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Blackfish stick.....SCORE!!!

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Went to the englishtown auction in NJ sunday morning. Walked away w/ a 8ft GLoomis BBR-966-C. I think this is the bounceback stick rated 25-45lb 3-10oz. It was paired w/ an blue Avet 6:0:1 with some scratches on the reel handle. I payed $120 for this whole setup....SCORE BABY!!
Now is this a preferred blackfish stick? i would think this blank is ideal for blackfishing. However i think i would be a bit hesitant to use braid as there is a lot of "bounce" to this rod. Spool the Avet with mono is the way to go?? if so what lb test? 30#??? I want to use this setup for blackfishing inshore and offshore. I would think the rod can handle more than 10oz, didnt check yet to see what is the max weight i can use.
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Slick56 wrote:
Thx, Billy. i was thinkin of selling the rod since it is 8ft and a bit to long for me. I gotta try it out 1st before I know for sure its the right rod for me for blackfishing. Generally I dont like any boat rod over 7ft but this one was a steal and had to get it. I was thinking the Lami triflex BL7030 and keeping the Avet only if i can sell this GLoomis.

What other rods compare in size and rated about the same? I do like a fast tip.

I'll trade you my triflex 7030 for that loomis. If you're interested shoot me a PM. All my tog rods are 7'9"-8'. I'm 6'3" though.
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