Exciting Blanks

Discussion in 'Rods and Rod Blanks' started by Pope, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. Pope

    Pope Senior Member

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    The blanks brought over last night have me excited. I have been a dedicated Seeker man for a long time, but those are the lightest, most well put together blanks I have held. Do you think they will be as tough as they are light?
     
  2. steve35

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    Tell us more.... what size, rating, length. Where did you see them
     

  3. Minnow

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    The prototype rods will be on Cingco trip.

    All production rods will have FUJI SIC guides, reel seat and aluminum gimbal.
    7ft spinning rated for 50-70#,400 gram lure.
    6ft jigging rod rated for 50-60# lure weight 400 grams.
    5'6" jigging rod rated for 600 grams lure. Rod will be available in January.
     
  4. Pope

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    Thanks TJ. Those are the ones i was talking about and I saw them at my house this weekend. Some of my wadefishing rods weigh more than these babies. I could jig with them all night! Not that I would...probably would start to chunk.
     
  5. steve35

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    Another stupid question. Who makes these blanks I have never heard of OTI, are they made here in the USA or elsewhere?
     
  6. Bret

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    tj, was the little rod the 600gram rod??? if so that thing is much lighter than my jigging master 400gram. Amazing..
     
  7. Ragman

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    Hey Steve,

    Ocean Tackle Int'l is yet to open, but we should start shipping product in first of January.

    We'll keep inventory in the D/FW area so convenience in quick shipping is just one of the benefits we'll be offering.

    We'll have fully built rods (2 conventional (C) 1 spinner (S), 5 1/2' jigging C, 6' for jigging/bait C, and a 7' spinner S for topwater.

    We'll also sell 4 styles of jigs with a multitude of sizes and colors that will include assist hooks, 4 styles of topwater lures (3 hard, 1 soft) in a multitude of colors also with hooks included. These lures will be of the best quality as we've designed them to include many of the features only found on some of the top-of-the-line lures from Asia.

    We'll also have our own dyneema (multi-strand spectra) that will have depth color changes every 25 feet to assist you in getting your jig to the fish-holding depth.

    Stay tuned as we're very close to launching our catalog.

    We'll offer the best in service, in quality and in value for the select items in our product launch!
     
  8. steve35

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    Thanks for the info. I look forward to seeing the new line of merchandise you guys are carrying.
     
  9. fishingduck

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    Does any of this new rod suitable to use for chunking and would it be available before Dec 8th? I have a 52 hr big E trip then and interested in buying one

    Thanks
     
  10. mcgolfer

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    i am testng a 600 gram rod this weekend that definetly has enough backbone to be both a heavy jig rod and a great chunking rod. it was built by txseadog and is black with blue wraps. we put a 2 speed jigging reel on the rod to test both the rod and the reel. it is a short rod and is extremely lightweight. the outfit has to be taken on another trip in late november for more testing but after that it may be for sale as a used rod at great pricing if your interested....rick
     
  11. jojo

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    OK guys stop twisting my arm I'll take it with me and give a full report LOL
    My trip is in late Nov on the Big E
     
  12. fishingduck

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    rick, I'm definitely interested in buying that rod provided it is not broken due to a cow tuna after jojo's big E trip :)
    please let me know when it's ready for sale.
     
  13. Minnow

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    Few rod pictures, this evening I will take more picture on this rod load up with 30# of death weight.
     

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  14. mcgolfer

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    well i just now noticed that it txseadog put my name on the rod. i am sure nobody would want it with my name on it so i guess i will have to keep it an add it to my inventory.....rick
     
  15. fishingduck

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    rick, it's not a problem at all with the name on the rod. I would take it if you don't mind selling it. I just want a quality jigging/chunking rod without the huge price tag.
     
  16. txseadog

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    I finished another OTI prototype yesterday. Here are a couple of pics.

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  17. Minnow

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    Any more picture? Please post more picture hehehhehehheh
    I can't wait to see this rod.
     
  18. txseadog

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    Any more picture? Please post more picture hehehhehehheh
    I can't wait to see this rod.

    OK, but just one more....
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  19. Minnow

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    Thanks Kevin.
     
  20. Bret

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    Hey Tj, That is one sweet rod. Kevin dropped it off this evening.. I'm supposed to meet up with Rick tomorrow and give it to him.(along with with other)