Shimano Trinidad 14 rigging

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Best rod for Trinidad 14

  1. TMC-X80MH

    14 vote(s)
    30.4%
  2. CLC-X80MH

    5 vote(s)
    10.9%
  3. Calstar Deckhand (Please specify)

    11 vote(s)
    23.9%
  4. Others (Please specify)

    16 vote(s)
    34.8%
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  1. AvetMXJ

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    I just recently got a Trini 14 and need a rod to pair with it. Looking for an 8 feet rod. Which one would work best...?


    -Teramar TMC-X80MH
    -Calcutta CLC-X80MH
    -Calstar Deckhand (please specify)
    -Others....



    What you guys think? Mostly fishing 20# test with spectra as backing. Open to other ideas too.... Thanks guys :hali_olutta:
     
  2. mackereljoe

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    Other, Calstar 800L or 800XL.
     
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    I am having a Seeker glass 270-8 wrapped for me right now. It is replacing a Teremar TMC80MH because the tip was way too stiff for live bait fishing with light bait.

    Another vote is the Seeker Blue Lighting 808. Another great rod with a light tip.

    The 800xl is also nice but expensive...

    There is also a new rod coming out soon so you might want to wait a little bit if you can...I can't say more than that...
     
  4. Master Chief

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    Rainshadow RCLB80XL acid wrapped with ALPS MXL guides.
     
  5. AvetMXJ

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    New rod from Seeker? :hali_olutta:
     
  6. kimbo

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    Terez 80mh, teramar 80mh or m, calstar 800xlh, seeker 270h-8
     
  7. Yerman

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    Yo no hablo Inglés :waglleybooty:
     
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    Uh, whatcha gonna use if for?
     
  9. AvetMXJ

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    Mostly on 3/4 day party boat. Occasionally at the pier for batrays.
     
  10. tuna 272

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    BOLT THAT THING ON THE SEEKER ''BABY ULUA'' PUT SOME 50# SPECTRA W ITH A 30 OR 40 FLOURO TIP........ SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. AvetMXJ

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    Would a 800ML (15-40) to stiff/heavy?




    ONE more thing, why does a 8ft Calstar rod only have 9 GUIDES??? What up with that? Other 8ft rods have 10 or more guides......... :eyepoppin
     
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    Whaddya know...I just wrapped that very same blank and guides as a deckhand style for a Torium 14...

    ...seems like great combo to me!
     
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    I have an 800M as my 30# bait rig. I've also used it for iron in a pinch. The 800ML is a little lighter and should work fine for 20-30 also; it just depends on what you like. Seriously, though...if you want to save some money get someone to wrap you a Rainshadow blank and call it a day.

    To answer your second question, the number of guides necessary depends on the blank. You only need as many guides as it takes to keep the line off the blank when it is under full load.
     
  14. AvetMXJ

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    Thanks for the input but how much would does a custom rainbowshadow cost to build?

    How much does it cost to custom make a Calstar 800L from scratch?
     
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    try out a phenix 866l great tip with a backbone.......
     
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    i have the teramar tmc-80h and its nice but it a 30lb outfit but maybe the tmc-x80h be better cause the line class rating i believe is 15-40
     
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    calstar 800ml or if you want to save some cash get a rainshadow or american tackle blank and have someone wrap it for you. The amtack blanks are half the price and I honestly can't tell the difference.

    As for the the guides as previously stated it all depends on the blank, I just wrapped an amtack 80ml which is comparable to the 800ml calastar and only used 7 guides most of the time factory rods have few more than needed.
     
  18. tightlinemike

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    I have recently purchased 4 terez rods of various sizes and they are great rods. The medium heavy waxwing, has cork handles, 20-40# rating, would be perfect. I recently got back from the Keys and tore up the black fin to 35# on this rod. If you want something with a little more back bone the terez boat rods in medium or medium heavy. They have EVA handles.
     
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    I would get a Terez 80MH, or a Phenix 808MH.

    If you like shorter rods, the Phenix 700M is sweet.
     
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    800L or, my 20# rod is a Rainshadow 967
     

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