Rod suggestions for Yellowtail on party Boat

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  1. Hotpepper

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    Hey guys new here. Im in the market for a rod to pair with an Avet JX6/3. Id like to be able to fish live bait and irons on it. I also plan on buying a kayak in the near future so will also be using it to fish from it. I'm aware that there's not magic rod out there. that does it all, but any suggestions for something that comes close? I think a Calstar Gf deckhand 900m might do the trick. Your thoughts? All advise is appreciated. Oh, since this is my only rod I would also be taking it on some 2 day trips for bigger game.
     
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    Oh, I'm in SoCal will be spooling with 65LB spectra and either 30 or 40 Lb top shot. Another rod I'm considering is the Super Seeker 6490 CT
     
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    800m or 900m for thirty will work. Jx is kinda big for 30. More of a 40 lb reel. Also a seeker 6480 will work too. Also look at the Calstar gg90j. I wouldn’t be afraid to fish live bait on it even though it’s a jig stick.
     
  4. Haly0

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    I fish a 900m specifically for #30 bait. I have fished #40 in a pinch on her and she bottomed out badly on a few 15 pound yellowtail. I would pull on some 6480’s. Those rods can fish #30/40 bait & still toss a jig. 8ft isn’t a traditional surface iron length but will be the most rounded for all around party boat fishing.
     
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    Stick with a versatile 8' H rod like a Phenix 809HXJ. You can do a little bit of everything with this rod.

    The seeker or calstar 6480 mentioned above is another cool rod that would be a great choice.
     
  6. Hotpepper

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    What do you mean by bottom
    I'm am at a loss here, Please bear with me. I'm having a hard time making sense of your first two sentences. What difference other than rating do the 40# and 30#have what does bottom out mean? thank for your reply !
     
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    A Calstar 800M is a good choice also, I’ve started fishing 40 on it when the bluefin moved in. I’ve hung a couple big fish on it and don’t feel it was bottomed out but that was it’s upper limit for sure. Might be better for you on your kayak. I recently picked up a 900M, haven’t been on the water with it yet. Any 8’ rod rated 20/50 should be fine
     
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    My favorite is the Shimano Teramar TMC80MHB
     
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    8ft. spin rod so you can cast out beyond everyone else...
     
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    The weight in line has 2 different drag pressures. The heavier line, 40 pound string maxes out the rod when fishing the correct drag pressure. About 11-12 pounds of drag. I would recommend a 7 foot rod. Learn your basics first. Casting, flylining, knot tying etc. than buy longer rods
     
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    Another vote for the 800M.
     
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    I preferred a 670 when I was fishing the party boats
     
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    If you’d like to travel light, I’d recommend one rod for live bait and one for jigging. If you don’t have that option look for a rod that can throw some distance and that has some backbone to pull up a bigger fish. The Calstar GG series is a composite rod, I believe the rod is fiberglass on top and graphite on the bottom. The GG 6480 and 90J are some great options. They’re cheaper than Calstar’s GF series too.
     

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