Re: halibut blank
My go to halibut blanks are the Seeker CJBF series. Depending on your height, 60H, 65H or 70H - 40-60# fast tip. Great for light bites and plenty of anchor pulling backbone. These can also he had in the Super Seeker Line, which will be a tad faster.
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