June 24, 2014
I just received this Surf Spinning Rod, and I am in love with it! It is by far the best rod I own. Surpasses any of my Laminglass rods, by far. When I first receivedit, I thought I goofed up the order and ordered a castiung rod, based on the small and narrow guide just above where it pulls apart. However, the wonderful staff at TD set me straight on it. Very quickly I might add! This spinning rod has very narrow guides in order to achieve a longer cast. I can report that it does in fact make for longer casts, with ease! Which is great for me because I am an orthopedic nightmare! I paired this rod up with my Van Staal 200 with 20LB Power Pro. I was only able to manage hooking 2 legal size Fluke (NY) since owning it. However, it has a nice bend to it, and is very light. Also has very good balance with the VS200. Although, I am probably going to buy a VS150 and use it with this rod in the near future. Also plan on buying a 11' Mojo Surf for my VS 275 before the fall run. After using Laminglass Rods Primarily for years, I now believe I will be buying St. Croix from here on out. I own other St. Croix Rods for other applications. This is my first Surf Rod. Laminglass Rods are very good, and have served me well over the years. I just now prefer St. Croix. They seem to keep improving on their products more so. You will be very happy with this rod.
Pros:Casts very far and with ease, very light, nice bend, durable grips