OTI Popping Rods

Discussion in 'Rods and Rod Blanks' started by Frogfish, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Frogfish

    Frogfish Senior Member

    I'm thinking of building a popping rod for GTs that handle up to PE10. How do you think the OTI popping rods will compare to, let say, the Shimano TCurve GT Special or Calstar 700XH rods.....for GTs?
  2. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator


    Sorry for late reply, I happen to see your post couple minutes ago.

    I can't give you the rod comparison between Shimano tCurve GT Special and Calstar 700XH, but i can tell you about our rod.

    OTI 7'6' rod is rated for 60-80lb, and it will handle 22-25lb drag setting.
    PE10 is rated for 100lb or more depend on the brand, you will be alright as long as you don't set the drag more than recommended setting on the rod.

  3. BretABaker

    BretABaker Guest

    TJ I just picked up the 7'6" conventional last night from Mike. I plan on using the rod this weekend for cod or seabass if the weather permits. I noticed that the colors are slightly different than my popping rod. Did you guys switch thread colors?
  4. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

    Yes we switched tread colors for our conventional rod and we use silver color for our Tuna Sniper 8'6" rods.
  5. red34

    red34 Guest

    the 7'6" in 80# conventional is my next building project. i can't wait.

    tj...don't forget about me when the blanks arrive!!
  6. rtran

    rtran Senior Member

    what color are the threads bret?
  7. BretABaker

    BretABaker Guest

    its still gold- but not as much of a 'yellow' gold.