How long does a surf rod need to be?

Is a 7 foot rod good for surf fishing?

The best rod to surf fish with is the one you have. While you might not be able to throw as heavy of a lure or throw your bait as far, a 6 to 7 foot rod can catch fish from the surf.

How far can you cast a 9ft rod?

They range between 6’6″ and 9′ and the heavier rated rods can cast up to 3oz. I can cast all day long – accurately and to distance if needed, zero issues. I also have three hi s 10ft 2 3/4 and zero issues there – easily hit up to 100 yards using a 2.5 oz lead, although I don’t tend to use them over about 50yds.

Why are beach rods so long?

Longer Rods Cast Further

The number one reason you see long rods at the beach is that they cast further. But, as with anything, there is a point of diminishing return. A longer rod only increases your casting distance up to a certain point, then you’ll actually start losing distance the longer you go.

Can you use a surf rod in freshwater?

The main difference between freshwater and saltwater rods is that rods made for saltwater are made of corrosion-resistant materials. Yes, you can use saltwater rods for freshwater and vice versa, but just make sure to rinse and dry your rods off after every trip (especially saltwater trips).

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How far can you cast with 12 foot rod?

With some practice you could get close to 100 yards with a 12′ rod and spinning reel.