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    Default My new toy

    We had a thread a while back about halibut rods and reels. I am here to report that my new rig will handle butts to roughly 120 lbs with ease and won't tire you out jigging all day.
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    It is a Sea Magic 400 gram jigging rod made here in Texas with a Penn Fathom 25N (rated 30# drag) loaded with 290 yds of 80# Moimoi blue braid. The rod weighs 10 ounces and is rated for 80 - 200 lb braid. The reel weighs 20 ounces. Less than 3 lbs fully loaded.
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    Nice rig! Not sure if you have fished with or handled the Cedros or Trevala.... if so how does it compare? What type of action does it come in? I see on another forum they are running about $180 for the 400g rod. What did this setup run you?
    When all else fails...ask your old-man.


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    I paid $180 for the rod from the manufacturer, Serious Tackle, and got the reel for $159 on e-bay. It comes with a lifetime "fishing" warranty and a lifetime "cost to repair" accident warranty. It has a lot more "backbone" than the Trevala, which I like. I have another rod which is more parabolic in action, similar to the trevala, than this one and it was OK for jigs up to 12 oz and smaller fish but I didn't like it with 16 oz jigs or bigger fish. They also make a 600 gram model (I hear it is great for big tuna 100lb+ or amberjack where you really have to put some pressure on) and a 200 gram model which would be a ball with smaller jigs and lings or butts up to 40 lbs. Last year I fished Yakutat and got to use a light set up with an Avet MXL and I was sold that I needed a light weight set up. My only negative on the Avet was it had 14 lbs Max drag. (And the fact that new ones are $180 or more even on e-bay)

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    Nice looking setup for the $$$...you`ll have many a good day with it.


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