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Versatile Rods for Inshore Coastal Fishing?

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To narrow it down a bit:

 

I fish New England rock jetties for stripers and blues every year, and now hope to branch out to some south Florida snook and sea trout.

 

I like to use techniques that are similar to bass fishing with lures, just tend to use larger lures: where I might use 3/8-3/4 for bass, I'm using 3/4 oz - 2-1/2 oz for inshore fishing.

For example, saltwater one knocker spooks, large saltwater rapalas, etc.

 

I've been fishing a baitcaster: Diawa Coastal and a MH (more H) Fast AG Volatile.  (It's a quality rod but a little too fast for my applications).

 

Now, I want to try spinning gear, say in the 7-6 - 8 ft length range.

- NOT surfcasting

- Thinking about a Diawa BG 4000 for this 

- Maybe a MH rod for lures in the *** oz range

- Nothing too fancy: I'm climbing over rocks in the pounding surf, and I don't know how to be gentle on gear in this scenario

 

Any recommendations for a rod for this?

 

Thanks!

 

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St croix tidemaster TIS76MHF or the TIS76HF if you plan On throwing 2-2 1/2oz often. I prefer the MHF for the 1/2-1 1/2oz lures I throw for stripers, blues and false albacore. And go with a bg 3000. I would put a 4000 Bg on a 9’ rod or a real heavy 8’er The daiwa bg 4000 series runs larger than other companies 4000 series reels. 

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Most of my fishing is done from the kayak or from jetties/piers here in NJ. Look into the Shimano Teramar SE rods. I have a couple of the 7’0” spinning rods (M and MH) that are very versatile. I love throwing topwaters like the Rapala Skitterwalk and lighter plastics on jigheads on the M rod. The MH is usually my plastics rod, I don’t really throw more than 1.5 oz jigs often but it can handle those in a pinch. Handles Mag Darters and SP Minnows, no problem. The rods I have are rated ExtraFast but they have a pretty versatile taper that lends itself to lots of applications. You may have to go with the H or XH to find something that’ll throw the upper part of your intended range. The St. Croix Mojo Inshore is also worth looking into at that price point.

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11 hours ago, Jcj90 said:

St croix tidemaster TIS76MHF or the TIS76HF if you plan On throwing 2-2 1/2oz often. I prefer the MHF for the 1/2-1 1/2oz lures I throw for stripers, blues and false albacore. And go with a bg 3000.

Thanks a lot, JC and WD.  I will go with the 3000 and look at the rods you mentioned.

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