Popping Rod Help

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by red34, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. red34

    red34 Guest

    If you wanted a rod similar to the OTI 7'6" 2-piece spinning, but couldn't afford it, what other models would you look at ($75-$150 range)?

    Looking to do heavy spinning w/ 65lb braid and a Cabo 80 (or similar)
     
  2. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

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    8ft-9ft surf rod might do the trick.
     

  3. red34

    red34 Guest

    Yea, but try finding one with a 40-60lb line rating!!!
     
  4. Uncle Russ

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    The Ugly Stick Tiger comes in fairly heavy spinner. It certainly ain't an OTI, but it is affordable.
     
  5. jureal

    jureal Senior Member

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    What about the Quantum Cabo rods, Hopper rods? Just say no to Trevalas.
     
  6. sjohn464

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    I'm with UR on this. Get the heavy duty tiger ugly stick for under $75-Best value you will find in the under $200 range and will work.

    That said, save up for an OTI. You won't believe the difference and will thank yourself later.

    steve
     
  7. Uncle Russ

    Uncle Russ Senior Member

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    When I bought my Tiger a number of years ago when I was stupid enough to think you could catch fish on anything other than an Accurate :cool: a guy at Academy here in Austin told me how they use them for live-baiting on the West Coast where he had lived for years. I bought mine (which happened to be conventional) for use with Calcutta 400 s and 700s for jetty fishing. It casts very well, and I have used it to haul huge jacks and bull reds out of literally Amazonian currents while rock hopping. The only caution I would give is that I found rough spots (like burrs) on the guides, not only of my rod but also of a couple of others in the store. Nothing that a manual inspection and fine file couldn't cure.

    Russ
     
  8. red34

    red34 Guest

    I think I found my rod today. Anyone ever use the Daiwa V.I.P. Series? It's 7' and rated for 15-40# line. Felt like a pretty nice rod...not nearly as heavy as the other glass rods that I've picked up in my search. It also has a nice triangle cut foregrip. $89.99 at Bass Pro.

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