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chxxfkxxfx

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Mar 1, 2021
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Ryan
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I’ve never really gone after big Bluefin before and I want a rod that is capable of landing a 100+ Bluefin. I’d be pairing the rod up with an Avet LX raptor, so what size rod would I want to pair with the reel so that I’m capable of landing a triple digit fish?
So far I’ve thought about pairing with a few rods,
Phenix Axis HAX 720XH 30-80
Seeker Black Steel Graphite 40-60
Okuma PCH Custom 40-80
Would any of those rods be good, or should I size up?
 

FlatPack

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Im partial to Okuma PCH Custom 7’4” XXH if budget is a concern or a UC Predator 7’6” when money is not a problem....pretty sure you will never go wrong with the Phenix & Seeker too.
 
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mike garrahan

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mike garrahan
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An LX Raptor will handle hundred pound fish all day long. I have caught multiple 100lb fish on a MXL Raptor at Guadalupe when the fish are line shy. A lot of times I will fish a JX Raptor when the fish are 90 to 100 lbs and I don't even bother with the LX Raptor. The LX raptor will hold 500 yards of 80lb spectra and puts out 38 lbs of drag.
 
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I wasn’t slamming the LX, but pointing out the the PCH XXH is a very solid stick. I’ve got 8 Avets from SX to HX and am adding an HXW Raptor soon.
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TanstaaflSD

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    I suggest the 7' Super Seeker 1X3 at 60~100 for the larger fish and the Super Seeker 6470H (40-60) for the mediums. I also support the Black Steel 40-60, as I had one and it is very beefy. Let me also suggest the CalStar 7400H at 7' (40-100 line range). I landed a 140 YFT on that rod.
    As a by-the-by, the LXRaptor has a 46 ipc retrieve rate and I have had good luck using one as a Wahoo "on the slide" reel to drop back a heavy lure.
     
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