During to the lockdowns nationwide from covid-19 I saw where Thrasher rods was having a sale (over already low priced blanks) on their blanks and couldn't resist passing it up. I already have their 76H blank but was looking for one for smaller grade fish. The 76H has already landed a 400 lb bluefin up in Cape Cod. The 76H is rated, according to Thrasher's website: Length - 7'6" 1pc Line Rating - 20-100 Lure- 80-250g (2.8 - 8.8 oz) So I decided on trying their Raw86 blank: Length - 7'10" 1pc Line - 30-60 Lure - 2-8oz But once I got that blank in thought it might be overkill for what I was intending so went lower and bought the Raw85 as well: Length - 7'10" 1pc Line - 20-50 Lure - 2-7oz Just picked up these rods from my builder last night and, of course, had to give them the ol weight test this morning. Note, I would not try these tests on my Souls, Carpenter, or MC Works rods. Here are my results: 76H 25 lb.: 35 lb.: Raw86 25 lb.: 35 lb.: Raw85 25 lb.: 35 lb.: Conclusion, not a lot of difference between the 76H and the Raw86. 76H has a little more lifting power (not by much from my subjective feel) but the Raw86 is 6" longer. If I were going after 60-80 lb yft in the GOM I would say the Raw85, or even their Raw84, would be the blanks to go with. For a longer casting rod I really like the feel of these rods, plenty of power and they are not going to strain you as much as other rods I've used in the past. For the price, they really can't be beat.