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I am looking to pick up a 660H for an upcoming trip. Been looking into botht he Seeker and calstar. I have had several Calstars and been happy with them. Never had a Seeker. If I can find a deal on a good condition used rod I will go with that. So is there really much difference bewtween these to rods.
 

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Quality-wise they're comparable. Seeker classics are made with the old Sabre tooling hence the "Classic". Calstars originally felt like Sabres too but over time stiffened them up so that a Calstar often feels like the next rod up in the Seeker line.
 

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I was on a trek to find a spin rod with Calstar in mind and did find the same thing. With a similar # rod the Calstars are a bit stiffer at the tip with the same number. I like a lively tip for live bait or light jigs and lures so i got the Seeker. Charkbait has a good variety of both and great prices too.
 

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captn_tom said:
I have a 660H Seeker Black Steel that is one of my favorite rods. I highly recommend it for fishing 40#-50#. The little rod casts very well and pulls VERY hard. Plus, it is a pleasure to fish with.
I too have one of these, and it goes with me on all offshore trips. It feels good, and is my go-to rod when the tuna are really biting. I can short stroke them in,in no time
 

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Tracker said:
Can this rod fish 60#. I was planning on uding this for dropper loop using 60# on my trip to the ea of Cortez.
NO! Dropper looping requires a REALLY stout rod with super muscle. The 660H is a great tuna rod that will throw iron in a pinch too. It winds a big fish in quick, but will fish 40# with a max (IMHO) of 50# line. For 60#, think about possibly a 6460H at minimum.
 

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Tracker said:
Thanks
Guess I will reconsider my choice.
Good call, if you're talking 60#, and since you're headed to Sea of Cortez, are you Panga fishing? I guess that's important when it comes to best length. I think Mark and I bought the same gear, more than once, and I also use the same blank that Seeker uses for the G6460XH, CTSF60XH. I built mine for harness fishing with a really short butt grip and a gimbal and now use the rail so I lengthened it to a 13" butt grip with a cap only. I fish it with a TLD30II with a Tiburon topless frame, T-Bar lite handle, and Cal's drag plate.
 
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