Hx raptor rod recommendation calstar or phenix for a 6 day in september

Jan 30, 2017
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I just picked up a few avet reels for my 6 day in september on rr3. I have been on 3 day trips but new to 6 day trips. I picked up 4 new reels that i need rods for.
1 HXW raptor 2speed maybe 100#
1 HX raptor 3speed maybe 80#
1 HX ratpor 2speed maybe 60#
1 MXL raptor 2speed maybe another 40#
I already have 30#and 40# set-ups. I am trying to stay with calstar any recommendations will help. Thanks
 
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Olddog8

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Sticking with Calstar:

100# - 770xh or 770xxh
80# - 770h (I like 700xh, however, most will say it's too lite)
60# - 700xh
40# - 700mh (I like WC 670 glass)
If sticking with calstar (I have a bunch), I agree with the above but would go with the 775's on the 80 and 100lb. I think you are missing the boat if you do not consider United Composite, I own both brands along with a few seekers and Rainshadow rods; I find I fish the UC and Rainshadow rods the most.
 
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I just picked up a few avet reels for my 6 day in september on rr3. I have been on 3 day trips but new to 6 day trips. I picked up 4 new reels that i need rods for.
1 HXW raptor 2speed maybe 100#
1 HX raptor 3speed maybe 80#
1 HX ratpor 2speed maybe 60#
1 MXL raptor 2speed maybe another 40#
I already have 30#and 40# set-ups. I am trying to stay with calstar any recommendations will help. Thanks
HXW raptor - 770XXH or 775XXH (100#)
HX3 Raptor - 770XH or 775XH (80#)
HX2 Raptor - 770H or 775H (60#)
MXL - 700XH (50#) or 7400H (40#)
All Calstar as I do not know Phenix rods..
 
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Thank you all for the help. I really appreciate it. Being new to trips longer than 3 days is hard when not knowing what gear is needed. BD is great and helpful .
 
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Steve K

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I see two of the three 6 day trips are sponsored by rod manufacturers. Which trip is yours? Looks like an opportunity to try out some cool rods from Phenix or Calstar.
 
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hucklongfin

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You could contact the charter master on one of those trips sponsored by Phenix/Calstar and ask if they could bring a specific rod you're interested in.
 
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Jan 30, 2017
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I see two of the three 6 day trips are sponsored by rod manufacturers. Which trip is yours? Looks like an opportunity to try out some cool rods from Phenix or Calstar.
I see two of the three 6 day trips are sponsored by rod manufacturers. Which trip is yours? Looks like an opportunity to try out some cool rods from Phenix or Calstar.
We are on the calstar sponsor trip.
 

Steve K

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Vernonia

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Hi Josh, this is my 2 cents worth of advice.
Your over gunned. Your choice of Calstar & Raptor reels is what I use.
A 6 day is a 3 day with just more travel time & GREAT FOOD, tons of info shared by the guys & CREW in the know. Invaluable!
You'll fish Cedros & the sister island's & off shore on the troll.
This is a shot of the gear I take on 8/10 day trips.
And I'm over gunned.
(Nobody gives the LX Raptor any props)

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coffeegrinder63

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I just picked up a few avet reels for my 6 day in september on rr3. I have been on 3 day trips but new to 6 day trips. I picked up 4 new reels that i need rods for.
1 HXW raptor 2speed maybe 100#
1 HX raptor 3speed maybe 80#
1 HX ratpor 2speed maybe 60#
1 MXL raptor 2speed maybe another 40#
I already have 30#and 40# set-ups. I am trying to stay with calstar any recommendations will help. Thanks
I think that HX 3 speed might be to much on a 6 day trip same with the HXW. but you have some nice reels
 
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I agree with coffeegrinder 63 and Veronia. HX 3 speed is a bit too much for 6 day trip, I was told that 3 speed is good for a 10-15 day trip. If you don't have a LX raptor you think about that reel that can be you 50-60 set up. So this is what I brought on my multiday trip... I was able to land a couple of nice BFT on my LX-HXW. Never got to use my troller cause we were not trolling. But all of my other set ups were perfect. Hope this helps and good luck Josh!
EX 130lb Calstar troller GFTR-765H
HXW Raptor -100lb Phenix AXIS 720X3H
HX Raptor 80lb Phenix AXIS 720X2H
LX Raptor 60lb Phenix Hybrid PHD -700XH
MXL Rapotor 40-50lb Hybrid PHD-760H
 
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