Hi, Guys: I've been lusting after one of the 8.5 ft. OTI Tuna Sniper Popping Rods, but I have not physically seen or held one. There is something that is not clear in the description: I'm sorta-kinda reading that it's a two piece rod, but I'm unclear. My concern is that I need something that would fit into a rod case along with my other 7 ft. rods. Will this rod do this? If my target species is yft in GOM, will this be a suitable rod for throwing poppers? Or is there another rod that you would recommend? The goal is to be able to toss the poppers a long way out. Thx. P. F.