Seeker Extreme series EX6460XXH lift test

Discussion in 'Rods and Rod Blanks' started by mike garone, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. mike garone

    mike garone Well-Known Member

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    Built myself a Seeker extreme EX 6460XXH for PB tuna/swords here in NJ, unfortunately I didnt get too hook up with anything on this rod, so I decided to do some lift tests to put a little bend in it. I use the rail so thats how I did the lift test. Rod is paired up with an Avet 50W

    This lift is with 37.5lbs, was going to try 45 but I felt uncomfortable pushing it that far.

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  2. gman

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    where in NJ do you live? Nice rod, what boat do you go on Jamaica? dumbell say 45 BTW
     

  3. mike garone

    mike garone Well-Known Member

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    I live in Trenton. The I took one of the 7.5# plates off of the dumbell. I usually go on either the Sea Devil or the Gambler out of Pt. Pleasant.
     
  4. gman

    gman Senior Member

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    both are very good boats
     
  5. paul708

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    i like those EX blanks, i have alot of those exact same ones , they are really good for PB fishing out here. great choice you made
     
  6. STx Fisherman

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    This looks like a Mr. Bill post.....are you related to him? :D

    Nice fishing rig !! I need to get an Avet 50....T-Rex?
     
  7. gman

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    I cant use the rail, I like fighting stand up. Using the rail is very popular out on the west coast as well
     
  8. gman

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    Paul ...cant wait to get Anthonys rod
     
  9. MrBill

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    This looks like a Mr. Bill post.....are you related to him? :?


    No relation, but it's nice to see another guy put his rod to the test. I still say, that you need to lift some iron to find out what the rod can take. Besides, it's tradition for me.

    I just got two more custom OTI rods in the mail today from Txseadog. A 50# 2-pc spinning and a 5'6" conventional jigging. Once again a wonderful job.

    A report with lift pictures will be done before X-mas. Hopefully this time some real life tuna lifting photo's.
     
  10. STx Fisherman

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    Mr. Bill.....

    Do you test every new rod that you buy prior to going on a fishing trip?

    I am curious...it makes sense to test a new rod with weights before using it on a fishing trip so that you don't get surprised with a SNAP while fishing a great fighting fish. The weight test on a new rod doesn't necessarily guarantee that you won't snap a rod while fighting a fish....but...it seems that it would give you a bit of confidence in the performance of the rod on it's inaugural fishing trip.
     
  11. shanker

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    Ive got a 6463XXH mounted to my Avet EXw4/02 and a Dr. that I work with that builds rods handed it to me off of his boat while cleaning up and couldnt believe the stiffness/action of the rod for being so light...
     
  12. MrBill

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    Mr. Bill.....

    Do you test every new rod that you buy prior to going on a fishing trip?

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    YES

    You never know when you are going to get a bad one. I start with a light load and keep adding three to four pounds until I feel the rod is stressing. Then I write down how much drag I can safely use on the rod.

    The most weight I ever put on a stick was 65 pounds. (Super Seeker CTSF55XXXH) Now, I have been on a boat where I believe I had that stick to 75 pounds as I was pushing down hard with both my thumbs to get more pressure. It was a bet on bringing a marlin to the boat in a specified time.

    The loudest snap I have ever seen was on a Ian Miller Cairns 130 with a bent butt. Sadly, that 2300.00 rod was wasted on a sea anchor. The guy that owned the rod was bored and stopped to have some fun as it was a slow day. I believe that rod was designed to take 100 pounds of drag.

    Now that it's been a while, I'll admit it was me who broke the rod. I was the last one in the rotation. It was all done while standing up with the boat in neutral.:eek:
     
  13. mike garone

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    This looks like a Mr. Bill post.....are you related to him? :D

    Nice fishing rig !! I need to get an Avet 50....T-Rex?

    Nope no relation. Ive got the Pro EXW 50/2 I dont fish very heavy drag settings so the T-Rex is overkill for me and my wallet
     
  14. Atlantaking

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    Hi Mike. Just curious, what's your reasoning behind cork rather than EVA/Hypalon for the grips? How well do they hold up to the rail?

    BTW, do you post on SOL?
     
  15. mike garone

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    Hi Mike. Just curious, what's your reasoning behind cork rather than EVA/Hypalon for the grips? How well do they hold up to the rail?

    BTW, do you post on SOL?

    I like to feel and look of cork, it holds up pretty well. Yes I do post on Sol you bout the surf blank from me right?
     
  16. TeamOso

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    thats a really nice rod with a nice reel too, after my latest trip i want setup like that, next trip next year im not getting spooled or broke off by anything! minues the whole 75lb of drag thing maybe like 30?
     
  17. Snagged

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    Atlantaking,
    Cork is more comfortable over the long haul for gripping than something fat and soft.
     
  18. Atlantaking

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    I like the look, feel, and weight of cork, but I wonder how durable it will be on a rod used on the rail. Hmm...winter project...:D

    Mike, I did buy that blank from you. Ironically, a week after I got it, another buddy of mine really wanted it, so I sold it to him :p Hey, you whip any tuna on the Seeker yet?
     
  19. BretABaker

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    Is that an Avet 50-wide?
     
  20. mike garone

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    I like the look, feel, and weight of cork, but I wonder how durable it will be on a rod used on the rail. Hmm...winter project...:D

    Mike, I did buy that blank from you. Ironically, a week after I got it, another buddy of mine really wanted it, so I sold it to him :p Hey, you whip any tuna on the Seeker yet?

    No tuna whipped yet, took it on the last trip of the season and got the skunk. I didnt even wet my line with this one, used my lighter rod and 30w. There is always next year!