What rods do I need for LR??

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  1. YANK N CRANK #2

    YANK N CRANK #2 Proud Wyoming Resident

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    I am looking for some suggestions on rods for long range trips.. I have some reels.. I just needs some rod recommendations... Looking at stuff for these reels only at this point.. I have a general idea.. Just want some feedback... I prefer calstars...

    Reel #1
    Penn 30S, Cal Sheets hot rodded for 80#, spectra backed for bait fishing
    rods: 765H or????

    Reel #2
    Penn 30SW, Cofe Hot rodded, 80# topshot with 100# spectra for bait fishing or trolling on shorter trips.
    rods: 655XXH or????

    Reel #3
    Avet 50, 100# topshot with spectra backing.. Bait fishing and trolling
    rods:????

    Reel #4
    Penn 50sw, cal sheets modified, what # line and spectra??
    rods:???
     
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    Penn 30SW 655XXH
     
  3. sdangler

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    LR Trips???

    How long and at what time of year?

    Mark
     
  4. YANK N CRANK #2

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    Summer and 8-14 days
     
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    The Indy and the RP websites have gear pages. Mostly leaning towards Seekers, but you could cross reference to what brand you like.
     
  6. The Notorious S.U.A

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    thats like saying "i need a gun for hunting rabbits and brown bears".

    you need to be more specific in this case.
     
  7. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Since you're in southern California, you have access to many fine shops that carry Calstar rods and also some fine rod builders who can customize. I like longer rods as I find it better for me while using the rail. That's personal preference. You should visit the local shops and bend a few rods. Calstar has a very nice selection of both graphite and glass rods to chose from.

    Since you have four reels you can select a range of rods to match the different line tests you expect to fish. I, too, use Seeker rods, but I would want them all the same length, 6'6", and probably go with graphite and fish them at the upper end of the suggested line test range.

    30S and 30SW with 80 lb, how about a 765M or 7465M

    As far as the 50 and 50W reels, fishing 100-130lb and 130-150lb, take a look at the 760 and 765 as well as 7460 and 7465 with H or XH after them. I can't find all the blanks that Calstar makes, but I know they have new models coming out all the time.

    Looks like you'll be spending somewhere in the $1500-2000 range. Consider having a full set built so they all match and the butt grips, reel seats and foregrips are all the same, and custom fit for you. One other advantage of having them built is that you get to select some distinctive color combinations that make your sticks easy to pick out of the rack. Of course, if you're comfortable pulling on the factory rods, you'll spend a little less.

    You may want to consider custom with ringed guides instead of rollers. Seems like a trend toward this is growing momentum. Have fun, take the time to bend a few rods and blanks and go for it. Best thing about custom, is they're personalized and fit to you.

    Best thing about factory rods is instant gratification and easy warranty replacement.
     
  8. YANK N CRANK #2

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    10 day in late July...

    All of my rods are custom built calstars.. I just have nothing to fit the reels and line classes I have listed above..
     
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    you sure? ive never heard of a july 10 day.
     
  10. YANK N CRANK #2

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    Your right.. 8 day leaving on june 28 on the Royal star for example...
     
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    super seekers

    6463XXH for the 30, fish 80 lb
    6463XXXH for the 30W fish 100 lb
    6463XXXXH for the 50 fish 130 lb

    you wont get any use out of the 30W and the 50 unless you run into a school of 200+ bluefin
     
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    G-spot has it... Calstar has similar if that's the direction you want to go. The boat will have the heavier gear available so don't but it for one or two trips a year.

    If you want to bring a kite rig and a troller then you're looking at the XXXH and potentially the XXXXH.

    Good luck,

    Mark
     
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    "All of my rods are custom built calstars.."

    That little nugget of information would have saved me quite a bit of typing, but better late than never.
     
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    Jason,

    Just my opinion but this seems like overkill on the BIG stuff. I mean this is what I take on a Fall 10 day looking for Cows.

    8 day in June ????? Albacore, maybe some BFT, Island yellows, maybe some YFT up to 100 pounds at Alijos, Wahoo if the water is right, some sweet grouper fishing ( here is where you want the 135Lb buttoned down)

    30 - 60 pound with a 80 for dropper / trolling / WFO BFT. I just don't see the Avet 50 or the Penn 50SW coming out of the rack.....and if it does....be sure to post the pictures.
     
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    I am planning for the future.. Looking at what I need to have for these trips..
     
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    Have to agree with Jim. Over kill on the big stuff. I would leave the 50's home a bring some extra vodka an wine. Seriously, leave it home. You probably will only be getting school size YFT, from 20/60# an wahoo, Yellowtail. The boat has your trolling gear an Kite. Thats just my .02 cents. Hate loading a ton of gear then only using a cpl setups.

    Hollywood
     
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    see post #11
     
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    marlyn I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    cant go wrong with extra vodka and wine
     
  19. YANK N CRANK #2

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    Fixed
     
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    Come to the Seeker booth at the Fred Hall show in Long Beach next week and we will help you. If you have never been to the Hall show, you owe it to yourself.
     

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