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Old 02-10-2018, 07:22 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by h2ofishfo View Post
yep I hear you I use trevala rods rated for 20-50 have a lot of bend . But Gregís Looks like a Calcutta on a bass rod. Hook a 100#+ thresher itíll smoke those gears. Iíve done it with tuna but I guess those salmon rods are meant to bend like that for downriggers
I have been spooled exactly 1 time on my Calcuttas, and never had the drags burn up on a fish. I have done the 100#+ Thresher, and probably well over 200# BSB on those little Calcuttas. But those are inshore species I am not interested in targeting anyway. The rods I use are not intended for downrigger fishing either, but I can understand your confusion.
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