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Deckhand
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Match the rod to the topshot weight.

I'm not realy the one to ask about the rod choice but I feel the G660H is a bit on the light side for 60lb.


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Thanks Keta & Trapped,

What do you think about the Seeker 655XH RS/TR or the 6455XH AR or perhaps even the 6455XXH AR. Would like to feel everything from 10lb. red snapper to 100lb shark, ling or tarpoon.
 
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Call Charkbait and ask Tom. I have a 6455XXXH but haven't caught anything with it yet.


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I use a G6460XH for 60#. a 40-100 rated XH is a good 60# rod, especially the faster tapered 64 prefixed versions.
 
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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.


Steve K Shorter rods -Longer trips
 
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Nah Steve, we're not quite the same. My TLD30-II has a topless WillFish frame. I'm taller too.
 
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Originally posted by MarkT:
Nah Steve, we're not quite the same. My TLD30-II has a topless WillFish frame. I'm taller too.


And no doubt a lot better looking.


Steve K Shorter rods -Longer trips
 
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At least younger. But hey, we're in the same decade for three more years.
 
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http://www.seekerrods.com/Rods/BlackSteel.htm

Look at the G 6465XH- 6 1/2' I have two of them for 50 and 60 class line. Your Avet would be perfect combo


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