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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.

Capt Neil
 
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