It is that time of the year again where I start planning for the 2013 fishing season. Also, it is Xmas and suggestions are made on gifts....Well, I am looking for a Super Seeker Rod to match my Avet JX 6/3 MC Raptor reel which I want to use to throw iron and such. I want a model with a lively tip, but with some backbone...I have been spying on 8 ft. SSD8-8'CT 20-50LBS model...Any suggestions....I like Seeker Rods......"Merry Christmas and I hope to see ya on the Big Blue Water...."
Sounds like your looking for a 40 lb stick so you may want to check out a 6480 also. In Baja waters a 40 lb iron rod works great but locally I use something rated to fish 25- 30 lb test. I find 40 lb is just not needed for surface iron on trips 3-4 days less in length. 40-50 I use when fishing for the skins and you have a chance of getting picked up by a YFT which mostly are trips 6 days or longer.
Thanks, I will take a look at that "stick" soon...I primarily go out on the 5 to 7 day trips where BFY, YFT, Yellowtail and Wahoo are the target fish....This year, I might try a 10 to 12 day trip for those bigger fish down south....Thanks again!!!
I used a Calstar 800ML with my JX Raptor on a 1.5 day recently. Calstars have a stiffer top section then Seekers. Even with the ML it did not bend a lot when casting sardines. I bet with iron I could get a healthy bend in it though. I think the 800 ML would be good for iron and Super Seeker for bait and iron.