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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:57 pm
SLOFishing


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Location: SLO County

I am going to purchase an Avet SX 5.3 MC, and was wondering what rod would be good for this. My price range is around $100 (the cheaper the price the better Smile ), needs to be strong enough for Bat Rays, but sensitive enough for rockfish and lingcod in deep water. And the rod needs to be 8 ft long. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:09 am
Sofa King


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Location: Danville Ca.

When it comes to fishing rods and reels you get what you pay for. My recommendation is to bite the bullet, spend the extra $$$ and get a Phenix Abyss 807. It is one of the best all around 8ft rods for California waters and an Avet SX fits just fine on it. I use this setup as my backup rod.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:06 am
red fish


Posts: 2549
Location: Berkeley Pier

SLOFishing wrote:
I am going to purchase an Avet SX 5.3 MC, and was wondering what rod would be good for this. My price range is around $100 (the cheaper the price the better Smile ), needs to be strong enough for Bat Rays, but sensitive enough for rockfish and lingcod in deep water. And the rod needs to be 8 ft long. Thank you.
Ugly Tiger 10-30 Action light BWC 2200 7'5" pistol-grip/cork grip/ceramic Fuji guides.... other than that, go with the 807 if you want to bite the bullet (lifetime warranty if you have some of the rod left from damage and $60 gets you a replacement). Hell, I have caught 80" sturgeon on the Saber Pacifica SPC 270 C 7' 15-35 stainless steel guides/eva-foam grip that they sell at Big 5 for $40 when they have their sale. They have some heavier Saber Pro's 8ft. at $60 on sale rated 20-40. The one with no reel-seat seems ok, but you have to use the clamps on the reel if you don't mind. The others, they have too much rod for an SX (too heavy and bulky).
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