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So I just watched the dvd on the trevalas and first thing that comes to mind is rush and buy one,might be b/c I am an easy sell,who knows. LOL Anyways, reading through alot of the forums didnt see much positive. Question is, with the 58XXH's is it a beefy enough blank to bring in a fish?Would it be suitable for fishing the big e? Or is it to light of a blank? Will it cause fight time to be longer or less?I know in the video they say yes,but come on,what used car salesman tells you his car is a lemon. Just curious as to what any of you all think who have used it,or seen it used. Thanks.
 

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Makes sense,the rod looks pretty slim,havent gotten my hands on it yet. My uncle and a coworker saw them at Cabelas and bent the tip to the floor. They had the shimano people there and they gave them a pamphlet with a dvd on them. Alot of what they say makes sense,about it giving alot of movement to the jig,the DVD just makes me want to buy one lol. But as big as I am I would rather horse the fish in as quick as I can, from what I am seeing the calstar is the way to go,can be a popping and jigging rod right? Would be nice to have a rod for both,but if I was going to go the Trevala route I would prob put a Salist on it,and get another rod for popping and put the Fin Nor on it. I am still up in the air on the Trev,and I respect all of you alls opinions on the board so hoping I could be swayed either way. If the majority go against and recommend a calstar,what rod would you recommend?Don't really want to have to go through getting it custom made,any production rods with the cal blanks?Or perhaps the OTI rod,will that be ready in Feb?
 

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Thanks for the reply,pretty much put into words what I was thinking in my head. Really am just debating with myself. I do feel that a rod made for the butterfly jig would be a good choice,and I am sure if they could have made it a bit more beefy then they would of. I think the only way to get the action optimal for the jig is to have the rod the way it is.I think the only way to really dislike something or like it is first hand expeirence. So I think I may end up getting one. I,for some odd reason,kept thinking I was going on my first 52 hour in may,turns out its sept. lol long long time away,so perhaps I will be able to fit one in between now and sept. Would be nice,that way the first time I go can be a trial and error run,think I would really enjoy the trip in Sept. alot more. Again,thanks for all the input,I respect and try to soak up as much as you guys care to offer.
 

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Thanks for the offer snagged appreciate it! :) I am going to head down to cabelas in a few and check them out,haven't seen them first hand myself. If I like them,will most likely pick one up. I am going to PINS thursday so maybe I can hook up with a big black drum and get a feel for the rod with a fish on,now I know this is no tuna,but just want to get some kind of feel with a fish on. I just think the stick must work well for the butterfly jigs,shimano is no rookie to the fishing game and they made this rod for them,if you have to give a little backbone to get more action which in turn gets you bit more,then so be it. Anything I can do to increase hookups seems good to me.
 

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So I went and picked up a TVS-66MH,for a 100 bucks I couldnt resist. Does not seem like it could handle a very big fish but looks can be deceiving. I really liked the over the counter Lifetime warrenty on it. I am going to test it out this weekend in PINS,hopefully I can put a big black drum on it,just to get a feel. Also going to be casting gulp swinbaits off the jetties. Think I might even use it for bass fishing,seems to have alot of different uses,but ya,I would have to see it for myself to believe it could bring in a tuna.
 

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This rod is not going to be used for party boats,just bought it to test out the action of the rods,if I like it I will pick up the 58xxh,I just want something longer for casting at the jetties this weekend. I actually think I will keep this as a freshwater rod and peir/jetty fishing when it comes to salt,maybe a trout rig or something of that sort. If I like it when I get some fish on,I'll prob pick up the 58xxh spinner *edit-or the 66xxh baitcasting version.
 

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Ya,didn't think I was getting as much distance as I could have out of it,but even with a 3/4 plug I could still get more then enough distance than I need.Weather is nasty here in Austin today,was going to take it out to town lake and catch some bass on it,lol just really anxious to put a fish on it,any fish.
 
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