Daiwa Tournament Ballistic Surf Rods

Daiwa Tournament Ballistic Surf Rods

$349.95 - $499.95
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TD Code
Rod TypeLengthPowerActionPrice
Blank Only
3 pcs
HF$349.95 USD
Blank Only
3 pcs
XHF$349.95 USD
Blank Only
3 pcs
XXHF$349.95 USD
3 pcs
HF$499.95 USD
3 pcs
XHF$499.95 USD
3 pcs
XXHF$499.95 USD
2 pcs
MLF$399.99 USD
2 pcs
MF$429.99 USD
2 pcs
MHF$459.99 USD
3 pcs
MHF$489.99 USD
Daiwa Tournament Ballistic Surf Rods are the perfect surf rods for anglers and custom rod builders alike. These rods with fuji low rider ring guides are able to support both a spinning or conventional reel. The v-joint feature of these rods provides for a smooth bending curve for better castability.

Daiwa Tournament Ballistic Surf Rods Features:

  • SVF Nano Plus graphite material (powered by Toray Nanoalloy technology)
  • Fuji low rider alconite ring guides
  • V-Joint
  • Adjustable balancer weights on rear grip
  • Limited lifetime warranty
3.5 Stars based on 3 reviews
By Alexei P.
Marina del Rey CA
Does not work well with a spinning reel!
October 8, 2019
I wanted a rod/reel combo for a long cast to surf fish in Mexico..

Previously i had a 4 piece $74 Fiblink travel rod which performed Ok, (I needed to tighten up the middle section every 30min or it was flying out during the cast). I was able to cast far above the waves at Pedregal beach in Cabo San Lucas.
So, I wanted to increased the casting distance further , to hit the rock where I saw yellowtail while spearfishing.. And I came across a good deal on Daiwa Tournament Ballistic rod TNBA33-405G with the idea of pairing it with Daiwa Basia QD45 reel.

Daiwa advertises this rod as Spinning AND Conventional reel compatible I was suspicious right away as I saw how small the line guides are.

So I took it to the beach today with Okuma vs 65 reel spooled with Daiwa j-braid 40lbs. Right away I got 5 wind knots which never happened before..

During the cast the first line guide creates a "vortex" of line and I could hear a sound of line rubbing against the line guide..Very strange that Rod's first line guide that is installed in the middle of the middle section is surprisingly small for a spinning rod. Take a look at the photos..
ProsLight, strong, excellent color and appearance
ConsLine guides too small for a spinning rod!
By Thomas
Bethany Beach, DE
A lot of Money For a Carry Case and a Poorly Wrapped Butt
March 28, 2019
I own 4 of these rods. The older models did not come with a worthless carry case, and the butts on the older rods were completely protected with a full wrapping.The newer rods throw as well as the older models, but the fluff that comes with the new rods are not worth the extra costs. If considering this rod, I would suggest buying the blank and having it built to your needs. The bare, unprotected butt section on my newer rods have become scared and blemished. I plan to re wrap these for better protection. In my opinion, DIAWA has tampered with success and foolishly attempted to fix a wonderful rod that was not broken.
ProsGreat sensitivity and casts great.
ConsUnprotected butt section (not wrapped) and high cost for an included carry / travel case
By Adam
Louisa, VA
One of the best Red Drum surf rods!
October 10, 2016
Have now built four(4) of these rods and they are one of the best blanks for east coast red drum surf/pier fishing. Very light and easy to throw. The red paint scheme looks awesome as well. Not a fan of the three-piece design(personal preference) but Daiwa did this one up right, and they are great rods.
ProsLight, easy to load, easy to cast.
7 Questions & 7 Answers
Tom W
from Stuart, Fl. asked:
October 20, 2019
The end section (tip ) of my Ballistic Surf rod, has been damaged beyond repair. As a registered DIAWA, Dealer, can TD  order a replacement front third section of this rod from DIAWA. I am not sure of the model number, I believe it is the heavy rated blank. The model throws 2 to 10 ounces of weight. 
1 Answer
That would have to go through Daiwa.
Submitted by: Ethan on October 21, 2019

from Argentina asked:
May 26, 2019
Que tal se puede pagar por otro medio que no sea targeta de crédito 
1 Answer
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on May 27, 2019

from Anna Maria Florida asked:
March 20, 2019
do all the ballistic surf rods come with case...
1 Answer
They do come with a case 
Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on March 28, 2019

jorge alberto walker
from Mar Del Plata , Argentina asked:
February 24, 2019
hola hacen envios a la Argentina. que costo tiene el mismo. se puede pagar con visa internacional.  Daiwa Saltiga tournament ballistic- SABS35-405G

1 Answer

Sí, enviamos a Argentina el envío costaría $ 95.00FedEx International Economy y los aranceles e impuestos

Submitted by: Bernie De Graaf on March 21, 2019

from Chennai, IN asked:
September 4, 2019

What is the weight of fully built 35-405 model & 40 - 405 model ?

Is 33-405 model no longer available in fully built model ?

1 Answer
35 - 405 weighs 16 oz's, and 40 - 405 weighs 17.6 oz's. 
Submitted by: Rebecca Redington on October 4, 2019

Fernando ramos
from San Francisco California asked:
April 10, 2018
What fishing rod do you recommend for sturgeon?
1 Answer
It does depend on the size of the Sturgeon you will be targeting. I would advise using the 10'6'' model for the style of fishing you ware doing.
Submitted by: Donald on April 13, 2018

from Charlotte, NC asked:
August 21, 2016
What is the difference between the 405B and 405G motels?
1 Answer
Kirk, Hello the 405B is just the blank of the rod. The 405G is the rod built.
Submitted by: Tyler on August 23, 2016


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