Scierra surge

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Last week end coming home a morning fishing, i realized driving on the highway that I forgot to pack my zpey 13'3 #8 6pcs that was laying on the roof of the car. I went back to where I previously parked the car to find that the rod was at least a 12 pieces... And I only found some few parts with the help of a neighbour.

Trying to find some positive aspects to this very displeasing experience, I'm now looking for a new travel rod and was considering the 12'6 #8 Scierra Surge among other rods

Would be very interested to hear what people who have cast the rod would tell about it?
 

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Haven't tried or held one but I like the look and spec of their newer double handed rods.
Scierra always excellent value for money IMHO.
 

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Haven't tried or held one but I like the look and spec of their newer double handed rods.
Scierra always excellent value for money IMHO.

I agree with him!

I love Scierra stuff, it's well made, attractive and doesn't break the bank. I have about 6 DPD feels as they are just magnificent bits of kit.

You might be wise trying to put this message on the general board?

Oscar.
 

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Haven't tried or held one but I like the look and spec of their newer double handed rods.
Scierra always excellent value for money IMHO.

Yes what's one of the reason I've begun this thread.
I bought a traxion 3 reel on the big auction site last year and although still preferring danielsson reels, I'm amazed by the quality of building of the reel for the price every time I grab it. Really excellent value for money.

The other reason I started this thread is because there aren't lots of options available (especially at reasonable cost) for a multi piece double handed rod of 12' at least for casting 27-28g heads.
Salmologic, loop cross, scierra surge and classified zpey (classic or not) and sage one...
 

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I have a few Scierra rods going back to HM's time and I still rate them.
I expected much of the Surge and I had ten minutes with one of the DH rods, sometime last season (I think it was the 13'6").
In short, I didn't take to it.
The rod seemed to have a very soft tip, too soft for my liking, and I felt the progressive action was such that it would struggle with sinking heads beyond a sink-tip (but then I didn't try sinking lines!).
Pity.
H:)
 

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Good, constructive comments from Hibernicus (as always :))

Studying the rod specs closely I personally, for my shooting head work and preference for "tippier" actions, might have opted for either the Futuro or Memento double handers. i would of course need to try first and then comment.

They do look very nice though :cool::eek:
 
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I have a few Scierra rods going back to HM's time and I still rate them.
I expected much of the Surge and I had ten minutes with one of the DH rods, sometime last season (I think it was the 13'6").
In short, I didn't take to it.
The rod seemed to have a very soft tip, too soft for my liking, and I felt the progressive action was such that it would struggle with sinking heads beyond a sink-tip (but then I didn't try sinking lines!).
Pity.
H:)

Thanks for this very instructing comment! The zpey I owned was a 13'3 HM signature straight handle style 28g (I guess rather comparable in terms of action with scierra rods of HM time) . With no easiness to test cast rods, it helps me to make a choice.
 
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Oh you don't need to apologize for that! ?
Regarding travel rods, although it might look as a limited market, I don't get why they do not become as a new standard in the industry. There has been so much improvement with ferrule adjustment, that apart a little more weight than 4 piece rod, the difference in action between a 4 and 6 pieces rod is almost not noticeable anymore.
There are rather lots of option for 14ft 9/10 travel rods, unfortunatly not so much for less powerful rods...
 

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Surge

I have the 15ft Surge and love it. It can cast all lines and it has a lovely action.

On the subject of 6pc rods. Scierra did the chrome series and they has some 6pc. I have the 12ft 6 #7/8 and the 13ft 9/10 but i haven't cast them yet as i did a big Loop clear out due to moving some dough around. Feel good in the hand though.
 

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nice but wonkey

I dunno if i like the handle and those zpeys are quite stiff. I can get the new surge for around the same money.
 

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Ok, so i bought the 12’6” #8 surge too and with the ssvt #8 its a dream to cast. Probably the best 12fter i’ve cast. 5pc and as light as a feather and well built. Easky cast it too and was putting out a lovely line even with a fast tip on , it was landing very gently.
 

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They are stunning rods,the finish and components are first class.but above all they are stunning casting and fishing rods,had a wee throw of the 12/6 yesterday ,very very good ,the barrio line that it was loaded with went a dream,best value for money rods on the market ,outcast and out fish most of the top rods i have
 

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Good afternoon.

Could well be interested in the Scierra Surge 12ft, #7 line, 5 pieces.

Does anyone tried/fishes that rod? And about a multip line that would go with it?

Thanks in advance.
 

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I haven’t tried that but i do have a scierra chrome 6pc wgich is a 7/8 for sale and casts the same grain window. Would be half the cost? Pm me for details..
 

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Just read this. I do have the 12' #7 on sale. Initially I bought it to fish with it in Argentina for seatrout, but my CND travel rod got ready on time so I didn't need it. It has a nice forgiving action and goes well with a couple of lines. As I don't need it I would give it away for a very good price. (bought it for a good price either)
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