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    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.

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    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.
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    Default Re: 10 wt rod for striped bass

    Budget?

    Do you want a new rod?

    Do you want a used rod?

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    New rod and $250-$300

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    Default 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
    TFO BVK
    Redington Torrent
    Echo Edge

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    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.

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    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.

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    Default Re: 10 wt rod for striped bass

    Quote Originally Posted by gibbsey View Post
    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
    Had some extra cash for once (and blew it...)
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    Default 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.

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    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.

    -VB

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