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Old 06-14-2019, 12:02 PM
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Each tackle store I talk to is recommending a different 'off brand' rod to go with the Saragosa 20000.

Examples: Centaura, Ghost Hunter.

Can you guys point me in the right direction?

Thoughts on Terez?
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:39 PM
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What are you using it for? Jigging? Casting to tuna? There's highly specialized rods for each purpose. Centaur and Jigging world make affordable popping and jigging rods.
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I just did this research. I ended buying a large penn slammer 3 for large BFT. This reel is getting 80lb braid and will be used to target fish over 150lbs. I own the terez rod, and never caught anything that big with it. But read alot of reviews from guys. What I came up with is while the terez is capable, most guys recommend something with alil more lifting power for the size class fish I'm setting up for. I whent with the okuma MK-S-741XH its discontinued but still available. This will be my large tuna combo and terez will get a slightly smaller reel with 60lb braid for fish under 100lbs.... I mean we cant control what bites, but at least I'm covered for different classes of fish. I'd say evaluate the size fish your likely to encounter, line size, and what lures you'll be chucking. That should have input on which rod you choose. Big difference in throwing a 1.5oz ron-z and a 5oz plug.
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Sorry, casting for tuna.

I just want to make sure I'm not buying a piece of junk.
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The centaurs and definitely ghost hunters are pretty proven by charter guys using them. I have a ghost hunter 150 as a backup rod for this season but haven't hooked anything on it yet. In NJ we're usually seeing under 150 lb fish.
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Originally Posted by Basspond View Post
What are you using it for? Jigging? Casting to tuna? There's highly specialized rods for each purpose. Centaur and Jigging world make affordable popping and jigging rods.
They have the following on backorder:
Centaur Chiron Adventure
Centaur Combat Arm
Centaur Constellation

They have in stock a Tackle World Black Widow for $299

Are any of these decent quality or am I better off spending more money for better quality on something else?

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casting for tuna - where ? what size?

we have got some big tuna on tz66xxh - up to 400lbs. they can handle it but its a long fight as they are somewhat “bendy”. if “expecting” 150-200 lb fish max - tz66xxh is fine.

that being said, van staal rods may be your best relatively affordable option. we have also found them to be very reliable.
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Originally Posted by Nicknotsebastian View Post
casting for tuna - where ? what size?

we have got some big tuna on tz66xxh - up to 400lbs. they can handle it but its a long fight as they are somewhat “bendy”. if “expecting” 150-200 lb fish max - tz66xxh is fine.

that being said, van staal rods may be your best relatively affordable option. we have also found them to be very reliable.
Mid-shore south of LI. Generally < 100 lbs.
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Mid-shore south of LI. Generally < 100 lbs.

for something relatively affordable but proven reliable and also did well on significantly bigger fish - terez is fine, van staals are great.

VJS70-325 - casts very well despite not being “called” a casting rod. vs rods at $269 brand new probably one of the best all round deals in fishing quality/performance/reliability to price.

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