Joined: Aug. 2005
||Posted: Aug. 06 2007,02:23
Right, after a disaster with my brand new Shakespeare Salt Travel rod in 20-30lb class (it broke while we were setting the drag, it was only at 10lbs and the rod wasn't even in a full curve - only the tip had started to bend and then it just went bang. I have never broken a rod before - i still have my very first cheapy that I started with at age 4 (and it still gets used occassionally!)
Ok the requirement:
Long boat rod, preferably travel version (definitely NOT a 1- piece) Something in the 8' range.
20-30 lb class - unless there is something with enough backbone to deal with 175lb yellowfin tuna, porbeagle sharks to 500lbs, skate to 200lbs that I don't of.
I don't want cheap. I have never minded paying top dollar if it is for extra quality, not just a name. I am matching a Penn Interntional Torque 300 to this rod.
(By the way, the info for the reel says 360 yards of 30lb mono - that is rubbish. nearly the entire 535 yards of Penn Dynabraid 30lb mono has gone on and still left 1/8th of an inch to the reel spool, about 480 - 500 yards I would think. I haven't run off the rest of the spool to see - but will just out of interest, but I am down to the last two layers of spool with the plastic showing through.)
Anyone got any ideas for a class boat rod that would fit this bill? All suggestions gratefully received.