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  1. Dylan 101

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    So I want to get a rod that I can catch rockfish, skippies, and calicos on. Can you guys give me some names of rods that are between 75-125$? Also reels between 74-125&? Thanks
     
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    Do you want to fish conventional or spinning ?
     
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    Good call.. get ahold of a Daiwa sealine, used or new, grab a big 5 special rod on sale, rockfish for days... Good combo for sharking, yellows, even tuna.
     
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    A member here called von_smozel has two rods for sale for $80. Ones suited for rock fishing and the other you can fish live bait on top. $80 bucks for two starter rods is hard to beat. Or look into the Daiwa VIP rods. Squidco has them and can hook you up on a good price and starter reel (daiwa seagate?)
     
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    It will be hard to get a perfect rod to do all 3 . My choice for an entry level reel would be A Daiwa SL30 SH , bullet proof easy to service and have held up well for those I have had and used , holds about 300 yards of 20 to 30 lb mono , casts well , has a good rod clamp . If you where to use braid and a short top shot the SL20Sh would work as well . New just a little over $100 but you could probably get used for a lot less . The penn ETC in similar size would work as well .The rod I would go 7 to 8 ft rated say 15-30 or 40 or so on the line rating . There are a lot of entry level rods out there but personal preference is what it comes down to . Try to go to a shop and handle the rods have some line with you so can put it thru the guides and have someone pull on it to get a feel for the action . Turners or Dana or any of the shops will at least give you an Idea of fit . I am sure you will get a lot of very good advice from the forum deciding will be the tough part As Werfless and Noms have said there is a lot to choose from . Sorry it took so long to write this the site keeps jamming up for me . WR
     
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    I used a Cortez today as a rental
     
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    Ok. I was thinking braid to a long like 30 foot leader for castability purposes but idk...
     
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    Check on offerup, there is some nice deals often on there for old penns and diawas and glass rods. A few months ago I was able to put together 4 solid setups between offer up and the classifieds here for like 250$.
     
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    7’ or 7’6” musky or heavy swim bait rod, X-fast taper with an oversized bait caster or “small” conventional reel. Something that can hold about 200-300yrds of the size braid you want to use and has a POWER(SINGLE) HANDLE. Overkill for most bass and ok for 20-30lb tuna, 50+lb bluefin slim chance.
    I have actually used my tranx 400 with 7’6” musky rod for stripers at silverwood, big calico bass and limits of YFT on my last offshore trip. Caught a few tuna on my 8’ Defy black swimbait rod with 400 Calcutta but damn paddle handles suck for tuna fishing, lol.

    Any decent tuna setup can double as rockfishing gear, longer rods will tire your out more if you don’t use the rail and keep your rod angled down.

    The setups here should be the smallest of your 3 rods when heading offshore, these are good for light line bait fishing or small jigs, 30-40lb and 50-60lb should be an option you have because you never know when some big bluefin might swim under the boat.
     
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    I think that might be out of his price range for now.
    Here's a great deal on a basic starter rod. Nothing special but you don't need anything special for rock fishing.
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    Penn sabre deep sea fishing rod for Sale in Imperial Beach, CA - OfferUp

    As for braid on your first conventional reel. I'd wait and get some practice casting and using it with some basic mono.
     
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    I bass fish so I have had a 1 year with a baitcaster before so I’m good.
     
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    I bass fish so I have had a 1 year with a baitcaster before so I’m good.
     
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    Check out a penn warfare 20N
     
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