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Ultimate Stand up shark rod

Postby Tunastick » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:31 am

I am trying to decide on the specs on a rod that I am going to get built for my birthday gift to myself in August.

Last year I had a awesome rod built by Bad fish rods in CA. I had it built west coast long range style except beefier, with a #4 reel seat, Seeker Black Steel 6'3xxxxh 80-150lb blank, Fugi LRSG guides and a Big Foot HD roller tip. I am pleased with their work and will probably go with them again.

I have fished alot of stand up rods and I am going to go real short on this one, maybe finishing at 5'. I want just a little more flex then the big 80-150 blank, and may go with a Super Seeker blank instead of a Black steel. I may also go with a Winthrop roller tip instead of Aftco.

Any ideas guys?
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Postby paulkeen » Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:25 am

5' is to short u will wind up hurting ur self 6"-12" makes a big diference i do recommend 5'6" its the perfect size
SA-B 56MHF-DD MH F 5'6" 2 40-100 - 4
SA-B 56HF-DD H F 5'6" 2 60-150 - 4
SA-B 56XHF-DD XH F 5'6'' 2 80-200 - 5
SA-B 60XXXHF-DD XXXH F 6' 2 150 - 300 - 5
SA-B 66MHF-DD MH F 6'6" 2 40-100 - 6
SA-B 66HF-DD H F 6'6" 2 60-150 - 6
SA-B 66XHF-DD XH F 6'6'' 2 80-200 - 6
these are all diawia rods some of the heaviest stand up rods ive seen but all are 5'6" or better
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Postby Tunastick » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:19 pm

hurt myself, how?
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Postby Tunastick » Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:53 pm

those are all Dendoh Deep drop rods with swivel tips that you listed, and the rating is for braided lines. On some deep drop rods and on some jigging rods the rod makers have went to using the line ratings for braid and not mono. A rod like the Seeker 80-150 would be perfectly at home with 200-300lb braid but is much stiffer then what I want. The one I had built last year was for a 130 Accurate and was way too stiff for anything else unless you were really going to push it to its limit. 60lbs of drag did not bend it much.
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Postby Tunastick » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:03 pm

I am thinking more along the lines of a 5'6 Super Seeker blank in a xxh or xxxh, but I may have it finished at 5'. I am still looking at blank options and guide and roller combos
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Postby Team Buddhahead » Tue Apr 14, 2009 12:59 am

This might be the blank that will fit your needs. Being that short you will have problems with your line rubbing the bars here in Texas. If you
fish off a platform you won't have any problems. Rod could also double as a good cow rod.
If your looking for a "Beach Stand Up" Rod.
T655XXH 5 1/2' Rated 50-120LB, FAST, Recommended 80-100 LB.
As for guides.
[web]http://www.mudhole.com/Shop-Our-Catalog/Silicon-Carbide/LRSG-Heavy-Cast-Boat-Guides[/web]
Just my .02
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Postby Tunastick » Tue Apr 14, 2009 10:17 am

that blank is more along the lines of what I am looking for. The LRSG guides are awesome and I had them put on the rod I had built last year.

I don't see a 5' rod rubbing much more then a 5'6" rod, that would change the clearance very little on a 300 yard drop at the half way point.
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Postby Terry H » Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:35 am

If you can still get them, the RSGs are the way to go I think! Big beefy guides that will cope with the abuse!

Apparently they're out of production now though :(
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