I just ordered VISX 16

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  1. kull Shin

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    Oh!! Good point!!!!
    I’ll look up more info. About UC.
    Thank you!!!
     
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    Centaur can fish 80/100 with no issues. Has the back bone. 16size reel with Centaur is the perfect combo. If you want a heavier rod, then go with Viper. Viper is 100/130 lbs class.
     
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    FishAcquisition I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    No Worries, Do what everybody else does here , use 660 Yds and put the rest up for sale on the board for twice what you paid;-)
     
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    I have no doubt it will handle it but isn't the Centaur rated 60-100# My thought 80# rod and the Viper is rated at 80-130# = 100# rod. I tend to average the rods range to put in the area of line class. At least that's what I've been doing as far as my Calstar's go. Again, new to the U/C's and I know they have their own distinct action.
     
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    Thank you!!!
    I’m thinking to get 76 Centaur or 7’ Centaur.
     
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    7’6” or 7’ what should I get??
    I’m 5’10” hight. And not a power men.
    Any idear for rod length?
     
  7. Let em eat 74

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    Hey Kull. I would highly suggest a conversation with Jamie (Fishhorde) from Bob Sands tackle in the Valley near you. His is an opinion you can definitely trust. See if you can set up an appointment to use the mock rail setup and find the most comfortable for you. You have done an excellent job choosing a reel, let Jamie finish it off for a perfect combo tailored to you.
     
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    7’ 6” has a softer tip to lob or cast a decent sized sardine/ Mackerel. Plus the longer length helps quite bit when your are anchored fishing like At Guadalupe. Extra length enables deckhand to unwrap the line easier when wrapped on the anchor rope. Big tuna have tendency to wrap
    You on the anchor line. I am a little shorter than you, no problem using the 76 length. UC rods liked to be fished on their upper end of their line rating
     
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    I just bought the 16 and 20 before my 10 day...fished the 'lupe for 3.5 days. Bought a 770xxh for the 20, and it will work fine for 100/130. Had to drop to 80# to get bit...too much rod for 80# (in my opinion). Will be getting another 16, and will need 2 new rods for both(I used an 760L this trip, plenty of power, too short for rail). I will be looking at the 76 and 70 Centaur, and the 770/775 h and xh series. I WILL pull on all before I buy...to find what fits me...my height/weight, and strength. Just like buying a handgun. Find the gun that fits YOU, not the latest "killer" in Handgun Magazine. If you can't shoot the damn thing straight, what good is it? YMMV
     
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    Thank you for your kindness !!!!
    Shorter rods are easy to pumpping for me but sounds like little longer length help to better casting and anchor unwrap!!
    I will try 7.6’ !!!!!
    Again, thank you so much!!
     
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    Thank you so much!!
     
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    I moved up to 7'6 rods got a Viper and a Raptor fished 80 on both last month I caught fish around 135 lb on both preferred the Viper over the 2 that said I think the 7'6?centuar would be perfect. fyi I'm a 5'8" 60 year old.
    Agree to see Jaimie at Bob Sands PM him first and he typically is only there week ends.
     
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    That’s an expensive experiment. When fighting big fish, go with something you can count on. JB, Izorline etc.,
     
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    dh515 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I have both the 76 Centaur and Viper. While either rod will fish 100, I would base my choice on the size of fish I expected to encounter. Cow sized fish? Give me the Viper.
     
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    Is Phenix HAX780X2H
    A good rod for the peen visx16????
    Thx
     
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    Thank you!!! Too sad for my new line..but I’ll get new lines of JB!!!!!!!
     
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    Viper seems way to go!!
    Thank you so much!!!!
    I have accurate atd super 12 as well.
    Now, I think i need two rod, one of each with 7.6’
    Much clear now!! Thank you!!!
     
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    Your comment make me feel much better!
    Thank you so much for your kindness!!!!
    I’ll keep in my mind!
     
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    mine was a 7' but 7 6 would be great... biggest fish with that setup was 161#... did not feel under gunned.
     
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    Another option is a Rainshadow RCTB70XXH.
     
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