7' spinning rod choices 30-40-50

Shimano Penn

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Looking to upgrade my spinning rod, reel is a Penn Slammer 3 5500. Currently have a 7'-6" rod best suited for 30# , I want a heavier 7' model. What I'm looking at is Phenix Black Diamond PSW700XH 30-80 and United Composites Elite Composite RCE700XH 40-60. Both at the same price point $309 and $316 respectively. Open to other suggestions. Based on other rods I own I assume the Phenix is a "faster" rod and the UC would be more parabolic. Any thoughts?
 
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watersdeep

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    I got a thought, BUY AMERICAN!!!
     
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    Shimano Penn

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    I got a thought, BUY AMERICAN!!!
    Awesome thought and an ideal I work to enforce daily. But... Do you have a microwave oven? A dishwasher? A refrigerator? A coffee maker? An alarm clock? A toaster oven? Vacuum cleaner? Look around your house dude :oops: It's sad but true, we just don't make a lot of things. I am a Quality Control Manager on Federal construction projects, a big part of my job is to enforce the Buy American Act. Go to Ace Hardware, Dixieline, Home Depot or Lowe's and tell them you want an American made 1/4-20 hex nut, let us know how that works out for you.
     
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    hucklongfin

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    Awesome thought and an ideal I work to enforce daily. But... Do you have a microwave oven? A dishwasher? A refrigerator? A coffee maker? An alarm clock? A toaster oven? Vacuum cleaner? Look around your house dude :oops: It's sad but true, we just don't make a lot of things. I am a Quality Control Manager on Federal construction projects, a big part of my job is to enforce the Buy American Act. Go to Ace Hardware, Dixieline, Home Depot or Lowe's and tell them you want an American made 1/4-20 hex nut, let us know how that works out for you.
    Don’t forget your phone or computer you’re posting from! They stopped making TV’s in the US back in the 80’s.

    But I’ll take a UC rod from HB over any rod from overseas!
     
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    2Rotten

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    Not what you asked for... And you didn't specify the mission...

    For 40# I absolutely Love my 8'0" UC US Terminator. Great casting distance. Brilliant power. Quite possibly the Ultimate 40# stick. Bob Sands Tackle (Jamie) can make you a spinning version for very nearly the price point you specified. This would be the Spinner to use for serious work.
     
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    dh515

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    What kind and size fish?

    I’m using an Okuma PCHP-S-761XH, line rated 60-100. I have no idea how they came up with those numbers. Divide them in half and you’re in the realm of reality. So a great 30-50 lb. rod with backbone. Retails for $210. I use this rod with 40# and a Shimano Thunnus 8000 for fly lining bait for offshore pelagics. Great combo for no wind/current conditions or small weak bait.





     
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    goldfinger81

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    What kind and size fish?

    I’m using an Okuma PCHP-S-761XH, line rated 60-100. I have no idea how they came up with those numbers. Divide them in half and you’re in the realm of reality. So a great 30-50 lb. rod with backbone. Retails for $210. I use this rod with 40# and a Shimano Thunnus 8000 for fly lining bait for offshore pelagics. Great combo for no wind/current conditions or small weak bait.




    The PCH spinner options never really made sense to me. So the 761MH is actually a 30# rod?
     
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    dh515

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  • Sep 18, 2004
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    The PCH spinner options never really made sense to me. So the 761MH is actually a 30# rod?
    For me, it’s good for 30 max for what I fish for. I have the MH rated 40-60 that I bought without pulling on it. Big mistake. That rod bends to the butt on 25 lb. Yellowtail. Way too soft. That rod would be ok for yellows up to about 15 lbs.
     
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    Amadeus

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    In my spinner lineup is a Star Rods EXJS66XH whose specs are found here:

    ...the 40-100 Mono/50-200 Braid rating on the page differentiates between the two. It may be a stretch to expect it to be a consistent 100lb mono rod but I'm willing to try it. But if all that was silk-screened was "50-200lb," my first reaction would be

    "It's too good to be true."

    ... and my second reaction would be

    "What production spinner would even have the capacity to hold sufficient 200lb braid to target anything that would require 200lb line?"

    The question needs to be asked whether the rating is for "mono" or for "braid" before pulling the purchase trigger. Perhaps the best sanity check, if the spin rod doesn't clarify, is to get a conventional rod with the desired and known "mono" rating and compare its bend to the spin rod's bend.
     
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    F.I.S.H.Y

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    Not what you asked for... And you didn't specify the mission...

    For 40# I absolutely Love my 8'0" UC US Terminator. Great casting distance. Brilliant power. Quite possibly the Ultimate 40# stick. Bob Sands Tackle (Jamie) can make you a spinning version for very nearly the price point you specified. This would be the Spinner to use for serious work.
    Agree, the US terminator for a nice spinning rod in 40# class. It's the rod bob sands recommended me for popping applications. Way better than the phenix black diamonds.
    Let's keep UC around..
     
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