Calstar GG 90J 6' (30-60) or Seeker SS-ULUA 93H 9 1/4' (30-60)

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Hi guys. Want to start throwing surface iron with 40 pound test. Any preferences on one of these two rods? I'm also looking at the Seeker SS-D8 8' for 30 pound test surface iron. Thanks.
 
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Go and pull on both...very different actions....
 
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I would select the 90J. Very nice rod for the iron. 9 foot I fished one for years, then I stepped up to a Calstar 540 (10 ft.). Paired with a Trinidad 20A. I will fish this until I am to old to pull on fish.
Never fished the Alua. but it is just as popular if not more popular.. A lot of surface iron purists love them.
Can't comment on seeker for throwing the iron. No one I fish with throw iron on a seeker.

Good luck with your decision.
 

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Let me offer a fourth option, the Phenix Abyss 909H, 20-50. Very similar to the actions of the Seeker Ulua and the Calstar 900J but less than half the weight of either. A very important thing to consider if you're seriously throwing the plug on a regular basis.
Just my opinion. . .
 
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I have a gg90j and gg690j. U will want both...heavy and light jigs...:)
 

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I was thinking about starting a similar thread as I am looking for jig rod as well. Any recommendations on an 8' jig stick?
 

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I was thinking about starting a similar thread as I am looking for jig rod as well. Any recommendations on an 8' jig stick?
For what application or jigs? Light or heavy?
 

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If you want a jickstick to fish 40, get either the GG90J or GFGR90H. Both are the same blank except the GG uses less expensive guides. Had an GFGR90H for 3 years, bounced many yellowtails up to 18lbs on the deck of the San Diego (just make sure to put the reel in free spool before the fish lands on the deck:))
 

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If you want a jickstick to fish 40, get either the GG90J or GFGR90H. Both are the same blank except the GG uses less expensive guides. Had an GFGR90H for 3 years, bounced many yellowtails up to 18lbs on the deck of the San Diego (just make sure to put the reel in free spool before the fish lands on the deck:))
GFDH-900H 9' 10 Fuji Cast Cork-Tape 30-60 Grafighter.
GG 90J 9' 10 Fuji Casting Cork Tape 30-60 Composite rod.
Are these the two rods you are saying are the same blank?
 
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GFDH-900H 9' 10 Fuji Cast Cork-Tape 30-60 Grafighter.
GG 90J 9' 10 Fuji Casting Cork Tape 30-60 Composite rod.
Are these the two rods you are saying are the same blank?
I stand corrected, for some reason i thought they're the same. My brother bought a GG90J after i sold my GF and the look of the blanks made me think they're built the same.
 

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Get the glass 90j not the GG 90j. In my opinion glass jig sticks are the way to go. Just my opinion. I fish the 100j and love it.