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I'm og from NY and go up there several times a year. What's a good rod reel set up for Wreck fishing for Sea Bass, Tog and other Ground fish? What should I be looking for the in the Rod?
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Deep water I like the Shimano Torium 16.
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Deep water I like the Shimano Torium 16.
Is the gear ratio to High? Also what rod and Lb braid you use?
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It's a high speed retrieve reel. I think 6:1. I like 30lb braid.
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I have a torium 16 paired with a 7'6" st croix mojo musky rod. It is my wreck/heavy ground fish setup. I use 65# power pro.

The reel is high speed and works well
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Originally Posted by JoshPtJudith View Post
I have a torium 16 paired with a 7'6" st croix mojo musky rod. It is my wreck/heavy ground fish setup. I use 65# power pro.

The reel is high speed and works well
Nice do you use it for Fluke as well? And why not a jigging rod?
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I use Trinidad 16s with G Loomis Pro Blue PBR 843 C, 40 lb. braid
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Gulp- The rod is way too heavy for fluke, and the reel too large. I have another setup I use for fluke which is much lighter.
I am not a fan of the short jigging rods.

Ct contender- nice combo. I fish a MUR 965 as my bass rod. Absolutely love it.

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Originally Posted by JoshPtJudith View Post
Ct contender- nice combo. I fish a 965c as my bass rod. Absolutely love it.
I fish the 785C for bass rod, you can see it in this picture
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Better picture of the same fish, with that rod this fish was in the boat within probably three minutes. I am completely sold on the entire Pro Blue lineup.
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Man, are those Grundens clean!!
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Man, are those Grundens clean!!
Haha I knew someone would say that. This was the maiden voyage with them, they still had the nice crease!
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For deep sea bass I have an avet MX with I think 50#. Only thing I don't like is the reel weight. Gets a little heavy holding it all day.

I went super light weight on all of my fluke gear this summer and I've never caught more fish. I might start going the same route on my seabass setup. I've never really fished tog too much. Hoping to change that this year!
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I'm a big fan of the Siegler SG Reel (formerly Release then Truth) 30# braid paired with either a 7' St. Croix tidemaster or G. Loomis pro blue. They make one size bigger, the LG, but my SG has been more than enough to handle any inshore species.
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I think it depends on how much lead your fishing.

I have been using Trevala's the last few years. Conventional 6'6" with Maxel hybrid reel, and spinning "s" blank with a Penn Conflict. Both loaded with braid.

Fish either with 2-8oz of lead.

Really interested to see the new Tsunami slow jig rod. Cheap, acid wrap, light weight blank. And it's an in-store replacement for warranty by me.
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I use a black demon tog rod from Jigging world and a Kevin Bogan Tog for tog and seabass. Reels vary from a tekota 500 or a diawa saltist 40H (i think) narrow spool)

I also go lighter if jigging for seabass with lucanus jig-trevala s with a lexa 400 or a trevala s with a diawa BG 3500

I will also use the above if Jigging for tog in shallower water
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maxel hy20 or 25 on a tsunami heavy slow pitch jig.
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Originally Posted by kilodelta75 View Post
maxel hy20 or 25 on a tsunami heavy slow pitch jig.
How do you like that rod?
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I wonder if those Tsunami Slow Pitch rods are worth the hype, I can't see them being much different than a Trevala S. Albeit they are much more affordable.
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Take a look at this reel. My first season w it . It's sweeeet. I wanted star drag and LH retrieve which narrows my options. Best money I ever spent
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How do you like that rod?
Love it, super light at only 7 oz, and a plenty of power!

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