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WAs wondering what model# is the 7 foot 40lb rod he put his name to. and how you like it, I have been using a calstar 700H and a calstar765XL but I wanted to get a new stick for the summer.
WAs also wanting to get the blank only and have someone wrap it.
 

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I was talking with John at the Seeker booth at the L.B. Fred a couple of years ago and asked him about it. He sadi that so much of what we do is with 40 lb, they asked him which was his favorite.

I have one that I got from willy. It's not the Black Steel blank but the Blue EX model made with S Glass instead of E Glass. It was the model prior to the newest ones the brown Super Seekers.

Anyway, I like the heck out of it and have used it with 40 lb to catch a number of 30-35 lb Yellowfin as well as Albacore, and Yellowtail, too. I like the versatility of it and will use it with both 40 lb and 30 lb. I'm looking forward to pairing it with a TLD15 and 30 lb for biat fishing for Wahoo this fall. Hope we get 'em.
 

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I have a couple of both the 765xl's and the Grabowski specials they are excellent 40# rods....I like the EX6470 when I need to cast a little further....I had willy make me one a couple of years ago after fishing with one on a 8 day with Joe Phister from seeker he let me fish with his and I just had to have one...which is now two cause you can't have just one of anything...LOL... you can't go wrong

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The Seeker rod number you are looking for is the 6470. However, as others have noted Seeker makes the 6470 in a number of models. John's name is on various 6470 models. I've attended a couple of his seminars and the one he recommends as a 40 lb rod is the Black Steel 6470 model. The Super Seeker 6470 John Grabowski Special is more of a 50 lb rod. Go with the Black Steel and I think you will get what you asked for.
 

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I own a Seeker Black Steel rod 6470-7' (blank #CJBF70) It is a great rod for heavy 30# or light 40# line applications. This rod handles 30#-40# yellowtail and tuna with no problems. Light enough tip to toss and feel live bait, but enough backbone to handle a heavy fish.
For heavier applications I recommend the Calstar GF700H This rod is better suited for heavy 40# or 50# line applications. This is a reat rod also, and can handle heavier fish, but still casts well and has a light enough tip to feel live bait.
Get em both!
 
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