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Old 10-02-2020, 01:47 PM
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I believe I have made up my mind to invest in a torium 30pg after reading the positive comments from triumphrick and others here on tht. I intend to use the reel for mostly bottom fishing the Florida gulf out of cedar key and Atlantic out of Ponce and Canaveral targeting red snapper, grouper, etc. Depths anywhere from 20' out to 200+. I do a bunch of trolling DT 30s for grouper in the gulf so I would like to use this reel/ rod for that, as well as, maybe occasionally pulling the big divers for dolphin. I have read where many recommend the shimano trevala for use with the torium, but I feel that might be a little thin if I plan to pull the big rapala DT 30s trolling with it. I've used a Shimano tallus blue water spinner m/h for bottom fishing in the past and like the rod feel. I also liked the thicker butt for placing it in the rod holder. Therefore, I was thinking about pairing this torium 30pg up with a conventional shimano tallus 6'6 heavy or xtra heavy. Anyone use this combo? Recommendations for a different rod that would fit the uses mentioned above? I'd like to keep the rod price under $200 or about there if possible.

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Also look at the Star Paraflex XH models. They are some of my favorites and right around $200. Come with a lifetime warranty!

https://www.starfishingtackle.com/pa...p-conventional
Old 10-03-2020, 08:04 AM
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Take a hard look at the Daiwa Harrier X rod. The MH 's would do what you want, either in the 6'6" or 7' versions and at $129.00 they are well below your price point.
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The Torium PGA 30 is a large reel. I myself have a 16 on a MH jigging rod and fish it for jigs up to about 7 oz and some bottom fishing.

If you can wait a bit the New Shimano Talevera Bluewater rods that are coming out in December make a whole line of bottom rods for Snapper/Grouper and the XX-Heavy 7 footer is perfect. Runs around 150$. https://m.tackledirect.com/shimano-t...onal-rods.html

Also check out the new Tsunami Carbon Shield II Boat Conventional Rods the TSCSHDBCII701XH-B whould be a excellent fit. https://m.tackledirect.com/tsunami-c...onal-rods.html
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I have the shimano trevala rod with my torium 30 and nice setup. Light and has the backbone for decent groupers
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Originally Posted by pavetim View Post
I have the shimano trevala rod with my torium 30 and nice setup. Light and has the backbone for decent groupers
Me too. I've got mine on a 5.5 foot Trevala XH. I really like this setup. I think I paid $179 for the rod.
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Bought a St. Croix Mojo recently to pair with my Accurate Tern 400 for bottom fishing. Mostly see it listed for $200 but found an online retailer and got it for $150.
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Originally Posted by GreatBigTuna View Post
Me too. I've got mine on a 5.5 foot Trevala XH. I really like this setup. I think I paid $179 for the rod.
Would you think the trevala xh would be able to pull the big rapalas DT 20,30,40 diving plugs and sit in a rod holder to where you felt comfortable it wouldn't pull out when a fish hits. I've got a heavy jigging rod with the smaller butt and I don't trust leaving it in a rod holder. That's why I was considering the tallus.
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Originally Posted by GulpMan_102SC View Post
The Torium PGA 30 is a large reel. I myself have a 16 on a MH jigging rod and fish it for jigs up to about 7 oz and some bottom fishing.

If you can wait a bit the New Shimano Talevera Bluewater rods that are coming out in December make a whole line of bottom rods for Snapper/Grouper and the XX-Heavy 7 footer is perfect. Runs around 150$. https://m.tackledirect.com/shimano-t...onal-rods.html

Also check out the new Tsunami Carbon Shield II Boat Conventional Rods the TSCSHDBCII701XH-B whould be a excellent fit. https://m.tackledirect.com/tsunami-c...onal-rods.html

Is there a reason you would prefer these two rods over the Tallus?
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Originally Posted by Yacht Huckleberry View Post
Also look at the Star Paraflex XH models. They are some of my favorites and right around $200. Come with a lifetime warranty!

https://www.starfishingtackle.com/pa...p-conventional
Same here. Why this one vs Tallus?
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I went with the torium 16 and matched with a star plasma rod...super light weight and can pull just about anything off the bottom you hook....but might not be a great setup for pulling plugs ...
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Originally Posted by nobull View Post
Would you think the trevala xh would be able to pull the big rapalas DT 20,30,40 diving plugs and sit in a rod holder to where you felt comfortable it wouldn't pull out when a fish hits. I've got a heavy jigging rod with the smaller butt and I don't trust leaving it in a rod holder. That's why I was considering the tallus.
Should do fine. Its got an aluminum gimbal on it to keep the rod from twisting around. The only reservation I would have is the EVA handle making it difficult to get out of the holder under pressure.




I dont like trolling star drags so Ive never done it with this rod,, but if you're ok with the EVA, I think it would work just fine. The plus side is it makes for a great jigging setup, so you get a 2 for 1 with the trevala.
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Originally Posted by nobull View Post
Same here. Why this one vs Tallus?
All my rods are Star. I just like them, and think they are a really good value. Tallus is also a nice rod. I don’t think you could go wrong with either. What I really like about Star is their warranty. Lifetime warranty handled through the shop. If you ever break it, just bring it back to the tackle shop you bought it from, and take a new one off the shelf. No need to bother with shipping rods back to the company.
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Originally Posted by nobull View Post
Is there a reason you would prefer these two rods over the Tallus?
Because there designed for Bottom Fishing. The Tallus is overpriced Junk, and the New Shimano Talevera Bluewater rods are new technology better value.
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Originally Posted by Weekend-Hooker View Post
I went with the torium 16 and matched with a star plasma rod...super light weight and can pull just about anything off the bottom you hook....but might not be a great setup for pulling plugs ...

Which model plasma? I have the same reel on an ugly stik 5'8" extra heavy and it's like F*ng with a condom on. Can't feel a thing.
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Originally Posted by tesilential View Post
Which model plasma? I have the same reel on an ugly stik 5'8" extra heavy and it's like F*ng with a condom on. Can't feel a thing.

tesilential has a good point...these short, heavy jigging rods have little to no feel.

I have a 5'8" Trevala H spinning rod and hate it. I'll sell it cheap!

These 6' to 6'6" just seem to have the right feel, flex and backbone.

I regularly put these Torium PG's together with Trevalas for my walk in customers, but the supply has been limited. Jack Hexter from Tarpon fishing Outfitters hooked me up with a pair of the new Daiwa HarrierX rods in a H config. Rated for 65-125 braid. Just sent a customer out the door yesterday with two of them....I am waiting to hear how they do for him.
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Originally Posted by triumphrick View Post
tesilential has a good point...these short, heavy jigging rods have little to no feel.

I have a 5'8" Trevala H spinning rod and hate it. I'll sell it cheap!

These 6' to 6'6" just seem to have the right feel, flex and backbone.

I regularly put these Torium PG's together with Trevalas for my walk in customers, but the supply has been limited. Jack Hexter from Tarpon fishing Outfitters hooked me up with a pair of the new Daiwa HarrierX rods in a H config. Rated for 65-125 braid. Just sent a customer out the door yesterday with two of them....I am waiting to hear how they do for him.
Thanks for the TLD handles as well as the new Torium/HarrierX setups. Should be taking them offshore on Monday. Can’t wait to try them out. I’ll let you know how they handle!
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Originally Posted by tampa_bay View Post
Thanks for the TLD handles as well as the new Torium/HarrierX setups. Should be taking them offshore on Monday. Can’t wait to try them out. I’ll let you know how they handle!

Thank you for your business, Gregg! Let me know how you do. We have three of us going out tomorrow for some shallow water grouper digging...hope to post up some successful pics....

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