Started by steelfish, April 14, 2022, 05:06:21 PM
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Quote from: Swami805 on April 15, 2022, 12:22:48 AMI'm just building a uc gp monster for me. Built a few for clients and like them so much I got one for me. I figure to use it for 50lbSo many good blanks these days, hard if you can't go pull on them
Quote from: pjstevko on April 14, 2022, 05:22:41 PMFor 30# see if you can find a PCH 801H blankFor 50# UC GP 8' Predator blank
Quote from: MarkT on April 15, 2022, 01:53:55 AMI can't help with jigging rods.For 30# bait I like the UC Tilefish Jr. The Phenix psw760h is great too.For 40# bait I like the UC US 76HP. Lite tip with plenty of back. I use the Okuma PCH 76xh too... great rod for the pesos.For 40# lures (surface iron) I like the Phenix psw809xhj. It just works! I love it for Wahoo bombs/Raiders too!As always, YMMV.
Quote from: Rivverrat on November 19, 2022, 03:03:43 AMAlex, Mark is right on with his advice regarding the UC U.S. models. There are a number of choices for 50 line rod blanks from UC. It all depends how your using it. I dont believe all GP series are capable of one line class higher. I believe a couple will possibly go two line classes higher. But hey this is just my opinion we all have diff expectations & diff ways we fish. For 50 line the CE series the Wahoo is lite with a soft, slower taper. This rod will fish 60 easily if you allow the rod to bend above or into the reel seat. Next up are the CP Challenger Platinum's the CP 70 HP 50 - 80 most use it as a 50. It is a beast of a rod. I will say, no one else makes a rod like the CP's they have the fastest taper of any rod made at least of any American made rods I've rapped or used. Have a bad back or arthritic grip ? These blanks likely wont go well for you. they bend in the top 1/4 of the rod any more & they at this point act like an unlimited rod. I've plucked 40 lbs. off the floor with my 70 HP's REPEATEDLY while doing demos. Need to skull drag a fish from its home ? Probably no better rod. Next up as far as my personal choice is the 8' Tilefish "NOT THE JUNIOR" the Junior is some's fav rod for 30. The 8' Tilefish is my all time fav rod for the fishing I do. I have fished this rod regularly with 30 - 100 line. I have plucked 35 lbs. off the floor with it repeatedly. When I go to the river for several days I cant stand hauling a bunch of different rods. the Tilefish does well for me with a Torque star drag & on the upper end my HXJ Raptor. The Tilefish wont scream or holler with a reel punching out 30 + lbs. of drag ... Now it may not act the way a rod made for a specific line class will, but it wont break & I seldom need 25 lbs. or more drag so it suites me fine. The Tilefish has a size 8 tip. It fishes 30 line well. Not so if you wish to see the rod bend through most of its length while fishing 10 - 13 lbs. of drag. .... I forgot to say most use the Tilefish for 50 line You will NEVER break one of Randy's rods fishing it within its stated line class. Randy makes a lot of different models. After several years these are the ones I have come to accept & love... Jeff
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