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I got a 8 ft. Wright McGill surf rod, 3/8 to 3 oz.
Seem really light trying it with a penn fierce 5000..
Seem to cast nice with 2oz. But I also have to work on my form.
Does anyone here have any experience with it and how far it can be thrown. .
 

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I've got the 9 ft., 1-4 oz. with a Penn Battle 5000 and 30# braid. Like you said, it's nice and light, and seems to be pretty well made. It will cast a 2 oz Sting Silver to the horizon. For me, the 5000 reel makes the combo a little on the heavy side for casting long periods of time. I usually keep it rigged up on the truck while I'm soaking bait, just in case I run into a bluefish frenzy.
 

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i have a 9ft star rod rated 1-4oz. you can play with the weight rating, I had 6oz on and waded out and lobbed it for reds since they are not too far out. what are you targeting and are you throwing lures or live/cutbait rigs?
 

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Generally do live or cut, but was thinking of trying lures also...
Got a good deal on them got 2 of these rods for 60.00
So was thinking of one for lures and other for soaking..
 

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would make a good lure rod for spoons and what not. cut/live bait you wont be able to get past the breakers IMO. but from what ive seen in the surf so far the reds aren't far out at all so you should be good. I guess it also depends on what your trying to catch as well.
 
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