Heavier Rod Version Equivalent to Calstar WC-270H

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  1. Drago

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    What rod would you recommend which is equivalent to a Calstar West Coast Series - 270H 8 Ft (15-40)

    I've been using my 270H for 3 years and been my favorite rod since, matched with a AVET MXJ 2 Speed it has killed alot of fish.

    Now I want to get another rod which is equivalent to it but heavier to match my AVET JX Raptor.

    I prefer to get another Calstar which has the same kind of bend as the 270H but a 6.5-7 foot

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks
     
  2. marlyn

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    6470H is what i use with mine.
     
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    I was recently in the same spot (my 15-40 is an 800ml) I pulled on and researched a ton until I landed on the 875h. It has the softer tip like the 270 and feels similar in action but with added backbone. It is also a slightly shorter rod, but I think that's appropriate for a 40-50 setup.
     
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    If you're looking for something just slightly heavier than your 270-8, try to find a 970 (good luck). More of a 30# stick. 6470, as others have said, is a 40# stick. Either would be OK with the JX. Another Calstar alternative might be a 610 though I believe it weighs a bit more than the others.
     
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    This is the one you are referring to?

    http://calstarrods.net/product/rods/grafighter-series/grafighter-live-bait/gfgr-875h/
     
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    Yes, that's the one
     
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    I think it has become a popular enough model that it can be found anywhere Calstar is sold. I went to the Longfin in Orange to check it out and they had 8 of them.
     
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    I go to Bob Sands in the valley, they tend to have plenty of everything and if not they will order it for me. Hell I managed to buy an AVET SX G2 which they barely got the day before for display lol.

    Thats my reel on my 270H now and matches both color and can be pushed to 40 lb in a pinch
     
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    FYI. if you prefer deckhand style, it can be ordered that way straight from Calstar.
     
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    Go on a Saturday and talk to Phillip (Jr) or Sal and they can show you all that Calstar has to offer.
     
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    I love deckhand style, i usually pull the cork tape off and put butt cord since it doesnt get messed up easily and has a better feel to it (imo)
     
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    If you want to stick with all glass look at the 6480 for 8' or the 610 for 7'. If I was going to get a rod to match with a JX Raptor I would get a Grafighter 700H, great all around rod for 40, 50 or 60 lb.
     
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    Check out a GG6480
     
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    In the Calstar line, I came across a 6480L that behaves in a way that may fit your target rod. Lighter tip, but still can be loaded with a heavier line, and has more backbone compared to your 270H-8. The 6480L is a good 30-40 lb. rod.

    Also came across a 6480 Seeker Classic, it is similar to the Calstar 6480L above: soft tip and more backbone than the 270H-8.

    The 6480 Calstar WC may be a bit too stiff at the tip, and therefore is unlike the 270H-8.

    There may not be a need to go down in length, if you liked the 270H-8. The 8 ft rods have the length to provide good backbone, as well as a nice bend, as in the 270H-8 which you liked. I am now for the 8 ft length, while before I was favoring 7 ft.
     
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    If you love the 270H get a gf 800H you won't regret it. awesome stick
     
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    if you want to stay all glass and at 7' try a 670,6470 or a 870H.
     
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    Good choices
     
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    These are real good choices; 670 & 6470, are well liked by many. The 670 for 30 lb. and the 6470 for 40 lb.
    Do not know about the 870H, but certainly curious...
     
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    The Calstar WC 6480 the answer.
     
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    The Calstar 870H is my favorite bait rod for local tuna, yellowtail.
     

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