The wife just got me a couple electric reels to do some deep drop fishing for halibut or anything down there. Just getting started in this and have done some research on it, but can't find much about Alaska. First, I see most set ups have bent butt rods. Is this necessary? Can you do the same with a 30degree flush mount holder and your normal halibut rod or do you really need the bent butt rod? Any info from anyone who has fished 600+ feet would be greatly appreciated.