What factory built rod is closest to a Calstar GFX800l?

Discussion in 'Rods and Rod Blanks' started by stresst, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. stresst

    stresst Senior Member

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    Looking for a backup rod closest to my 800L. Thanks
     
  2. Ricky-Ray

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    Calstar does make a factory wrapped 800L.
     

  3. stresst

    stresst Senior Member

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    Yeah I know that but there hard to find in queens NY. Any other rod manufacturer make anything close?
     
  4. peterk814

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  5. stresst

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    OK I am looking for a factory built rod not made by calstar that is close to gfx800l
     
  6. Ricky-Ray

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    Seeker Black Steel 270-8 rated 15-25# or the Black Steel 270H-8 rated 20-30# or Super Seeker 6480-8 rated 20-40.

    The factory wrapped 800l is very popular in the west coast. I'm sure you could get order one from one of the shops over here.
     
  7. Capt Richie

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    OK I am looking for a factory built rod not made by calstar that is close to gfx800l


    Look at the seeker eastcoast rods..I dont know is they make a 8' rod..

    The only other is the lamiglas triflex...

    Why dont you want a Calstar???
     
  8. Billy 40

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    For NY Bottom Fishing, the GUSA 80 Mega Mag will do everything the 800L does, at almost half the weight (Calstar = 8.555oz, 80 Mega = 4.9oz). Price on a factory custom for a GUSA 80 Mega Mag is $325, and comes in 7, 7'6, and 8' lengths.
     
  9. Capt Richie

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    For NY Bottom Fishing, the GUSA 80 Mega Mag will do everything the 800L does, at almost half the weight (Calstar = 8.555oz, 80 Mega = 4.9oz). Price on a factory custom for a GUSA 80 Mega Mag is $325, and comes in 7, 7'6, and 8' lengths.


    WOW what a deal ...There ya go...I didnt even think of it..

    Thats a great rod..I have one in 7' sweet...........:cool:
     
  10. JimS

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    I realize I am resurrecting an old thread and I'm doing a custom rod vs factory but I'm trying to understand the difference between a GFX800L and a GF800L. One dealer shows the GFX800L is a moderate taper vs fast for the GF800L. Also the butt is bigger on the GF800L. I don't even find it on Calstar's website.

    Has anyone pulled on both?

    Thanks, Jim
     
  11. Capt Richie

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    Jim The GF is fast action composite rod The GFX is a mod/fast action..Its better design for braid & east-coast fishing...its also thinner ...The GF inshore rods are better suited for west-coast fishing they have a bit of tip flop..The GFX better for east-coast fishing less tip flop..

    If your in the LI NY area I have both rods & your more than welcome to check them out...


    I have to agree with Billy GUSA now United Composites Mega Mag is a great blank..Also there CA blanks much better than Calstar IMO..But you have to go custom...
     
  12. stresst

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    This thread is 3+ years old. ;)