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Hello my name is Kevin. I have fished for bass on a friends boat but always forgot to look at the rod and reel and ask him about the test on the rod. I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of rod, reel and line would be good for bucktailing the race and the gut during the day

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Nivekelly wrote:
?I was wondering if anyone knows what kind of rod, reel and line would be good for bucktailing the race and the gut during the day
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Hello Kevin,

The Gut and Race is a very popular fishing spot but it has one of the toughest rips/currents of our North East Coast! You are going to need a stout rod to pull the fish out of it?s deep as soon as possible. You will need a heavy 5 1/2?-7?rod that is capable of handling anywhere from 10-20 ounce sinker tipped with a three way swivel and a bucktail or eel. A reel to match will need a minimal of 400 yards of 30-40lbs. test line.

Good Fishing!

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Using brided line makes a huge difference in the gut and race due to depth and strength of tide. 1) The lo diameter makes it easier to hold without a ridiculous amount off lead--I hate fishing with more than 12 oz.
2) Less stretch allows for better bottom feel and quicker hook ups. The gut is notorious for hang-ups yet you have to fish close to the bottom. Less stretch also results in better hook ups in deeper water.
 
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