Rod Combo Recommendations

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  1. anthony capito

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    I just bought a Penn Fathom 30 Lever 2-Speed and need to pair it up with a nice rod for fishing yellows. Any recommendations out there?
     
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    I really like the Calstar 875h as a great all around 40-50# setup for that reel. Mine wears a 25nld2 instead of the 30. It's 7.5' and rated 30-60.
     
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    I have mine on a Calstar 700MH
     
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    Thanks for the insight. I found a Calstar WC-870 I am going to buy.
     
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    Read up on both of your guy's Calstars and wish I could get one, but they are just out of my price range right now. Hopefully the WC-870 will still do the trick.
     
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    The 870 is a 25-30# rod (rated 15-40). It's a little light for that class of reel and I think the 610 or even a 665H is a better choice in a glass Calstar. I would be looking at the new PCH series from Okuma as well if price is a concern.
     
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    I have a 25n 2 speed paired with a 700m.
     
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    Thanks for the insight. I agree that it's too light. Didn't pull the trigger, found a good deal on a brand new proteus prtb80hf that I pulled on and liked
     
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    Anytime. I don't have any experience with the proteus series, but the rating seems better. I'm glad you found something you like.
     
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