Calstar 7400 xh too much for Talica 16ii?

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    My girlfriend wanted to know what I would like for Christmas and I just so happen to need a rod to match up to the Talica 16ii that I foolishly impulsed bought on ebay. For more money then some used ones on here, and a month out for delivery! Ok, rant over! I plan on using 65lb or 80lb spectra with a short 50-80lb topshot of floro. I went to my local tackle shops and they didn't have any there for me to pull on. Also I am in the air on what size on the spectra so kind of two questions here. Any help is always appreciated.
     
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    I put my 16ii on a Custom Phenix Hybrid 760x2h. Awesome Combo. I filled it with 80lb. Braid and used a short piece of 100lb. Blackwater Floro for grouper and dropper looping for Big Yellows.
     
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    Don't recognize 7400 xh. I may be wrong, but a Calstar ???? Xh would be heavy, heavy, heavy. Maybe you are talking 7465 xh. Not a match, in my opinion, for your Talica 16.
     
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    It's an extra fast 700xh. I haven't pulled on one but it seems like it'd be a 60 or 80lb rod.
     
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    i have 80lb spectra on mines and using phenix 700xh ....i mainly use it for yoyo 50-60 topshot depends on the fight and if 60lb for yft-bft
     
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    If it is a 700XH then you are good to go.. Fishes 50-60# very well.
     
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    Thanks for the replies guys. I do like the Phenix rods as my brother has an arsenal of them but I have a decent Calstar collection going on.
     
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    The 7400xh is indeed a faster action 700xh. This makes it better suited for fising ( and fighting ) on the rail. Your 16ii should be spooled with 80 hollow or solid depending on your preference and is a perfect match.
     
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    I have both a 7400H and the 7400XH. The 7400XH is a perfect 60lb stick. I used a Talica 16ii filled with 80lb solid on my 7400XH at Guadalupe this past Oct and it made a great combo.

    Living in Woodland Hills, you're not far from Bob Sands. I bought both my blanks there and I noticed they also had factory wrapped ones.....if you're wanting to pull on them.
     
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    I agree with Gabriel that the GF7400XH has a sweet spot for 60# string. It will also handle 80 in a pinch. I have both a 700XH and a 7400XH and agree they are similar in strength with the 7400XH having a softer tip making it better suited for casting bait and using the rail when it becomes a tug of war. In my humble opinion the 700XH is perfect for yoyo applications or for throwing bombs to wahoo.

    I'd put 80# spectra on your Talica 16, it will give you the the maximum for that size reel. If you could live with a bit less line capacity, you may want to put 100 on it giving you the ability to bump your reel up to 80# string.
     
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    I just pulled on both the 700xh and 7400xh and felt like the 700xh had a noticeably softer tip. Am I off here?

     
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    You are right, the "4" in the calstar means the rod is faster and generally also can fish a little heavier since it shuts off faster.

    670 - generally seen as a 30-40lb rod with a slow tip
    6470 - generally seen as a 40lb rod
     
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