Pheonix M1 inshore 15-35 7' 11 yellowtial?

RobTheHomie

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Sep 21, 2020
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Robert Reis Gonzalez
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24 Key West
Hey guys

Picked up a M1 inshore 7'11 15-35# and paired with a lexa 300hs. I'm curious, anyone one have experience fighting a yellowtail on this rod? I bought it for calico fishing but was wondering if I hooked into a yellowtail how it would do?

Thank you!
 
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hucklongfin

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Jul 3, 2003
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Mission Viejo
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MarkT
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Blazer Bay 1860
Well there's one or two of the 8'2" versions in my garage. While I wouldn't want to go around targeting YT with it, an incidental YT should be fine. My son got a 37# YT on a psw807ml and the rod handled it better than the Curado 300ej he was using. He got a 25#er on it too... that one was easier.
 
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Kos

The Tug Is My Drug
Aug 16, 2018
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San Diego
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Anthony
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My wife's boat (yup!)
I used a 8' 2" Phenix m-1 rated 20-45lb with a lexa 400 at cedros and it did the job just fine on 15-25lb yt. Using the Phenix rated 15-35lb with a lexa 300 you might have more of a challenge turning the heads of the better quality fish when they're near structure. I think that rod would be a blast for calico's or that smaller kelp paddy yt and Dorado.
 

Man Overboard

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Feb 12, 2009
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Daniel
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One of my fishing buddies last year hooked a solid 35 lber accidentally on the 8’2 20-45 lb M1 and a Tranx 400 with 65 spectra and 30 top shot. Took around boat 5 times and got down to half spool but private boat no structure around. We were fishing squid beds. Rod was bottomed out and pinned to rail. Wouldn’t recommend it but if you do hook one it will hold up
 

titos334

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Aug 19, 2012
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Kevin
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Rainbow Surprise
Here's 2 yellowtail on the M1 haha but really the M1s are pretty stout on a private boat I'd say have at it, on a sport boat if theyre smaller grade you'll fair just fine. It'll handle a pretty decent sized one so I wouldnt worry about accidental hookups.


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