Here's a second on the BP Oceanmaster.
I have the 8 1/2 and the 10 ft conventionals and love them. They're a great bang for the buck. Both are almost 4 years old and have held up better than alot of my other rods.
And I just ordered the 12ft heavy.
I got an 11'9" BA before they came out w/ the the new 12ft light or I'd have that one also.
RobC, I ordered the Bass Pro Oceanmaster 12'6". It's very popular in Hatteras and while I haven't thrown it I have the other 2 and love them. I use the 10fter for about 70% of my tackle fishing. I was given the Breakaway 11'9" for Christmas by my wife.[ Gotta love that!!]or from what I've heard and read I would have bought the new 12'6" lite Oceanmaster. Though the 11'9" ia an awesomwe rod, don't get me wrong here.
But the Oceanmasters are a hell of a bang for your buck.
I have a Tica 11'6" and OM 12' and the OM is by far better suited to 8+ n bait. The Tica sweet spot is 6 oz IMO. The Tica is lighter than the OM, though not sure about the new OM. If you fish 8 n bait more often than not, the OM is the ticket. Either way you can't go wrong.
I picked up a 12ft HA Tica (Spinning) in Kitty Hawk last year for $99.00. Rated 4-10 oz. I am still learning my way around it. Practiced with 8oz Sunday at OV Elementary. Using 20lb test with 40lb shock leader hit 320ft. I'm a rookie, compared to the 700+ club, but it was a lot of fun! Oneday!!
Billr, Yeh I would thank so too but the Tsunami has like a gel coat (shiny)and he also said the guide wraps are better.I don't know,that's why I posted the question to whom I think would know the best,yous guys.It seems there is a lot of knowledgable people on this site.I like to use quality gear but I could go and buy a 50.00 combo from WallyWorld and not know what I'm missin.Inquiring poleants want to know.
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