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need rod for small grouper and snapper

rookiemistakerookiemistake Posts: 1,176 Officer
i was looking for a middle of the road rod for dropping bucktails, hogys, and jigs to small grouper( 15-20lb) and snapper.Reel is an accurate 270 with 50lb braid.I was thinking trevala or torque jigging series rods or maybe a heavy teramar.Looking for 6 foot 6 to a 7 footer.need some help here guys.Thanks In advance Rob

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  • Ol'DirtyCasterOl'DirtyCaster Posts: 2,403 Captain
    Seeker SS-6465H (blank# SS CJBF65H).
  • YaksquatchYaksquatch Posts: 499 Officer
    The original $119 Trevala, not the more expensive F or S series, is my favorite. The Med/Heavy 50-100lbs line rating should fit the bill for what you want to do. I use one with an Avet JX and 50lbs braid for kayak fishing for snapper, grouper, sharks, kings, etc... in the Gulf.

    Good luck,
    Alex
  • rookiemistakerookiemistake Posts: 1,176 Officer
    its not too whippy is it?
  • Prop BlastProp Blast Posts: 375 Officer
    You probably want something around 7' long, rated for 20-50 or 30-50lbs line.

    Frankly, I'd take a look at Crowder Rods. Well made, made here in FL, excellent quality, excellent warranty.

    Look for their E-Series Boat Rods for just over $100. If you want a nicer rod and are willing to spend a little more, their Sportsman Series or Bluewater Series, about $250. If you want a longer rod, say an 8', look at the LB 70 or LB 80 in the Bluewater.

    http://www.crowderrods.com/

    PB
  • XafXaf Posts: 1,105 Officer
    They are expensive but the new Shimano Terez are great for jigging spinnin ot bait casting.
  • saltybumsaltybum Posts: 1,609 Captain
    I have some old Kunnans I used for deep jigging. Great rods. Willing to sell a couple but shipping might get pricey.
  • rickcrickc Posts: 9,172 Admiral
    Yaksquatch wrote: »
    The original $119 Trevala, not the more expensive F or S series, is my favorite. The Med/Heavy 50-100lbs line rating should fit the bill for what you want to do. I use one with an Avet JX and 50lbs braid for kayak fishing for snapper, grouper, sharks, kings, etc... in the Gulf.

    Good luck,
    Alex

    I have all kinds of grouper rods. Tried the travala jiging rods a few years ago. Thought they were just for jiging but now I use them for all types of bottom fishing. Every serious fisherman I have had on my boat laughed at my bass rods but once they tried it they went and bought one for themselves. great for a small reel like an accurate. I have one with an SX avet that is my favorite. My first one I put a 400 calcutta on it with 65# braid and was amazed by the size of fish I caught. Also have the spinning models with 6000 sustains on them. no doubt travalas are my favorites now.
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 3,977 Captain
    Locally, in Miami, Capt Harry's has a line of Hopper rods - they'd be perfect for what you're intending to use them for.... Don't know if they're available elsewhere but Harry's does have a catalogue. I use a small one as a pointblank stump puller for jewfish in the 'Glades (goliath grouper for you politically correct types) and it's handled everything we've thrown at it.
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • nuclearfishnnuclearfishn Posts: 8,356 Admiral
    Bought a Shimano Trevala about 8 months ago. Best rod i have ever fished with.
  • Doc StressorDoc Stressor Homosassa, FLPosts: 2,678 Captain
    Agree on the Trevala. I rarely use anything else anymore for grouper in the Gulf.

    With 65 lb braid on a Torium 20, the 7' Trevala can jerk them away from the rocks as well as I can with my 8 1/2 ft old time grouper digger rod with a 4/0 Penn and 60 lb mono. You just have to get used to putting the boots to them despite the light rod.

    They are so much lighter you can fish or jig all day without getting tired.
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