15-40lb Rod used for?

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  1. Nerd 10

    Nerd 10 Newbie

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    I've been trying to figure out what a 7ft 15-40 lb rod would be used for? Im guessing rock fishing and maybe tuna. Any suggestions?
     
  2. richardblufin

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    I would say a 25lb bait stick for surface fish, yellows, and tuna up to 25lb fish.
     
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    spize909 Well-Known "Member"

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    270H ?
     
  4. hucklongfin

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    Classic 870 is a 7' 15-40 stick that is great for taking on all comers with 25#. I've 3 or 4 with that rating but they're mostly 8'ers. I have a Seeker G970 that's the perfect 25# live bait stick.
     
  5. Tom Jr.

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    I use a 1540 Rod for just about everything from rock fishing to tuna although I hate rock fishing I do prefer an 8 foot though it's easier to do the tuna shuffle I've use it on three-quarter day trips to 5 and half day trips
     
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    J.AkuHed I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    20# chovie rod
     
  7. mike garrahan

    mike garrahan TheSabreGuy

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    The line rating printed on the rod is not always a good guide. Calstar and Seeker both rate their 870 glass rods as 15 to 40 but an 870 is not a 40 lb rod. It is a good 20 or 25 lb rod and is great for school size albacore and smaller tuna. If you are going to fish 30 or 40 lb you need to move up to a 670 or a 700m. I don't pay a whole lot of attention to what is printed on the rod or listed in a catalog. You really have to get the rod in your hands and pull on it to see how strong it actually is. One rod rated 15-40 might be fine for 30 lb but another with the exact same rating might only be good for 25lb or maybe only 20 lb.
     
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