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i,m am looking to purchase a rod and reel to use for tuna and shark fishing off the the south shore of long island to the canyons. i will probably only use this setup 2 or 3 times a year (hopefully for the rest of my life).what do you think? new or used and what price range am i looking at? am i really going to have to spend over a thousand dollars for this set up?i just need to be a educated consumer. thanks for any help
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Hi,

You should not have to spend a $1000.

Recently there were off shore rods listed in the for sale forum on
this site.

I take it you are looking for a 50# stand up rig. If not let us know.

Will you be fishing on a party boat or a private boat? If you know people who fish off shore ask their opinion regarding what they think is best and why.

If money was a concern I would get the best reel I could and a lesser quality rod. If money was not a concern I would get the very best reel and a custom made rod using the very best components.

Now for reality!

If you shop carefully you can find a Penn rod and a Penn Senator reel between $350 and $400. Maybe less.

I would go with a Seeker Stand Up rod. They are well made as factory rods go.

A custom will cost between $400 and $750 depending upon the builder.

Many of the better reels go around $500.

You will find all types of combinations being used.

Check the off shore forum for more info.

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Hi,

If you check the "For Sale Forum", April 16 I believe, you will find 2 custom tuna sticks for sale, price is $500 for the pair. This could/should be a good deal. Check them out. You could sell one, keep one, have a great rod and $$ for a reel.

Good luck,

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Toasted,

Call J&H in Oakdale, (631)244-0600.

They have Seeker tuna sticks on sale for $149.99 and Penn 30 SW International 2 speed reels on sale for $399.99.

This is just to give you an idea what is available.

I build on Seeker blanks and can vouch for them. I have not used that Penn reel so maybe someone else will chime in with info for you.

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HOW ABOUT PENN STAND UP TUNA RODS?

I JUST PURCHASED A BRAND NEW PENN STAND UP TUNA ROD FROM EBAY FOR $81. THE MODEL # IS 3960RCSS. 6 FOOT ROD WITH ROLLER TIP AND IST GUIDE IS A ROLLER MADE BY AFTCO. THE ROD IS LISTED FOR $148 IN THE WEST MARINE CATALOG. THERE ARE SOME PENN INTERNATIONAL RODS LISTED FOR ABOUT 50% LESS THAN THE CATALOG PRICES. IT'S WORTH THE TIME . ALSO MANY PENN INTERANTIONAL REELS FOR SALE
 
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