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Old 09-15-2020, 11:57 PM
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Default Offshore spinning rod recommendations for Sight casting Cobia and Mahi Chunk baiting

Looking to Purchase a good boat spinning rod primarily Cobia pitching live bait and and sight casting with Cobia Jigs and eel's. Also will double as a Rod for bait chunking mahi and live baiting tarpon.

Should I go with a 15-30lb blank or 20-40?? I want a tip that won't be to hard on live bait but also strong enough to get the hook in a Angry cobia's hard mouth.

Don't want to spend more then 150$ and so far looking at these

Star Sequence Boat spinning rods. SKT1540S72 https://m.tackledirect.com/star-rods...ning-rods.html

Tackle direct Silver Hook spinning boat rod
https://m.tackledirect.com/tackledirect-tdsbs701mh-custom-saltwater-boat-spinning-rod.html
Lamiglass bluewater spin https://www.ebay.com/itm/363104566206




This guy makes offshore saltwater spinning rods on eBay. Here's the ones that caught my eye... https://www.ebay.com/itm/164246256022

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163918788604

Star Handcrafted or aerial Live bait spinning
Any other recommendations or any Y'all Recommend?

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Old 09-16-2020, 01:45 AM
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I love ugly stick tiger rods! Very affordable rod for cobia, trophy drum and tarpon. Okuma makes nice rods under 150$ as well.
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We have had great success with Lamiglas BW710S or BW8040S spinning rods (1 to 4 oz lure weight; rated 15 to 40 line) for cobia, tuna, mahi, and amberjacks. https://www.lamiglas.com/collections/bluewater
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Pretty hard to beat the Shimano Teramar rods that are priced at ~$120. Match with a Stradic 5K and you have a combo that will last a long time.
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Connelly Sailfish Spin is a quality option. I believe they have a sale going on that prices them at $139.
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Connely rod paired with an IRT.
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I’d use Star Stellar 15-40# matched with 8000 Saragosas. The Sequence 20-40# would also get the job done. Another user mentioned the Connley Sailfish rods which are another great choice. Connley makes really nice rods for a reasonable price, especially when they go on sale. I chose Star simply for ease of warranty claims. Just bring back to your local tackle shop and take another off the shelf.
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Originally Posted by Stryker2019 View Post
Connelly Sailfish Spin is a quality option. I believe they have a sale going on that prices them at $139.
This. 100%.

Depending on your reel brand preferences balances well to Penn Slammer 3 6500/ Shimano Saragosa 8-10k
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I use a Connely rod with Penn Spinfisher V 6500 series. Have used them for years with no issues.
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Originally Posted by ReelRelaxin View Post
I use a Connely rod with Penn Spinfisher V 6500 series. Have used them for years with no issues.
Sailfish spin?
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Anyone know any places where I can buy cobia rods online with this guide styl Does anyone here build rods? I like these style of guides.

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John @Pinnacle makes great rods
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St. Croix tidemaster medium heavy fast rod. My favorite rod for everything except tuna. Diawa 4000 bg or Penn battle 2 4000 with 40# braid. Go-to for all but the big stuff
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Originally Posted by GulpMan_102SC View Post
Anyone know any places where I can buy cobia rods online with this guide styl Does anyone here build rods? I like these style of guides.

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x2 on Pinnacle Rods from John on here.

I too like that style of guide, but I'm not sure that it's "braid-friendly." Maybe someone with more knowledge can respond, not to highjack the post.
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For what you are talking about I think the
Okuma Cedros rods would be good,
Diawa BG for the reel, (great reel for the money) Unless you want better water seals cause you are hard on them.... then the Penn spinfisher or Shimano stratic would be a good choice.

Star Rods are good also. But I really like the Okuma since it has a full metal reel seat, The plastic ones also seem to give me issues with working loose just when you get that nice fish on.

For what it is worth, I catch AJ on a BG6500 with the okuma rod. If it can handle that, It can handle anything you are thinking of.

110, for reel
100 for rod
Total investment +~ 210.00
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Originally Posted by rwp2101 View Post
x2 on Pinnacle Rods from John on here.

I too like that style of guide, but I'm not sure that it's "braid-friendly." Maybe someone with more knowledge can respond, not to highjack the post.
Thx for the input. Does he make spinning rods? I use mono, Ande Pink for life baiting always worked well.
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He does make spinning rods. I am extremely happy with my trolling rods and white marlin rods, but I don't have any of his spinning rods because my very old striper and bluefish gear doubles as my mahi chunking gear.

Here's the link to his catalog on here but it's best to just call him at his shop and tell him what you're looking for. His number is there on the first post

Pinnacle Marine Outfitters - Catalog

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