Howdy yall, I presently own a few reels and I would really like to upgrade the rods for these reels. I own a Stella 10000FA which I will more than likely use exclusively for casting and popping, I will spool it with 80lb braid and have been looking for one or possibly two rods to change out for that application. I own a Stella 10000PG that I plan on jigging with, I am torn between either 50lb or 80lb color coded braid for it. I also own a Trinidad 40N which I also plan on using for jigging which I will use either 80 or 50 lb color coded braid on (more than likely it will be 50 if the stella is 80). I have been looking at some of the Japanese rods such as hotts, carpenter, smith, etc... but the models I have been interested in have not been available. I have run across a brand known as Xzoga Takadum that looks like what I want, but I have not really been able to find anyone familiar with them. I presently do a good bit of jigging for AJs, grouper, snapper with a few kings, wahoo and whatever else comes along in the North East GOM however I am looking at a couple of the long range trips out of Texas and if I can figure out and do good on those trips will probably make a couple or three a year. I also go to Cabo San Lucas mainly for trolling but now that I have started jigging, will probably take my jigging tackle (and hopefully popping tackle too). Any, and all, suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.