Best rod to pair with Makaira 16 sea?

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  1. Riccochet

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    I have an 8 day booked on the Excel in july. I am good on 30# & 40# set ups. I also have 50# covered as well. I am looking for a rod to pair with my Mak 16 sea.
    Currently loaded with 80# braid, my thought was to find a rod with the most flexability to fish anywhere from 60#-120#. I know on this trip we will mostly fish 40# but would like to have a larger set-up ready to be prepared. I am also looking at fall 8-10 day that I would be able to use the mak 16 properly paired with the right rod. Looking to spend around $400..

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Richard
     
  2. bassbagger69

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    Calstar 775h
     
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    I have my Mak 16SEa on a Super Seeker 1x3 for that purpose, works great for me. I'm sure others will chime in with their experience.

    -Connor
     
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  4. TEAMFISH

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    Mines on a GFGR770XH (60-120)
     
  5. ReelDealAngler

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    I like the Calstar 775XH for 80lb, but would also consider the UC Viper in the longer 7'6'' version as well... the longer rod just makes more sense to me for rail rod fishing with the small/medium size fin bait, especially when trying to get that live bait further away from the boat on the initial cast/lob.
     
  6. graya

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    Phenix PHD760 X2H kickass setup with the malaria 16
     
  7. Baller

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    I have that exact same reel on a 770H with 80# spectra. Awesome setup.
     
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  8. Riccochet

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    I really like the UC Viper but it is more than I wanted to spend. I am looking at the GFGR775XH 7"6" 60-100lbs $425-$435 range.
     
  9. timmyd3853

    timmyd3853 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    UC CP70XH
     
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    X2
     
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  11. Riccochet

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    Great feedback everybody! Thank you. I'll do some homework and post on what i decided on.
     
  12. dh515

    dh515 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Mine's on a Super Seeker 80XH. The rod is rated 40-60 but is way under rated.
     
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    I have mine on a 770xh. Perfect fit.
     
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    Just had a Custom Wrapped UC Raptor made for my 80lb. Set up. Alps locking reel seat, Fuji SIN Turbo guides Triple wrapped for $375 can't wait to use it.
     
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    Longbeach made super seeker 1x3
    Than it will be the UC Raptor 7'6 when its rolled :)
     
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    Scharkbait i believe for 775xh is 399.00
     
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    Should be able to get a custom wrapped UC Viper in 7'6" for $425-$450 if you don't get too fancy (just a basic triple wrap). The nice thing about custom is you can make it for YOU (longer fore grip or butt section, etc.) based on your fighting style and body dimensions.

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  18. JohnTFT

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    I agree. Great choice for the MAK16.

    1x3 is a good choice as well.

    If you want to go 6' UC CX60XH. Challenger Extreme in single X is a bad ass blank.
     
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    The Calstar 7465H is the one I would use for all-around applications. Custom built it is 6'8". Depending on the guides you select and if you keep it simple, it should be around $400. Since you are in Phoenix, you may need something off the rack. If so, the Calstar 765XXH is available complete from Charkbait at $369. The Super Seekers (1X3) are great too for your application, but more expensive.

    - Jeff Burroughs
     
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  20. Steve K

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    Affordable option, one of the Seeker Rail Boss rods. 60 or 80 and look well built. Check John's website, TFT.
     
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