I've got an Avet 4/0 2 loaded with 80lb spectra and a top shot of 60lb. mono. When looking for a rail rod should I be looking to match the weight of the line or the diameter of the spectra line. I was wondering about A Seeker East Coast BA 660XH-RS/RT or a G660H as a good match. Any thoughts greatly appreciated.
I don't have first hand knowledge of this, but I cannot imagine the line diameter being a point of concern when matching a rod. It would however matter if your line is thin enough, and comes under enough tension to start cutting into your guides. It doesn't have to cut much to create a rough surface that could weaken or cut your line. I don't know if this is a concern with quality guides, but it is something to think about in heavy applications.
I think you should match the rod to the strength of the line because of what I said above, and because you don't want a rod that fails before your line.
Mark and I follow each other around, posting the same information. It's kinda spooky how alike our tackle setups are.
I just love pulling on my Seeker CTSF60XH with 60 lb and my TLD30II with the Tiburon topless frame that I got from Charkbait! Oh, by the way the CTSF60XH is the blank they use to make the factory G6460XH.