I was told that the Beefstick are "junk", but for the occasional use I had intended, and them being fiberglass, plus the price, I was willing to risk that they would do what was needed. I have no complaints one bit about them. They are tough.Yep- just outfitted my buddy, who isn't a hardcore surfman, with three Daiwa rods and a Quantum I had. One is an 11 beefstick, old brown one, and one is 11 Eliminator as I had several. Just returned from beach and they worked nicely with 4-5 oz and would do six, but that flexes a bit. Just fine for spiking where you're not trying to reach orbit.
That's interesting about the Fiblink surf rodFiblink Saphire, 11ft, 2pc, rated 2-6oz but can handle more. I have a gaggle of Fiblink rods and all are performers on the cheap. Cheap? $52 on Amazon. The 12ft 4-8oz version is $60.
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