Spinning rod to pair with Saragosa 20K

Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. 

I'm just after some ideas on what rod to pair with a Saragosa 20000. I want to use it for casting big baits into the surf, slide baiting and also general shore fishing. Budget is anywhere from $200 to $500 for the rod itself.

I've got my mind almost made up on an Assassin EVO Zero AEZH, although that's at the high end of what I want to spend - can get a demo model for $495 at the moment. The Sensor Surf IZM Spin 153 (model 153XXS) also looks like it would go well with this reel. It's around $420 and the cast and line weight are similar to the Assassin. 


I'm just considering all options and while I really want to get my first brand new Assassin, I'm also thinking f**k it, just get a 14' Prevail and with the money I'll save I can get some more of the gear I want. 

In the $200-300 range though, what other rods would pair well with the 20K? Must be a versatile rod suited to the types of fishing mentioned above. 




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 Go the assassin, worth every

Sat, 2018-09-29 11:24

 Go the assassin, worth every extra cent you put into it. Can have a look at the beach Masters if you want to spend a bit less, the older models are being cleared out for a good price.


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 Had the same combo. I hope

Sat, 2018-09-29 11:35

 Had the same combo. I hope they've used better guides on the assassin since l bought mine 3 years ago because there shit. Had to replace afew. Good rod though.

Sold the gosa and now use either a saltist or my Catalina. Seem to match up well. 

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 Yeah cool, I've gone with a

Tue, 2018-10-02 19:51

 Yeah cool, I've gone with a 2nd hand Assassin, can't wait to try it out next week.