I got my eye on a new custom Calstar gt 90j 30-60 , want to know if I should pull the trigger . I want to get some more reviews/info on this blank. Also what reels, irons , and line you guys would use with it. Thanks!
I have a custom BTG90J and an older 90J but haven't seen a GT90J. The BTG is a solid 40 even 50 lbs jig stick with a lot of lift and a little faster tip for med to large surface jigs. The older 90J I have is solid 40 lbs stick with a little softer tip compared to the BTG. I don't own but I've also tested the new factory grafighter version which felt a little lighter maybe a 30 lbs stick.
First question is, where are you going to keep it? I keep all my rods and reels inside the house, that makes 9 footers difficult.
Second is how big are you? I stand 5'9" 155lbs and can't swing a 9 footer all day. Suggest you try an 8 footer like the Calstar 800H or U.C. 800 Del Mar. They cast pretty well with a Trinidad 20 old gold series if you can find one, Okuma Cortez 12 if on a budget. Have a great time with whatever surface Iron rod you end up with!