Looking for 1st spinning setup for inshore fishing

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  1. Al Bundy

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    Any recommendations? Rod and reel?
     
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    need more info......surf fishing,shorefishing the bays, small boat fishing.....species you intend to target etc
     
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    Just want a setup to fish jetties, from shore off the rocks. Looking for a spinning setup... the cheaper the better. Was looking to get a sienna 2500 and a 7ft medium rod but was trying to see if there were better recommendations. No species in particular. Fishing out of bold Chica and long beach area
     
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    kastking sharky spinning combo; like 60 bucks?

    My combo of choice is uglystik and any 2.5-4k sized spinning reel
     
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    Might just get an uglystick inshore select with a sierra reel. But need help on rod length and power and reel size..
     
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    IF it were me I would go with a longer steelhead salmon type rod lamiglass , Okuma , Cabelas Ugly stick all have pretty good stuff in the price mark you are looking at . 2 pc , 8 to 9 ft . 1/2 to 1 3/4 Oz. lure rating . Good all around rod for lures and bait . 3000 size or there abouts on the reel should be more than ample . I use casting rather than spinning gear but use rods of similar design / type . ADD some manufactures seem to over rate the lure classification so even 2 to 2 1/2 oz in the upper end , maybe better all around . WR
     
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    I have 9' Shimano Convergence salmon/steelhead spinning rod paired with a Shimano 2500 Symetre reel, that is a nice setup for light surf fishing . I have 12 lb. Gliss line on the reel right now. Good for casting to close in troughs or further away without having to use heavy weights.

    Shimano stuff works well in the salt in my experience, even if intended for freshwater. 2500 size reel is more than large enough for light duty if you intend to use braid, Gliss or Nanofil.

    Shimano Convergence Salmon & Steelhead Spinning Rods
    Amazon.com: Customer reviews: Shimano Symetre 2500 FJ Spinning Reel

    There are certainly lower price variations that will work well too, provided the ratings are similar.
     
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    I dont really do surf fishing. I fish more off the rocks or jetties. Would the setup you mentioned work for jetties fishing?
     
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    OP......the voice of wisdom is speaking to you here:emoji_wink:
     
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    If you plan on doing anything other than straight beach, you will want something heavier. You want cheap? Find a Shakespeare "tiger" spinning combo at y'all mart if you can, just over 20 bucks. When that reel craps out (it will), buy a kastking 4000 size centron for 20 more bucks. Not a nice combo, but cheap enough. If you want to go the lighter route, grab an Okuma celilo 8'6" with a sharky 2k
     
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    Yes. And the longer rod will help keep the fish away from the rocks.
     
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    How cheap are we talking about.
     
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    Under 200
     
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    Okuma SST rod of your choice and a 4000 size Kodiak. Easy enough
     
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    That is a very good budget. I was thinking 50-80.
    With 200 you have lots of options.
    I'd look for a used Daiwa bg 2500 and any decent modern rod that is at least 7'6.
     
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    Don't buy Shimano. Their higher end reels might be good (Stradic and above), but the under $100 reels like the Sedona, Sahara, Sienna, etc, are garbage in the salt.

    Are you fishing braid or straight mono? If you are using braid then you absolutely do not need anything larger than a 2500, unless you are targeting sharks and rays. I fish braid and I'm currently using a 1000 sized spinner for most of my surf, jetty, and rock/cliff fishing.

    Hard to beat this reel at this discounted price:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/113712198545?epid=27030517147&hash=item1a79c67391:g:t5UAAOSwqhdc9oNu&LH_BIN=1

    As for a rod, anything medium to medium-heavy in the 7-8' range is a good all around stick. Personally I mainly only use a ML or M rod unless I'm targeting sharks. I would go to a local tackle shop and pull on some rods, instead of blindly buying online.
     
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    I figured some Shimano fan-boys would dislike my above post, but that was faster than even I was expecting. Bottom line is I had a Shimano Sahara fall apart on me over one summer of surf fishing (the handle broke). Ask Werfless what he thinks of them. He had one fall apart on him as well. Maybe we just got lemons, but if that is the case then that speaks poorly of their QC, which doesn't make me want to avoid them any less.
     
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    I had two of em die with less than 5 weeks in.. cliff and jetty fishing is not nice to gear
     
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    I'll probably just get a 7ft medium 2500 spinning reel combo. Was thinking of something cheap like the shimano sierra and shimano scimitar 2 piece so I can just throw it in the trunk for easg storage. Will this combo work? Or is it too cheap?
     
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    Anything will work. I had a shimano fx last me years in the saltwater fishing spotties. The new ones are nice. I have one as a loner setup.
    My friend who works at a tackleshop uses the jawbone rod from sports authority as his trunk setup for fishing the docks and rocks.
    Just don't forget to clean your reel and break it down every couple of months.
     
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