Graphtech Rod for HXW Raptor???

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SpottieSlayer
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I was originally ganna go with a UC Viper but found Graphtech rail rods wich are supposed to be built for Avets. I'm thinking the XXXH (100-130) which is supposed to be specifically built for the hxw raptors. It's loaded with 100lb Spectra and 25yrd 100lb mono top.
Would the Graphtech be a good choice or go with something more refined like a Rainshadow or UC?
Thanks!
 

JamesTaylor

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That reel can fish 80-100. I would put it on a centaur or viper. Or a 775/780xh/xxh. for something a little less expensive, a pch 80-130 rail rod. All the above rods including the pch have better guides than the graftech
 

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I have the pch xxxh on my mak 20, yet to hang a good one, but whooped a couple of the smaller versions with ease.
 

seaquinn

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Don't be afraid to go with the graphtec. I have the GRR78XH (80-100lb) and it can definitely fish 100lb, i fished 80 on it and it barely put a bend in it. The XXH is a 130lb rod. For being the least expensive of the bunch, it feels and looks just as good as some of my seekers etc and it has a lifetime warranty from turners
 

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SpottieSlayer
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Don't be afraid to go with the graphtec. I have the GRR78XH (80-100lb) and it can definitely fish 100lb, i fished 80 on it and it barely put a bend in it. The XXH is a 130lb rod. For being the least expensive of the bunch, it feels and looks just as good as some of my seekers etc and it has a lifetime warranty from turners
Turner's right down my street, I like how the rr editions have composite blanks.
 

seaquinn

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I'd suggest going and checking them out in person.
I got the graphtec because I didnt want to spend $400 on a rod I don't use that often or could get stolen, lost, etc.
 
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SpottieSlayer
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I'd suggest going and checking them out in person.
I got the graphtec because I didnt want to spend $400 on a rod I don't use that often or could get stolen, lost, etc.
Ive seen them in person and they olook SOLID but i hear the guides aren't the greatest.
 

MannyOjai

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Don't be afraid to go with the graphtec. I have the GRR78XH (80-100lb) and it can definitely fish 100lb, i fished 80 on it and it barely put a bend in it. The XXH is a 130lb rod. For being the least expensive of the bunch, it feels and looks just as good as some of my seekers etc and it has a lifetime warranty from turners
I have the XXH, it is as stout as can be , the old graftech guides had issues, the new ones do not. totally fine for the 150 lb BFT that we are seeing. have not fished the offshore series but the Inshore series are awesome and I love my rail rod that was half the price.. your reel will fit it perfectly. good luck.
 
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