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So after looking thru some forums, I think I may have messed up with my selection on downrigger rods.

 

I bought 2 okuma blue diamond 8’6m (12-25lb) with convector 30s for my salmon rigger set ups...the taper said mod. slow so I thought that would be good for the rigger, but it seems sort of stiff when I bend it myself. Will these be ok??

 

 

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9 hours ago, Burger said:

 

So after looking thru some forums, I think I may have messed up with my selection on downrigger rods.

 

I bought 2 okuma blue diamond 8’6m (12-25lb) with convector 30s for my salmon rigger set ups...the taper said mod. slow so I thought that would be good for the rigger, but it seems sort of stiff when I bend it myself. Will these be ok??

 

 

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What model are the rods? 30 series reels are perfect.

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20 minutes ago, Burger said:

 


No specific “type” on them. just blue diamond 8’6 medium power with a moderate slow taper, line rating of 12-25lb test.


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Whats the model number on them?

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In the future I would suggest going with Ugly Stick DR rods. A lot of Charter Captains  use them , not saying there word is gold. I run them off the two boats I use and could not be happier. Great action  ,unbreakable on the water , tips are touching the water when you load them up and with the light action a ball to catch any size fish out there.

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I ran those for eyes several years ago, nice looking rod but the gold colored eyelits began falling out, kinda weak eyelit altogether.. Kings will prolly destroy them

 

I also think those 8.6 rods will be to stiff for the rigger, I ran 2pc 7.6 Okuma dypsie/rigger rods with convector 30s for my rigger set-up...

 

I'm not a pro so there is that...

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On 1/17/2021 at 7:35 AM, HB2 said:

I would think they should be perfect . 

I don't like them too  slow so you can muscle up the bigger kings and Lakers . 

HB, when you say " to slow" do you mean to much flex...??

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I consider slow is as the flex of the rod starts just above reel seat . I have a few rods with slower action that I use for spring Brown's that I put away when I'm after kings . But I used them for years and got kings on them . 

 

What you have are designed by Okuma to be downrigger rods so they should be perfect 

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Action is how the rod bends, power is stiffness or resistance to bending. There are no industry wide standards to either, but usually just what a company designates a rod to distinguish it relatively among other rods it offers.

That being said a rod labelled 12-25 lb test line is on the very high power end of what people generally use for a rigger rod. 1 or 2 classes less powerful, such as 8-17 or 10-20, would be considered more desirable by most people.

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I consider slow is as the flex of the rod starts just above reel seat . I have a few rods with slower action that I use for spring Brown's that I put away when I'm after kings . But I used them for years and got kings on them . 
 
What you have are designed by Okuma to be downrigger rods so they should be perfect 


thanks


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I ran those for eyes several years ago, nice looking rod but the gold colored eyelits began falling out, kinda weak eyelit altogether.. Kings will prolly destroy them
 
I also think those 8.6 rods will be to stiff for the rigger, I ran 2pc 7.6 Okuma dypsie/rigger rods with convector 30s for my rigger set-up...
 
I'm not a pro so there is that...


Ok thanks


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