How Bill Varney surf rods are made at Cousins Tackle Company in Huntington Beach California…

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What Folks are Saying About Cousins Bill Varney Surf Series…

“I used the new BV Signature Cousins LSU 901S that I got as retirement gift for the first time yesterday.  I paired it with my new Penn Conflict 2500 reel with 20 lb. Power Pro Super Slick braid.  I was very pleased.  It casts easily with a lot of distance and I like the responsiveness.  The flexibility seemed to soften the hook set a little, which helps since I’m using braid.”  Ric

“Hey. Bill got the new rod Thursday hit the beach Saturday for 1 keeper halibut and 2 nice size Corbina . Guess you would say the rod works. Keep the wet sand in your toes. The hooks helped too.”  John

“Just want to thank you for the sweet Cousins rod!
Wow, what a piece of art.  Everything about it is over the top, from the
special guides, rod blank to the premium cork.”   Dre

 

 4 Models to Choose From…

Spinning (2 piece, graphite)

Model                                  length                            line size                                lure size

LSU 901S                            9′                                       4-10                                     1/4 – 5/8 ounce

LSU 862S                            8.5′                                   4-10                                     1/4 – 5/8

LSU 905S                            9.0′                                   6- 16                                    1/2 – 1.25

Casting Rod ( 1 piece, fiberglass)

FBS/7106PT                       7′ 10″                                10-20                                    1/2 – 1.25

 

 Features:

  • Designed Specifically for Light-Line Surf Fishing

  •  IM-8 Lightweight Graphite Blanks (spinning)

  • Fuji K-Series “Tangle Free” Alconite Guides

  • Fuji Reel Seats with Black Fittings

  • Top Quality Hand Sanded Cork Grips

  • Triple Wrapped in Black, Blue and Silver

  • Built to Resist Salt and Sand Corrosion

  • Rod Balanced Over Reel

  • Rod Weighs Less Than 7 Ounces

  • Super Sensitive Graphite Allows you to Feel Bites, Rocks, Kelp

  • Each Rod is Hand Built in Huntington Beach, California

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

COUSINS ROD SHOT RON ALL RODS

My rods are the only surf fishing rods designed specifically for light-line surf fishing.  Here’s a closer look at how I would use each rod in the surf:

Spinning:  9′ and 8.5′ (901S and 862S) Light-Line Rods

These rods are designed specifically for fishing both the open beach and from the rocks.  They are recommended for spinning reels loaded with 4-8lb test.  The 8.5′ rod is suited better for fishermen newly introduced to the sport and for those of a bit smaller stature.  The 9′ rod will give a bit more casting distance.  Both work great for fishing live bait, Gulp!, grubs and small lures of 5/8oz or less.

Spinning:  9′ (LSU 906S) Medium Action Surf Rod

This rod is designed for two applications.  It works great for fishing heavier lures like Rapalla, Lucky Craft Lures, Krocodiles and Kastmasters.  Lure weights up to 1.25 ounces work great and cast a mile on this rod.  It is also a great rod for fishing from the rocks (as you have great reach and a stronger backbone for pulling fish up from the water) it also is a perfect rod for fishing most of Baja including the East Cape for tuna and rooster fish from the surf.

Casting: 7′ 10″  (FBS7106PT)

This rod is designed to be matched to a small bait casting reel and used exclusively for casting Rapalla, Luck Craft, Krocodiles, Kastmasters and swimbaits.  It weighs less than 8 ounces and has incredible casting ability and backbone.

 Cousins Surf Rods May be Found at These Fine Tackle Shops…

FISHERMAN’S HARDWARE–Huntington Beach

SAV-ON TACKLESanta Fe Springs

HOOK, LINE AND SINKERSanta Barbara

JOHNNY’S SPORT SHOPPasadena

ANGLER’S CENTERNewport Beach

PACIFIC COAST BAIT AND TACKLEOceanside

FISHERMAN’S LANDINGSan Diego

 

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