Anyone fish the UC GUSA 80 Monster?

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  1. Jim Schmitt

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    thinking about getting one. Anyone willing to give me some feedback? Planning on pairing with Talica 12ii for some light jig and maybe surface iron? Haven't graduated to the 9-10 footers yet. Thanks.
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    This is my iron stick. Good 30lb & solid 40lb stick. Nice moderate action and nothing fast about it. One of my fave UC rods no doubt. I fish mine with a Tranx 500.
     
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    Thanks Gerry
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    Think this will be a good rig to throw colt snippers and megabaits on the Slide
     
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    My primary 40 lb stick. Not really my style for a jig rod, but definitely a versatile stick.
     
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    Thanks Nate. Definitely gonna be in the 40# slot for me too.
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    One of my favorite sticks in the line up. You can fish 30-40lb top shot for live bait, throw 45-90g stickbaits or poppers, Push a light 50lb rig if needed with Mega baits, and jigs. Fun rod!
     
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    Yup it's my 40# stick as well. I'll rotate between a Trinidad 16na or 16a.

    For surface iron I have a CE900 Monster paired up with a Tranx 500HG.
     
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    What is the bend like on that 90 monster I'm looking to get one myself
     
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    It's more parabolic VS. the US80 which is great for throwing irons IMO. It loads up perfect for my throwing style.
     
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    Yea I'm in-between the us90 series i don't know if I should go with a mega or the monster because I'm up at the channel islands and it's not like this is going to be for big tuna or big yellows
     
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    I have a RCE 900 Monster too. Definitely more parabolic Which I prefer for casting surface iron. Good jig rod for small to medium size jigs, maybe up to 45 size. If you want to chuck bigger, 7X+, you want at least the Wahoo, probably the Del Mar. The Delmar is a beast! For all around, go wahoo. Be careful putting a low-profile bait caster on either the RCE monster or wahoo because they bend deep. I tried my Lexa 400 on the Monster and under a really hard pull, the line will rub the grip or blank. The Tranx is taller and probably OK, but I would test pull first. I have a Tranx on my Delmar and it’s fine.


    I do not like the US version for throwing iron. I like a more classic bend, and a rod that loads deeper on the cast. They would surely be OK for throwing wahoo bombs or similar heavy jigs, but not my style for surface iron.
     
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    Keep in mind the CE series is more parabolic than the US. I only have two CE series rods. The CE900 Monster 30-50# and the CE700XH 40-60# that I purchased for yoyo.

    I've pulled on all these blanks. I never purchased the Mega, but I do have the Mag which I love for 20-25#. Both are pretty whippy.

    If your looking for a 30# stick and your heart is set on a UC rod, take a look at the Tilefish jr. I found the elusive 8' blank and had it wrapped and it's not bad with a Talica 8ii. I also have a Calstar 800L with a Trinidad 14a for 30#. Some people have said the 800L is not a 30# rod, but I beg to differ. I actually like it better than the Tilefish jr.

    Both are great rods! It's tough having choices huh?
     
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    I'm planning on putting at Trinidad 16a on it and using it for irons so I want to stay in the 9 ft range
     
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    Then you probably want the RCE 900 Monster or Wahoo. The Wahoo having a touch more power. If you are only gonna own one jig rod, get the Wahoo.
     
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    I'm worried it will be to stiff
     
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    The Wahoo? Too stiff for what? The RCE series are not stiff IMO, the US series are stiff (that's a subjective statement, I know). What pound line and what size jigs do you want to fish? I like a bit meatier jig stick, think pulling yellows away from structure or sea lions. It's hard for me to think of the CE Wahoo as too stiff for 30-50# line/leaders and any typical socal iron sizes with the exception of the very smallest. Go pull on both. IMO, the CE monster, while perfect for the smaller jigs, will be undergunned if you want to fish any big jigs like a 7x or JRI 4 or 5. The Wahoo can do it all.
     
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    Yea
    sounds good I'll give them a tug when I get back on the west coast
     
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    I didn't mean to get the 8'versions. I had a 900L and loved that too. I got rid of it because I like the 900 Monster 10X more and didn't see a need for the Calstar at that point.

    You really need to go pull on some sticks. That's the only way your going to find what you like. Even then, it's not perfect because your not able to throw an iron with it to get the actual feel. The best way IMO is to find people with the sticks your looking at and ask them to use it to get the true actual feel. If you and I were on a boat together, I'd let you throw with my Monster because I know how hard it can be to find what you like.
     
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    Yea I'm going to give it a pull
     

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