Daiwa CLSP1202HFS Coastal Salt Pro Surf Spinning Rod

Daiwa CLSP1202HFS Coastal Salt Pro Surf Spinning Rod

Price: $179.95

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TD Code
DescriptionPowerActionLengthSectionsLine Wt. (lb)Lure Wt. (oz)Number of GuidesPrice
HF12'220-503-108$179.95 USD
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The Daiwa Coastal Salt Pro Surf Spinning Rods were featured at ICAST 2014 in Orlando, Florida. These rods feature x tube grip wrap, and are the perfect design to cast the Daiwa Salt Pro Minnow series lures.


  • IM-7 Graphite with woven carbon construction
  • FUJI Alconite Ring Low Rider Guides
  • FUJI DPS Stainless Steel Hood Reel Seat
  • X-Tube Grip Design
  • Blank Through Handle Construction
4.5 Stars based on 20 reviews
By Blake
Galveston, TX
Faulty blank
December 3, 2019
Got this rod for a tarpon trip to Florida the 9’ 1-4 oz was casting a 2.5oz lure and snapped on a cast on the second day hoping they will replace it even have video proof love the rod just hope it was a faulty blank and the next one is better
ProsLove the way it feels in the hands
ConsRod tip snapped on me the second day of use
By Dan
Manchester, CT
9' 1-4 oz.
November 20, 2019
I picked this rod up for lighter tackle shore fishing and i really enjoy it. I can still get pretty good distance if i'm throwing 1/2 oz jigs but the sweet spot really is that 1 1/2 oz to 2 oz range. Landed a 30 lb striper with it on my first outing with it throwing a weightless sluggo. Flicks it out there no problem. I do wish the butt section was a tiny bit thinner like the emblem but that's just me being picky. Good stick.
By Dave
Do not buy
October 19, 2019
i have a 10-6 was using it for strippers and snapped throwing a bomber plug.
I guess I did not read only s and p plugs.
By Jesse
Riverside, CA
Great Rod!
July 8, 2019
Purchased this Rod last year. Its been holding up great. So far no issues and love it. I mainly use it from the Jetty and from the surf in SoCal.
By Stu
Sebastian Inlet, Florida
Broke it twice this year!
November 21, 2018
Unfortunately, I have had issues with the 10'6 1-4 oz rated rod. First time breaking it the top piece broke between the first and second guide while fighting a decent sized Jack Crevalle. I sent the rod back to Daiwa through warranty and received a new one 2 weeks later... same model. After 2 months it finally broke again when pulling up a 5 lb bluefish from the jetty. A couple well known youtubers have reviewed this rod and received multiple reports of the medium 1-4 oz models breaking. It was suggested that there is a manufacturing defect with these particular models. I have heard great things about the 11 foot MH but haven't tested it.
ProsVery light weight, casts far, good sensitivity, smooth guides
ConsBroke twice, weak rod specifically 10'6 1-4 oz, tip of the butt does not grip well with surfaces and slides easily
By chad m.
Best Surf spinning rod!
November 4, 2018
This rod is light and whippy, great for throwing plugs even at the lightest end of it's range. I had read some reviews that the rod was breaking on heavier plugs, so fishing a jetty during the mullet run here in Florida I was tentative at first to use it for live bait. As it was the only rod I had with me I got more and more confident, using it to heave even 15" mullet into the current. This rod is strong! Great purchase.
By Javier
Good rod
March 25, 2018
It’s super light. Cast great.
By Alejandro
mesa, AZ
Good quality rod
February 10, 2018
Picked the 10 ft rod mh for a fishing trip down in Mexico great results from fighting fish on the rocks handled amazing no problem with it daiwa makes good quality products. Caught a 12 lb cubera snapper with ease
By J-Rhea
New Jersey
My first 10ft surf rod
February 7, 2018
I fell in love with this rod on my first visit to tackle direct but ordered it online a little while after my visit. Great quality and finish at an affordable price. I havent got a chance to use it yet but I know it will work perfect. Sp minnows are like my faves so I figured why not give the rod a shot. I am very happy with my purchase!!!
By ray
queens NY
hello mojo
November 8, 2017
i'm a big st croix fan with my legend and mojo used for specific application. but this daiwa salt pro is just as good if not better than the mojo. check out the price !!!
Prosthe price!
By Arthur
Great Value
November 20, 2016
Good quality rod. Packs plenty of fighting power. Caught a 39" red on its first time on the surf. Had no trouble handing it.
ProsLightweight Sensitivity Value
ConsOnly cons are the butt cap coming loose and the casting weight range being over-rated, I could not imagine casting more than 8 ounces with it, which is fine for the use I make of it.
By Manuel
Great Rod for the price
December 3, 2015
Will have to say I bought this rod to use down in mexico, but have not gone yet , though I live in wyoming I test it out on the lake . Great casting wen down to a 1/2 an ounce an still cast it out pretty far handle good size trout easily obiously not what is intended for but handled them pretty well with not that much streas on the rod , will handle the more pelagic fish in mexico but till then good rod good price I like it and would recommend it nice shipping and handling
ProsGreat cast back bone and price
ConsHook holder
By Alex
California, MD
It's ok.
April 26, 2015
Not as good as the St. Croix Mojo, but it's alright. It works better with lighter plugs.
Asia Pacific
Love It!!!
March 25, 2015
Got the 10' 1-4oz rod and it is great for throwing plugs. Great back bone, love the low rider guides.
ProsLightweight, Sensitive, Great backbone, love the low rider guides.
Cons70/30 split. I dont mind it, but not as easy to pack away.
By Bill B.
San Jose, Californoia
Daiwa CLSP1102 Surf rod
March 19, 2015
I really like the pole, its the right size for me, I can cast the pole a long ways with no problem.
ConsThe butt handle is just a little to long for me other than that I really like the pole
9 Questions & 9 Answers
from Maryland asked:
May 1, 2019
Would this rod pair well with a Penn Spinfisher 5500?
1 Answer
May want to go up a size on the reel for the 12 foot rod 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 8, 2019

from british columbia asked:
February 10, 2019
will this rod support my 1050 penn reel?
1 Answer
If you're just using this rod and reel to cast cut bait then it would be a perfect setup.
Submitted by: Bernie on February 13, 2019

from Okinawa Japan asked:
October 10, 2018
Would this be a great bait rod on a jetty? What size of reel would you recommend for this rod?
1 Answer
Something like the 8000 saragosa or the 5500 shimano ultegra ci4+ would pair well with that rod.
Submitted by: Bernie on October 10, 2018

Ron Fletcher
from Alabama asked:
August 22, 2018
Which would be a better shark rod for my Saltiga 7000h. This rod or the 12' Tsunami Airwave Elite ?
1 Answer
The Tsunami airwave elite surf rod in the 12 foot will be much more of a stout rod that can handle more weight. Here is the link https://www.tackledirect.com/tsunami-tsawess-1202xxh-airwave-elite-surf-spinning-rod.html
Submitted by: Bernie on August 23, 2018

Ron Fletcher
from Alabama asked:
August 19, 2018
I have a Saltiga 7000h Dog Fight Would it match up on this rod ?
1 Answer
That would make a great pairing
Submitted by: Bernie on August 22, 2018

from California asked:
December 4, 2020
How long is the rod when broken down? If 70//30 I would guess around 101" for the longer piece? Is the bottom portion the longer of the two?
1 Answer
I believe these rods are a 60/40or 70/30 split. the tip piece would be approximately 92",

the butt section being the shorter piece of the two piece rod

Submitted by: Alex T on December 4, 2020

from Hawaii asked:
February 9, 2020
Is this rod meant for 50# mono?
1 Answer
This rod is recommended 20-50 lb monofilament. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on February 10, 2020

from Hawaii asked:
August 4, 2017
When reel is attached to rod, what's the distance from bottom of reel to bottom end of rod.
1 Answer
The butt section of the rod measures 27" from the bottom of the reel seat to the end of the rod.
Submitted by: Devon on August 5, 2017

from Seattle, Washington asked:
September 1, 2016
Hi, what's the break down of this rod, is a 50/50 or 70/30?
1 Answer
The break down of this rod is 70/30.
Submitted by: Donald on September 2, 2016


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