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I am looking at a penn 760 slammer reel at Half Hitch Tackle in Navarre. They saythey have a 15-25 lb custom rod. He said many of the locals use this rod. Does anyone out there use this rod or have any other suggestions. I am mainly going to use for pier fishing. Thanks.
 

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I like to use a nine foot rod for pier fishing. When the fish is close to the pier and you are trying to lead to the gaff the extra length over eight foot rod is a big difference. Also casting distance can be important on some days, other days you can just pitch the bait out 20 feet and get a bite.
 

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my budget is is around 250 for the combo, the rod was 8ft long i was talking about with big stainless guides, and was a gator blank not to familiar with sea fishing equipment living in tenn but love fishing for kings at the peir. thanks
 

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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">I use a Penn 5500 on a medium action (8-12 lb test) Ugly Stick with Suffix 10lb mono. If I'm getting cut a lot I'll add a stronger leader.
 

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gator t90l..non cut tip

penn z706 or van staal 200/250 or a mitchell 302

15-20# suffix line

60# seven strand leader with a decent size treble hook

5# box off fresh cigar minnas

bam got urself a good king setup!

o yea try to get into useing a manual PU reel for king off the pier..i like it better IMHO!!
 

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I have that rod I think it was 109 or 119 and for the price I highly suggest it. Bought it 2-3 years ago thinking I would upgrade sooner or later, now I don't think there is a need. Now if only their piss poor customer service was half as good as their store brand rods are I would shop there a lot more.


And I have a 706Z attached. It's a great cheap setup
 
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