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  1. Dylan 101

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    For what it's worth I would totally suggest mono. Very forgiving, easy to tie, won't lop off a finger if you make a mistake... Yes, you will need a bigger reel, but, it will serve you well for the first few years...
     
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    I want to catch skips, maybe yellows. Rockfish and chuck spoons and jigs. What line? Mono still? Also does anyone know of the action/power or the Sabre chaser saltwater casting rod 7’ I can’t find it. I’d imagine it would be XH
     
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    I will be near a big 5 later on I think, they make all those rods in a couple different weights and actions, will see if I can take a pic for you. Nearly any modern day conventional gear will do what you need. it to, just a question of ease of use and smoothness. Brand preference is something else
     
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    Thanks you so much I appreciate it
     
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    I screen shot these at the Convoy Big-5 a couple weeks ago....

    FWIW if the prices are higher, show them these pics and the Manager should/will lower to the sale price even if you miss the sale......

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    Those Pacifica’s are the one with the handle with no real seat right? Thanks for the pics of the rods. In the first pic what is the brand of the rod with the little tuna on it?
     
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    I will be near a big 5 later on I think, they make all those rods in a couple different weights and actions, will see if I can take a pic for you. Nearly any modern day conventional gear will do what you need. it to, just a question of ease of use and smoothness. Brand preference is something else entirely
     
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    Those are Sabres as well. Different color schemes.

    You will see Pacifica/Sabre/Stroker in all of them.

    Pick through the sizes. Find the one you want and expect the $49 price....

    If you want to try out some of the honey colored ones before you buy, let me know.

    They work, take a lot of punishment and can stroke in Tuna and Yellowtail with ease.....

    Like anything else in life. You get what you pay for. These are worth every penny. I got mine 7-10 years ago when they’d go on sale for $39.99......Still stroking in da feesh.

    Most of mine are paired with Daiwa Sealines and Seagates......Money!
     
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    If your going the big five rod route take your take and check out every rod of the model you want. Some are definitely built better than others. Check them to make sure the guides are straight, grip is put on right, if the blank is splined right,etc. Quality control can be all over the place with a $50 rod.
     
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    Get a big spool of mono and take it with you on the trips in case you need to respool . If you do choose a Sealine SHA ,they are a pretty fast reel and the chance of non recoverable backlash is truly there . Having the means to respool is a plus on such occasions . Once your thumb gets a good education you might want to switch to braid , in my case I don't see that much of a benefit . Change your line every trip the cost is low with mono . Just my 2 cents Wr
     
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    I would say three things in addition to all this.. get a star drag reel, avoid levelwind and use mono when you're starting out (unless you're using braid for line capacity).. taking spare line is a good idea always, I usually take a few spools...
     
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    These guys are all much more experience at offshore than I am, but i would suggest mono as well. The guys with braid were losing lots of line in tangles, the mono guys were not. I have my reels about 1/2 to 2/3 with braid backing and 100-150 yds mono topshot. Only really fishing the mono, but if a big bluefin bites your bait way out there, you have plenty of line capacity. Also easy and cheap to change the topshot every trip and be fishing fresh line. I just Respooled my topshots for an upcoming trip on tuesday, only a couple bucks worth of line for peace of mind and undamaged fresh line.
    Last time out I was mainly fishing a 12-30# Penn Californian 7' glass rod and an old diawa sealine 30h with 20# mono topshot..paid 60 bucks total for the combo, plus 10 for carbontex drag washers and it handled a yellowfin no problem. Hoping to stroke in a few more this week..
     
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    Which rod??
     
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    What’s the difference of star drag and level wind. I have used star drag
     
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    What’s the name of the yellow seeker rods. They have the same yellow seeker rods for the H&M rentals
     
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    Star drag reels are far better when you are learning. Also easier to adjust on the fly, as opposed to a lever. Stay away from the levelwind reels.. trouble at the worst time...
     
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    So after your guy’s help... I want that Sabre rod but I don’t know the action, power, weight it holds. So with that in mind I don’t know what rod to get. I have been looking but cant find any in the price range of 40-90$ Any suggestions
     
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