Suggest a 13-14ft FS Beach Rod

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Suggest a 13-14ft FS Beach Rod

Postby Teegerstk » Sun May 28, 2017 9:34 pm

Hi,
I've decided I'm gonna buy a second beach outfit, and have already decided on getting another Penn Affinity reel. They are great reels and good value for the price.
I'll need a beach rod rung for a fixed spool. I currently have a Penn Squadron 15ft which is way too big for my stature. My casts are quite awkward and honestly I've never casted over say 100 yds with it. It's a low end rod so there's no point in selling it anyway. I have tried out a 13ft rod before and they fit me perfectly.
Can anyone recommend a 13ft Fs beach rod that's around €150 or so? I'll be fishing various grounds, mostly clean. I can push the budget if it's well worth it, but I'm buying the reel at the same time so I'm limited.
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Re: Suggest a 13-14ft FS Beach Rod

Postby eddyfletch » Sun May 28, 2017 10:01 pm

i have the penn rampage surf 1 13 foot like it a lot and handles most circumstances for me not sure what the new 2 is like tho
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Re: Suggest a 13-14ft FS Beach Rod

Postby Teegerstk » Sun May 28, 2017 10:11 pm

eddyfletch wrote:i have the penn rampage surf 1 13 foot like it a lot and handles most circumstances for me not sure what the new 2 is like tho

Is it good to cast with? Found the Rampage 2 online paired with a Surfblaster for around 200- comes with some braid too.
I'll look up more about it. Thanks
Any other suggestions?
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Re: Suggest a 13-14ft FS Beach Rod

Postby ste c » Sun May 28, 2017 10:45 pm

If was me id go for a afaw gb fs pro very nice fixed spool rod with alot of power an a really slim blank about £350 tho but you certainly wouldnt regret it
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Re: Suggest a 13-14ft FS Beach Rod

Postby Teegerstk » Sun May 28, 2017 11:24 pm

ste c wrote:If was me id go for a afaw gb fs pro very nice fixed spool rod with alot of power an a really slim blank about £350 tho but you certainly wouldnt regret it


I'm aware that afaw do some top notch rods but I can't really afford something like that atm. €200 would be my limit.
What about the afaw 6 and bait mk2? Found it online paired with a Penn reel. A step down from the GB FS Pro but then again I'm only in the sea fishing game a year and a bit so far.
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Re: Suggest a 13-14ft FS Beach Rod

Postby eddyfletch » Mon May 29, 2017 11:10 am

Teegerstk wrote:
eddyfletch wrote:i have the penn rampage surf 1 13 foot like it a lot and handles most circumstances for me not sure what the new 2 is like tho

Is it good to cast with? Found the Rampage 2 online paired with a Surfblaster for around 200- comes with some braid too.
I'll look up more about it. Thanks
Any other suggestions?



i can sling a 5 ounce weight out about 100-120 yards easy enough, and i use the surf blaster also on my 16 foot and works perfect. I live around Waterford so if you wanted try it out im sure we could arrange something so you can get the feel of it before you buy one online
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Re: Suggest a 13-14ft FS Beach Rod

Postby Teegerstk » Mon May 29, 2017 7:53 pm

[quote="eddyfletch"][/quote]

Thanks for the offer eddy. I think I might go for the AFAW 6&Bait, done a lot of research on it and it seems like a good rod, I'll most likely replace my
Squadron with a Rampage 13ft by the end of the year as the 15ft is too big for me.
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Re: Suggest a 13-14ft FS Beach Rod

Postby Roryk11 » Wed May 31, 2017 4:29 am

Have an afaw 6 beautiful rod lots of power found a nice increase in distance with isn't as sensitive as some rods at the tip but ya can still see bites
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Re: Suggest a 13-14ft FS Beach Rod

Postby Teegerstk » Wed May 31, 2017 1:26 pm

Roryk11 wrote:Have an afaw 6 beautiful rod lots of power found a nice increase in distance with isn't as sensitive as some rods at the tip but ya can still see bites

Would probably look into using braid if bites are a problem - but then again I've seen posts on it on other sites and lads were saying they had no problem seeing bites from whiting etc.
Looks like a real nice rod, can't wait to get it.
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Re: Suggest a 13-14ft FS Beach Rod

Postby zeke » Wed May 31, 2017 1:37 pm

I'm using Shakespeare Continental rod 13 rung for FS. Easy to cast, light, slim blank and won't break your wallet haha. Bite detection with braided line is superb. Hope this help.


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Re: Suggest a 13-14ft FS Beach Rod

Postby Teegerstk » Wed May 31, 2017 1:39 pm

zeke wrote:I'm using Shakespeare Continental rod 13 rung for FS. Easy to cast, light, slim blank and won't break your wallet haha. Bite detection with braided line is superb. Hope this help.


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Re: Suggest a 13-14ft FS Beach Rod

Postby DavidLynch » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:30 pm

can recommend the afaw six and bait I have two and there a rod that wont let you down,plenty of power in the lower butt section for triple dogs and the like you wont be sorry and good value for the money I thought.or look at the leeda m sports line of rods heard good reports on them also and they do a fixed spool model.
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