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Stand up Rod Recommendations

Old 06-12-2017, 11:07 AM
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We are looking to re outfit all our reels with new standup rods and wanted to get some thoughts.

Reels: Talica 20s, 50s and 80s.
Species, Pelagics, occasional grouper and AJ

I am looking for some comparisons of:
Rod length?
Number of guides?
Roller Guides or Ring guides?
Fiberglass or graphite, or both?
Bent or straight butt?

Rod recommendations?

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Old 07-05-2017, 10:36 AM
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Anybody have input?
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:11 PM
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What rods are you using now and what don't you like about them?
Budget?
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I have a talica 25 with a Phoenix hybrid rod 7ft. It is an awesome rod but I think I would have been just as good with a more budget friendly rod in the 6'6' range. The Talica will crank up any grouper with ease. It really is easier to reel in than most reels I've used. I'm looking at getting some shimano tiagra 30 wrls with braid and a top shot of mono with some custom 6ft rods with roller guides. Would be my dedicated trolling rods.
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Old 07-06-2017, 05:58 AM
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Currently we have old school Penn rods that are 20+ years old. They are boat rods and not stand up rods.
Budget is about $400-600 per rod.
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i have a full set of pinnacles from John and they are the best budget rod there is. He's a straight shooter give him a call and hear what he has to say. He ships same day and i usually get rods the next day.

I have them paired to Avet HXW single speeds and we have killed tunas to 100lbs with ease.

The combos are light and very comfortable to stand up with from a small boat. The ones i have i THINK are 5'8" - again i THINK 5 full roller guides - i have a mix of straight and bent butts.
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Old 07-06-2017, 10:59 AM
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With a realistic budget like you have stated I would look into a full custom set talk to a local rod shop. If you need rods right away I am happy with my terez rods for most fishing.
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I love the talica 25 for stand up. Light and powerful. You can match it with any rod of your choice. 6'6" or what ever works on your boat.
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Go with a full set of carbon fiber rods from Crafty One Customs. He will make you a great set of matching rods that will perform great and look even better.
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Old 05-23-2019, 08:36 PM
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If you combine a 50-100 stand up with rollers and straight butt you might be set up for chunking tuna !?

or trolling heavy lures - But right off the Florida coast most heavy stuff is overkill
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if custom request seeker or cal star blanks
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if custom request seeker or cal star blanks
Calstar,Seeker and/United Composites.
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Pinnacle Marine or for full custom Connley Fishing
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:35 AM
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for stand up i surely have not pulled with every rod out there but of the ones I have seeker black steel is my favorite & by no means am I saying that the Andy rods are eaquel to a seeker but I've killed some big fish with Andy tournament rods & they bend down to your hand similar to a seeker. to me for standup the worst thing is to stiff a rod that pulls from the tip & bends you over & hurts your back
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Go full set of custom Calstar Grafighters IMO. For standup from a harness, shorter is better. 5'-6" is my preference. For the heavier ones, roller stripper and tip (the bigger rollers that can have swivels reeled through) and the smaller ones all ring guides. Aluminum butts and your choice of foregrip (cork always looks good IMO).
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