What rod for Saltiga 55 2spd

skale240

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Hi All!

I'm in need of some gear advice. Going on a private 2.5 day in June out of San Diego. I bought Saltiga 55 2 speed reel for a heavy setup for this big blue fin being caught. What's a good rod to pair this up with? I'm spooling up 100lb braid and doing a topshot of 80lb mono. I get good pricing on Daiwa stuff and picked up VIP 6455 XXH. I also saw the Daiwa Proteus PRWNC74XXHF but couldn't find much info on these rods.

Thoughts and opinions are greatly appreciated!
 
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TORNRETINAS

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  • Apr 12, 2021
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    Hey! Know this is an old thread but did you ever get your rod for this the LD55? I have a LD55 now I have line capacity anxiety. Wondering what you spooled yours with? Considering exchange the LD55 for th LD60.
     
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    TORNRETINAS

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  • Apr 12, 2021
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    For 80# the 55 is great! I'd go with a UC Centaur 76.
    I got an awesome deal on a Phenix axis rail rod. 800X3H (60-130#) I own other UC rods though. Just thinking if the LD55 has enough line capacity for bluefin. I have seen Duane Diego use the LD50 and LD60 for 100+ pound tuna. Went LD55 because I like narrow reels. Now I'm reconsidering my choice.
     
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    SCreef

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    I got an awesome deal on a Phenix axis rail rod. 800X3H (60-130#) I own other UC rods though. Just thinking if the LD55 has enough line capacity for bluefin. I have seen Duane Diego use the LD50 and LD60 for 100+ pound tuna. Went LD55 because I like narrow reels. Now I'm reconsidering my choice.
    I have 700yds of 100lb maxcuatro on my LD55. No problems with line capacity. Got a 190 on it earlier this season on a 609C Megalodon.
     
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