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Hi Bluewater Jon Schwartz here. I need a spinning rod about 8 feet long that I can travel with and target 50# class fish with, and the occasional striped marlin. The application will be jig and plug tossing for giant trevallies, tuna, etc. I need the 2 piece for traveling. Any advice appreciated greatly.
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Personally i would go with a shorter rod. For bigger fish i don't like a two piece unless it's a small fresh water pole. Those big fish will test even a good one piece rod. It's just a place to break and you loose the bend of the whole rod that helps you with the entire rod.
It's kinda like the rods they put in my back when they did a spinal fusion. I can't even tie my shoes because the total flexibility i used to have is solid and won't bend.
 

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Jon, I answered this question on the tackle board. If you want not too expensive then go with the Lamiglas tropic pro 8.5 two piece rod. You can buy this for a hundred plus change. As mentioned before, this is a 50/50 two piece. I still prefer the 30/70 two piece. The only place that you can buy this one at a reasonable cost is through OTI. Anglers Pro is out of stock on the Smith 80P/35 blank and not sure when they will come back in. Those Japan blanks are hard to come by. They do have in stock finished rods but you are looking at $400 plus. I have not seen any US mfgs with the 30/70 configuration and very few even with the 50/50 other than lamiglas. The Lamiglas is available as a blank. The factory rods use hardloy guides and I prefer sics. There is one guy named Paul that has some jigmaster blanks in stock. He may have a two piece but I don't know for sure. As an alternative, you can buy a two piece reel seat made by Lakeland and sold through Mudhole and make your own two piece. However, this would end up as a 20/80 configuration at best cutting the blank at around 20 inches and the rest is tip. So if you have a 7.5 ft blank, it would be 20" butt and 6 ft tip section. Believe me, I have researched this extensively in the past two years.
 

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jureal said:
Jon, I answered this question on the tackle board. If you want not too expensive then go with the Lamiglas tropic pro 8.5 two piece rod. You can buy this for a hundred plus change. As mentioned before, this is a 50/50 two piece. I still prefer the 30/70 two piece. The only place that you can buy this one at a reasonable cost is through OTI. Anglers Pro is out of stock on the Smith 80P/35 blank and not sure when they will come back in. Those Japan blanks are hard to come by. They do have in stock finished rods but you are looking at $400 plus. I have not seen any US mfgs with the 30/70 configuration and very few even with the 50/50 other than lamiglas. The Lamiglas is available as a blank. The factory rods use hardloy guides and I prefer sics. There is one guy named Paul that has some jigmaster blanks in stock. He may have a two piece but I don't know for sure. As an alternative, you can buy a two piece reel seat made by Lakeland and sold through Mudhole and make your own two piece. However, this would end up as a 20/80 configuration at best cutting the blank at around 20 inches and the rest is tip. So if you have a 7.5 ft blank, it would be 20" butt and 6 ft tip section. Believe me, I have researched this extensively in the past two years.
Jureal the Lami runs $300 retail....just a fyi
 

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jureal said:
Jon, I answered this question on the tackle board. If you want not too expensive then go with the Lamiglas tropic pro 8.5 two piece rod. You can buy this for a hundred plus change. As mentioned before, this is a 50/50 two piece. I still prefer the 30/70 two piece. The only place that you can buy this one at a reasonable cost is through OTI. Anglers Pro is out of stock on the Smith 80P/35 blank and not sure when they will come back in. Those Japan blanks are hard to come by. They do have in stock finished rods but you are looking at $400 plus. I have not seen any US mfgs with the 30/70 configuration and very few even with the 50/50 other than lamiglas. The Lamiglas is available as a blank. The factory rods use hardloy guides and I prefer sics. There is one guy named Paul that has some jigmaster blanks in stock. He may have a two piece but I don't know for sure. As an alternative, you can buy a two piece reel seat made by Lakeland and sold through Mudhole and make your own two piece. However, this would end up as a 20/80 configuration at best cutting the blank at around 20 inches and the rest is tip. So if you have a 7.5 ft blank, it would be 20" butt and 6 ft tip section. Believe me, I have researched this extensively in the past two years.
hey jureal, yeah got pretty much everything:)
there are a few 2pc
but right now the OTI is the SWEET setup;)
we are working on more 2pcs stuff right now
keep a eye out for new stuff
 
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