Suggestions for Rod for Tiagra

Gday Crew,
Just got a new tiagra 50, will be spooling it with 37kg mono.
Chasing Billfish at Exmouth for 3 weeks.
Would like to match it to a suitable rod for standup fishing.
Have a few ideas but lookinng forward to your replies.

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37kg, bent butt stand up or straight!

Sat, 2006-12-02 13:21

What rods so far have you looked at?

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I would Prefer a Bent Butt

Sat, 2006-12-02 13:38

Thanks for your reply Ryan, Not much to look at in regards to Rods of this calibra down south.
Would prefer a bent butt using a braid harness system.
Would prefer not to have fully rollered due to maintennance issues or
do you suggest that rollers are the way to go.
Look forward to your reply.

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24-37kg Shimano Tcurve

Sat, 2006-12-02 13:49

24-37kg Shimano Tcurve Tiagra Standup rod? Full rollered and handle 80lb pretty easily, 37kg stand up is a bit of work tho ;) Id go rollers as the amount of heat 37kg mono produces when a sail/marlin buggers off in the other direction is a fair bit. Give em a hose every day you get home and you shouldnt have any dramas, take it into your local tackle shop before your next trip and get the rollers serviced.

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Sat, 2006-12-02 17:51

Ian Stagles is selling some on the Wangler forum , custom jobbies I think , and going for a song .


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