Daiwa Sealine Surf rods are all about quality, durability, affordability. These lightweight, yet exceptionally tough, graphite surf rods are available in a wide range of lengths and actions. Sealine Surf rods offer a high level of surf-fishing performance at a price that will suit any angler's budget.
Like the sealine 12 foot for all kinds of surf and jetty fishing. No rubber butcap is a minus.
My advice is to match overall weight and action to your intended use. I pair with lighter 4000 class reel to throw lures and spoons. Useful on the jetty to have the rodtip out over the rocks, but unwieldy retying line and etc. This pole is light enough in all respects to fight spotted bass and bonito/mackerel without overpowering the fish. Too heavy to throw jerkbaits or anything requiring finesse. But bonito splasher rig with 5 foot leader is easy to throw with 12 foot length.
This is a long casting rod with MH action, light enough to cast without tiring and throws a one ounce metal spoon easily.
Very strong Rod
December 1, 2015
I purchased it with 15 ft , the advantage of that rod you can control it well and you can cast longer it is very useful for jetty and inshore
Prosgood control , good quality
January 16, 2014
I have the 15 foot spinning rod.. The top half of the rod is very flimsy while the bottom half is too stiff. This rod is so very heavy that it tires your arm after the second cast and it kills your arm when you try fighting a big fish. The only pros for this rod are the great super long casts it gives (but requires much effort), and daiwa's well balanced rod sense. Daiwa somehow managed to get the heavy rod balanced perfectly for casting. I wouldn't recommend this rod, try the tsunamis which are closely priced and much better.
For a beginner angler fishing from the beach high 5'4 what kind of rod should I use , I fish in South America, pacific, they say I may have to cast behind the wave, doing this research, over in over , looking a daiwa sls 1202MHFS, SEA LINE Surf, spinning rod,.... you have the answer. Thank you.
That rod would be great for getting the extra distance often needed while fishing the beaches of South America. The load of the rod is perfect for throwing 2-4oz metals and surface lures out past the waves.