Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by No Cal Lou, Jul 19, 2014.
WHAT IS YOUR CHOICE OF 8 FOOT RODS FOR THROWING THE SURFACE IRON?
None, lol. But I'd say a seeker 6480H is a good bet. Something with a softer tip, but plenty of back bone. Some might like the phenixs. But in that length for surface iron, I think their tips aren't soft enough.
BTW... what for and where will you be using it? Also what reel and size line?
what did I spell wrong? lol. haven;t had my coffee yet....lol. Spelling was never my strong suite. I blame Microsoft Word and Google auto-correct.
I'm going to buy an Okuma Makaira 801h or 801xh. $150 at Charkbait. I am really happy with an Okuma Tica jigstick I bought last year, and these Makairas get great reviews.
Calstar 6480 DHS Rated at 30-60. Glass rod, soft tip with alot of backbone. I had the one, sold it and regret selling it.
Truline D-8 1967 version, short of that, I also use a Truline 5x 1970 version, just used it last week as a matter of fact.
58.8lbs at the dock
Yup I have 2 of these and bring them on all my long range trips. Traveling from the bay area 9' sticks are a pain in the ass. I can't imagine life without them.
I had the edition with the Gray wrap, which I believe will be a collectors item someday. I kick myself….
6480, either Calstar or Seeker classic, black steel or super seeker, or old Truline d8 or Seeker sd8.
Here are a few D8s
Seeker 820 classic series....you won't find one but if you do....grab it
7 foot 9" rated 20-50 and it is awesome.
The D-8 is a touch heavier and can be found......in jiggyn 's garage
I have a Okuma Makaira 801XH and love it!
Very response and it is light
I have a feeling that Jerr keeps his Trulines inside the house, as do I. That way I have a much better chance of shooting anyone who breaks in and tries to steal them.
Calstar 800M does the trick
as does the C or S 6480's
Yup Jeff all under lock and key in my fishing room
I love the old glass stuff they load up and have awesome recoil
as Darrenforeal put it the super seeker 6480 and 6480H are great rods they are probably the closest you can get to the feel and action of a D8
How much do the surface irons weigh in ounces?
3-4 ounces... Tady 45 is 3, Salas 7x is 4.
I had a blast using my friends 800xh at Cedros, noticeably less distance than my ulua, but a lot nicer once the fish was hooked.
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