Looking for advice.....

MrBob

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I want to buy a new rig for surf casting spinning or bait casting for perch, corvina, and halibut.
I'll be fishing artificial lures along Southern Ca. beaches.
Any recommendations regarding brand, reel size, rod size and wt.?
 
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Oldtimer2

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MrBob,
None of the fish (except) halibut are real huge fish. I had a lot of luck using 8.5 to 9 foot steelhead/salmon rods. They have more than enough backbone to bring in the fish, but they have really sensitive tips to help you feel the lure/bite. The 9 footer, especially, for me was plenty to cast where the fish were.....I didn't need to go beyond the breaking line.

It's been a while, but mine were Fenwick HMX Steelhead rods. They had 8' to 9.5' in half foot increments, with a lot of different "powers'. I used ones that were rated 6-12lb.

I'm sure that there are many other brands and types that will work.
 
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pacificscout

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    I do not surf fish much but as know with any reel and saltwater, there is corrosion.
    Buy a good but budget friendly reel.
    Penn Fierce
    Mitchells'
    Okumas'
    $60bucks.
    Fish Rinse and Toss Away when they no longer work.
    Rods are probably a good buy used from a BDer or like reel, a budget deal.
     
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    Cubeye

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    I want to buy a new rig for surf casting spinning or bait casting for perch, corvina, and halibut.
    I'll be fishing artificial lures along Southern Ca. beaches.
    Any recommendations regarding brand, reel size, rod size and wt.?
    Try the Surf Fishing Reports Section:

    OR a dedicated surf fishing web site like:

    Depending on what you want to fish with will dictate what rod will be best to use. By this, I mean, will you be
    bait fishing,
    grub fishing,
    spoons,
    jerk baits.
     
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