Tsunami TSAWESS 882M Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod

Tsunami TSAWESS 882M Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod

Price: $184.99

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Spinning8'82Medium12-20lb1/2-2oz$184.99 USD
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Surfcasting is usually a distance game with longer casts often required to reach prime territory. The Tsunami Elite Series surf rod selection has been designed to achieve maximum distance performance with the least amount of physical effort ! Each model has been tailored to specific lure/sinker and line ratings to allow for long hours of use without the fatigue often associated with other rods. Extra Long thick walled ferrules on the 70/ 30 split 2 piece models ensure one piece rod performance and strength while allowing for the portability of 2 piece 50/ 50 style surf rods.

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
  • 70/30 split ferrule rod
5 Stars based on 86 reviews
By Serge
Great Fighter rod!!!
September 5, 2021
I'm own 1002XH for 3 years now using mostly on jetties, fishing for Kings, JT's Bullreds, Sharks...So far all good, have no problem with the rod or guides.But a couple times just cut the main line because of large shark attack and swallow my King.
By mike
weaverville, CA
So far so good
February 11, 2021
Lightweight for its size. the 1002 xh likes the 3-4 better than 2 weight it seems for me.
By Nick
High quality
February 9, 2021
First time I bought a higher quality rod. Felt the difference immediately. Really like the 70/30 split
By Tyler
8’8” Great Light Surf Rod
January 6, 2021
The 8’8” is perfect for playing with schoolie stripers, blues and albies. It does best with 3/4 to 1.5oz lures, doesn’t really load well with 1/2oz but it will work well enough for that in a pinch. The action is a little soft but overall it works really well and that seems to help with throwing lighter plugs like small mag darters without having them wobble as much on the cast.
  • Light, casts great
  • A little soft/whippy (on the 8?8? model) but not bad
By Anonymous
Tsunamai Airwave Elite 1102M
December 7, 2020
I have several many more expensive rods ........... But, I always gravitate to this one .......

I throw a lot of swimbaits at the Cape Cod Canal, which cast terribly ..... This rod gets the most out of them ......

Also casting metals into the wind on the beach, this rod outperforms my Century for distance ...... lighter lure scale, a little looser ......

I also have a 11'4" I use on the Canal for jigging heavy 5/6oz, in heavy current .... Very stiff to get the jig off the bottom and can turn big fish in heavy current .....

For me, the very best value in surf rods ....... sub $200.00 .......
By X
Great rod
December 3, 2020
Bought it as a heaver for drums at the OBX. Its light weight and can cast 8nBait. Would consider it an entry heaver.
By Jim
New York, NY
strong and light weight
November 25, 2020
My first surf rod. Two piece makes transport easy and storage possible in a small NYC apartment. Have landed small blues to larger stripers and rod is very reactive and fun. Live lining on it with bunker had some good results as well. Quick rinse after surf action and it's performing well used it about 30 times.
  • two piece for easy transport and storage, light weight for casting all day, reactive to small and large fish.
  • none yet
By Mike
Virginia Beach
November 19, 2020
Lightweight and durable!
By Jeff C.
West chester, PA
Stiff surf rod, affordable
October 27, 2020
I'm 6' 2", 220lbs and was looking for a shorter rod but could easily handle 2-4oz. This is an extra stiff rod and fit my needs exactly. I can use it to lob some bait but also good for throwing metals or heavy lures in windy rough surf conditions.
  • affordable, lightweight
  • out of stock now
9'6" Airwave Elite - Very Smooth and Comfortable
October 12, 2020
I needed a new rod in a hurry and Tackle Direct was able to get it to me within a few days of ordering and in time for a planned weekend trip. Much thanks to them for the quick processing and shipping.
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.
  • Lightweight, responsive and smooth action.
  • Under powered in heavy conditions.
  • Butt end of the rod could be a little thicker, may have to build that up with another layer of tape.
By John
Great rod
July 17, 2020
Great rod for the money,can’t bet tsunami surf rods
By Jim
Very happy
July 12, 2020
Great rod at a very good price. Wish i could more of them, almost impossible. Great service good delivery. Would by another if could find one.
  • Price, size, line weight class, well balanced.
  • None
By ernest h.
Chesapeake, Va
Airwave Rods are awesome!
June 17, 2020
I have been using these rods for many years and have yet to find a better value for my hard earned dollar. TDirect has the best selection anywhere and spot on delivery.
  • Overall build quality
  • Some rod butts are just a little too long. However, I just cut them to the perfect length and re-butt.
By Rich O.
Long Beach NY
Great surf casting pole
June 3, 2020
Been using this pole with my van staal reel, I get good distance when casting, very happy with this purchase.
By Tony
Navarre, FL
Extremely Lite
May 12, 2020
Just getting into surf fishing. Love the weight and quality of the rod. Matched it with the Ultegra CI4 5500. Seems to be a good combo for a beginner. Casts very well even though I have some technique to develop.
  • lite weight
  • none so far
8 Questions & 8 Answers
from Connecticut asked:
December 28, 2018
Would the TSAWESS 882M pair well with a Penn Slammer III 4500?
1 Answer
The slammer III 4500 would pair well with the TSAWESS 882M
Submitted by: Bernie on January 3, 2019

from Tampa, FL asked:
September 5, 2018
How much does this rod weigh?
1 Answer
The weight of this rod is 9.6oz
Submitted by: Tyler on September 6, 2018

Donna G
from Brant rock ma asked:
July 17, 2021
Could you tell me the distance from the butt to the bottom of the reel seat ? Thanks
1 Answer

It is 16 1/2" from the butt to the reel seat.

Submitted by: Paul Olah on July 23, 2021

from Central nh asked:
September 2, 2019
What size tsunami reel would pair best with the 8'8" airwave elite 
1 Answer
The Tsunami Shield series of Salt waterproof spinning reels feature up to 13 internal seals in key, strategic locations to shield critical components from harmful saltwater intrusion. The internal seals, super smooth and strong CF3 carbon fiber drag system and 5 sealed stainless steel bearings are wrapped in a hybrid machined aluminum body combining protection, precision and toughness. The heavy-duty rotor brake controlled bail system and precision machined aluminum, braid-ready spool assure the best control of super braids cast after long cast.

The 5000 and 6000 Shield reels contain 13 various internal seals at all of the locations where salt water could reasonably be expected to penetrate the reel for even greater protection in these larger reels. Hybrid all metal construction includes precision machined aircraft aluminum and tempered aluminum precision stampings and heavy duty protective anodizing to keep these reels operating up to factory specifications year after year. The combination of these top-notch designs and precisely mated components are what make the Tsunami Shield spinning reels an all new contender for your favorite reel for years to come!

Tsunami TSSHD5000 Shield Spinning Reel Features:

  • 10-13 internal seals for water resistant protection
  • Aluminum body
  • Machined aluminum spool, rotor, side plate cover, and handle arm
  • 5 sealed stainless steel bearing system
  • Braid ready spool
  • Carbon fiber drag system
Submitted by: Andrew Montagna on September 21, 2019

John O
from Holbrook, NY asked:
September 10, 2018
How would the 8â€â"¢ 8†pair up with a Penn Battle III 4500?
1 Answer
So we can answer your question more accurately, which reel are you looking to pair with the 8' 8 Airwave Elite Surf rod? Penn does not make a Battle III but Penn does make the Battle II. Was it the Slammer you were referring to?
Submitted by: Rebecca on September 14, 2018

bob benson
from lynn ma asked:
June 26, 2018
would this rod pair well with a shimano sperhos 6000
1 Answer
Yes it will!
Submitted by: John on June 27, 2018

from NEW JERSEY asked:
May 21, 2017
can you tell me what the split is in the two pieces? is it 50 - 50 or 70 -30?
1 Answer
This model is a 70-30 split.
Submitted by: Devon on May 26, 2017

from Florida asked:
October 16, 2016
Will this pair well with shimano Stradic 5000 FK
1 Answer
Kevin, Hello this rod and reel would pair perfect together.
Submitted by: Tyler on October 17, 2016


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