WTB Rod advice to match with Penn Fathom 40NLD2

Beaner

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Aug 22, 2011
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Brandon
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Hunky Dory
Looking for some advice on a rod to pair up with my new reel. I plan to fish 50-60lb live bait, flat falls, yo-yo for tuna.

Calstar or Seeker preferred.

thanks in advance!
 
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Jason710

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Dec 22, 2017
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I’m a Seeker guy myself. I tend to fish my 40N’s on a G6470H (7’) and a SS CJBF80XH(8’ 6480XH is finished rod). Both are rated 40-60, are great sticks, and you can really PULL on them. The 80XH is probably a better bait stick but both would suffice for all jobs If you look into UC check out the 8’ Predator as well as RCE700XXH. I own all 4 rods and take them all with me to Baja regularly
 

Heat

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Jun 3, 2004
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I matched mine up with a Rainshadow RCJB84XXH. I have 500 yards of 80# braid and do fluoro topshots 60 and 80#. Worked on a decent one (75-80ish) on my last trip.
 
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Jiggermeister

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I have my FTH 40N on a US80Monster. I know you wanted a 50-60lb, but I caught a couple of 80s (BFT) on FF and both came in under 15 minutes.
 
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Let em eat 74

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I have had mine on 3 different rods and the best pairing by far has been the 875xxh
 

72fishn

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Jan 2, 2008
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Calstar GF
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875xh
Find a local tackle shop and pull and see what feels right.
 
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titan05

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you should ask this question in the chit chat forum or do a search
when you figure out what you want then do a WTB ad
100 different rods with 100 different opinions
 
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mike garrahan

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The Shogun has Penn Fathom 40's matched with SuperSeeker 6470H's for their boat rods. They have landed a lot of Guadalupe YFT up to 100lbs and more. You could also go with a Seeker blacksteel 6470H or a Calstar Grafighter 700xh if you want a 7' rod or grab a Seeker SSR 7650 or 7660 if you want a 7 1/2 ft rod. If you move up to an 8' rod I would look at a SuperSeeker 80H or 80XH. There are a ton of good rods out there that would work. It just depends on which length and action you prefer.
 
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Heat

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Maybe the Rainshadow RCJB84xh would be perfect. 50 is about the sweet spot on that one I would guess and you could probably do 60. Charkbait has one all wrapped up in a basic style with quality components and construction. That is one of the rods I am looking at for a new 50# rig along with a number of UC rods on the upper end and maybe Daiwa Proteus/Okuma on the budget end. You have a lot of options that's for sure.
 

Brett Wells

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I have it on a super seeker 6470h and it’s perfect for what you’re looking for.