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Hey Guys I found this site while looking up info on many different aspects of Saltwater fishing and I think that you guys will be able to give me some very sound advice.

Anyhow to the point of my post... I have a Stella 8000 that I use on Martha's Vineyard to surfcast for Stripers. I need a rod that would fit it for casting/jigging down in the Keys for tarpon, jacks, and whatever else may bite. I realize it is a little small for some of these fish but at this point I can't go spend another $600 to get a bigger one.

So what would a good rod be for this reel? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I was looking at some Cape Fear rods but wasn't sure which may fit the bill.

Jeremiah
 

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I'm wild about the OTI 7' spinner. It's light, real light, and would be a great match to your 8000. Although I don't know much about stripers or tarpon, they have power for 70 lb YFT.

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I'm wild about the OTI 7' spinner. It's light, real light, and would be a great match to your 8000. Although I don't know much about stripers or tarpon, they have power for 70 lb YFT.

Fred


I second that expecially on the 70lb YFT. I used that exact setup on the GEM 07 and it was a perfect match.

JCollins you have a PM.
 

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gimmedeal]I'm wild about the OTI 7' spinner. It's light, real light, and would be a great match to your 8000. Although I don't know much about stripers or tarpon, they have power for 70 lb YFT.

2 other good rods of the same ilk as the OTI are the Smith 70MH (butt joint) and the 3-piece Loomis GL 15-30 pound travel rod. I have both of the latter but if I were buying now the OTI would be high on the list.

Russ

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Thanx for the great welcome guys. It seems that I have found another site with great people.

Thanx for the advice on the Rod. I will probably go with that one if I can get it to my house on time before my trip of a lifetime.

Look for me to post some more things regarding tackle and all the stuff I am going to need to get started fishing down in the Keys. I know what I am doing when it comes to fishing up North and in Freshwater but getting tackle for down South is going to take a lot of advice from guys like you that do it on a daily basis!

Jeremiah

p.s. I am interested in catching tarpon, YFT, jacks and anything you can catch trolling ballyhoo.
 

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Hey Jeremiah!

I'll second the welcome! Let me know what date you need that rod in order to make your trip.

BTW, I fish the SW8000 for offshore topwater and I don't think you could have chosen a better reel!

I'm looking for a Jigging Master handle to put on it -I can't find them in stock anywhere- and it then should be perfect, for me anyway!
 
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