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I hope someone can help me find the proper rod for this;  I don't have to get out very far, maybe less than 60 feet in still waters... looking for Bass of course!

I  just don't want to break the rod and lose the sensor!  I already have the reel (Revros LT 2000) bought a few years back... 
I was thinking along the line of a  7' heavy, fast tip and use 50lb braided line (not sure of weight I need)
 
TIA... SpokaneDude
 

I need to edit parts of my post:  Reel is a Diawa BG 3000 tossing 50 lb braid... sorry, couldn't figure out how to edit the original above!

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25 minutes ago, SpokaneDude said:

I need to edit parts of my post:  Reel is a Diawa BG 3000 tossing 50 lb braid

Reel should handle that - I'd go higher braid to be sure.

 

25 minutes ago, SpokaneDude said:

I was thinking along the line of a  7' heavy, fast tip

Standard heavy power rods only go to 1.5 oz...for a 2oz weight you're looking at an  inshore or surf rod...this'll handle it and for under $50

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https://www.tackledirect.com/penn-squadron-iii-inshore-rods.html

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32 minutes ago, SpokaneDude said:

I hope someone can help me find the proper rod for this;  I don't have to get out very far, maybe less than 60 feet in still waters... looking for Bass of course!

I  just don't want to break the rod and lose the sensor!  I already have the reel (Revros LT 2000) bought a few years back... 
I was thinking along the line of a  7' heavy, fast tip and use 50lb braided line (not sure of weight I need)
 
TIA... SpokaneDude
 

I need to edit parts of my post:  Reel is a Diawa BG 3000 tossing 50 lb braid... sorry, couldn't figure out how to edit the original above!

Just get UglyStik GX2 for $39 and you can use the rod for fishing when needed as well.

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Just now, SpokaneDude said:

Hey Guys... the weight of the sonar sensor is 2 pounds, not two ounces!  It's 1/2 of a Namo Fish Finder.

Do the Berkley 8’ Big Game Spinning Rod, Two Piece XXH $35  , It will do it, I am casting 2lb weight with it. If you want I can go to my truck and take picture for you.

I have Dobyns Mag Swimbait rods but they are expensive for your job.

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17 minutes ago, ATA said:

Do the Berkley 8’ Big Game Spinning Rod, Two Piece XXH $35  , It will do it, I am casting 2lb weight with it. If you want I can go to my truck and take picture for you.

I have Dobyns Mag Swimbait rods but they are expensive for your job.

I found a  Penn Squadron III Surf Spinning Fishing Rod Titanium/Red/Gold, 10' - Medium Heavy - 15-30lb - 2pc for $70 on Amazon... 

I think it will work, since it's similar to what you have suggested... and I'm familiar with the Penn name

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If you need to get two POUNDS out to casting distance I’d be thinking about something other than a fishing rod. That’s 32 ounces. A big surf rod will throw 8 and bait for a common big surf rig, so 12-16 ounces. I have an 8oz rated surf rod and I’ve throw. 12 plus bait for about 16-18 ounces total and wouldn’t do it again. You’re really straining the rod. If it were me I’d be looking at a 12-16 ounce rated rod and given what you’re doing I’d go with 130 lb braid. 

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12 minutes ago, casts_by_fly said:

If you need to get two POUNDS out to casting distance I’d be thinking about something other than a fishing rod. That’s 32 ounces. A big surf rod will throw 8 and bait for a common big surf rig, so 12-16 ounces. I have an 8oz rated surf rod and I’ve throw. 12 plus bait for about 16-18 ounces total and wouldn’t do it again. You’re really straining the rod. If it were me I’d be looking at a 12-16 ounce rated rod and given what you’re doing I’d go with 130 lb braid. 

 

I wouldn't use braid or spinning (of course I wouldn't cast a FF either) I'd use a conventional fiberglass rod. We use to use 8' rods and Penn conventional reels with 50 or 60 lb mono, and would fling 16-24 oz jigs underhand quite a bit for cod from a rocking boat. You should be able to lob 2 lbs fairly easily from land with something like that. If I was going to go through all that trouble, I'd just tow it behind an RC boat...

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This seems like a recipe for disaster. I'm surprised they would make a castable sonar transducer that weighs 2 lbs. I definitely wouldn't use braid for that. If you haven't already bought it I would look for a different option. 2 lbs is a ton of weight to try to cast.

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9 hours ago, JediAmoeba said:

What fish finder is 2 pounds? Jesus

I think the op may be mistaken, the ones I’ve seen are more like 3oz.

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BIG MISTAKE ON MY PART!!  It's 2.6 ounces! not pounds!  Sorry for putting all of you through this waste of time... I certainly appreciate it from all of you, and in the future I'll have my wife verify weights for me!☹️

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two pounds.  can you just put some line at your feet and simply throw it like baseball?  60 feet?  

 

use one of those Chuck-It dog ball throwing toys.!

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17 minutes ago, SpokaneDude said:

BIG MISTAKE ON MY PART!!  It's 2.6 ounces! not pounds!  Sorry for putting all of you through this waste of time... I certainly appreciate it from all of you, and in the future I'll have my wife verify weights for me!☹️

No worries.   It made it a very fun read!!  

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2 hours ago, Darth-Baiter said:

two pounds.  can you just put some line at your feet and simply throw it like baseball?  60 feet?  

 

use one of those Chuck-It dog ball throwing toys.!

This was going to be my option, 2 lbs is heavy as frick to be casting. Grab some heavy braid and toss her as hard as you can, good ol handlining it.

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That being the case, look for a cheap Heavy saltwater rod, longer will cast it farther, so maybe a 2 pc surf casting rod. Check out Purefishing, they do Ugly stix, Shakespeare, and such. You might even find a combo. 
 

You can even cast it like a surf rod where you lay out 6’ or so of line and launch it like a trebuchet. If needed you can get a surfcasters trigger which I found useful for heavy baits that tore up the finger.

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22 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

Reel should handle that - I'd go higher braid to be sure.

 

Standard heavy power rods only go to 1.5 oz...for a 2oz weight you're looking at an  inshore or surf rod...this'll handle it and for under $50

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https://www.tackledirect.com/penn-squadron-iii-inshore-rods.html

Agreed! Look for a cheap, shorter inshore rod. 

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7 hours ago, SpokaneDude said:

BIG MISTAKE ON MY PART!!  It's 2.6 ounces! not pounds!  Sorry for putting all of you through this waste of time... I certainly appreciate it from all of you, and in the future I'll have my wife verify weights for me!☹️

Rod I posted above will handle that as long as you don't try 'for the fence'...just a good lob should get it out far enough.

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