What's the best crowbar for YT yoyo jig fishing, 700h?

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  1. jigstrike

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    Going on a 5 day in June. Have gone on similar trips before. Usually I focus on reels and pick a rod on the right line class, but would like to step up my rod aelection game.

    Since I forsee a lot of YT fishing with iron, I want to start there. My 40 to 50lb YT setup will be either my penn baja special or my Daiwa 40hlw.

    I was thinking that the goto rod for a long time was the Calstar GF 700h or 700xh. Is that atill the best crowbar to pry them out of the rocks?
     
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    For Yo/Yo I like a shorter rod (6'6") and personally use a 7465ML for 40lb/50lb with the smaller jigs like a 6X Jr./CP 105/Tady 9 and a 7465M for 60lb with the 6X/7X Heavy/Tady 4/0. I have two designated Yo/Yo outfits for YT and tuna you will catch on 4-7 day LR trip. Reels are SST 6 and SST 16 which are both narrow reels which IMO are easier to work with in the drop/grind Yo/Yo application. Yo/Yo fishing for tuna (BFT or YFT) I use the SST 8 (slightly larger line capacity) and the SST 16 (a narrow 4/0 - Penn Baja size). Your Penn Baja will work just fine for Yo/Yo on YT and that 25lb-65lb grade tuna (65lb plus size tuna its nice to have the lower gear set for the more strenuous up/down vertical tug of war).

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    I used to use 40 lb. for yoyo and my 700H works perfectly. I have since switched to 50 lb. for the increased stopping power. Being that yoyo fishing is more of a reactionary bite, the thicker string isn't an issue for getting bit. Along with upping my topshot to 50, I use a GF700XH for it's lifting power and the added hurt to what ever bites the jig. The rail is your friend especially when that yellowtail stops your jig to keep him coming towards you and not the rocks. I am a Calstar fan but there are a lot of other brands that will equally get the job done.
     
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    Good rod selection here. If you can find a guy nice enough to sell you a Trinidad 40 narrow, that is THE reel. Fill it up with 50lb mono, any kind, and go to work.
     
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    I like a 50# 6 foot 6 inch rod. I like 60# but it can get hard to break off if the jig wedges between rocks. (Rare) Too many choices to name but absolutely stay away from a soft tip.
     
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    I use a Calstar 6465H with 50 # on a baja special.... Old skool works for me
     
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    Perfect choice for 40. I like an Avet JX but you could make any high speed reel work. I run a Trinidad 20 on my sometime. Tranx 500 would be ideal too. Go 700XH and Avet HXJ for 50#.
     
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    Calstar 670H with 6" cut off of the butt end. This also makes a really nice 50# wahoo jig/bomb rod.
     
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    Tom, a 700XH would be the better crowbar of the two you mention. Slap the Baja Special on it and you are good to go! My favorite combo is a Calstar GF 7465ML with an SST8 for 50 lbs. yoyo applications. The 7465 series is very fast with lots of recoil to keep the YT head up. 6.5' is long enough and has more leverage as you do not need the extra length to cast a heavy jig.

    Have fun!

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    United Composites RCP 70 HP with a Penn Fathom 40 LD.
     
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    I love using my UC RUS80 Tilefish. One bad ass gun slingin' setup when it's paired up with Andros 5 single speed. 60# braid and short 50lb topshot and you're good to go. Compact, lightweight set up with plenty of backbone to keep their heads from digging down. It's not for everyone (single spd), but I love it....
     
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    700XH is the BomB set it on the rail and turn the cranker. Have fun good luck
     
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    I'll also recommend the UC CP70HP, one of the strongest rods in the lineup and as close as you will get to a purpose built Yoyo rod. Pair that with an Okuma Andros 12SIIa or Penn 40NLD2 and you will be good to go.

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    Go UC rod!!! Calstar Graphiters are so YESTERDAY
     
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    UC CP70HP with Penn US Senator 113n
     
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    I have a 670H that is awesome, a classic.
     
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    I am a HUGE fan of United Composite rods but we are talking about yo yo fishing for yellows and IMO no need for the exquisite rods Randy builds for this style fishing... a GF700XH with 50# is very efficient "crow bar" and I also like the SS6470XH for that job.......I like the TN40N and Andros 12IIs for yo yo reels.
     
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    It's ok, I'm so yesterday too!
     
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    I don't think you'd be disappointed with either one of these fine rods.
     
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    765L for 50lb
     

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