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Old 01-25-2019, 09:55 AM
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Have the opportunity to buy a Phenix PSW809xh-j brand new delivered for $187.00. If bought intend to use it for GOM bottom fish, off a headboat. Would this particular rod be good for such.
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:37 PM
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I’ve got 2 PSW-809H, not XH and I bought them specifically for head boat runs. They also get plenty of use on my boat bottom fishing. Paired them with Daiwa Saltist LD 20 reels and they’re great little combos. More than enough power to raise big fish.
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:16 AM
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WOW! 146 views and only one opinion. I have O experience on headboats, but have done a lot of reading. Most forums advise a longer rod with a good stiff backbone, without it being a pool cue. Phenix has a very good reputation, just not sure if this particular rod is overkill. Any more opinions? Oh, thx. 8430.
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Old 01-27-2019, 05:33 AM
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WOW! 146 views and only one opinion. I have O experience on headboats, but have done a lot of reading. Most forums advise a longer rod with a good stiff backbone, without it being a pool cue. Phenix has a very good reputation, just not sure if this particular rod is overkill. Any more opinions? Oh, thx. 8430.
I was going to mention that the 8’ stick will definitely help you out on a “normal” head boat where everyone is using the onboard 6’ rod. Now, I’m not talking about the San Diego long range type boats where everyone has experience and top quality gear! I feel it saves you a few tangles, but with all the inexperienced folks on a head boat you’re bound to get caught in a few. I did notice the rod you intend to buy is a spinning rod, mine are conventional setups. I can’t stand bottom fishing with spinning gear!
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Thanks again 8430. It is not a spinner. Just want to make sure it's not to much rod for GOM bottom.
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Old 01-27-2019, 08:14 AM
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Great rod. Thin and lightweight. Perfect for holding all day. Smoking deal for the rod. Online retailer?

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