A finished prototype SS10MHS of mine recently snapped at the ferrule on the bottom section when casting 5 oz and a small strip of mullet filet on Hatteras Island.
I would like help selecting a replacement blank or finished rod to use for fishing heavy lures and bait. I will most often be fishing NJ and DE, but will also fish Hatteras once a year or so. Ideally, I would prefer a custom rod wrapped with low rider guides. I would like to use the rod to fish both conventional and spinning, with distance casting being a priority. For conventional, I would use an Avet SX and for spinning, I would us a Van Staal 250 or Daiwa Emblem Pro. The SS10MHS felt very tip heavy to me and wonder if this may have contributed to the break. I don't foresee casting over 6 oz very often, if at all. Should I select a blank or rod rated 2 - 6 oz. or 4 - 8 oz. Thanks is advance for your help.