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RatchetStrap
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Greater Iberia Parish
Member since Jan 2020
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Falcon Rods Coastal vs Coastal Clearwater
Do any of you guys have experience with the Falcon Coastal and Coastal Clear water series rods?

A buddy has the Coastal "Redfish Caster" which is listed as a 7' MH. He loves it as his go to red rod but says its a great 2nd option for specks even though its a MH Action.

I'm split between this and the Clearwater "Spoon and plug" 6'10" MH. I don't specifically target 27" plus bull reds for what its worth. So I think either rod will fit the bill as far as what size fish I'm after. I'm just curious if the clearwater has any known advantages for being $40 more.

TIA



elprez00
Houston Astros Fan
Hammond, LA
Member since Sep 2011
24647 posts

re: Falcon Rods Coastal vs Coastal Clearwater
I have a 7’ MH spinning Falcon Coastal. I’ve had zero issues hauling in everything from specs to slot reds. Rods got a lot of arse behind it


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LSUlefty
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Youngsville, LA
Member since Dec 2007
22229 posts

re: Falcon Rods Coastal vs Coastal Clearwater
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buddy has the Coastal "Redfish Caster" which is listed as a 7' MH.


I have this exact rod but never use it. I use all Medium Action rods out of my kayak.


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TopWaterTiger
LSU Fan
Lake Charles, LA
Member since May 2006
7833 posts

re: Falcon Rods Coastal vs Coastal Clearwater
I used to fish the Falcon Coastal rods. Great little rod for the money. I don't remember what specific model it was but I think it was 7' Medium.


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NewIberiaHaircut
LSU Fan
Lafayette
Member since May 2013
9596 posts

re: Falcon Rods Coastal vs Coastal Clearwater
I have a Falcon Coastal. It’s been a solid rod for a few years now. No complaints.


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HoldenOversoul
South Carolina Fan
South Carolina
Member since Oct 2012
359 posts

re: Falcon Rods Coastal vs Coastal Clearwater
I've got two Falcon Coastals, I love them. I have a medium and MH, boat have been great rods for the money.

FWIW, looks like you can pick one up on sale from Bass Pro right now for $68


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Bayou_Tiger_225
LSU Fan
St. George Country Club
Member since Mar 2016
5616 posts

re: Falcon Rods Coastal vs Coastal Clearwater
I have a falcon coastal "wade fisherman" 6'6 M and a coastal clearwater "ultimate trout" 6'7 ML. Both are good rods. I personally feel like the coastal clearwater is a little lighter and has a little more sensitive tip. The guides are also smaller on the clearwater.

If you are mainly going to use it as a red fish rod I would just get the coastal. That slightly more sensitive tip isn't going to make a difference.


Saskwatch
Ole Miss Fan
Member since Feb 2016
8115 posts

re: Falcon Rods Coastal vs Coastal Clearwater
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I have a falcon coastal "wade fisherman" 6'6 M 


I have one of these that's over 15yrs old. Still use the heck out of it for topwater wadefishing. Love that damn rod


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donRANDOMnumbers
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Hub City
Member since Nov 2006
15526 posts

re: Falcon Rods Coastal vs Coastal Clearwater
i like falcon. prefer castaway the most, but falcon has been good.

do not like All-star. just FWIW


lion
USA Fan
Member since Aug 2016
562 posts

re: Falcon Rods Coastal vs Coastal Clearwater
Falcon started building their rods in China instead of the US a couple of years ago. Obviously the consistency of the product has dipped. If you look at some of their discounted rods on their site, there are some older rods, which are on sale and better made.
This post was edited on 6/28 at 9:32 pm


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Redlos
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2005
684 posts

re: Falcon Rods Coastal vs Coastal Clearwater
I fish Falcon Coastal XG exclusively, Probably have 15, both 7’ M baitcaster and and spinning rods. Never had one break while fighting a fish and have landed Jacks and +35” Reds many times.

Solid rod for $80, I put the money in the reel, not the rod.

Gonna be bummed when they stop making them, still have them at Bowie’s, Superior Tackle and Amazon for now.


jobbieman
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2009
359 posts

re: Falcon Rods Coastal vs Coastal Clearwater
I do all my marsh fishing with Falcon 7' Medium rods. Have a combination of HD and Coastal. Great rods for the money. I buy them directly from Falcon's website.


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RatchetStrap
LSU Fan
Greater Iberia Parish
Member since Jan 2020
11 posts

re: Falcon Rods Coastal vs Coastal Clearwater
Are there plans to discontinue this line or do you mean just in the future?


lsufan112001
USA Fan
sportsmans paradise
Member since Oct 2006
9375 posts

re: Falcon Rods Coastal vs Coastal Clearwater
i've always liked Falcon for the slim and tight base it has around the handle. I have a lowrider though, but has done me fine in the surf for 20 years running.


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johnnyrocket
LSU Fan
Ghetto once known as Baton Rouge
Member since Apr 2013
4753 posts

re: Falcon Rods Coastal vs Coastal Clearwater
When Falcon was American made it was the cats meow.

Now it is a fair rod just not the same.

I have some old lowrider blanks that I love and rebuild once the guides go bad.


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