That's a super nice combo, a little more than I am willing to spend incase I flip the yak. That's why I went with the convergence/abu.i'm fishing an avet sx 2.0 with powerpro, mated to a st croix conventional musky rod. this is my go-to rod for most fishing.
this year i'm looking for a nice spin outfit for light bucktailing in the back bay.
the avet sx is the 5.0 ...i also fish an avet MXJ single speed on a shimano rod, cant think of the model. I like the SX a little better, however the drag on it needs a little work, gotta get it serviced. agree they are pricey little buggers, and wouldnt fish one in a yak... i'm always terrified someone is going to kick in my pilothouse door and find the 3 grand in fishing reels hanging on my bulkhead. Screw the electronics, the reels are worth the money hah.That's a super nice combo, a little more than I am willing to spend incase I flip the yak. That's why I went with the convergence/abu.
I picked up a real nice Shimano Clarus MH spinning rod (specs: 6'6'' MH, 8-17#, 1/4-3/4oz). It's super light so you won't get tired from jigging, super sensitive, and super strong. I have mine matched up with an Okuma (forget the model), has 10BB and is super smooth, and 30lb power pro. I love my shimano's!
I love the Trevala's, I own seven of them. I have them paired up with Penn 955's and 965's. Great rods for fluke and sea bass. I also have some Trevala spinners that are great for casting to blues and stripers in the fall.i also like the smaller shimano butterfly jigging rods (trevala) ...the 6'6" medium conventional is $99, and it is waranteed for life so long as the damage occurs during normal fishing (you cant break it in a car door, but if it breaks on a fish, they replace it).
The damn things are light as a feather and nearly indestructable. The solder on my tip came loose after many many many fluke and seabass caught on it, just mailed it back, they are sending me a brandy new one.
i have had a 6500 series abu (the C3 i beleive) on it, and like it a lot, also mates well with penn international 965s and 975s.
i'd stay away from the GT2s - i find them too heavy and cumbersome for some reason.