Looking for some rod advice

solus

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I just bought an avet hxw 2 speed raptor on 100# braid and 80# flourocarbon leader. Im broke now and im looking for a good rod to pair this up with. Im looking for an 80-100# rod class without rollers. Any idea wherr i can find a decent one under $200? Ive been searching but no luck on craigslist and other sights. Located in the inlanf empire if that helps. Gonna be fishing the big blue fin tuna.
 

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No ideas on where,to get that rod for under $200.

Somethings to consider. Fiberglas is easier on ones back. One can pull harder with graphite. A rods rating is based on pounds of drag. A true 80-100lb rod needs 20-30 lbs of drag. Can you fish standup with 25-28lbs of drag? Do you fish the rail or use a harness? Usual recommendation is rollers for everything above 50.
 
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I looked through some catalogs, there are not many rods in that class with ring guides. I saw one, and it had a roller tip.
 

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Ive seen a few non-roller rods. Im gonna get a hsrness cause there is no way im gonna survive if i get a 100lbs+ tuna. Usuallly the boats im on dont have a chair to fight the fish.
 

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I think all of the Sandy Eggo boats will have loaner/rental rods. If not the boat, perhaps the landing. Don't let the lack of a rod prevent you from going. Good luck out there!
 

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Ill find one. One way or another lol. I have a set up for yellows but not one for big blues yet. Well no rod yet lol
 

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20170810_124147.jpg this is my avet hxw raptor. Sorry it flipped over when i was taking the picture lol
 


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