I fished Cape Cod with Capt Dom today and my friend Chris landed a 65" ( 160 lbs - 170 lbs ) with 8'6" OTI Tuna Sniper popping rod and Saragosa 18000F. I know OTI Tuna Sniper 40 - 60 lbs popping rod are pretty good as I tested the proto-type rod last year and caught several yft upto 80 lbs. I thought The rod is good for tuna upto 100 lbs - 120 lbs, but I was very impressed with the way the rod handled 160 - 170 lbs bluefin. The fighting time was 25 minutes using 18 lbs drag. There were times the fighting position was very close to high sticking and rod bent down hard under the boat. I don't hesitate to recommend this rod to any fisherman who are looking for quality popping rod with reasonable price.