STR1263C 6-12LB 10’6″ GL3

The STR1263C 6-12LB 10’6″ GL3 is considered to be one of the most universal casting rods.

Because of the length, the graphite leaves this rod with enough backbone for your 20lb kings, but has the sensitivity needed for drifting and fishing spoons. When fighting a fish, the bend in the rod comes back far enough that you are able to absorb the action from a king all while being able to feel the action of a smaller steelhead.

This is Jeff’s main float rod that he uses all year round for both steelhead and fall kings. I used this rod this winter on while steelhead fishing on the coast. I landed three steelhead and one king that day. I targeted steelhead that day so the king was just a bonus especially with my 12lb line and 1/O jig. Nonetheless, this rod allowed me to fight two completely different fish, completely different sizes, and in the same day, without needing to switch to heavier gear. Paired with a 200 Shimano Curado, this rod is perfect for your first casting rod!

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