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Fishing Rods => Fishing Rods => Topic started by: Keta on March 12, 2016, 07:01:11 AM



Title: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Keta on March 12, 2016, 07:01:11 AM
I am looking for a rod to put a Shimano OCEA Calcutta 300HG reel on and want a Trevala, my problem is no one close stocks them to "feel".  Any suggestions for a rod (Trevala only) for fishing iron?  I will be using it for albacore and a light YT rig for the June LR trip.

Any suggestions on a 6'6" blank if I decide to build another "club" for this?


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: mike1010 on March 12, 2016, 09:24:35 AM
Trevalas are great bang for the buck.  I use a TVC66MH for fishing 20 to 30 lb mono (7-8 lbs of drag at strike).  It could handle more.  It is comfortable and light, and good for throwing metal for bluefish and stripers, among other things.

Mike


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Keta on March 12, 2016, 09:51:39 AM
The reel is capable of a bit over 13# (6kg) of drag but line capacity is small.  I somehow got my hands on a JDM Shimano OCEA Calcutta..... ;D

http://www.shimano.com/content/eu/en/Home/products0/jdm/jdm-reels/ocea-calcutta.html

(http://www.shimano.com/content/dam/shimanoweb/fish/eu/en/products/sefh_ocea_calcutta/carousel-images/ocea_calcutta_47x20_v1_m56577569830930209.jpg.swimg.detail.png)


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Big Tim on March 12, 2016, 02:26:33 PM
Lee, not a Trevala but I think these are a very nice rod for the price. I have a couple of Tsunami rods and am impressed.

My $.02

BT

http://www.srmo.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=srmo&Screen=PROD&Category_Code=Airwave_Elite&Product_Code=T101507

http://www.srmo.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=srmo&Screen=PROD&Category_Code=Airwave_Elite&Product_Code=T101508


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: RowdyW on March 12, 2016, 02:59:25 PM
I bought a Tsunami jigging rod from them that was supposed to have silicon carbide inserts. Guess what ...false advertising. They were aluminum oxide as are most Tsunami rods.     Rudy


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Big Tim on March 12, 2016, 03:25:33 PM
I bought a Tsunami jigging rod from them that was supposed to have silicon carbide inserts. Guess what ...false advertising. They were aluminum oxide as are most Tsunami rods.     Rudy

I'm looking at my Airwave elite rod right now and it has Fuji Alconite K series guides, now both my Trophy rods have aluminum oxide guides, per the advertising tag that came off them. I don't have a dog in the fight but no false advertising on my rods.

Tim


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: RowdyW on March 12, 2016, 03:38:06 PM
Tim the site said silicon carbide & the tag on the rod said aluminum oxide. Tsunami was right, seller was wrong.


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Keta on March 12, 2016, 03:42:46 PM
Got a 7'  TVC-70ML Trevala.


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Big Tim on March 12, 2016, 03:49:29 PM
Tim the site said silicon carbide & the tag on the rod said aluminum oxide. Tsunami was right, seller was wrong.

That make a lot more sense. They do have a primitive website.

Tim


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Big Tim on March 12, 2016, 03:50:01 PM
Got a 7'  TVC-70ML Trevala.


You will be happy with that rod Lee.

BT


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Keta on March 12, 2016, 04:28:56 PM
I like my old 6'9" ML Trevala, I took off the Trinidad 12 and put the new reel on it and it balances nice.  Now I need to learn to use a backwards reel.... :(

Hopefully the line capacity will be enough for Ceadros Island YT, it should be fine for albacore.  I filled it with 40# spectra this morning.


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Big Tim on March 12, 2016, 05:28:24 PM
I like my old 6'9" ML Trevala, I took off the Trinidad 12 and put the new reel on it and it balances nice.  Now I need to learn to use a backwards reel.... :(

Hopefully the line capacity will be enough for Ceadros Island YT, it should be fine for albacore.  I filled it with 40# spectra this morning.


I looked at the specs of your reel? Nice reel man  ;D I think you will be OK? I have a couple of lighter rigs that I have the same concern for. Plenty of drag but not the line capacity &  some of these skinny rods just make me wonder. I'm over powered for what I fish for regularly but when it comes to bigger fishes ? We will find out in June my friend.

BT


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Keta on March 12, 2016, 05:40:40 PM
I WILL have backup 25# and 30# rigs.  I fished 25# most of the time last time because I loaned my heavier rigs to Jimmer.


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Keta on March 12, 2016, 05:41:20 PM
The Ceadros YT were a blast on 25#.


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Big Tim on March 12, 2016, 05:56:16 PM
The Ceadros YT were a blast on 25#.


I too will have a couple of heavier set ups, but for the most part I'm goin' light this year. Heck Warren was catching on old Newell gear. Let's do this my friend. I'm going to catch at least 1 YT on my Penn Fathom 15sd and Tsunami 6.6 Trophy rod.

BT


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Keta on March 12, 2016, 05:58:27 PM
I am taking a Fathom 12 this year.  No trolling rig.  I also have 2 Penn spinners.  Work is a four letter word but income is nice to have for a change.  It looks like I will be "working" for 3 or 4 more days.



Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: steelfish on June 09, 2016, 10:20:49 AM
I am looking for a rod to put a Shimano OCEA Calcutta 300HG reel on and want a Trevala, my problem is no one close stocks them to "feel".  Any suggestions for a rod (Trevala only) for fishing iron?  I will be using it for albacore and a light YT rig for the June LR trip.

Any suggestions on a 6'6" blank if I decide to build another "club" for this?

thats a beautiful reel Lee, I wouldnt mine owning one of those or the OCEA jigger reel


I know you already have your rod, I have a 5.8 XXH trevala and its paired with a calcutta 400TE, I like short rods and this seems to work really nice with the calcutta reel.

good luck with this combo on Cedros


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Keta on June 09, 2016, 12:27:05 PM
My go to salmon reel is a Calcutta 400TE.


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: steelfish on July 13, 2016, 05:45:28 PM
My go to salmon reel is a Calcutta 400TE.

By the way, what rods do you use when fishing salmon on Oregon when using the calcutta 400TE?



Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: MarkT on July 13, 2016, 06:00:37 PM
Did you use the Trevala on the 5 day?  For what and how did it do?  I want to get something for jigging with the Valiant 300.


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Keta on July 13, 2016, 06:23:36 PM
No, I could not put my Stickfish built Hercules with MX down.  They work well for albacore.


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: steelfish on March 02, 2017, 08:41:24 AM
The reel is capable of a bit over 13# (6kg) of drag but line capacity is small.  I somehow got my hands on a JDM Shimano OCEA Calcutta..... ;D

http://www.shimano.com/content/eu/en/Home/products0/jdm/jdm-reels/ocea-calcutta.html

(http://www.shimano.com/content/dam/shimanoweb/fish/eu/en/products/sefh_ocea_calcutta/carousel-images/ocea_calcutta_47x20_v1_m56577569830930209.jpg.swimg.detail.png)

did you ever used this reel Lee?

I love my calcutta 400TE and this is suposed to be an upgrade from the TE series (JDM Japanese Market)


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: MarkT on March 02, 2017, 08:49:00 AM
I picked up a Trevala tfc58mh.  It's a prototype but looks like a factory rod. Should work well for jigging with my bv-300 or even a Calcutta TE300.


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Keta on March 02, 2017, 08:49:28 AM
Not for salmon Alex but it worked good for bottom fish.


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: steelfish on March 02, 2017, 08:59:44 AM
I have never fished salmon so, can I ask whats the difference when fishing for salmon and bottom fishing in which that reel was better suited?


Title: Re: Trevala Rod for 25-30 #
Post by: Keta on March 02, 2017, 01:32:37 PM
I have never fished salmon so....

We can fix that :0)


Salmon run and fight in the top 1/3 of the water, bottom fish just pull.