So my search continues as I randomly throw out some rods to get some opinions on. I'm looking for a rod for throwing lighter poppers and stickbaits in the 40-80g range. I have a BH 80N and a Tuna Sniper 805. Both rods a similar, so I need one lighter. I've crossed off the UC Sidewinder, Bushido 76-125, and Temple Reef from my initial list. I have not ruled out the Tuna Sniper 710 or the Yamaga Blanks Blue Sniper (77/3, 79/4, 82/4), though I prefer a blank to custom build. So now I'm reconsidering the ST EM series. They are blanks produced in Japan with Toray graphite and some glass, so I'm thinking they'd be very strong. Any experience with these El Maestros?