Rod for throwing iron and bombs

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  1. Texlee

    Texlee Well-Known "Member"

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    What would be a good rod(s) for throwing iron at yellowtail and wahoo. I have a bunch of 700H's but cannot get the distance I want. I'm thinking 800H. Will be strapping on either a Baja or 40NLD2. I have several of both reels.
    Thanks Tex
     
  2. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    I used a Phenix psw909xhj for bombs and got 7 Wahoo on it. I was throwing Raiders on a Phenix 809xhj and got a couple more. I used a TranX on the 909xhj and a Lexa 400 on the 809xhj. With your reels I'd try the 809xhj for bombs.

    You should've tried a few of Ryan's rods!
     
  3. tunanorth

    tunanorth I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Bear in mind that when you make a rod longer, it usually gets softer. If you like the 700H action otherwise, when going to an 8-footer the 800XH would possibly be more like what you want. No doubt plenty of additional good suggestions will follow.
     
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  4. Texlee

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    Yeah. Probably so. But I was having such good luck using bait I really didn't think about him having the rods on the boat.
     
  5. Steve K

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    Don't you see two different applications here? Light iron (surface plug) for Yellows vs heavier jigs for Wahoo?

    Old school, I use 6'6" - 7' rods for both Wahoo and dropping YoYo iron for Yellows, 50-60 lb.
    Neither of those applications requires a heroic cast as it's a sink it out and retrieve thing.

    Surface iron, lighter jigs, maybe lighter line 40-50 lb, longer rods, more sight casting to boils etc.

    But, sure can't argue with Mark's results! :)
     
  6. Outhouse

    Outhouse I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I've got a 10' Rainshadow rod I'll let go. Rated 50-100!
     
  7. Baller

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    I think an 8 footer is kind of the sweet spot for the 'Hoo.

    In Calstar, 800H is good and 800XH even better.

    I prefer the UC Tilefish for bombs/raiders.

    My .02
     
  8. Let em eat 74

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    I have my 40nld2 on a deckhand 800xh calstar and have used it for iron and even bullpops for those big blues earlier this year. It's filled with #80 solid and doubles as a 50-60 live bait rig. Great balance and extremely versatile.
     
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    I really like my Phenix 809 XHJ for bombs. I like Bill's suggestion for the UC Tilefish. I think I'll get one of those too.
     
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    I use an 875H works great.
     
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    You will LOVE it Blaine..!!!
     
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    Normslanding I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    My 80 Tilefish sure is nice for Raiders and Bombs.
     
  13. Texlee

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    Thanks for all the replies guys. Much appreciated.
    Tex
     
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    875XH


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  15. Anglewood

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    Another plug for the UC US 80 Tilefish for Bombs and Raiders. I love the one I have so much that I am getting another one.

    -Connor
     

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