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Old 12-19-2015, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default Advice on spinning rod for tuna

I'm in the first process purchasing 2 rods for my 2 new reels

I'm looking for a up to 250 -300 lb class spinning rod, rods that have a gimbal butt on them

I'd like them to be some what of a multi use rods meaning, until i get a few more reels to make specific tuna rods, so with that being said, something i could cast with yet throw out the back and troll a plug every now and then for our Wahoo run and possibly jig with if needed.

Presently my trolling gear consists of 4 Santiago 80's
2 " " 50's
2 " " 30's

But every so often out of Virginia we get some blue Fins busting the surface and i would love to get set up with some spinning gear for them


Thanks for any advice given

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Old 12-19-2015, 08:41 PM   #2
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Look up www.craftyonecustoms.com . Give Ralph a call he will build you the rod to do that type of fishing.
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Old 12-20-2015, 05:52 AM   #3
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250-300lb Class Spinning Rods ??? Why ???
You do realize they would be stiffer than the Trolling Rods on your 80s right ?
I don't think you'd be happy w/those (even if you coud talk someone into building them)
Even the Stiffest Phenix Titan Blank (considered +/-~'Top Tier') is only rated @50-130lb (& it's a broom stick) I highly recommend you reconsider the 250-300lb thing (assuming you can even find that on the market)
& again I think this belongs in the Sportfishing Q&A Forum where you got your info on the reels you ordered...
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Shimano ocea!!!! proven in the Austrian market first. Released this summer in the us. Match it with the twin power.
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:23 AM   #5
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Just a guess but I think he's referring to 250-300 gram rods.

Meant for 250-300gram jigs, not "250-300 lb."
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:31 AM   #6
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You should talk with Kil Song at jig n' pop .He specializes tuna fishing gear and has a large selection of spinning rods for large tuna.Google jignpop for his web site and contact info.
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You should talk with Kil Song at jig n' pop .He specializes tuna fishing gear and has a large selection of spinning rods for large tuna.Google jignpop for his web site and contact info.
I second this suggestion
Kil song will steer you in the right direction.
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Old 12-20-2015, 06:50 AM   #8
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Just a guess but I think he's referring to 250-300 gram rods.

Meant for 250-300gram jigs, not "250-300 lb."
Maybe, but he's getting Saltiga Expedition 8000s capable of ~50lbs of drag & is talking about Trolling Plugs for Wahoo (so who knows ???)
but I agree that ~250-300g Rods would be preferable to 250-300lb class Rods...
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I am guessing he is looking for a popping rod for 200-300 pound bluefin tuna. There are several options. Black hole cape cod special, saltywatertackle race point special, jigging world ghost hunter come to mind.
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I am guessing he is looking for a popping rod for 200-300 pound bluefin tuna. There are several options. Black hole cape cod special, saltywatertackle race point special, jigging world ghost hunter come to mind.
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black devil 300
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Old 12-20-2015, 03:35 PM   #13
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For the price, the ghost hunter cannot be beat. It's been proven up on Cape Cod on some massive fish (video below) ... I've fought a few fish with it and it's a great rod. And... it's not 600 bucks. Get the 300g model, you won't regret it.
http://www.jiggingworld.com/jigging-...r-popping-rod/

https://www.facebook.com/CoastalChar...6287760059947/ ... that was on the 300
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250-300lb Class Spinning Rods ??? Why ???
You do realize they would be stiffer than the Trolling Rods on your 80s right ?
I don't think you'd be happy w/those (even if you coud talk someone into building them)
Even the Stiffest Phenix Titan Blank (considered +/-~'Top Tier') is only rated @50-130lb (& it's a broom stick) I highly recommend you reconsider the 250-300lb thing (assuming you can even find that on the market)
& again I think this belongs in the Sportfishing Q&A Forum where you got your info on the reels you ordered...

1. 250-300lb Class Spinning Rods ??? Why ???

answ> Because it's fun to do.

2. You do realize they would be stiffer than the Trolling Rods on your 80s right ?

answ> UM no, are you familiar with SYNIT and it's new NANO technology ????

3. & again I think this belongs in the Sportfishing Q&A Forum where you got your info on the reels you ordered.

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Discussion of boats, engines & other marine topics


answ> I felt as though this was a Marine topic


If you are a Mod: here, feel free to move this discussion to where you wish it to be, i'm totally fine with that.
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Shimano ocea!!!! proven in the Austrian market first. Released this summer in the us. Match it with the twin power.
I dont own the twin power i just purchased the new Diawa Saltiga Expediton 800h's

but i'll check these rods out that you speak of
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Maybe, but he's getting Saltiga Expedition 8000s capable of ~50lbs of drag
Uhhh maybe on the brochure. And I reckon the number of fishermen that can tolerate 50# of drag is equal to the number of reels that can sustain 50# of drag. Is a pretty short list and doesn't include any spinners.
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Uhhh maybe on the brochure. And I reckon the number of fishermen that can tolerate 50# of drag is equal to the number of reels that can sustain 50# of drag. Is a pretty short list and doesn't include any spinners.

So I totally agree with you one does not need or could handle and or sustain 50+ lbs of drag

But i will disagree with you that spinning rods are not on that list, Even the Stella is I believe rated test and proven to be 66 lbs of drag

and during Alan Hawks review he was unable to max the drag out during his tests

So he dryland tested the Saltiga Expedetion 8000H @ over 72 LBSof drag

Yes a spinning reel !

http://www.alanhawk.com/reviews/lists.html


Read the review

And the Blackhole rods are on my list and are more than capable of 250+ lb fish


Sami tearing it up below !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=ByiAunMpsjY

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Maybe, but he's getting Saltiga Expedition 8000s capable of ~50lbs of drag & is talking about Trolling Plugs for Wahoo (so who knows ???)
but I agree that ~250-300g Rods would be preferable to 250-300lb class Rods...
you are correct sir
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Just a guess but I think he's referring to 250-300 gram rods.

Meant for 250-300gram jigs, not "250-300 lb."
No, 250-300 pound class Blue Fin
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I am guessing he is looking for a popping rod for 200-300 pound bluefin tuna. There are several options. Black hole cape cod special, saltywatertackle race point special, jigging world ghost hunter come to mind.

These are ALL great suggestions thank you.
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