Black Diamond 909 or Abyss 809

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  1. ol'skool

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    Just picked my Lexa HD400 and now to pick a rod for it. It'll be my dedicated 30# set up but I want it versatile enough to fish bait as well as Jigs. I know 9' would be better for jigs but 9' just seems too long for bait...thoughts?
     
  2. russ1962

    russ1962 Fish To Live...Live To Fish

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    I have my Lexa 400 on a Black Diamond 809H for the same reason..
    Love this setup!
    In fact, my son dropped by last night to ask if he could borrow it today for his trip to Catalina. He loves it too.....lol
     
  3. ol'skool

    ol'skool Hot Tuna Blues!

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    Thanks! Any reason for choosing the Black Diamond over the Abyss when theyre both rated 20-50? I noticed the action of the BD is fast whereas the Abyss is mod fast.
     
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    russ1962 Fish To Live...Live To Fish

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    I have an Abyss 808mh that I really like and wanted something heavier. Was at Fisherman's Access in Brea last year during one of their sales and picked it up for a good price. I'm very happy with my decision. It's a well balanced combo that is very versatile.
     
  5. ol'skool

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    Thanks Russ
     
  6. russ1962

    russ1962 Fish To Live...Live To Fish

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    You're welcome.
    Good luck with your search.
     
  7. dctalk523

    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Call Fisherman’s Access and see if they still have the 9ft m1 for sale. I picked one up for a FANTASTIC price.
     
  8. ol'skool

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    Do you fish bait with it?
     
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    dctalk523 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Plan to use this as a light jig stick w/ a Tranx 400.
     
  10. ol'skool

    ol'skool Hot Tuna Blues!

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    Yeah, I've got a couple 9' dedicated jig sticks w/ 25N's on them. I'm wanting this for a little more universal use so I was wondering if anyone fished bait with a 9' rod.
     
  11. Uglybones

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    If you’re gonna fish spectra go with the Abyss. If you’re gonna fish mono go with the black diamond.
     
  12. ol'skool

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    Going with spectra but why the rod choice difference based on line type?
     
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    The action of the abyss will forgive the rigidity of the spectra once you hook a fish. It makes the fight much more enjoyable (Less stress on your body parts) and that “give” in the rods action will give you a lot less chances of pulling hooks.
     
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  14. ol'skool

    ol'skool Hot Tuna Blues!

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    Thanks...my 63 yo body appreciates the advice...LOL
     
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