Originally Posted by Drundel
I don't mean to hijack dabear post, but what about rod's, anyone have a non-$250 that will hold up to YFT? I have my BG6500 on some that will work for blackfin, but it'd take me a long time to land a YFT.
I have hauled in multiple YFT with the Ugly Stick Tiger rods... haven't had one break yet. Best low budget rod IMHO. (The longer heavy duty one)
X2 on the Shimano Saragosa reel... 40+ lbs of drag
You can also use the same setup for smaller gamefish.