What rod for Avet HXW 5/2

Discussion in 'Rods and Rod Blanks' started by Aggie82Josh, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. Aggie82Josh

    Aggie82Josh Senior Member

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    I just bought the hxw for my girlfriend and was wanting some advise on what rod to put it on. I'd like it to be a pretty universal rod she could use on the Big E long range trips.
     
  2. paul708

    paul708 Site Sponsor

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    good universal rod is the calstar 700 H or XH
    the OTi comes in a 7'6" that may be nice also for that reel
     

  3. Uncle Russ

    Uncle Russ Senior Member

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    I have one each: 700H Conventional, 700H Spin, 700XH Spin, and OTE 71/2 foot spin (50#). I'm not much on conventional gear, but if I were choosing a companion rod, based on limited experience with the above, I would probably choose one not on that list--the OTI 7 1/2 foot for 80 pound line.

    Russ
     
  4. fathom

    fathom Lifetime Supporting Members

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    O.T.I. 6' JIGGING ROD is rated for 20lb. drag.

    if you plan on using it go for 5'6" jigging rod rated for 30lb. drag.
     
  5. Aggie82Josh

    Aggie82Josh Senior Member

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    do y'all think a 7' rod would be a good choice? She would use it for everything except casting lures. I was thinking something around 5.5' - 6'
     
  6. paul708

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    i usually like a little longer rod on a PB
    but whatever length she would be comfortable with
     
  7. mike garone

    mike garone Well-Known Member

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    I think a 7' on that reel is good for party boat, gives you more line clearance from the hull. I would recommend a GUSA predator or GUSA challenger 70H. I have a predator that I fish 60# on and it whips fish quick. I have pulled on the 70H and it is a very nice blank. I personally have a 70HP that I am building for my baker 4 when it gets back from service. I will be using that rod with 80# braid
     
  8. Uncle Russ

    Uncle Russ Senior Member

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    Aggie82JoshBased on her using it for everything except casting, I would back off my recommendation of the 7 1/2 foot--although some of the northeastern fishermen use the longer rods for jigging as well. But assuming she is not atypically strong for a woman, the shorter rods would probably be better since they would put less of a strain on her while fighting the fish. In the case you state, I would tend to go with fathom's recommendation of the 6 foot OTI for bait fishing. The 700H would, as stated above, give better line clearance but would tend to be harder on her. The 700XH would be brutal. (That's the T-SIP view of it.) :)

    Russ
     
  9. Capt Richie

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    I think a 7' on that reel is good for party boat, gives you more line clearance from the hull. I would recommend a GUSA predator or GUSA challenger 70H. I have a predator that I fish 60# on and it whips fish quick. I have pulled on the 70H and it is a very nice blank. I personally have a 70HP that I am building for my baker 4 when it gets back from service. I will be using that rod with 80# braid


    I just built a GUSA predator thats some rod....Light & strong .. I also like the challenger's..I built the PURC 70MH great blank..If you like a Calstar.. I feel the PURC blanks have better hook set & no tip flop..