Calstar 700H Kicked Butt

Discussion in 'Rods and Rod Blanks' started by HUNTER II, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. HUNTER II

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    Got an early fathers day present this weekend. Caught 2 Bluefin that were 53" X 90 lbs. Caught them jigging using my 700H that I built last winter. The reel was a Shimano Spheros 14000 with the smooth drag replacement washers. Both fish made an initial run that took well over 100 yds of the OTI 65 lb braid. The rod easily handled the fish. I'm thinking that the rod will handle fish to 125 - 130 lbs.
     

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  2. paul708

    paul708 Site Sponsor

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    NICE FISH
    That 700H is a good blank
    sounds like alot of fun with the spinner
     

  3. JerseyBrian

    JerseyBrian Senior Member

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    Fantastic catch! What kind of jig were you using? Did you cut the 700H down?
     
  4. HUNTER II

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    The blank is 6'-6", with the section being removed from the butt. We jig sluggos on a lead head.