360 Tuna Fishers Forum banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
SPONSOR
Joined
·
11,848 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I got my new 7'6" St. Croix custom rod from Rodwinder along with 7'6" OTI custom rod this morning. Both are rated to 80 lbs and are acid wrapped.
The St. Croix rod from 4M76XHF blank is amazing.
I think the rod/blank is the lightest among 7'6" rods/blanks rated to 80 lbs. The blank weighs only 5 1/2 oz and the completed rod weighs only 12 1/2 oz !
The only question is the light rod can endure heavy pressure of tuna.
I am going to test the rod intensively on upcoming tuna trips.

OTI's 7'6" popping blank is used for the custom conventional acid wrapped rod. Due to the recent airline new regulations, we can not carry over 7' rods for free on airplanes anymore. I found the two-piece OTI's 7'6" rods rated to 80 lbs is a good choice for trevaling
on airplane and the blanks are strong enough for any tuna under 150 lbs. I even carry-on the two-piece rods on airplanes. :)

Beautiful wrapping job by rodwinder
St Croix 7'6" conventional rod




OTI 7'6" conventional rod
 

·
Senior Member
Joined
·
221 Posts
Kil

A guy in Norway recently caught a 1300# Shark on the 6ft St Croix Jig blank wrapped by Bar Bar on Ebay.

Bazz
 

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
2,892 Posts
Kil how many times can I say WOW there great.. Rodwinder does a+++ work..
 

·
SPONSOR
Joined
·
11,848 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Kil how many times can I say WOW there great.. Rodwinder does a+++ work..
It is much easier to work with rodwinder as he is a life time fisherman himself as he knows what my intention is and what I want.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top