Value for money the Talavera TES 70 H is an amazing offshore rod. Paired with my Saragosa 10000, loaded with Suffix 832 65lb, it is a fantastic combination.
The Talavera has a very soft tip but a huge amount of backbone. With the soft tip you are able to target smaller species such as Snoek while the huge amount of back bone, allows you to target bigger species such as Yellow fin Tuna, without worrying about the rod not coping.
The Talervera is a very good popping rod as it absorbs the swing of the rod when casting. It unloads beautifully in the cast which gives you that extra distance you often need.
I have managed to pull 20kg Yellow fins to the boat in approximately 3 to 6 minutes with my Talavera.
The Saragosa 10k has a very strong and smooth drag which allows you to put a huge amount of pressure on the reel without your drag sticking.
I have filled my Saragosa with the 65lb Sufux 832. It casts beautifully with Sufix 832 65Lb which has a small diameter for a fairly heavy braid, allowing you to fill 300 m of braid on you reel.
This combo is not only great value for money but it has never let me down.
Written By Craig Bashford