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Tsunami TSAWESS-962M Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod

Tsunami TSAWESS-962M Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod

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Spinning9'62Medium15-30lb3/4-3oz$154.99 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

Download More info on F3 Tsunami Friction Fit FerruleView complete details on F3 Tsunami Friction Fit Ferrule (pdf, 46KB)

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5 Stars based on 54 reviews
By Tim
Long Island, NY
November 8, 2018
Light rod with nice action
I spent a lot of time looking for just the right rod. I came upon this rod from reviews on youtude. I was looking at this and a couple other brands. I finally saw this rod at a local fishing expo. At first I thought it was going to be too delicate. As it goes, I chose the Tsunami Airwave Elite 9'6 rod. I paired this rod with the Penn Slammer III 6500 reel. My first use of the rod was casting a 2oz diamond jig. I was very happy with the rod from the very first cast. Felt effortless. Fished for about an hour until the jig got snagged in a muscle bed. Walked back and forth pulling trying to get it unsnagged until I gave up and cut the line.
ProsVery light nice action effortless to cast reasonably priced
Consnone yet
By Long Island fisherman
Long Island
November 4, 2018
Airwaves Elite882m
Bought this rod for fishing false albacore on Long Island.great rod for the speedy fish.rod is very light with good power for such a small diameter rod making it great when many casts are sometimes needed between nights.Rodrated to two ounces but able to cast 2 3/8 ounce super strike.great rod for medium size fish .would recommend
ProsLight weight good power
ConsHandle diameter thin but not a big problem after using it .could always put on a layer of cork tape
By Dick D
Rhode Island
October 10, 2018
Tsunami 9'6" Elite
Recently purchased this rod and have no regrets. Long casts and great fish handling ability . . . love the distance I'm casting SS poppers into the surf.
ProsLight and flexible.
By John O?Shaughnessy
Holbrook NY
October 4, 2018
Great Rod
This rod is outstanding if you are looking for a lighter rod that you can cast all day without fatigue and not compromise casting distance. Perfect for lighter lure surf fishing where a little extra distance is needed. I’ve used several times in windy situations to reach busting Albies that were a bit out of range for my 7’0 rod. Had no trouble casting a 7/8 oz epoxy jig a long way to reach them. Great backbone that handled the Albies with ease. Highly recommended.
ProsPerformance Price Comfort
By Dennis
September 26, 2018
Rod that never died
I love this rod a million times perfect rod
By Ron Fletcher
September 13, 2018
1142XH. Wow !!!!!
After the 1102m came the 962m then 1202xxh and now I just had to have another. 1142XH. I've got it all covers. Thanks Tackle Direct !!!!!!
ProsTo many to list
By Marlon
Brooklyn, NY
September 13, 2018
John Skinner Fishing recommended this rod for fishing the cape cod canal so, I purchased this as a back up to my St. Croix mojo 11’ MH rod. This rod is sturdy but light enough to feel the lightest of bites. I paired this with a penn clash 5000 and it balances well. I can cast pretty far and fish all day with this combo. That’s being said, I plan to upgrade the reel to the new Penn Spinfisher VI 6500 BLS. The customer service at tackle direct is top notch and shipping is really fast.
By Ron Fletcher
August 28, 2018
The perfect 12' bait rod Tsunami 1202XXH
I have the 962M and the 1102M so I had to try the 1202 XXH ! I needed a 6 to 10 ounce chunker I thought 8 to 16 might be a bit much ! I took it to the lake same day I received it ! I used 6-8-10 ounce sinkers. 6 was a little light but very doable !! 8 was excellent!! 10 was OMG !!!!! This rod is perfect for 8 to 10 !!! I mean great distance, guessing 140+ yards more than I was expecting ! Loads smoothly and recovers very very fast. I own St Croix Legend 3/4-4 Mojo 2-6 GSB Lami 2-5 and I find myself almost Heart broke that I spent the money on those high end rods. Tsunami all you need !!!!!! I put my Saltiga 7000H Dog Fight on 1202XXH and that's where it's staying !! Sure Wave Elite. All 3 !!!!!!!
ProsPriced for the working man, built for the retired everyday surf caster. Not worried about scuffing them up I won't have to save for 5 months to replace one. If ever needed. 70/30 split on all 3 models. Thanx for a great product Tsunami that's affordable!!!
Cons1102m and 962m need thicker grips from factory. Easy mod. Other than that. ZERO cons
By Jessie
July 17, 2018
best rod brand out there for the price
They are literally manufactured around the corner from where i live ( less than 5 miles) in Mahwah NJ and are truly fantastic. I would recommend this company to anyone, plain and simple. This is my current pole from bottom fishing to Mahi Mahi and even smaller sharks. I even caught a 300+lb shark on my tsunami reel rated for 40 lb and my tsunami pole rated for 80-100 pound line in a chum slick 10 ft from the boat and wrenched him in. My father went out and bought a $300 custom rod years back for it's lightness and sensitivity, but when i handed him my rod to hold so i could get a sandwich, he he wouldn't give it back and went out and bought one of these. The thing is so sensitive you can literally feel the types of ocean floor terrain you are on, and distinguish bites from that, and also it is light as a feather.
ProsWell worth the money. Very sensitive. Light as a feather. Strong poles. Very good looking.
ConsAbsolutely none. Best rod i have ever used, and i have used a lot!
By Rymon
July 15, 2018
Tsunami airwave elite tsawess-962m
The rod is extremely light but has great power.
By Arthur Walton
Wilkes Barre, PA
May 12, 2018
Great surf rod.
One of the better surf rods I have used. Light, responsive and a great bucktail and ligh5 lure rod.
ProsLightweight, and well designed.
By K reyes
Bronx nyc
April 29, 2018
Mr K
Excellent fishing rod. VR 150 great combination
By Bubba677
March 5, 2018
Airwave elite 1142xh monster
This rod handles 4-6oz lures with ease ,buck tails-savage-gags jigging lures are nothing to throw with it .also 7-9oz PlugLab,bob Davies,strike pro popper fly with 40lb braids on a Shimano ultegra 14000 reel.i also found it very easy to walk the dog on the large plugs and it works the 5" tsunami poppers very well.i am fishing the cape cod canal with strong currents and this will be my daily rod along with a Shimano tiraljo rigged with 60lb braid on a Shimano saragosa 8000 .
ProsStrong loading rod with the extra backbone to get big lures out in the canal and still sensitive to feel the popper
By G.R.D.
Old Saybrook CT
January 4, 2018
Best rod for the money!
I own two of these rods, the 10'6" MH and the 8'8" M. Both are excellent rods! The 10'6" in particular is a great surf rod! I used it for the majority of the 2017 season and caught stripers from schoolies to the mid 30# class on it and the rod handled every fish like a dream. I used it at the Cape Cod Canal to catch many fish between 20# and 35# and I was able to turn the fish in that current no problem. Excellent plugging rod, sweet spot for the 10'6" is probably 1.5oz to 3 although it can throw lighter minnow plugs pretty well, and can throw a jig into the 4oz range with relative ease. The 70/30 split makes it feel like a one piece rod. Lots of backbone. Solid buttcap, you could certainly use the rod as a wading staff in the rocks. Great rod for the money, and good warranty, not that you'll need it.
ProsGood backbone. Soft tip that throws light plugs well without sacrificing power. Solid buttcap. Excelent all around surf rod.
December 1, 2017
Light Rod
Light and Strong rod. Casts well and price is good.
Proslight and strong back bone.
Consone piece would be nice.
15 Questions & 16 Answers
from Oregon asked:
July 24, 2018
Will this rod work wiyh van stall vr 50 ? would like to have a !0' - 11' rod that will cast 1-3 oz . and as light as possible any recomendations welcome
1 Answers
That rod would work with a vr50 and is rated up to 5oz so that pairing would work very well.
on July 25, 2018

from New Jersey asked:
July 24, 2018
Would this rod be good for plugging for stripers in the surf? Also I what reel size from the van staal vr series would be the best match with this rod?
1 Answers
The vr50 would pair up the best with the 9'6" and would be a fine choice for the surf
on July 25, 2018

from Adrian PA asked:
June 5, 2018
This question has been asked before but I think the answer was incorrect. How much does this 9'6" airwave elite weigh? My 11' elite weighs 13oz, I doubt the 9'6" weighs 4.8oz.
1 Answers
Hello Steve, the Tsunami TSAWESS-962M Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod weighs 11.2 oz's.
on June 14, 2018

from 08005 asked:
November 4, 2018
What is the action?
1 Answers
This rod has a Fast action.
on November 6, 2018

from Elverson PA asked:
April 7, 2017
will this work with the tsunami shield 4000 spinning reel?
1 Answers
The Tsunami Sheild 4000 is a bit too light for the Tsunami TSAWESS-962M Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod.
on April 7, 2017

Chuck Sorrentino
from New Jersey asked:
March 19, 2017
How many guides does the 9.5 have including tip top? Are these guides the Fuji LC (long sweep)?
1 Answers
The 9 1/2 ft. Airwave Elite 8 guides including the tip. The guides are the tangle free K frame Fuji guides.
on March 20, 2017

from TN asked:
March 15, 2017
Which model would you recommend to match with a Stradic 8000 FJ? Reel weight is around 20 oz. Would be making long casts with 2 and 3 oz lures.
2 Answers
Albert, Hello i would recommend going with the 11 foot rod
on March 16, 2017
The Tsunami TSAWESS-1062MH Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod will be great to match with the Stradic using 2 - 3 oz lures. Thank you for considering TackleDirect for your fishing needs.
on March 16, 2017

from Milltown nj asked:
December 7, 2016
What type of action does this rod have
1 Answers
The Tsunami TSAWESS-962M Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod is not available at this time. More specs will be provided once rod is available and in stock. Thank you.
on December 8, 2016

from jerusalem , jerusalem asked:
October 2, 2016
Can use the Daiwa BG Spinning Reel 4000 with that rod ?
1 Answers
The Daiwa BG 4000 would be a good fit for the Tsunami TSAWESS-962M Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod.
on October 3, 2016

Mike Blanco
from Houston, Texas asked:
June 13, 2016
Is the Shimano ULCI45500XSB Ultegra CI4 Plus XSB Surf Spinning Reel, which weighs 15.8 oz a good balanced match for the Tsunami TSAWESS-962M Airwave Elite Surf Spinning Rod?
1 Answers
Both rod and reel make a good balanced combo.
on June 14, 2016

Michael Mirante
from United States asked:
March 7, 2016
Is the 9'6' a 50/50 split, if not how is the longest section?
1 Answers
The tsunami TSAWESS-962M is a 70/30 split.
on March 8, 2016

from United States asked:
January 5, 2016
How long is the butt after the reel seat on this rod?
1 Answers
The measurement from the bottom of the reel seat to the butt of the rod is 20".
on January 6, 2016

Nazir Ahmad
from Pakistan asked:
November 6, 2015
Can use the Daiwa Emblem Shot Spinning Reel 6000 with that rod ?
1 Answers
That reel might be a bit big for that rod depending on what you are fishing for, but it would work.
on November 9, 2015

from NYC asked:
October 23, 2015
Hello, How much does this rod (TSAWESS-962M) weigh? Thank you.
1 Answers
on October 24, 2015

from Toms River, N.J. asked:
October 22, 2014
what size penn spinfisher 5 or battle 2 would you recommend for this rod
1 Answers
4500 to 6500 size reels
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on October 23, 2014


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