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Old 08-02-2010, 12:27 AM   #1
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I've got the funds together and it's time for a new fishing rod. Unfortunately, I'm having some trouble finding what I'm looking for. I want a 7ish foot light rod that can handle around 1+ oz. lures and 30lb line. I fish from a yak and everything I've used so far has been either awkward or been too heavy. Either way by ten casts my arm is shot. I've looked at the Trevala rods and they seem perfect. I'm not going to use them for butterfly jigging, but they seem ideal for topwaters and bigger lures as well. Does anyone have any experience using a jigging rod for this type of application. Or are their any recommendations for a rod that can do what I want? Any input welcome and thanks.
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Old 08-02-2010, 01:28 PM   #2
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Here are some great ones (light, crisp and powerful):

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Old 08-02-2010, 02:15 PM   #3
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I've got the funds together and it's time for a new fishing rod. Unfortunately, I'm having some trouble finding what I'm looking for. I want a 7ish foot light rod that can handle around 1+ oz. lures and 30lb line. I fish from a yak and everything I've used so far has been either awkward or been too heavy. Either way by ten casts my arm is shot. I've looked at the Trevala rods and they seem perfect. I'm not going to use them for butterfly jigging, but they seem ideal for topwaters and bigger lures as well. Does anyone have any experience using a jigging rod for this type of application. Or are their any recommendations for a rod that can do what I want? Any input welcome and thanks.
I use a Trevalla 7' L for my light stuff, it is paired with a Spheros 4000 and it does more than hold its' own.
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Old 08-02-2010, 08:53 PM   #4
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I'm not sure how light you want to go but, Shimano Crucial or Carbomax rods are pretty tough for a light weight rod. I have them mated to Stella 3000's and I've caught big bull reds, big specs, snapper, kings and even a Tarpon with that set up. Not sure what kind of reel you plan on using but you may want to consider mating one up to one of the light graphite rods.
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:02 PM   #5
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I recently bought a shimano teramar and got a carrot stix rod from cabela's a few days ago. I haven't had either very long, but am very happy with both so far. The carrot stix is very light and are about half off from cabela's right now. And in case you didn't see it, someone posted that quantum cabo 20s are on sale for 89 marked down from 209; also at cabela's. Not sure if you need a reel or just a rod. I also kayak fish, by the way. Good luck and enjoy whatever you get!
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I own two Teramars and couldn't be happier with them. I have a 7' medium heavy with a penn 5500 and a 8' medium with a 4500 on it. For the money, I would say they are hard to beat.
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Old 08-04-2010, 08:45 PM   #7
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm not really worried about landing the fish once I hook it. I am out of a kayak so I can land pretty big stuff with light tackle. I'm just looking for something that I can work big lures with and not get too tired. I will definitely check out the Teramars. They are around my $$$ and have a lifetime warranty. Perhaps a 7' MH or something will be able to handle heavier lures. Any more ideas?
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