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The 3 best surf rods $300 and under

Fishing is expensive.

In this article we're going to go over how to get the best bang for your hard earned buck when it comes to surf rods. We know how hard a lot of you fish so to determine our picks we took into account technology, performance, and durability. Let's get into it.

Lamiglas Carbon Surf - $199-$219

This rod is built on a 30 ton carbon blank. That translates to a moderate fast action rod that maintains sensitivity. The rod blank is rounded out with Fuji K style guides. K style guides are designed to reduce tangles. Your reel stays stable with a double locking Fuji seat. This is a tried and tested rod.


ODM D.N.A. $239-$299

D.N.A. or Dynamic Nano Action is the most technical rod on this list. These rods are extremely lightweight, they have a 2 piece design but cast like a one piece. One of our favorite features on this rod is the non-slip spiral grip. This rod also features the K style guides. The ODM D.N.A. is perfect for casting long distances.


St. Croix Seage $210-$300

This rod has been a long time coming from St. Croix. Crafted based on feedback from anglers and featuring some great new technology. The new SCII fiber is stronger and lighter than previous models. ART or advanced reinforcing technology increases the hoop strength on the rod and stops it from ovalizing and losing power. VEIL is a combination of carbon, fiberglass, and resin that stops the bumps and bruises your rod encounters from use in tough environments from effecting how the rod performs. Save your receipt because this rod has a 15(!) year warranty. They built it to last and are standing by it. We are really excited to put this rod to the test this season.


Any of these three rods are a great way to get into surfcasting or to expand your current arsenal of surf rods. Paul gives us a great video overview of the rods below. For more information give us a call or stop into the shop.

Need a reel for that new surf rod? Check out our article on how to pick a Van Staal:

1 Response

lawrence novia

lawrence novia

April 12, 2022

I bought a TFO tactical surf off of you guys a few years back, one of the best stock rods i have ever owned. I’m surprised that TFO wasn’t included in this article. I own custom rods that don’t fish better!!

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