Rainshadow RCJB84XH vs RCTB66H for large model tuna.....

HavasuSun

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Can anyone share some insight into the difference between the RCJB84XH and the RCTB66H? For larger model tuna which one is preferred? Will be using it for large flat fallls, live bait (macs), and using it to hang off the kite line... thanks!
 
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HavasuSun

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I have some experience with the RCTB60H. I built two for high speed trolling for wahoo. Only one trip on them so far and no wahoo yet. I have penn international 30's on them. The fish we did catch, barracuda and black fin tuna, we no match for them. Unfortunetly they are both in florida so I don't have access to them to pull on...
 

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I fished the RCTB70XXH rated 50 -130# on my last trip and landed a 130 and 150# tuna. I have confidence that it will handle even larger grades. I have a RCJB84XH that I fish with 50-60 topshots so it isn't a big tuna rod but great for other apps.
 
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I have the same 2 rods as Craig. I use the 70XXH as my big tuna/grouper rod and 84XH as my yo-yo rod. Happy with both. You may want to look at the new 84XXH if you're look for something in between.
 
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steelfish

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Larger grade Tuna 150 and up go with the RCTB70XXH-CG..100-150 lb tuna RCJB84XXH, 60-100 lb tuna RCJB84XH-CG, 20-60 lb tuna/Yellow Tail RCJB84H-CG.. Just my opinion.. i have fished them all..

Bill for groupers on the range 30-45lb with 25-30# drag on a mak15 the RCJB84XH is overkill or just right?
thats the blank Im planning to buy and build for those fish, this rod will be used in Baja (north sea of cortez) where I live and groupers at mad bulls trying to get back to their cave safety when they bite the hook so high drag is used to stop them.

I was thinking on the RCJX84H but dont know if could be undergunned on those conditions
I will also use the rod for light trolling for groupers and YT
 
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Bill Batson

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The RCJB84XH will be a great rod for what you are looking for it to do.
Thank you for choosing a Rainshadow..And the Batson Family/product lines..
 
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I recently wrapped an RCJB 84xxh for 60lb bait/flat falls and think it would yoyo good also. Great stick, I think I will also use it for grouper and tilefish in the Atlantic.
 
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Steve K

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Where, in San Diego, can I bend these two blanks, RCJB84 XH and XXH?

Thinking hard about a new one to replace an older model Seeker Black Steel that I built on a CTSF60XH blank. Use it with an Accurate BX2-600N, 80 lb spectra and short 20-25 yard 60 lb topshots, Lupe, shark population permitting.
 
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Where, in San Diego, can I bend these two blanks, RCJB84 XH and XXH?

Thinking hard about a new one to replace an older model Seeker Black Steel that I built on a CTSF60XH blank. Use it with an Accurate BX2-600N, 80 lb spectra and short 20-25 yard 60 lb topshots, Lupe, shark population permitting.
Steve, you are going to want the XXH, I think Charkbait and M&M both have them.
 
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Steve K

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Steve, you are going to want the XXH, I think Charkbait and M&M both have them.
Thanks. I have an OSP 1X3 and a 6463XXH for 80 lb, and am in good shape for 50 lb sticks.
 
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I recently wrapped an RCJB 84xxh for 60lb bait/flat falls and think it would yoyo good also. Great stick, I think I will also use it for grouper and tilefish in the Atlantic.
Have you put this blank to use for deep dropping?

Does anyone have any experience with the 90xh or xxh versions?

Mainly looking to know if those specific blanks fight higher then the 84. I don't have a spot near to me that has them to pull on and don't wanna go nuts if it's not gonna fit the bill. Any help is greatly appreciated as always and sorry to be the necromancer haha
 
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SouthBayKiller

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Have you put this blank to use for deep dropping?

Does anyone have any experience with the 90xh or xxh versions?

Mainly looking to know if those specific blanks fight higher then the 84. I don't have a spot near to me that has them to pull on and don't wanna go nuts if it's not gonna fit the bill. Any help is greatly appreciated as always and sorry to be the necromancer haha
To me the 90 blanks feel a little stiffer than the corresponding 84 series, not sure if that's because the shutoff point is 6" closer to the tip or not.
 
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    Here is an 84xxh lifting the 25lb barbell

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    Hector Garcia

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    Awesome! Thanks Hec!!
    Would you say it could be pushed a little bit more or is that the max?

    I honestly think it can probably do 30lb, but I only have a 10lb and a 25lb dumbell, and i didnt want to over do it.

    I think it is a solid 80lb rod, or a light 100lb rod when super necessary, but I would use it for 60-80lb instead, and switch to something else for 100lb.
     
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    Salty Bones

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    I honestly think it can probably do 30lb, but I only have a 10lb and a 25lb dumbell, and i didnt want to over do it.

    I think it is a solid 80lb rod, or a light 100lb rod when super necessary, but I would use it for 60-80lb instead, and switch to something else for 100lb.
    Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for! Thank you very much, I appreciate it!!
     
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    I know this is older post but to piggy back off @Hector Garcia images here is pic of RCTB66H with 25lbs pulling on it,

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    Kevin Brotz also did a nice flex comparison between the RCTB66H, RCTB66XXH and RCJB84XXH in a FB live session that some might find useful if their search landed them on this post,