Old school Sabre match

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  1. Newby1

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    What is a good (newer) reel match for an old school sabre 6710c 7ft. rated line is 25-60? Thank you
     
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    I think it depends on your budget, what you want to use it for, and what test you will be using. That will help narrow down responses...
     
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    I really don't know what the rod is built for specifically, but I was thinking of using for live bait and dropper loop or yo-yo with 40 lb line.
     
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    I have a slightly lighter 7' sabre 5010 (20-50#) that I had been fishing 30# flyline with an avet mxj single speed, but just bought a penn fathom 15ld2, which I like a lot with this rod. Given you want something a little beefier, I'd recommend the fathom 25nld2 as a good match.


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    One of my all time favorites. 4/0 narrow and the chocolate. Killed them all, big or small on that rig.
     
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    I have other set ups for 30# that is why I want to use this as a 40#. I do have a Penn Baja Special that I may try on this rod.
     
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    Well it depends on your budget then. My 40# rig is a Daiwa Sealine 40. They sell for about $120. When I bought it I was planning on upgrading to an Avet later on to match my 20 and 30 # rigs, but I really like it and have killed a lot of fish on it. It's plenty strong for 40# and casts pretty well, too.
     
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    I do have Penn Baja Special, and if I'm reading your post correctly this would be ideal. How did you fish it?
     
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    Max drag on the 25ld2 is 33# according to Penn, so you could easily fish 40# (or even 60#) on that reel, have two speeds to play with for more cranking power.


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    I do have Sealine X40SHA as well as a Baja Special, I'll try those out. Thanks
     
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    I may go higher on line, I have a Teramar 80H that I normally use 40# anyway. Do you happen to know what this rod compares to in newer rods as in seeker? I was thinking a 610 with the 7 thrown in there for the length of the rod.
     
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    Two different set ups on the Baja. First straight 65 lb to a piece of fluorocarbon. Second, braid to 100 yards of P Line. Just absolutely loved pulling on the glass. Full bendo.
     
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    Is that for yo-yo?
     
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    Definitely better people than I to answer, but my understanding is the 3 or 4 digit code is based on the mandrel that the fiberglass is formed around. I read somewhere that seeker was using the old sabre mandrels, so there should be some correlation. As for the meaning of the numbers in the actual codes, they escape me. I have a sabre sl65, which is a "stroker light 6.5' rod", but my ca5010c is a 7' "super stroker" so there is no length indicated in that code. Both those rods are 20-50# line weight with yellow blanks made in Carson, CA. Regardless, here's to keep in these rods fishin'! Best luck finding a reel you like.


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    I guess we're on the same boat....I too have some sl's one is sl41 which is Sabre Lite 7' rated 10-25 and sl51 also 7' rated 12-30 and a GXS6620c Sabre Grafast 6' rated at 30-80 line test. Love to buy these rods as well as fish them
     
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    Yo Yo and as old school marlin caster. Similar to a 670H just a little slower. Perfect for pitching a mackerel. We used to take Daiwa 400H and change to 6 stack HT 100. Can't tell you how many we built at P Bods.
     
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    Love my Sabre 2710C from the mid 1970s. It's rated 12 to 30 and has caught lots of bass up to 25 lb yellows and such. Classic fiberglass feel. I usually fish it with a Daiwa sl20 or 30 sh with 15 to 30 lb test mono. Old school. It's a fishy rod. 8 straight jackpots in the 70s
    Bought it from Johnny in Altadena.

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    Planning on taking my sabre to Coronado island later in the summer, I'll try it with the baja special and hopefully hook a big yellow.
     
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    just get an old jigmaster 500, rework it, and act old and grumpy...older head deckhands will love you, and always hand you the good bait ;)
     
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    the rods are 670, 270 and 660 if my memory serves me right
    the line rating was always on the high side to a degree
    1 piece
    c was for conventional or casting

    I recall the 500 series being a 7ft rod

    the secret lies in the calstar line of blanks.....glass
     
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