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    Re: Sturgeon Rods recommendation

    LOL. I have the same setup on one of mine - Ugly Stik with a Tekota 500. The other I have a Phenix Abyss 807 with a Siegler SG.

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    Re: Sturgeon Rods recommendation

    I use a 7' MH Custom Sabre, a Phenix 808 (too light for OS, wish I had the 809) and 7' Ugly Stik Tiger M and MH. My reels are Shimano Tekota 500 Linecounters which have performed trouble free for about 10 years. Certainly not the same quality as the good guides out there but just fine for an avid amateur like me and I like the level-wind feature.

    The $59 Ugly Stik catches as many fish as the $200 Phenix. All reels are spooled with 65# PowerPro.

    I typically fish with them 50-80 days/year on the water.
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    Re: Sturgeon Rods recommendation

    Can’t argue with the recommendations provided, but you should know one of those outfits runs about $300 more than the other. They’ll both work, as would yours, just a matter how much you have to spend. No doubt the more expensive gear is nicer, but not a necessity.

    If you changed your rig out with 65# braid, you could feel reasonably confident you’re properly outfitted.

    My 2 cents.

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    Re: Sturgeon Rods recommendation

    Thanks for the recommendations. This will definitely help me when it comes time to buy new rigs.

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    Re: Sturgeon Rods recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by 1fishaholic View Post
    X2. I use an 808, Avet MXL, and 65lb braid.
    That’s the setup


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    Re: Sturgeon Rods recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by broken bonz View Post
    I use Phenix 807 with avet reels with 20 mono, Seems to work good
    X2. I use an 808, Avet MXL, and 65lb braid.
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    Re: Sturgeon Rods recommendation

    Ugly Stik Tiger 7' Medium Light with a Penn 320GT combo is tried and true.
    23.5' Duckworth Navigator, Yamaha F150

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    Re: Sturgeon Rods recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by Troutinator View Post
    Well, our Bodega Bay trip is over (check that off my list), now looking forward to some sturgeon fishing next month. That being said, I'm looking over at our gear and wondering if we need to invest in a couple of new rods. What size and/or brands do you experienced fishermen recommend? We've been deep sea fishing with 7' medium heavy (20#-40#) geared with Penn Squall filled with Berkely 30# line (which we can't break when hung up on the bottom unless we wrap around a cleat). Should this setup work? Thanks.

    I use Phenix 807 with avet reels with 20 mono, Seems to work good

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    Sturgeon Rods recommendation

    Well, our Bodega Bay trip is over (check that off my list), now looking forward to some sturgeon fishing next month. That being said, I'm looking over at our gear and wondering if we need to invest in a couple of new rods. What size and/or brands do you experienced fishermen recommend? We've been deep sea fishing with 7' medium heavy (20#-40#) geared with Penn Squall filled with Berkely 30# line (which we can't break when hung up on the bottom unless we wrap around a cleat). Should this setup work? Thanks.

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