What fishing rod should I get?

I'm buying an avet sx with mc cast for fishing at the pier and bridge fishing. What would be a good rod to pair it with? I want to be able to cast with it and be able to use live bait sometimes

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  • 7 years ago
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    This is a tough Q.

    Personally, I would never buy a reel dedicated to casting without a level-wind. Don't get me wrong, Avet's are excellent reels! And I know that there are some great reels without level-winds out there, (designed for casting).

    But, in my opinion, having to level the line manually on every single cast is a major pain in the @ss.

    If you were only occasionally going to use it for casting I'd say booyah! But, a non-level winded reel for pier and shore casting???

    Have you thought about maybe going with a Shimano Calcutta?- http://www.basspro.com/Shimano-Calcutta-B-Round-Ba...

    OR an Abu Garcia 7000 C3i?- http://www.basspro.com/Abu-Garcia-Ambassadeur-7000...

    ANYWAY, enough about the reel!

    Avets are very nice reels (wholly US made!) and should have a comparable rod (of quality).

    I'd suggest -

    #1. Stellar Surf Rod 9' - 10' - http://www.seastriker.com/starrods/styled-3/index....

    video review- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7Hqj-EEPAE

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    #2. Penn Torque- http://www.basspro.com/PENN-Torque-Surf-Casting-Ro...

    #3. St. Croix Mojo Surf- http://www.basspro.com/St-Croix-Mojo-Surf-Casting-...

    One of these could do the job.........

    However, if you are leaning more toward live bait fishing than "casting" I'd suggest something shorter and "beefier"- like a longer Stand-up rod.

    Hope this helps?

  • 7 years ago

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    Many people looking to buy a fishing rod simply show up at the local big box store and pull the first rod that catches their eye off the rack. Others search the Internet for reviews on popular upscale brands. Still others ask a friend, or in my case, write to me asking which rod to buy. Here are some basic rod facts that you need to know before you head out or go online to purchase one.

    What Kind of Fishing are you Planning?

    Inshore Fishing

    Inshore fishing means relatively shallow water and relatively small fish – under 20 pounds for the most part. So, you need a rod that can handle a good size fish, but not one that weighs so much you can’t even fish with it.

    Casting – Casting rods are used with conventional reels and can be used with lures or bait for light bottom fishing. They also accommodate floats and are good for free-lining live bait.

    Spinning – Spinning rods can usually do the same things that a casting rods does, they simply use a different reel – a spinning reel. Spinning equipment can cast a lighter lure and is not subject to the backlash problems that an inexperienced angler encounters with a casting reel. This is a good choice for a beginning angler.

    Bottom Fishing – Either casting or spinning rods can be used for inshore bottom fishing. The water depth, current, and amount of weight required to get a bait to the bottom helps dictate which size rod to use.

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  • 7 years ago

    Inshore- Shimano Sedona 1500 with 15 pound braid! I have owned them for years and have caught anything from 12 pound bass, 9 pound snook, 1 inch minnows, to a 18 pound catfish(he was a toughy)!! It is relatively cheap but an amazing rod all around!

    Source(s): Experience
  • 7 years ago

    How heavy of line are you planning to use on it? If you're loading the Avet with 15 to 20 pound line, go with a 7 footer rated for 10 to 25 pound test. The tip should be light enough to toss a lightly hooked, fly lined pinfish.

    Source(s): -B
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