If you could have any rod/reel combo?

Discussion in 'Reels' started by emtfisherman, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. emtfisherman

    emtfisherman Junior member

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    If you could have any rod and reel combo what would it be and why? How about 1 spinning reel and 1 conventional reel, both for tuna. Matched with what rods?
     
  2. BretABaker

    BretABaker Guest

    for northern bluefin and cow yellowfin, JM 500 and a B2-30 or alutecnos gorilla 12.

    for gulf/canyon yellowfin ill take the JM 350 or 400g and a OJ 4000P or a saltiga 40 with a JM handle.
     

  3. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    New OTI 400g rod matched with a OJ 5000 and same rod for a Stella 20000.

    d-a
     
  4. kidflex

    kidflex Senior Member

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    daiwa expedition rod/ expedition reel. my fav. if i could find more of those rods, i would buy a few of them.

    dont use conventionals so no input there. ocea jigger would be the reel though. power houses!
     
  5. BretABaker

    BretABaker Guest

    new OTI rod would be on my list too, but i just got one :D
     
  6. jiggawhat

    jiggawhat Senior Member

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    ARe they available already?
     
  7. spineyman

    spineyman Senior Member

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    No they are just teasing you alittle.
     
  8. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    No they are just teasing you alittle.


    Dont you have one already?:D :D :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    d-a
     
  9. jiggawhat

    jiggawhat Senior Member

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    WEll where can i get one early?
     
  10. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    I refuse to participate because I cannot have just one:D

    but I will say there's a few more rigs in my future:
    JM powerspell 150g conv./ Accurate 270-1, 6:1, JM handle
    JM powerspell 500g conv./ Accurate 870-2, JM handle
    Zenaq FC83-5 spinner, custom/ Stella 20K

    the future is a really long time, right?:rolleyes:
     
  11. jig

    jig Senior Member

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    Just one for all purposes? My accurate 665W and one of them fancy rods you guys always talk about. Mine is currently on an Ugly Stik.:)
     
  12. Fishhead56

    Fishhead56 Senior Member

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    I want the new 14.5' OTI proto type popping rod that I heard is being tested.
    Put that with the new 2 speed Stella 20000 ASS for 2010. Then I will need only one rig.;)

    Kev
     
  13. lordhell

    lordhell Moderator

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    2 speed stellas? That's pretty cool! Where did you hear about that?
     
  14. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    Ae you trying to cast all the way to boomvang?:D
     
  15. Fishhead56

    Fishhead56 Senior Member

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    :D

    The rumors I am starting will be confirmed April 1st.

    ??????:confused:
     
  16. mcgolfer

    mcgolfer Guest

    damn fishead56 you sure can't keep a secret. as he said it will be released on april1. it will be the new rod for the future. it is called the extend-a-stick. you can make it as long as you want. it has a 2 1/2ft butt section and you buy the rest in sections that are 1 ft long and add the top tip section to complete the length you want. by the way does anyone want to purchase some oceanfront property? i have an abundance of oceanfront lots for sale right here in oklahoma.....rick
     
  17. mcgolfer

    mcgolfer Guest

    now back to the question
    studio mark blue heaven reel on a 600gram ocean tackle international rod. very light combo.can jig all night with this setup. rod has plenty of backbone for applying pressure and reel has more drag than i can handle. plus the reel is fairly narrow so the line is easier to lay back on the reel evenly.

    stella 8000 on a ocean tackle international 50lb 8 1/2ft tuna sniper. thowing poppers is hard work for this old man so again weight is a factor and this combo is considerably lighter than the stella 20000 on the same rod. the stella 8000 has plenty of drag and the only issue i might have is line capacity should i hook a really big fish. with the 8 1/2 ft rod and 60lb spectre my poppers are going a long way and that usually equates to more strikes when fishing party boats for tuna.

    these rigs would be for gulf tuna as we don't see many fish over 200lbs.....rick
     
  18. MrBill

    MrBill Senior Member

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    Conventional: I own a bunch of conventional jigging reels. My favorite is
    still the Torsa 30. I like rods with meat. I prefer the OTI 600
    and the JM 500 powerspell.


    Spinning: If I could only choose one it would be the OTI Tuna Sniper
    60-80 with a Stella SW20K. I've caught over 50 fish so far
    with this setup. Weight is not an issue to me. The day I worry
    the weight of a rod or reel, I'll give it up and take on another
    hobby.
     
  19. tarponking90

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    harrington 530 and a trindad30