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Absolutely a great rod and look great too!! I'd def say go 7' or even the 7'6" model in med as it wil handle just about anything.. I have a med hvy as well in casting i use for stripers. But i love my 3 inshore spinning rods
 

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Great, so definitely sensitive enough for sheepshead but good for nearshore flounder with the capability of handling a possible gag or big sea bass? That's really what I liked about it versus a tsunami jigging rod was the sensitivity and all-around ability but want to verify.
 

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Great, so definitely sensitive enough for sheepshead but good for nearshore flounder with the capability of handling a possible gag or big sea bass? That's really what I liked about it versus a tsunami jigging rod was the sensitivity and all-around ability but want to verify.
For Sheepshead you don't need a sensitive rod. I use a broken Ugly Stick that is about 5' long, all back bone.
You want to be close to the pilings.
You may land a Gag with a Teramar, but that's not a good choice for targeting them.
Teramars are inshore rods, not designed for bottom fishing. Perfect long cast to Spanish or Bonit"O".

There is no one rod perfect for all round fishing.
Here's Shimano recommended uses for them.
http://fish.shimano.com/publish/con...x/products/rods/inshore/recommended_uses.html

Teramars are great rods I own 7.
From 8' MH power / fast action for local Reds, surf fishing.
To 6'6" M power / extra fast action for Trout.
Hope this helps. ...... ICM
 

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Battle 3000 series is perfect for most applications.
Prefer Battle 2000 for casting lures all day on 6'6" Teramar.
I have never been spooled by a Red or Trout on any Battle reel.

Battle 4000 is overkill for most applications. I have one as back up for my 8' Teramar.

Hope this helps. ...... ICM
 

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The MH extra fast teramar is a great rod for nearshore jigging for flounder and sea bass. It doesn't have the guts for butterfly jigging for amberjacks or grouper though. I will warn you that it is what I consider heavy. Mine are paired with Stradic ci4 + 4000's and is perfect for casting bucktails to cobia or popping corks to old drum as well as bouncing bucktails for flounder, but I wouldn't use it for casting jigs inshore to trout, flounder, or redfish. Those battle 4000's are heavier than the ci4's.
 

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Texas Tackel in Wilmington had the battles for $79 the other day as they are discontinuing the current model. Not sure how many are left. I got (2) three thousand models. Hope that helps.
Penns website has nothing about a new model battle...... and you can buy the battle for 79 bucks with free shipping on ebay pretty much anytime you want. Got a 4000 on the way right now.
 

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Have 5 Teramar Rods ALL paired with Penn 360 and one with the Penn Spinfish 3500. Also be prepared to replace guides. If you use braid the break will cut line.
 

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Have 5 Teramar Rods ALL paired with Penn 360 and one with the Penn Spinfish 3500. Also be prepared to replace guides. If you use braid the break will cut line.

Never had a problem with guides & braid is all I use.
Use to fish Power Pro, now only Spyder Inv a braid 10# & 15# on all reels.
What kind of leader knot are you tying & how long are your leaders?

Did pop one guide after a lure got caught on a back cast. ....... ICM
 
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