Popping Rods/Reels

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by SoonerNDN8608, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. SoonerNDN8608

    SoonerNDN8608 Senior Member

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    Trying to get the right set up for this type of fishing. My last set up couldnt handle the job. Can you go with a Penn reel or Quantum Reel for this type of fishing? Also what type of rod could a guy use? Power/length Thanks KJ
     
  2. jiggawhat

    jiggawhat Senior Member

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    shimano is alll i have to say...oh then oti 60-80 rod
     

  3. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    Trying to get the right set up for this type of fishing. My last set up couldnt handle the job. Can you go with a Penn reel or Quantum Reel for this type of fishing? Also what type of rod could a guy use? Power/length Thanks KJ

    You could possibly get by with a quantum Cabo, but the minimum for Tuna should be a Shimano Saragossa with the newer spool nut.

    I would look into the OTI popping rods, the 80lb tuna sniper would be my first choice but If your on a tight budget I would go for the 80Lb 7 ft 6 OTI popping rod and use the extra $75 dollars towards the Saragossa.

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  4. SoonerNDN8608

    SoonerNDN8608 Senior Member

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    Thanks d-a for the info. You are talking about the Saragossa 1800f right? Spooled with 65# spectra. Let me ask you this when throwing the popper's at night, what color's do you like in the poppers?