I have a Avet MXL with 30lb mono and am looking for a rod to match. I live in San Diego and mainly go 1-2 day trips. I would like a single rod that will be a good compromise for fishing live bait and throwing surface iron. I was thinking the Seeker SC800 7 1/2' rod or the Seeker SC670 8' rod (or maybe the SC670 7' rod). What would you recommend out of these listed? Any other recommendations?
Ditch the #30 mono, throw some #50 spectra on it. Learn to tie a Uni, tie 15-20-30 or whatever mono/floro as a topshot. A Calstar 700m will suffice from sandabs to #50 yellowfin. I know nothing about seeker, the boss seemed like a rude old man,so I went with Calstar.
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Originally posted by Heatmiser: I have a Avet MXL with 30lb mono and am looking for a rod to match....I would like a single rod that will be a good compromise for fishing live bait and throwing surface iron.
The Seeker 670-8 is a good way to go, it's a versatile stick. I have a couple of 670-8's and love 'em.
I also like Seeker rods. I have used them for a few years now, and have caught a ton of albies and tails on my Seeker Black Steel. They are lightweight and can really put the fish on the boat. Calstar also makes very nice rods though and I don't think you'd go wrong with either. Good luck!
for small fish you don't need to buy expensive gear !!! try a shakespeare or a quantum, they are made especially foe the inland - close to the harbor fishing that you like to eat !!! tyhen when you grow older you won't think that you wasted your money on an expensive fishing pole and you will be glad that you did. Forget abut the advertising and the hype it's alot of marketing stratedgy to make you think that spending more of your money will make you "feel better" P.S.- It's B.S. (SORRY CHARKIE, but it's true $$$$=:0)
Hype I think not. If you want to fish low end made in China sticks good for you. For me I will buy made in America, best quality sticks with a life time warranty. I have found thru trial and error that most of the time you get what you pay for again most of the time but not allways.
This is not to flame you but if he wanted a cheep stick I think he would of asked for one.
The Seeker / Calstar debate is like the Ford / Chevy thing both will get you there which is better is a coin toss everybody has there favorite. And yes you can go to Walmart and pick up a cheapie that will do the job but it wont handle as well and have less power and wont last as long. If you only spend 10 to 15 days a year on the water you probably wont tell the difference but if you spend 200 to 250 days a year you appreciate the good stuff.
Shadowdog I read your other post as well and can see you fishing for an awnser (pun intended) There are a number of rod biulders out there. Most only offer 1 or 2 differnt rod manufacturers. once again the 2 above. All would be good. But if you realy want an ego stroke check out Armbreaker rods. They offer ALOT of blanks. Alot of grips. Alot of guides And if you realy want to go all out tell them the reel to be used and they will ballance the rod for the weight. You also can choose one of their paint scheames or send in your own. Custom cut the butt and foregrip to fit you. The list goes on and on. But be prepaired to be a baker cause you will lay down some serious dough.