Gatorglass 10' Casted Bait Shark Rod

Shoutout to GWeb Custom Rods!  When my long time buddy Grant brought this rod by the house, I knew when I saw it that it fit the bill perfectly.  I was in need of an additional casted bait shark rod and measuring in right at 10 feet even, this was the perfect length, action, and construction for the job.  While many chase sharks out deep off our south Texas beaches (including myself), if a person wants to catch a shark in the 3-6 ft range, it's almost guaranteed during much of the year that a casted bait rod with a bait casted just over the first bar will produce.  Not only is it more practical than kayaking baits out, but baits can be easily checked up on or swapped out for something different or fresher without much headache.  Live baits can also be easily utilized.  There's NEVER a night sharking that I won't have a casted live bait out over the bar, and with the right reel, this combo should certainly be perfect for the task.

I chose an Avet HXW 4.2 for it's price point, it's durability, and it's 28 lbs of drag (max).  While the reel is absolutely overkill for castouts, the rod and reel can do backup doubleduty as a "out deep" kayaked or zodiac bait rod.  While that isn't likely, at certain times of the day or seasons of the year, it remains a possibility.

 

One beautiful wrap as well!  And highly appropriate guides that are braid friendly and able to take the abuse of the beach.

One beautiful wrap as well!  And highly appropriate guides that are braid friendly and able to take the abuse of the beach.

And a very classy wrap.

And a very classy wrap.

A very appropriate tip guide for handling the abuses of the beach, the seaweed, the trash that runs up the lines, etc.

A very appropriate tip guide for handling the abuses of the beach, the seaweed, the trash that runs up the lines, etc.

With 60lb Braid filling 65% of the spool, and the remainder filled with Sufix Superior 50lb test, this setup will handle either casted baits or zodiac-run baits with ease for years to come.  Great work Grant.