relevant answer. So your rod is rated what, 4-8oz lure? And you have no problems launching big weight?

#8 peteinsuffolk

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Posted June 21 2016 - 04:32 PM

I'm going this route...



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Posted June 21 2016 - 06:11 PM

Sorry can't help im a northshore fisherman

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Posted June 23 2016 - 08:42 AM

Thanks man, first relevant answer. So your rod is rated what, 4-8oz lure? And you have no problems launching big weight?


This graphite blank was rated to 16 0z. I fish South Shore inlet areas, ocean sides..I only carry 8 and 12 oz sinkers for these areas, make short heavy leaders (80# 10 & 16 inch), and launch heads and half bunker with ease. The cast is definitely a slower deliberate arch, but I place what I need where I need to. I could go on and on..I've done LI Fisherman seminars on this exact approach. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Mike





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