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The Best Surf Fishing Rods For the Most Convenient Fishing Along Coastlines

Updated on December 14, 2010

When it comes to saltwater fishing, surf fishing rods are some of the best known fishing rods. These ones are known for their lengths ranging between 10 and 14 feet (although you may encounter some that measure up to 15 feet or a little more than that). The reason why these rods are so long is because they are designed to catch fish that usually gather past the surf a little distance off the shore. If you’ll go shopping around for surf fishing rods, you’ll see that they come in different ratings and lengths so you may wonder how is it that you’re going to choose the right one for your fishing needs. Here are a few simple things you should know.

For one thing, surf rods are extra long because they allow for both hands to grasp it when encountered with heavy saltwater fish. However, you still need to think about your target: are you looking for red snappers? Are you hoping to catch bass? If you’re aiming at the larger fish, then you might as well go for shorter fishing rods. Choose those that measure about 10 or 11 feet long since these will have power better when it comes to hauling up the bigger ones. Remember that the longer ones also bend more so if you’re aiming at smaller fish, then you can go with the longer ones.

Also, when checking out surf fishing rods, be sure that the one you pick is made of salt-water resistant material so it won’t wear out easily due to the harsh effects of sea water. Good material choices are graphite and fiberglass.

Now, I present to you some of the best surf fishing rods for your maximum convenience.

Penn Powerstick Surf Spinning Rod
Penn Powerstick Surf Spinning Rod

Penn Powerstick Surf Spinning Rod

If you’re looking for a fishing rod of remarkable quality that will last you for a very long time, then Penn is the name to turn to. This Penn Powerstick Surf Spinning Rod has everything you need for your convenience aside from a better catch. It’s made of durable yet lightweight graphite that makes it easy to control and allows you to go for the bigger ones with confidence. It also has a graphite reel seat that secures your reel for easier hauling. This rod also has spinning guides made of aluminum oxide that effectively keep your fishing line smooth. In addition to those, this rod has cork grips on its handle to give you a better hold and prevent your hands from slipping off the rod. You can also store this fishing rod conveniently because it comes in two sections that you can easily break down or connect whenever you want to. You can get it in lengths ranging from 9 to 10 feet.

Okuma Fishing TU-150 Tundra 15-Foot 2-Piece Surf/Pier Spinning Rod (Large, White/Blue)
Okuma Fishing TU-150 Tundra 15-Foot 2-Piece Surf/Pier Spinning Rod (Large, White/Blue)

Okuma Fishing TU-150 Tundra 15-Foot 2-Piece Surf/Pier Spinning Rod (Large, White/Blue)

Here’s another brand any angler won’t have second thought buying. Okuma brings you this very durable surf fishing rod that’s tough enough to weather conditions at the seashore. This surf rod is made of unbreakable fiberglass and it has a length of 15 feet which gives you the reach you need for coastline swimmers. It features double-footed ceramic line guides that smoothen out lines rated for weights ranging from 10 to 30 pounds and keep them well strung out. It also has hooded reel seats made of rust-proof stainless steel which is just perfect for seaside fishing. Aside from those features, this rod also has rear grips and EVA foams on its handle to provide cushion for your hands so you avoid getting blisters. For those concerned about storage, this rod is collapsible into three sections so it can easily fit into backpacks.

12 Ft Palos Verdes Series Telescopic Rod
12 Ft Palos Verdes Series Telescopic Rod

12 Ft Palos Verdes Series Telescopic Rod

This telescopic rod from Ogeechee Outdoors measures a maximum of 12 feet which is great for surf fishing. If you’re planning to go to the beach or some rocky coastline with just your backpack or with your bicycle, then this one is ideal as it collapses into as little as 24 inches and it comes with a protective cover so you can easily store it in your backpack. This rod is capable of using lines with a 10 to 25-pound capacity and is rated medium to light action. It also has EVA and Aft foam handles that cushion your hands and give you a better grip even when wet. It has a reel seat made of water-resistant stainless steel and footed ceramic guides for keeping your line in good shape. This one is a sure winner when it comes to easy casting and hauling.



Here’s another one from Okuma and this one is rated for heavy action. This surf rod measures 11 feet and it is made of IM6 graphite which assures you of outstanding strength as well as endurance. It is water-resistant and will last you for long years of saltwater fishing. It also features other Fuji parts known to be of the best quality. It has a water-resistant reel seat designed to secure your surf fishing reel. If we will be talking about great features that count for details like your convenience, this Solaris have it. At the handle of this rod is a cork wrap plus EVA foam grips which both give you a tighter grip to prevent the rod from slipping off your hands as well as protect your hands from hurting and other problems caused by too much grip on hard material. You’ll enjoy spending more time along the coasts with this one.

Okuma EVx Surf Spinning Rod
Okuma EVx Surf Spinning Rod

Okuma EVx Surf Spinning Rod

This surf fishing rod is made of IM8 graphite that makes it strong enough to resist breaking yet light enough to enable easy maneuvering. It has double-footed line guides that keep your fishing line neat and titanium oxide inserts that effectively absorb shock. In addition to these, this surf rod features Fuji hooded reels seats made of water-resistant stainless steel that keep your surf fishing reels securely locked in and protected. Of course, this would not be complete without features for ensuring your comfort because this rod also has rubber handles that provide you with a better grip and prevent your hands from slipping off the rod especially when you’re struggling with an unbelievable huge fish. You can avail of this rod in lengths of 9 feet (medium action) up to 10 feet (medium to heavy action).


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