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fjuno78

Joined: 06/06/2012
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 posted 06/06/2012 09:53 PM  

Hi guys,

I am new to this forum, and have done alot of reading about different fluke rods. I need some assistance. (My reel is an Avet SX).

Let me give you some insight as to what I want to accomplish... I fish on party boats in NJ. I go out of Belmar about 80 percent of the time. The rest of the time is out of the Atlantic Highlands or the occasional Sheapshead Bay trip.

I would like something that is light enough to use 2-6oz bucktails on, but would want to bounce/drag bait if I wanted to mix it up. Also, being able to go to 8oz would be great if the winds and currents warranted it.

I plan on using braid on my avet sx.

These are some rods I have looked into/;

Shinamo Trevala TVC-66MH
St Croix Mojo Inshore Casting - MIC-70HF
Lamiglas BL 7020
Lamiglas BL7025
Lamiglas TFX 7020CT

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I just want a quality, reliable rod that will be great for fluke and seabass. I am open to other suggestions, and look forward to hearing from you. I would rather not go custom because timing is an issue (I'm going out this weekend)

Thanks


This post edited by fjuno78 10:37 PM 06/06/2012
 
kenscot


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 posted 06/06/2012 11:01 PM  

I have both the Lami BL 7020 and 7025 but with all you are looking to do I woulkd give the nod to the 7025 A nice all around stick


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reelcranky


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 posted 06/07/2012 07:47 AM  

Lami 7025 upup


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 posted 06/07/2012 09:11 AM  

For your needs, either the 7025 or TFX would work fine. I would go TFX first then 7025.

Just my druthers.

Lep


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fjuno78

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 posted 06/07/2012 09:24 AM  

Thanks for the help.

The lamiglas models are confusing to me.

I too am leaning towards the TFX, i like the cork, but I am still debating.

I see there is a tfx -7030c that seems a bit lighter than the tfx -7020ct. I am not sure what the "t" means if anything. The 7030c seems to be a few dollars cheaper too.

Hopefully I can find a local shop that stocks these on Saturday.



 
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 posted 06/07/2012 10:05 AM  

7030 vrs 7020 means that one is a 30lb class blank and the other a 20lb.

For fluke I would stay with the lighter version.

Nice piece.




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fjuno78

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 posted 06/07/2012 10:21 AM  

Thanks Lep.

This may be a dumb question. Why is the 30lb class blank (7030c) has a lure weight of 3/4 - 3oz, and the 20lb class blank (7020ct) have a lure weight of 1oz-4?

I figured it would be the other way around.

I found a place not to far that has the 7020ct. Can't wait to check it out. I just want to be sure it's not too stiff.

I briefly remember looking at this rod a few months ago.
 
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 posted 06/07/2012 10:44 AM  

I dunno.

Why ask why? Smile

I think back a few seasons ago we did go thru this arcane Lami nomenclature and came up with a valid answer, but who can remember all this dreck? Toungue

I do seem to recall that there were originally faster and slower blanks in the TFX line and maybe that's the reason for the weird lure weight ratings.

Anyway, I generally ignore that info, as it really pertains to casting, not dead-dropping or gentle lobbing. What I do instead is to take the sinker weights that I anticipate using with any particular rod candidate and put them on the tip with a rubber band or short length of looped mono. That will tell you all you need to know. AFTER tip-poking it against the ceiling, of course! If it can't pass THAT initial test, if I don't like what I see there, then I go no further! Shades (Take THAT you knucklehead purists!) Roll

In any case, in all seriousness, go look at that TFX7020 - I think you will find that its what you are looking for. A very nice piece! up

Let us know how you end up.

Lep


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trafik


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 posted 06/07/2012 11:19 AM  

I have the trevala and like it for tog and sea bass. for fluke it might be a bit too much. remember that when you are fishing for sea bass you stand a good chance of getting tog, especially later in the year.
 
fjuno78

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 posted 06/07/2012 11:44 AM  

trafik wrote:

I have the trevala and like it for tog and sea bass. for fluke it might be a bit too much. remember that when you are fishing for sea bass you stand a good chance of getting tog, especially later in the year.



I appreciate your reply. I have a dedicated tog setup I use in the fall. The reason I included seabass was because alot of fluke trips i go on shift focus to seabass if the bite isn't what it should be.

what trevala do you have? 66mh?
 
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 posted 06/07/2012 12:17 PM  

I'll have to check but I believe it is the 66mh or the h
 
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 posted 06/08/2012 07:13 AM  

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If you don't want to go the 7 ft. route....Look at a BL6625C....You will love this rod for all that you mentioned...A perfect multi-species inshore rod....Its a totally diff. action then the 7fter...


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FishScale


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 posted 06/08/2012 09:57 AM  

i have the same trevala you mentioned paired with a penn battle 4000 spinner combo and this rod is so versatile and good for most species

i carry this set up at all times as a back up in case my primary set up fails for any reason


 
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 posted 06/08/2012 10:46 AM  

I've got a TFX7030CT paired with a Penn 975. It's an awesome rod, and one of my go to rods for fluke, along with my G Loomis PBR843C. A Terez spin 7'2" M does a fantastic job too.

My nod definitely goes to the TFX.






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fjuno78

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 posted 06/08/2012 10:55 AM  

1SaltyAngler wrote:

I've got a TFX7030CT paired with a Penn 975. It's an awesome rod, and one of my go to rods for fluke, along with my G Loomis PBR843C. A Terez spin 7'2" M does a fantastic job too.

My nod definitely goes to the TFX.






I figured the 7030ct would be too much for fluke.

I will look at that too.
 
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