Advice for 40LB rod - tuna fishing

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  1. hbmike11

    hbmike11 Newbie

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    Any recommendations for a 40lb rod? I've been looking at the Seeker Black Steel and Calstar Grafighter. Any other suggestions.... It will be paired with a Penn Fathom 25

    Thanks!
     
  2. el Toro

    el Toro I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    United Composites US Monster.
     
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    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    The UC US76HP is one of my favorites! I also use a Seeker G6470, cjb65h and a Phenix psw760h and psw700xh.
     
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    Calstar 765XL, 6470, GG6480, depending on length. UC 76HP is another good choice.
     
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  5. Let em eat 74

    Let em eat 74 Well-Known "Member"

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    Calstar 875h is a great #40 stick.
     
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    fishdoggary I do what I want Bitch!

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    UC RUS 80 Tilefish. Awesome 40-50 # stick
     
  7. eric harner

    eric harner Caliente Tuna

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    GFGR 875 , GFGR 700 MH , GFGR 700H All are perfect 40lb sticks. I've caught up to 65lb YF on one of my 700M's pretty tough fight right there.
     
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    My 40# rig is a calstar 800h / fathom 25nld2. I’ve only used it once and caught a 40# bft earlier this month rod a reel performed flawless.
     
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    Calstar GFGTR 700m
    Phenix PSW 700h
     
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    KINGSIZE On The Bow

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    UC RUS80 Tilefish
     
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  11. Pete1979

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    If you plan on doing any ovenight or multi day trips, your 40 lb rod is the go to. Not a bad idea to have more than one. What works for you might not work for someone else and what works for you may also change over time. Hard to make a bad choice if you stick with Calstar, UC or any of the higher quality rods.
     
  12. jer dog

    jer dog Fishing is life

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    I have 2 700 M Graft fighters , that I Use for my
    40 LB,
     
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    all have given good suggestions...but for rods that fit their body makeup and style of fishing. It is like asking "what is the best handgun to carry concealed?" Lots of good ones out there, but there will only be one that fits your size hands and body configuration "best." That is the one your life depends on. Do the same with this rod choice. All of them will fish 40#. Which one feels the best to you? You are going to be the one fishing it. Start with 6.5' and run up to 7.5 or 8. There will be one that says "this fits me." Buy it.
     
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    UC predator 7’6.
     
  15. Born 2 fish

    Born 2 fish Newbie

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    I have same reel paired with a Seeker Black Steel ! everybody has there own likes!
     

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