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Topic: Trevala Rod Selection & 2 piece?  (Read 736 times)

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The Shimano Trevala 2 piece rods does not break down in 2 even pieces. 1 piece is just the handle, with the other piece being the rest of the rod. So it does not stow much better than a 1 piece rod. I would stick with a 1 piece rod which stows easily enough on a kayak.

I love my 7' Trevala MLs. They are more than enough for any rockfish or lingcods. I also use them for halibut and salmon trolling, and the occasional thresher shark. The 7' length allows me to swing the line over the bow of my kayak if the fish runs under the kayak. Not sure if that is easily doable with a 6' rod, unless you got a short kayak or long arms.


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The Shimano Trevala 2 piece rods does not break down in 2 even pieces. 1 piece is just the handle, with the other piece being the rest of the rod. So it does not stow much better than a 1 piece rod. I would stick with a 1 piece rod which stows easily enough on a kayak.

I love my 7' Trevala MLs. They are more than enough for any rockfish or lingcods. I also use them for halibut and salmon trolling, and the occasional thresher shark. The 7' length allows me to swing the line over the bow of my kayak if the fish runs under the kayak. Not sure if that is easily doable with a 6' rod, unless you got a short kayak or long arms.

This! I use that rod, too. A 6' or 6'-6" would be a bit too short for me. The 7' single is just right on my 14+' yak to be able to lead around to the other side if needed.
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I have the 6í6Ē mh, one piece Trevala and I love it!! The mh is rated for 110 -240 gram lures (3.88 - 8.5 ounce lure). I grab this rod for rock cod/lings, tuna/yellowtail up to 50 lbs, and use this rod offshore in the Gulf of Mexico every year. I donít just grab this rod for yak, itís my main offshore rig. I run a tekota 600lc reel. I highly recommend this rod for jigging, flicking iron into schools of busting fish, or trolling it. Since it is designed as a jigging rod, thatís where it really shines - a big ol hex bar working the bottom for that monster ling.


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I have a 13 foot Trident and have been using a 7 foot rod. I'm going to check out something a little shorter, my short trout rod can still make it around the bow if I really stretch. And probably going with the Medium since I use 4 and 6 ounce jig heads.

I really have to catch up to you guys. I have one trout rod, one kayak rod (soon to be two), one surf rod, one boat rod, and one mooching rod.

Looking forward to getting the new setup!


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I fished the ML and caught rockies,salmon to oversize sturgeon on it. Works good under 4oz butterfly and swimbaits jigheads. For the heavy 6oz up I would do the MH, but why fish that heavy?


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Current, if I didn't use 6 oz in some spots we go the 4 oz will drift, about 80 feet of water. Maybe the MH is the way to go, just trying to keep it light as possible.


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I fished the ML and caught rockies,salmon to oversize sturgeon on it. Works good under 4oz butterfly and swimbaits jigheads. For the heavy 6oz up I would do the MH, but why fish that heavy?

What Mark said! If the drift is that strong, as I am in a paddle yak, I usually move to a more sheltered area, shallower or call it.

The ML is super fun to work with. I've used an MH a little but in the conditions I was in, liked the ML better. I have friends that only fish salt with broomsticks and they love them. All about what you prefer.
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It is a productive reef which is why I keep returning. It is not turbulent at all, you can hang there with no problem however if you drop a 4 oz jig it gets swept.

I ordered the MH so who knows if I will like it, I'm sure I will. That's the problem, I've been swinging around a broomstick for years so I don't know much about light setups.

I'm good to go and look forward to April 15th...


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It is a productive reef which is why I keep returning. It is not turbulent at all, you can hang there with no problem however if you drop a 4 oz jig it gets swept.

I ordered the MH so who knows if I will like it, I'm sure I will. That's the problem, I've been swinging around a broomstick for years so I don't know much about light setups.

I'm good to go and look forward to April 15th...
I like a little more backbone but I'm getting used to my ML...congrats on the MH...it's gonna be good. :smt006
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