What Surfcasting Cane To Buy

What Surfcasting Cane To Buy

All beginner fishermen want to get the best surfcasting rods, but to choose a rod correctly, it is necessary to have 3 important aspects clear, which are summarized in:

  1. Your experience and technique in the chosen fishing modality.
  2. The place from where you plan to fish.
  3. The dams you want to capture.

When this is clear, it is much easier to get the right cane, it is not advisable to choose according to what another recommends as the best option, as each fisherman has different interests and skills, fish in different places and work with different lures or baits. That is why professionals have complete arsenals, even if it is the same modality.

So, to define what suits you best, we will explain the attributes that are needed in a Surfcasting cane according to the factors mentioned above.

Length Of The Surfcasting Reed

The range chosen by almost all the fishermen in this modality oscillates between the 3.80 mt and 4.50 mt. The reason is very simple, the reed must be long so that the lance crosses the breaking of the waves and at the same time comfortable so that you can collect your prey with ease.

Length above 4 meters: Ideal if the waves form something far and you are on the beach, or if you are strong enough to reach dams that are away from the breakwater.

Length less than 4 meters: Perfect if the waves break near the shore, or if the dams are close to the breakwater.

The exact range will also depend on your height and the comfort you want to throw. The taller you are the longer the reed, if you want more comfort reduces the measure.

Another detail that must be taken into account concerning the length is the toe, if it is a hybrid toe, it gives a little, thus influencing the total length of the cane, ie, if you have calculated that a cane Of 4.20 mt. Is the best for you, but the toe will be hybrid, then choose one of 4.50 mt. To compensate for that failure in the bid.

Types Of Surfcasting Tips

In this detail the type of prey and its force influence and therefore the bait with which we intend to tempt you.

If it is a heavy or strong prey when swimming, the toe should preferably be hard, these are made with carbon fiber, some are hollow and others solid, have great precision in the haul but its disadvantage is that it destroys the Soft baits.

At the next point we have hybrid and flexible surfcasting rods made of fiberglassand carbon, perfect pearls not so strong and that like soft baits. This option is one of the favorites, because although they are flexible do not affect the accuracy of the bid too much.

Lastly are the grafts that come in the economic models, are extremely flexible and are suitable for lighter prey.

Choosing Power And Action

Many fishermen often confuse both aspects, because they are related to each other and have to do with the weight that can withstand and the capacity of maximum flexion. In Surfcasting the preference in power is the heaviest of all, defined as UH and depending on the brand these can be marked in ounces, pounds or grams as you can see in the following table:


Ultra heavy


Ultra heavy


Power in GRAMOS Power in


Japanese Measure Power in


90 3 FORMER 25
100 3.5 DX 27
113 4 CX 30
120 4.3 BX 33
130 4.5 AX 35
150 5 XX 37

On the other hand we have the types of action:

Tip: It means that the tip is the only one that folds and the rest is rigid, ideal for long, immediate and precise throws, where the prey is not too heavy.

Moderate: It is a versatile range that makes a progressive curve, and tries to cover several needs, ideal to start in this modality and take experience and then opt for a more specific action.

Parabolic action (Slow): They curl in almost all their length of stable form, but it needs to anticipate to the sting since it is delayed in the nailing, very good for average distances and fishermen with experience.

Action breakdown (RIP) : Difficult to control by its complexity and nervous action, so it is not recommended for beginners, however are valued by fishermen of great technique.

The Stretches And Material Of The Reed

As for the sections, the equation is simple; The lower the number of sections, the better the action of the cane, and the more stretches, the easier it is to transport.If you prefer quality, a one-piece cane is great, but how would you transport a 4-meter cane? For that reason the favorites of the majority usually divide in 3 sections. More divisions would be exaggerated and not very suitable for Surfcasting where a good action is required.

On the other hand, the material of your surfcasting rod influences the weight, the balance and the comfort, frequently the carbon fiber like more in this modality because it brings lightness and rigidity at the same time, making it easy to reach long distances, Now, the best on the market come with carbon and titanium alloys, only at very high prices.

The Ring

At This Point It Is important to use a material that is non-corrosive and to avoid knots and problems with the thread, it is recommended that for fishing to Surfcasting are used good sized rings made of ceramic.

Type of Structure:

Globe or Monopuente (NC) if the line you are going to use is thick.

Low Rider (LC) which are smaller to avoid knots and use thin wires,

Inclined (k) are like balloons but inclined and let the knots easily run without cutting the line.


Most fishermen can not afford to have a cane for each type of day, so sometimes it is better to opt for a cane that suits different situations and that its benefits are the size.

Here we leave a good example of a powerful and versatile reed for the Surfcasting, the Shimano Aerlex Surf Super Sensitive 425BX-G Hybrid, with an unsurpassed value for money.

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