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***PLEASE understand I am distributing the wieght load THROUGHOUT the whole rod..... IF YOU HI-STICK this rod, it WILL break, as ANY ROD WILL *******
No sense in making Islanders pay for rods that are being broken due to hi-sticking them.

Here is the SeaMagic 400 gram jiggin rod with a 20# scale weight. The line does not come close to touching the rod blank at any location. The rod tries to twist a little towards the end if its not square to the weight. I would say this would be the max it would fish.

 

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Thanks for posting this. I almost drove all the way to Galveston from Ingleside to check out this rod before I puchased it but now I dont have to.
It looks like it has alot more backbone than my Trevala XXH, is it to heavy for all day jigging, and are you happy with the quality?
 

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the rig is slightly more than my bass fishing rig.(SHimano Calais on G Loomis 7 foot rod).... its an all day rig.
 

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the OTI rods will be his major competition. I have seen the blanks and felt them... I will be keeping this as a backup and using the OTI rods as primary as soon as they are available.
 

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I just purchased the 400 rod rated 80-200 and was happy with the action when I did the same weight test other than minor twisting. I paired it with my new accurate 665 2 speed which should arrive next thursday.

When are the OTI rods available
 

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Hey gman!

Do you have a trip coming up soon? If so, let us know as we're putting many of our products are a lot of the 30 hour to 80 hour trips that you read about on many of the fishing boards.

We'll try to get one where you'll be so you can test it!
 

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Welcome aboard Gman.

We have a productions delay, OTI rod won't be available in the middle of April.

New ETA date is at the end of May.
 

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Excuse my questions but Im new to the site..

Will OTI have ust blanks or finished rods, Im also looking for a popping rod
 

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I have many trips scheduled both in the northeast and the gulf. I do alot of offshore tuna fishing in the northeast and I am trying to get a group of my customers on the BIG E so I am the market for a popping set up. I caught a yellowfin on a popper while in Venice and I am hooked (pun intended). i fish out of POC alot as well

I saw a post MR Bill did with a set up that looked sweet on our site Noreast. Stella spinning reel with super seeker or tuna max rod. Im looking for a popping rod soon
 

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they will have finished rods... SWEEEEEEEEEEET!! A lot of local, experienced fishermen have designed these for what they need.... not somebody in southern Zimbabwe hoping for the right combination to fish on the other side of the world... these OTI rods ARE the real deal!
 

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Welcome aboard Gman.

We have a productions delay, OTI rod won't be available in the middle of April.

New ETA date is at the end of May.
TJ, I am leaving for Fiji and NZ on 04-18. It popping rods are ready by then, let me know if you like me to test the rod on my trip.
 

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I just purchased the 400 rod rated 80-200 and was happy with the action when I did the same weight test other than minor twisting. I paired it with my new accurate 665 2 speed which should arrive next thursday.


I dont know what type of drag pressure you plan on putting on this rod but the 665 will put out more than the rod can handle.
I put my 870 2 speed on the 600 gram and with 30 lbs of drag the line will start cutting into the grip. I know that it is quite a bit heavier than the 400 gram rod but if you are jigging for the big one or around rigs then you will want to put out all the drag you can and you will need a rod that can handle it.
I guess what I am getting at is why wouldn't you use a rod that can handle the reel that you put on it? IMO a few extra ounces of weight while jigging is worth it when you hook a big fish and need to yank him out of the rig.
 

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Thanks for your repsonse. Im mostly jigging in the northeast where there are no rigs just open water, and at 20-25lbs of drag I feel I can fight most fish succesfully, but I understand your point. I also plan to try using it for other multi-purpose trips.

You may now ask if you only wanted a reel with 20-25lbs of drag why buy the 665 instead of the 870? I did this becuase of the extra line capacity the 665 offers. If I was using this down in the gulf near rigs as i sometimes do I would definately use a heavier rated rod like the 600. I did the test with 20lbs of pressure and the line wasn't touching anywhere on the rod.

I plan on testting it out up here as I am still ooking for the right rod. I am looking forward to having a custom popping and jigging rod made soon

Thanks for the response
 

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Last week while fishing the A28 TP&W reef I had the misfortune of breaking my 250 gram conventional Dragonfly jigging rod. I hooked up on a good fish on one of the squidjigs.com cheapo jigs and it was stripping line pretty good from the Accurate 870. Trying to regain line I may have high sticked it a bit due to my excitement. The rod snapped near the tip cutting the 60lb JB solid line and the rod tip went overboard. The good news and the point of this post is that the rod was replaced at the Galveston store with no questions asked.
 
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