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Comparing Rods for Grouper, AJs and other fishing in NC

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Planning on fishing in NC this weekend and was wondering what is a good rod to go with my Saltist 50 (w/ 80lb braided). I was looking into the Gloomis Pelagic rod PSR102-40CSU 8'6" Rated as a 20-40lb test rod costing $300 (which I think is rated wrong) Vs. the Trevala Rod TVC-66H, rated at 80-200lb 6'6" costing $150. I really like the design of the Trevala and the handling of the rod, also the power of the rod is more towards the middle of the rod as compared with the Pelagic rod which is geared towards the tip of the rod. But because of this softer tip do you think groupers and other strong fish will pull deep in the rocks or would it not matter. I have 1 friend that said it wouldnt really matter and he tried both rods out and thought the Trevala to be an excellent rod and the one I should go for, but I am still looking for more expert advice.
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i just got back from fishing down there on the OBX (see post below for report)
we had OTI rods, i had a bunch of JPR customs..
the 300g or 600g OTI are nice
i was using a custom 7' GUSA and a 2 Custom Lami's about 7'9" and 8' all worked great
used the OTI jigs for the grouper
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