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Old 07-13-2014, 05:30 PM
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Default Roller guides vs conventional guides for stand up rod sharking

Looking to put together 3 new set ups for offshore shark fishing in ny. I'm looking into the new penn squall 50vsw. I have seen this reel combine with a non roller rod 5.5 foot 50-100lbs. My question is does anyone have experience with sharking with non roller guides and how have they held up. Also will I have problems if I land a tuna on this rod.
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Been very pleased with pinnacle rods....all roller 60-100lbs and penn vsw 50w. Combo can handle everything you can throw at it! Rods are very reasonable when you look at the components and worksmanship. He is on this site...look him up. Good luck!

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allot of the older land based sharkers like non rollers... the new school guys want the rollers.. its really preference.. the newer alps/winthrop rollers seem to be the go to/want.. its what you feel comfortable with... the roller guides do require a little maintenance but its easy..
from a boat id have rollers personally.... but its whatever u want.

pinnacle makes some great rods especially at the price.. you cant go wrong.. when i start my 30/50 combo built's im going that route with the alps..
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:31 AM
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Non rollers work fine. Do want a roller tip.
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We use nothing but rollers on all our offshore gear, including sharking in the NY Bight.
Ceramic guides with a roller tip would be fine, but that won't save you much money.
Honestly, I would re-think your choice of reel - I am not a big fan of graphite frames with higher drag.
Our favorite reel for sharking is Penn's 30VSW spooled with 700 yards of 100 Lb braid and 200 yards of 60 lb mono. You can get them for $500.
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Old 07-14-2014, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by jippie98 View Post
Been very pleased with pinnacle rods....all roller 60-100lbs and penn vsw 50w. Combo can handle everything you can throw at it! Rods are very reasonable when you look at the components and worksmanship. He is on this site...look him up. Good luck!

http://www.thehulltruth.com/fishing-...le-marine.html
X2. I have about 15 pinnacle rods. Good stuff. Affordable.
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Have had a few instances of 100# braid getting jammed between the tip roller an guide. I switched to mono on my roller tipped rod.
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If you go with Stuart or Winthrop rollers this does not happen as the roller is the same width as the guide frame. On aftco rollers braid can get caught.
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Originally Posted by DreamCatcher14 View Post
If you go with Stuart or Winthrop rollers this does not happen as the roller is the same width as the guide frame. On aftco rollers braid can get caught.
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Originally Posted by DreamCatcher14 View Post
If you go with Stuart or Winthrop rollers this does not happen as the roller is the same width as the guide frame. On aftco rollers braid can get caught.
Aftco rollers do have a little more side to side float (about .002-.003), but 65# spectra dia is .016 .. 80# is .018. Never had an issue and will continue to use them untill I do.

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