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gibbsey 06-01-2013 04:57 AM

10 wt rod for striped bass
Looking for recommendations for a 10wt Saltwater rod for srtiped bass on Cape Cod. I fish from the surf and will be using it fishing from a kayak as well. Been using my 8 wet and need something to throw bigger flies and punch in the wind.

Rip Tide 06-01-2013 09:32 AM

Re: 10 wt rod for striped bass
I don't know where you are, but I've noticed many 10wts on Craig's list in the CT/RI/Mass area.
I think that if you're careful you can very likely get a nice deal
I know my 10 gets used only for what you have in mind, so it's practically a back-up.

MoscaPescador 06-01-2013 11:07 AM

Re: 10 wt rod for striped bass

Do you want a new rod?

Do you want a used rod?

gibbsey 06-14-2013 06:03 AM

Re: 10 wt rod for striped bass
New rod and $250-$300

MoscaPescador 06-14-2013 10:12 AM

Re: 10 wt rod for striped bass
If you have a chance to cast some rods at a local fly shop, do so.

Short list:
TFO Axiom
Redington Torrent
Echo Edge

fichy 06-14-2013 03:32 PM

Re: 10 wt rod for striped bass
I've had a few cheaper 10 wt. dogs that I got rid of and stick with the 2 great 9's I have when I need more backbone. Some fast 9's overlined with a 10 int. (if that's what you use in the surf- I use those and 400 -500 gr. for BIG flies) will work fine. A lousy 10 really starts to cream your shoulder after awhile, I'd test some rods to make sure you like what you get. I've heard good and cast Redington and Echos in your range. I haven't pulled anything big into the yak- maybe 34" my best- I imagine a 10 would be much better to lever a real big girl up. Let us know what you get and how it does. I'm thinking about getting one I actually like , to throw 6/0 bunny eels off the beach at night. Good luck.

moucheur2003 06-14-2013 10:34 PM

Re: 10 wt rod for striped bass
I haven't cast it, but I would guess that in your price range the best 10 wt rod available is probably the Temple Fork BVK. I think it's the only one at that price that uses the new nano material in the blanks, which cuts down on weight. As has been said already, casting a 10 weight can wear out your arm pretty quickly, so you want a light one.

enolaeagle 06-14-2013 10:41 PM

Re: 10 wt rod for striped bass

Originally Posted by gibbsey (Post 564233)
New rod and $250-$300

Check this thread that I started. I grabbed this 10w BPS rod for $220- Had it out today and it had a nice feel

fly505 06-15-2013 12:03 AM

Re: 10 wt rod for striped bass
Picked up a 9' 9-wt Echo Edge Saltwater...havnt fished it in the surf, but mostly large musky and pike...gorgeous and strong are two things that come to mind. Plus Echo has an amazing reputation from all I've talked to. I've too looked at the BVK...but steered clear from them, read and heard alot of unusual breakage in the higher weights.

von behr 06-15-2013 10:44 AM

Re: 10 wt rod for striped bass
For light and fast, I would bite the bullet and get the Sage Xi3. You'll only have to buy once and never look back.


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