8 FOOT SURFACE IRON ROD

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  1. No Cal Lou

    No Cal Lou No Cal Lou

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    WHAT IS YOUR CHOICE OF 8 FOOT RODS FOR THROWING THE SURFACE IRON?
     
  2. darrenforeal

    darrenforeal Say no to bad info

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    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?
     
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    darrenforeal Say no to bad info

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    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. :)
     
  4. pmurphy

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    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.
     
  5. CHUBACA6

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    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.
     
  6. Workplacesafety

    Workplacesafety Reducing workplace injuries and illnesses

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    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.

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    58.8lbs at the dock
     
  7. Pangamaster

    Pangamaster Cow Town Here I come!

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    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.
     
  8. jiggyn

    jiggyn Do you even fish?

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    I had the edition with the Gray wrap, which I believe will be a collectors item someday. I kick myself….
     
  10. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    6480, either Calstar or Seeker classic, black steel or super seeker, or old Truline d8 or Seeker sd8.
     
  11. jiggyn

    jiggyn Do you even fish?

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    Here are a few D8s

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    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 ;)
     
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    I have a Okuma Makaira 801XH and love it!
    Very response and it is light
     
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    Workplacesafety Reducing workplace injuries and illnesses

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    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.
     
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    Calstar 800M does the trick
    as does the C or S 6480's
     
  17. jiggyn

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    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
     
  18. clubhunter

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    How much do the surface irons weigh in ounces?
     
  19. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    3-4 ounces... Tady 45 is 3, Salas 7x is 4.
     
  20. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    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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