What would be your next rig?

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What rig should be next.

  1. OSP 1x3 / Talica 20

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  2. 50-60#

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  1. InDeepShip

    InDeepShip Ah ship

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    I've been looking at getting a new rig. its mainly been looking like a seeker osp 1x3 with a talica 20 on it but I've been second guessing my self and thinking about going with a rig to mainly a 50-60# rig. I mainly fish the Channel Islands but I'm making the occasional trip down to SCI and Cat. Haven't been down to SD yet but it's on the list.

    This is what i have so far.
    Avet MXL on a Seeker 6490 8'
    Trinidad 16a on a UC900 Monster
    Daiwa Lexa 400 on a Phenix SMX-82H


    What do you guys think?
     
  2. Docktordocktor

    Docktordocktor Old Timer

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    A 2 speed for yellowtail to 100# tuna. Something that casts well, but has a fast retrieve ratio. A good jig reel still works fine for bait. Okuma andros 12SII. A 50# 2 speed is my favorite reel.
     
  3. InDeepShip

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    Yea this is what i was kind of thinking im not planning on going for any tuna above 100lb so what rod would you put on that
     
  4. bassman88

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    7-8 ft rod with 30-80 rating (more 50#)
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    7-8 ft rod with 40-100 rating (more 60#)

    2 speed reel that can hold 400 yds of 80# braided line. (Change topshot according)

    You’ve got yourself a kickass YoYo/bait/dropper loop/flatfall setup.
     
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  5. Man Overboard

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    Wait on the big gun till you do some more of that fishing. It would been ashamed to spend that much loot to only get to use it 1 a year and sits at home. I fish mainly CI as well... the most I fish out here is 40 lb but I always that a heavy rod but most of time it’s in rod rack but I do have it set up for yo-yo to grab and drop. So what I have is a Grafighter 700H (50) with a 500N or 6480H (40) with 500N. Just depends
     
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    Don't know about the others but I love my lexa
     
  7. Docktordocktor

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    It's got to be 7' so it fits on any boat rack. Longer rods have to go up front, or where I may not be able to quickly access them, so 7' works best in my mind. I don't think a longer rod gives you that much more advantage if you can get your offering out quickly. Learning to cast also negates a longer rod. I've owned Calstar 700 H and XH for this range, and prefer the 700H myself.
     
  8. rexor_rn

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    I’l be just getting now only one set-up as my heaviest rig on my mostly 1-1.5 Day fishing trips in lieu of my almost complete Penn Fathom LD2s with the 25NLD2 & 40NLD2 as the most used rigs.....its the soon to be released MAKAIRA 15Tsea with PCH CUSTOM TUNA Rod 7’4” XXH.......


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  10. soopaflyjm1

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    Just some food for thought. That reel doesn't seem to be the best fit on that rod. The reel really should be a 50-60lb reel. Yes it will fish 80-100 but the Makaira 16 or 20 are much better for those applications. As you know the rod is rated 60-100 which makes it a 80 lb rod. I would put the Mak 16 on that rod or if you're sure you want the 15t then I would put it on the Predator... or something a little bit lighter than the PCH.
     
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    Yeah Agree....but MAK16 is too heavy for me. Im also thinking of pairing the MAK15T with the PCH Custom 7’6”XH but I read good reviews in here with it on the PCH XXH Tuna Rod....

    Thanks for the input...
     
  12. soopaflyjm1

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    Here is the deciding factor, does the xxh have a long foregrip for fishing the rail? I haven't seen one in person. If it does don't put the 15 on it. If it doesn't go for it.
     
  13. rexor_rn

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    Here it is.....
     
  14. 5-20

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    I’ve been looking at several rods in the 50-130 range lately including the OSP 1x3.

    One rod that really seems to stand out for what you want to use it for, YT and tuna under 100 lbs. That’s the Calstar 7470H. It’s really light and has an alps reel seat. Rated for 50-100. It’s 7’6 though I think. Feels like a really fun and easy rod to hold for several hours as opposed to some of those true rail rods that feel twice as heavy.

    A guy I talked to at Dana landing about it showed me a picture of a couple of cow tuna he got on this rod. He said he loved that rod and it was just fine for him with those cows. He was using that rod on his boat mostly and being able to chase those fish down def makes it easier but otherwise he thought it was a great rod even for those 200 lb fish around here.
     
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  15. soopaflyjm1

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    that's a good one too. The Makaira 15 is not a good fit for the OSP or the Okuma xxh. They are rail rods, in my opinion the Mak 15 does not balance well with any rail rod. The 16 would.
     
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