Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by Frunnnkus, Jan 25, 2019.
Don’t think a rail rod will work on my boat. Any rod recs for my mak 50?
Need a shorter stick? Harness? Seeker railboss or classic series calstar baby boomer or uc boat rods?
To clarify, my mak 50 is my kite reel for big bf, need best rod to pair with it. Rail rods not ideal for private boat (gunnel too low). Need stand up rod recommendation. Thanks in advance for ideas.
Have you actually tired a rail rod on the gunnel of your boat some times it just right
rail rods are
I have a pretty much brand new Seeker OSP 4x that would pair up perfectly with that Mak 50!
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i don't get it...why won't rail rod work?
i guess you may wanna take the rubber cap off your rail rod (if it's seeker or calstar) and expoxy an aluminum gimbal on it. if it's a factor UC just pull real hard on the cap and you'll find a gimball underneath. use it in your fighting belt/harness or fight fish in rod holder. the extra weight for the longer/tougher foregrip of rail rod won't matter if you're using it for your kite rod. they are not different rod blanks.
if gunnels are low, better to just leave rod in 30 deg holder on gunnel, throw one leg over and fight fish sitting on top of gunnel cap. just keep one guy at helm to keep boat turned in right direction to protect the line and rod. once it's up/down, loosen drag and take it out of holder. can lay it on gunnel for while (rail rod may help) or fight standing up w/ or w/o harness. one of advantages of fighting fish in private boat.
Go get a bent butt rod?
Daiwa Proteus XXH might be a good match. Lifetime warranty.
This is exactly why there are custom rod builders. How do you want to fish it if the rail isn’t an option? In a holder all the way to gaff? Standup in a harness? Standup without a harness?
On a boat with no Rail use a custom rod with a Windrop Rod Butt since you have bent butt and straight butt handle as an option. Once you are up and down a Stand-Up harness would be ideal.
My preference is a bent butt rod placed in a STURDY backplated swivel rod holder. There are a few east coast companies that make quality ones out of 1/4” stainless. Leave the stick in the holder and put grandpa on it while you drive.
You want to know what would be an idea rod for ur need it's a calstar 765xxh
go with a bent butt
I like a 100# class 5'6" or 6' non roller, stand up bent butt rod.
We hook them in the rod holder and then stand up fight them using an Aftco harness and Vallarta plate.
Fighting them from the rod holder doesn't do these awesome fish justice IMO. Too many people watching wicked tuna.
Fight these fish stand up and you'll earn a new respect for them and land them faster as a bonus as well.
That’s exactly what I did! Got a Seeker 6463 xxh non-roller guide at their factory sale, exchanged the mak 50 for a Talica 25 (for 100lb) and bought an Aftco harness. Thanks for the feedback! Sounds like I did the right thing.
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