Best Heavy Spinning 2 piece under 300

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  1. Patriot Jones

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    About to go fishing for GT want a new rod 2 piece heavy duty spinning rod pairing with penn spinfisher 10500
     
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    I have a couple of the Okuma Nomad MH and H travel rods, they are pretty impressive. I have caught 100# Amberjack and lots of 60-80 pound YFT, snapper and grouper, without issues. Three-piece, Packs down in a small padded case, includes an extra top section. $150-$200. Great rods.
     
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    X2 what Dave said. Get the H though if targeting the biggies. And PULL on those fish! The rod can take it.
     
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    Jigging World Ghost Hunter. Very well made and very strong. They are having a 15% off sale right now as well. I would get a 200g. There is a 300g as well but I think the 200 will be perfect.
     
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    What your are asking for is what the market is really lacking, heavy powered 2-piece travel capable rods for big fish using heavy tackle.

    I really wish there were some rods of this caliper in the 8ft and 9ft ranges with a 50/50 split.

    The closest I saw any rod or blank come to meeting this need was the 2-piece Larry Dahlberg series rods from MHX. The heavy version was 7ft6in with a 70/30 split, but the rod could handle being extended to 8ft easy. I could mount a Penn Torque 9 or Slammer 10500 on this rod, drag it down to Florida on an airplane, then use it on sharks up to 10ft.

    Then MHX had to go and DC the rod line.

    The next best option was the Okuma Makaira 7ft6in and 8ft6in popping rods with a 2-piece design where the blanks inserts into the handle. While they were not 50/50 splits, the 7ft 6in Makaira was still compact enough to fly. The rods are very robust and I actually use these on sharks as well, they fit the Makaira 30000 perfectly. Of course, those rods were DCed too.

    Okuma, when are we going to get a proper, current production, rod to mount the Mak30000 on?????

    Tackle Industries does make an XXH 2-piece, but it is all graphite and designed for baitcasters or smaller conventional only. Vexan, the saltwater sister company is testing prototypes of a 9ft 50/50 and 70/30 split rod, but I do not know when they will reach full production. The rods I have seen are beefier then the musky 2--piece rods, have parabolic actions for bigger fish, and use spigot furreles. I am hoping they reach production soon in spinning and conventional versions, but as of now these rods are still being tested from what I am told.
     
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    There are multiple 2 piece rods on the market that can kill massive fish. The Majority of popping rods are 2 piece and use a butt joint. Not sure why you would want a two piece rod that breaks 50/50 on the blank? That defeats the strength of the blank entirely. Is that what you are referring to when you say 50/50 or 70/30(butt joint)? Check out Black Hole, Carpenter, Yamaga, Synit, Hots, Jigging World. Carpenter has super long rods as well. Guys in Oz are catching massive YFT, GT's off the rocks with some of these.

     
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    A 50/50 split rod makes for a perfect travel rod and with current construction materials and technology available a 50/50 split rod capable of handling anything swimming is possible. 3-piece rods from Okuma and Fox have been designed to handle pelagics, how far fetched would a 2-piece 50/50 be to fill the same niche with fewer joints to fail? For portability and travel purposes give me a 50/50 split or a 70/30 split any day over a 3-piece.

    I understand that there are a pelethra of 2-piece rods that join at the handle (I have a bunch myself), but when you really consider that design, what makes it that much stronger then a rod with a 50/50 split? During a fight, the most stress on a rod is at the butt, companies off set this stress by making the butt section of the blank beefier to handle the stress, but you are still just using a rod with a butt section over tip 2-piece design.

    The idea that a 50/50 or a 70/30 rod would never be strong enough for big and powerful fish is just not true any longer.
     
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    Thank you for the replies I was able to get a Saltiga GT 86
     
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    That should be good for big GT!
     
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    Awesome!
     
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    That will work. I am not sure of where you are going but a lot of GT's get landed over here on 2 piece Ugly Stiks and what you have is leaps and bounds above these rods.

    Have fun!
     

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