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VR 50 - How big a Rod

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Depends upon the rod and guides. Easily upto 10’ such as a Bh Suzuki with small guides. Overall 7 to 10. 

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I have mine on a 7ft st croix avid....I’ve put it on my 9ft avid to ”feel” also and it would work great on that too.

its a lot more reel than you expect because of the size.

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I have tried rods from 7 to 9’6,  if they are newer lighter rods... try it.  The vr 50   lighter, strong and reliable from albies to big blues from the surf no problem. Good luck!

 

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I tried mine on a 10’ Suzuki. With 30lb samurai I could cast about half the line off the spool. Then I got rid of the VR50. 

 

It is the size of a freshwater reel. 

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Mine spends the majority of its time on a 7’6” I’ve also had it on my 9’ NEX-1 but I like how that pairs with my VSX150 better 

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i use my vr50 with  edge  11 1/2  1/2-3  20 lb braid the weight of the combo feels like a salmon rod 

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I use 5 and six ounce  reels on a 9 footer all day.

 

Feel free to use it on any length rod you want.....There are tons of super light longer rods that it would be a perfect fit for.

 

I don't think you're going to want that reel for heavy stuff....so rods rated up to 2 ounces from japan are worth a look.

Shimano and daiwa make some spectacular rods that are perfect.  

 

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1 hour ago, scoobydoo said:

I use 5 and six ounce  reels on a 9 footer all day.

 

Feel free to use it on any length rod you want.....There are tons of super light longer rods that it would be a perfect fit for.

 

I don't think you're going to want that reel for heavy stuff....so rods rated up to 2 ounces from japan are worth a look.

Shimano and daiwa make some spectacular rods that are perfect.  

 

I pair-up my reels&rods base on weight too. Simple concept I'm using is light reel goes with light rod.

 

These are the rods I got my VR50 on and all feel great:

 

1.) Daiwa Labrax AGS 106 MH - Weight: 6oz

2.) Shimano 2018 Dialuna 106MH - Weight: 6oz

3.) Blackhole Striped Bass Special 11' 3/4-4oz - Weight: 12oz

4.) St.Croix Legend Elite Slamon/Steelhead 906 H - Weight: 6oz

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3 mins ago, StripedBasstardz said:

I pair-up my reels&rods base on weight too. Simple concept I'm using is light reel goes with light rod.

 

These are the rods I got my VR50 on and all feel great:

 

1.) Daiwa Labrax AGS 106 MH - Weight: 6oz

2.) Shimano 2018 Dialuna 106MH - Weight: 6oz

3.) Blackhole Striped Bass Special 11' 3/4-4oz - Weight: 12oz

4.) St.Croix Legend Elite 906 H - Weight: 6oz

Out of interest how can a reel of that size possibly balance on an 11' rod. Thar just seems like a mismatched pairing to me :kook:

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6 mins ago, Sandbar1 said:

Out of interest how can a reel of that size possibly balance on an 11' rod. Thar just seems like a mismatched pairing to me :kook:

It's not as good or "balanced" as the 6oz rods but will manageable to me.

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