OTI rods tossing Sluggos?

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by Hardtail Hunter, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Hardtail Hunter

    Hardtail Hunter Junior member

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    Hi Iam interested in getting an OTI rod to chase the Bluefin around cape cod. Last year we had some really large fish in the 100lb+ and I found that the most successful lure for them was a 9 or 10in slugos and hogy lures. these are very light lures and don't wiegh more than an ounce or 2. I was wondering how these rods would cast these. and if they have a soft enough tip to fish them properly?
    Thanks
    J
     
  2. red34

    red34 Guest

    i just bought some 9" sluggos and 10" fin-s-fish for pretty much the same application in the gulf. i actually bought them to replicate them in molds and pour my own.

    anyway, how do you guys rig them? with the supplied hooks or in a double live bait hook set-up like the larger pre-rigged baits?
     

  3. Hardtail Hunter

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    Hey I rig them with the Owner 11/0 Long Shank Hook, owner jig head, and the owner oversized worm hook in 11/0.
    I have used these on fish around 80lbs and hooked one 100+ and lost it but it wasn't becasue the hooked failed... I hooked it on a striper rod lol
    I have also been playing around with setting it up like a butterfly jig assist hook with the hook pulled through the bait for use with heavier drags.
     
  4. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

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    I will go to food ball field tomorrow and do some casting with Slagos and Hoggy lures.

    Report of the field testing result will be post here tomorrow.
     
  5. ember

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    Its a little stiff for unweighted sluggos, I use mine for 3 oz ronz with good success,and bigger poppers.Its easily the best fighting rod in my arsenal.
     
  6. Jesse Lockowitz

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    Its a little stiff for unweighted sluggos, I use mine for 3 oz ronz with good success,and bigger poppers.Its easily the best fighting rod in my arsenal.

    those ronz are simply awesome.





    Jesse
     
  7. ksong

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    Capt Dom caught nice bluefin on sluggo using 80 lbs 7'6" OTI popping rod and Saragosa 18000F. I'll ask him how far he could cast with the setup when he returned from Mexico trip.
     
  8. red34

    red34 Guest

    here's another idea to go with my new sluggos.

    these are apparantly some of the new popular bass lures. i figured this would be a good slow sinking sub-surface lure to throw at fish under a shrimp boat or one that is acting finiky behind the boat.

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    these are hollow bodied lures so i made a small insert with a 1/8 oz egg weight, that can obviously be increased or left out that i set into the bait with a simple rigging needle. this will attach to a large live bait or circle hook in front of the lure kinda like a bridle rig or circle hook ballyhoo rig.
     
  9. Hardtail Hunter

    Hardtail Hunter Junior member

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    Hey anyone give casting a slugo a try?
    ANd when do the OTI Tuna sniper rods come out?
     
  10. NEMO

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    Its my understanding the middle of January. Can't wait,I want one BAD.
     
  11. Minnow

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    Sorry for late reply:

    Here is the result with OTI Popping rod 7'6", rated for 40-60lb.
    Reel: Shimano Stella 20000FA
    Line : OTI Depthfinder 60lb
    Lure: 6" Slogos with weighted hook
    Lure weight: 1.75 oz
    Casting distance: 58 yards

    Here is the result with OTI Popping rod 7'6", rated for 40-60lb.
    Reel: Shimano Stella 20000FA
    Line : OTI Depthfinder 60lb
    Lure: 12" Slogos with weighted hook
    Lure weight: 3.25 oz
    Casting distance: 69 yards


    OTI Popping rod 7'6", rated for 60-80lb
    Reel: Shimano Stella 20000FA
    Line : OTI Depthfinder 80lb
    Lure: 6" Slogos with weighted hook
    Lure weight: 1.75 oz
    Casting distance: 49 yards

    OTI Popping rod 7'6", rated for 60-80lb
    Reel: Shimano Stella 20000FA
    Line : OTI Depthfinder 80lb
    Lure: 12" Slogos with weighted hook
    Lure weight: 3.25 oz
    Casting distance: 57 yards
     

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  12. Hardtail Hunter

    Hardtail Hunter Junior member

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    wow awsome Thanks
    The 40-60 seems like it casts them well ... I think that will be strong enough to land a big tuna pretty quick
     
  13. kidflex

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    what kind of hooks you using? thats some pretty decent weight for a sluggo.
     
  14. rtran

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    40-60 OTI rod is plenty strong for big tuna up to 100lb IMO