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Avet SX --- best rod for stripers?

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Hi there,


I purchased an Avet SX this spring and LOVE it - have it on a Shimano Trevala 6'6 - its been a great "all purpose" rod for me. Very good for the price.


Ideally, I want to purchase 2 more set-ups to replace my spinning live bait setups (Shimano Baitrunners) - So these will mostly be used for livelining mackeral, live eel drifting. I do like the Trevala but I my want to try something different I think.


Was wondering if folks have any suggestions - I'm a big fan of cork grips, probably going to bump up to a 7' rod - MH. I also was wondering what type of line (mono or braid - what test) folks use for live-line fishing on AVET SX reels. I've heard good things about Lamiglas/St Croix rods but get a little confused by which ones I should be ordering online without seeing them in person.


-Lamiglas



-St Croix



-Seeker Blue lightning


Any others I should consider? Could you also provide detail (link possibly) on which model/size you have and use - specifically for striped bass?


 



Thanks in advance!


Sam

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I've been looking at the St Croix rods for a while for different setups but never pulled the trigger due to the price, I've always heard great things.. although I know there are folks that swear by the Lamiglas brand rods (from what I understand - for good reason). 


I know there are any number of ways to go with this, but if others have strong recommendations I'd love to hear them out and research. 


- Sam

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I have a Calstar GF 700L. It's a composite rod, light and strong and perfect for live bait such as Sardines. It has landed 30LB California Yellowtail with no issues. Great rod overall and I believe they have a cork grip config as well. Hope this helps you match up your needs a bit more. 


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I actually have a Tiger Lite on another reel i could switch that over...thinking hard about the st croix avid inshore (looking at the 7'), but the lamiglas tri-flex series and the calstars are a consideration. 


Thanks for the suggestions guys. Ill give this some thought. 


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Originally Posted by agoldie7 View Post

I have the avet Sx with the trevala medium 6'6". NIce combo spooled up w/ 50 pound power pro. jigging and drifting eels



What he said =) 



I own the same combo its perfect


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If you want something a little larger and with cork grips look at the shimano teramars. Lot of rod for the money. If you want to go with something really nice check out the g loomis pro blue's. The calstar 700 xlh blank is a really nice inshore blank, and will have to be a custom build with cork grips.

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