Tsunami Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rods
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|Spinning||9'3''||2||Extra-Heavy||20lb/40lb||3 - 5oz||Reg Price $159.99Our Price $109.99|
|Spinning||10'||2||Extra-Heavy||20lb/40lb||3 - 6oz||$199.99 USD|
|Spinning||11'||2||Heavy||20lb/40lb||1 1/2 - 4 1/2oz||$229.99 USD|
|Spinning||12'||2||XX-Heavy||30lb/65lb||6 - 12oz||$229.99 USD|
|Spinning||11'4''||2||Extra-Heavy||20lb/50lb||4 - 8oz||$229.99 USD|
|Spinning||10'6||2||Medium Heavy||12-20lb||1-3 1/2oz||$209.99 USD|
Airwave Elite Surf Rods Feature:
- High density, high fiber blank construction offers , light weight, increased sensitivity and faster shock recovery
- Fuji reel seats and Fuji Concept K series braided line ready guides
- Light durable diamond textured shrink vinyl grips
- Models TSAWESS882M, TSAWESS962M , TSAWESS1062M , TSAWESS1102H are 70/30 split ferrule rods
- Models TSAWESS932XH, TSAWESS1002XH, TSAWESS1142XH are 50/50 split ferrule rods
After fishing with the rod over the weekend I really enjoyed the feel of it. It casts very smooth, has nice action for a wide range of lures. I threw bucktails, darters, poppers, bottle plugs, etc and it felt nice and responsive for all. The light weight and smooth feel of the rod was very comfortable when casting for hours.
The only time I felt a little under powered was when the wind really kicked up from the incoming storm and I had a 30 knot wind running down the beach. Other than that I really enjoyed it.
The shorter 9'3 made casting in tight spots much easier then the 12 footer's
I caught several schoolies and a nice pike up near the Troy Ny Dam
It cast well handled jigs perfectly
Another Great buy from Tackle direct, they talking to someone on Amazon about a rod,,Ca;; these guys they fish them!
Tsunami TSAWESS-932XH- this is more rod than I expected for the price. The worksmanship (thread/epoxy) is better quality than most rods in a similar price range and the 70/30 split makes the action excellent. No fish yet but it seems like the perfect weight to throw a 3 ounce plug and the rod is light enough to do it over and over.
I fished with it extensively for a week and love it. Only on a few occasions when bluefish were hitting further out did I sort of wish I'd opted for the 11' 2" but the trade off is comfort. I cast for hours and the 9' 6" was just about perfect and I never got fatigued. The 'sweet spot' is probably around 2 ounces but I was mostly throwing bombers, sluggos, and small Hopkins in the 1.5 ounce range and it loaded just fine. As for the fish, I didn't get a chance to test it against anything huge but it was definitely up to the task with stripers and blues in the 10-13 lb range. The right amount of responsiveness, sensitivity, and muscle.
I've read some reviews that complain about the thinness of the rod, but I didn't find it to be an issue at all. I think the very thin rubber grip (almost a sleeve) was perfectly comfortable and didn't dull the sensitivity when a curious bass would bump my offering.
I have quite a few rods including a G Loomis, a Tica Dolphin, and a bunch of longer/heavier rods from St Croix that I use for heavier plugs and bait. I didn't touch any of them on this trip. For the cost, I'd be hard pressed to think of a better option.
Build quality ::10
Weight : moderately light
Action : stiffer than expected
Casting: (w30 lb cast king braid) strong force gives better results, heavier weights give better distances,
I will try again with 30 lb power Pro line.
Plugs tried: Diawa SP minnow 1.25 oz, 7” minnow long , yo Zuri mag darter
Will be using bucktail jigs in next test
I’ve not landed anything yet so I can only refer to videos by the guys at surf casters journal on the web.
Before that, I just want to say Kudos to tackle direct for the hassle free shipping, the rod was well packaged, couldn’t be happier... 9
I took the rod this morning to fish for some blues... the rod handled a gator blue with ease
For a 2 piece rod with a thin diameter, it has a lot of backbone..
it is light weight, sensitive and gives you the bang for your buck.
At first I was hesitant to purchase this because of the 70/30 split, but after repetitive contemplation, I pulled the trigger and purchased 1.
Couldn’t be happier.
Do you think 4oz would be pushing it with the Medium or I'd have to take it easy casting 4oz with it?
I'm looking for a surf rod that is less fatiguing and has decent 'action' to make catching schoolie stripers and blues a bit more fun. At the same time, I'd like to be able to drift the occasional eel (without added weight).
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