Which rod to pair with Trinidad 12a?

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  1. martian
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    I've got a Trinidad 12a spooled with 50lb PowerPro. I had originally bought it for a heavy duty bass rig, but decided not to. So instead I plan to purchase a rod suitable for yellowtail/white seabass. I know it's a small reel but I want to use it for a live bait rig that could handle these fish. Could you guys recommend me which rod would best suit for this application with a Trinidad 12a. Or do you think the reel is underpowered? Never caught these fish before, but I'm planning on it.
  2. qwrtp1
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    psw869h.
  3. Second Row
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  4. christiantrevor
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    Paired mine with Phenix PSW700H.
  5. dockrat88
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    calstar 800l or xl
  6. genaro12390
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    X2
  7. gillyd
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    I've landed big seabass on this real, i fish it with my 700h all the way to my 869h, whatever rod you feel comfortable with the most.
  8. martian
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    what about the Terez TZC80m? How does it compare to PSW869h?
  9. hdz805
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    Phenix hybrid 7'10 15-40
    Perfectoooo
  10. andyrox
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    the 12a is a versatile little reel. I've heard it being used from 15 lb line to 40lb line. It really depends on what youre looking for. For a lighter set up, I would look at the phenix hybrid ISA. If you want to tackle some albacore/tuna, then look at the non ISA phenix ratings from 10-30. If you want to target bigger tuna/yellows, i would suggest 15-40. I personally wouldnt put that reel on a 20-50 since the reel is so small it would be really imbalanced. I would use a size tn a 14-16-20 for cranking power on those ratings. Your best bet is to use that reel as a 20-30lb set up. 15-40 is the sweet spot.

    the terez 80m is a 20-25# stick and would work well with your reel assuming you have 50lb spectra filled to the top.