OTI 7'6" popping rod

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by hamptonsurf, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. hamptonsurf

    hamptonsurf Senior Member

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    Would the heavier model be overkill for smaller BFT, like 40-50 inch fish? I'm about to buy one (today), and just don't want to get one that is too heavy for the majority of fish. The majority of fish won;t be 65+ inches forever, maybe not even next year
     
  2. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    There's no such thing as overkill when it comes to rods. Both the 40-60 and 60-80 will handle 20lbs of drag. I would base it off what weight lure your wanting to target the blue fin with. The 40-60 will cast a lighter lure farther than the 60-80.

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  3. hamptonsurf

    hamptonsurf Senior Member

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    tried to cast a light lure with the 60-80....no problem at all, so I added it to my pile. Just wish it came in a "non-gold" color scheme.
     
  4. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    tried to cast a light lure with the 60-80....no problem at all, so I added it to my pile. Just wish it came in a "non-gold" color scheme.

    I cast 90g shibuki's with mine. You could have a custom one made any color you wanted.

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  5. hamptonsurf

    hamptonsurf Senior Member

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    that will be the next step, for sure....once I find all the rods I like best, they will all be custom to match....can't wait.