Ordered the NXFX-1166 ODM FRONTIER X SURF ROD late afternoon online and got it the next morning before Noon! I was concerned that I might not be able to turn a big fish in a running tide in the canal with this rod but the first fish I caught was 40 lbs and I was able to land the fish with no problems even though there was a number of other fisherman around me. This rod cast very well and and the 2-6 oz. rating seems accurate.
I now own three of these rods. I have owned many custom surf rods in the past, but none in my opinion compared to the Frontier line of surf rods. It a serious rod for the serious fisherman. First time you hook into a 30Lb plus Striper, you know what I’m talking about.
Have used it three times so far this year. It casts 1 oz bucktails a mile, no issues with the floating sp minnows up to the 9” doc. It’s definitely overboard for schoolies. Earlier this week got to test the power: in fast river current I hooked a 50-60” sturgeon while bass fishing. This is a semi rare occurrence usually you snag them or they spool you. The rod was able to turn the fish eventually and got it in close enough to release. Paired with a 200 VS that balances very well. SWE we’re great steering me to the ODM.
Bought the 10’ 6” NXFX 1064 to match a larger Van Staal reel I already had. The staff at Saltwater edge carefully packed up the new rod and got it to me in less than two days. Once on the beach it was clear ODM knows what they’re doing. The rod is light for its size, fast and balanced, matched with the VR 200 reel. I can throw metal a lot farther than I could with the previous rod (St Croix Mojo). I recommend the ODM. Worth the price. I threw the lure, I reeled in, I caught fish.