Best Surf Casting Rods For Value & Performance!

Scuba Chris

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Longitude & Solaris Surf Casting Rods By Okuma!

I've been using these surf casting rods this month on my own time with different reels from Solterras to Tesoros. I even practiced casting at a soccer field with defunct Newells. My impression for these inexpensive rods are they perform just as well as any quality upper-end pricey surf-casting rod out there. So i'm going to start including them into my regular main gear that i'm still juggling around. In other words they cast & feel great when casting 4-8oz lead pyramids & banks. I lifted a small 2-1/2gal bucket with 2gal of saltwater in it at a pier while fishing just to see how the rod & tip handles the load, no difference from a Tiralejo, Nitro, Insane Surf, Battalion, Prevail, Black Hole, or any other rod i ever had or used. I still need to bring in a sizable strike like a GT, shark or ray to validify my gut instinct & feeling. For now i'm basing my assessment on casting lead weights to dead lifting water filled buckets. I'll post updates when they become available.

So what i'm practicing with are-
Okuma Longitude Surf Rod (LC-C-1202H)
United Composite CX Graphite Blank
7 Guides + 1 tip
Aluminum Oxide Inserts
SS Hooded Seats
Pac Bay Rubber Butt Cap
Weight 28.8oz
12ft
2pc
20-40lbs Recommended Line
3-8oz Lure Weight
Reargrip 25-1/2in/Foregrip 9-1/2in
Limited 1yr Warranty
MSRP $84.99

Okuma Solaris Surf Rod (SS-C-1202MH-1)
IM6 Graphite Blank
7 Guides + 1 Tip
Aluminum Oxide Inserts
SS Hooded Seats
Pac Bay Rubber Butt Cap
Weight 26.9oz
12ft
2pc
20-40lbs Recommended Line
3-8oz Lure Weight
Reargrip 27-1/8in/Foregrip 8-3/8in
Limited Life Time Warranty
MSRP $ 109.99

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