How do I choose a good surf rod?
One of the most important considerations for choosing a surf rod is the length. Surf rods usually have a length of 9 to 14 feet. Longer surf fishing rods are designed to help you cast further, allowing you to reach targets beyond the waves. As a beginner, it’s better to get started with a shorter surf fishing rod.
Can you surf fish with a 7 foot rod?
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.
What is a 12 foot rod good for?
As a general rule, a rod of 9 – 12 ft (2.75 to 3.65 meters) is considered sufficient and optimal to catch most fish that hold nearshore effectively.
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.