Shimano® Trevala® Butterfly® Jigging Spinning Rods
My go-to rod
Consider this when reading other reviews: NEVER HIGH-STICK A JIGGING ROD!!! Do not bring the tip above the 2:00 position. All of the power of these rods is near the handle, not in the tip.
That being said, I have the 100lb. Trevala with a Stradic 8000. Spooled with either 50 or 65lb. braid. When I bought the combo the salesmen explained the warranty on the rod. I was heading out on a 36hr boat that day. He told me to put it to the test and I did. Hooked up with some nice aj's with the drag locked down tight. I horsed in each one being sure never to bring the tip high. One aj broke the 50lb. braid.
I have a Saltist on a G Loomis Pro Blue and a Saragosa on a Terez. The Trevala combo is what I always go back to. I love the combo. Light enough to fish all day with. Flexible enough to compensate for lighter mono. I had 20lb momoi on my Stradic's spare spool and never had trouble pulling fish out of 100+fow. Strong enough to handle aj's and grouper but still fun to catch the smaller snapper and reef fish.
You would not regret this rod. Just remember to keep the tip no higher than 2:00.
April 11, 2014
rod too fragile
the rod broke on the second red snapper caught on it. I only had the rod a week.
June 10, 2013
So i own 4 trevala rods. They are excellent boat rods. I use mine for sturgeon salmon and stripers in the SF bay area. These rods are sensitive and strong. cannot beat this rod for the money.
January 3, 2013
Fomerly Favorite rod
I loved this rod, it was light, fast handling and seemed strong. Boated several nice ling cod (40+lbs). Unfortunately, while trying to set the hook and a very powerful hit, the rod exploded into 3 pieces. Very clean breaks, I thought this was unusual. I have two of these and I'm worried about setting the hook with the last one.
August 27, 2012