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Old 01-28-2009, 11:13 PM   #1
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Default Tuna sticks

I am looking to get a Penn Tuna stick, and curious which is the preferred model for offshore stand up for tuna, marlin, sails, wahoo, etc. I have a Tiagra 30WLRSA to go with it, and plan to run braid with a80 lb top shot of mono. I have the opportunity to buy a 30-80 lb6'0 new ARA model, but also see a good bit of 50-125lb 6'0 models on the market. However, Ihave heardthat the 5'6 sticks are really the best size. Any opinions out there?
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Old 01-29-2009, 01:01 AM   #2
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I really can't tell you why, but Penn and other mass makers tend to overstate the ability of their rods. If you're planning to fish the 30 as a 50 or 80 and are going to try to stand-up fish with more than 20# of drag, go for the heavier rod. 4" in length won't hurt anything and, as I recall, that bit of tip may help you if you need to cast or pitch your bait.

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Old 01-29-2009, 01:17 AM   #3
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So you like the 50-125 lb rod? That makes sense, but I just did not want to get one that is too stiff.Ilike to have a little flexibilityin the tip... is that your experience?
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