12 - 13 foot Surf / Cliff Rod Choices $250-$300

 Hi all,


i'm looking for a decent rod for the beach / rocks / cliff - casting baits chasing snapper / mullas etc anywhere from albany to canarvon way. 


my wish list for this rod is;

- good casting distance 

- light in weight (as in the physical weight of the rod - not casting weight or line class)

- must be able to cast / handle 4 oz of lead plus bait - mulies / mullet / whatever


Im going to chuck a twinpower 10,000 reel on it, probably with 40lb braid. 


ive got a budget of max $300 - so for this im thinking either the shimano tcurve revolution coastal 1302 -$289 or a daiwa sensor surf 132 which is $279.  I have the shimano tcurve revolution 1002 which im really happy with , so im


Has anyone got or used any of the above or can reccomend something else to suit? 

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 Have a sensor surf (not sure

Thu, 2015-05-28 20:22

 Have a sensor surf (not sure model number but it's about 12-13 ft, long handle behind the reel, bought about 3 years ago) - very light physical weight but heaps of grunt and never let me down or made me worry even when being brutally rough with it in some pretty crap conditions with some big fish.

I run with a 10000 size reel with 60lb braid most of the time and is a good all round set up.

I've used with both light and heavy lead on South coast chasing salmon and tailor; also used to throw 190 size lures spinning at steep point and knocked over a 30lb Mackie without issue.

Cant fault it for the money.

Only is that some of my mates who are short arses find the reel mount position is too high / handle too long when rest it in their fat guts after casting or when winding in ....perfect for me (I'm 6'4" with knuckle dragging arms) and was the main reason I bought it at the time.....


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+1 for the 12ft Sensor surf

Thu, 2015-05-28 20:46

+1 for the 12ft Sensor surf and 10 000 size reel.  BTW I cut my butt section back about a hands breadth and simply fitted a new cap.

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Thu, 2015-05-28 21:10

 flueger crank 1202MH OR H mate love mine off cliffs n beach handles those pinks n mullas with ease n as you saw can cast out 10oz snapper lead and big bait a looong way!!

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Fri, 2015-05-29 15:26

+1 for the crank H

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1plus on crank

Fri, 2015-05-29 07:28

 Def one plus on the crank.. They are great rods!!


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 Be wary of the Sensor Surf

Fri, 2015-05-29 08:17

 Be wary of the Sensor Surf range. While they look and feel like great rods, I had the 16' model snap on me mid cast with only a 4 oz sinker and mulie. Got it replaced free of charge, only to have the exact same thing happen to the replacement rod. I won't use these rods again. 

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Fri, 2015-05-29 08:56

 Penn prevail are great value in my opinion

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Wilson Land Base Game Rod .... for SALE

Sat, 2015-05-30 18:41


I have an Aussie made 2.55 mt WILSON Land Base Game Rod I want to sell 

Just some further proof that you can buy what you don't need, as this rod has never had a reel attached, or ever seen water either

I can't load the photo's I took this morning but will email to anyone interested


It has large and solid reel attachment collars (?) and also I think they are called Gimble holders at the base of the rod (??)



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Fri, 2015-05-29 16:55

Pfluger Crank

Penn Prevail


" Be wary of the Sensor Surf range "

Yes we have had a fair few returned unfortunately.


Feel free to PM us if you need more info,cheers


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Defently stay away from

Sat, 2015-05-30 06:44

Defently stay away from graphite rod one slip on the stones and she stuffed while there a bit heavier I run glass rods from oz flex, 12 ft, fjh17 wich If I had only one rod this would cover all my bases on kalbarri trips so maybe have a look in the ozflex or sniderglass range if you want one that'll last
Ive put these rods threw hell the last few years and have stood up to every thing
they also have a few new graphite glass composite but not sure on strength but would be a bit lighter


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 Thanks for all the feedback

Sat, 2015-05-30 10:07

 Thanks for all the feedback guys!