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Old 01-14-2010, 11:51 AM   #1
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Favorite popping rigs

I'm looking into purchasing a popping rig. Apparently you need to have rigs for medium and heavier duty. I fish to 50 miles offshore (GOM) and would like rec's for these size tuna. I'm curious, and recently read a great report by Tony Pena about inshore fishing in Panama would these rigs work there or would you need heavier set ups? (again please give favorite reel/rod combinations) Thanks in advance. MC
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:09 PM   #2
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Good question.

I'm also going to pull the trigger on my first top end popping rig. My first thought is an new OTI Tuna Sniper with a Diawa Saltiga 6500. But, I am also looking at the For Sale boards for other deals. Would like the Carpenter rod with Stella18000SW. You have to be quick for the really good deals. Saw a dogfight go on 360 a couple days ago in about 30 minutes!
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IMO the tuna in the gulf generally arent big enough to justify a very heavy rod. save those for big bluefin, GTs and BIG yellowfin. for tuna up to 120lbs (i.e. what is normally caught off TX) something thats abt the weight of a 50lb tuna sniper will work great paired with a stella 8000fa or a reel in the similar size range. you want to be able to cast a long ways in the gulf. the longer the better and lighter rods will cast better, especially when you're throwing light lures under 100g.
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stella 8000 and a oti tuna sniper in the 40/60 model. load it with 60lb braid and go get the fish. this rig will handle almost all the situations you listed with no problems. this is the buy it and forget it option. there are cheaper options if your interested....rick
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stella 8000 and a oti tuna sniper in the 40/60 model. load it with 60lb braid and go get the fish. this rig will handle almost all the situations you listed with no problems. this is the buy it and forget it option. there are cheaper options if your interested....rick
I agree with Rick. I fished OTI prototype custom Tuna Sniper 40/60 with Stella 8000 filled with 60 lbs braided line on overnight trips several times in 2007 and I really liked the setup.
You can upgrade your popping rods anytime later.
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Okay, I'm stressing a little bit about this. I'm sold on the OTI TS 40/60, no problem there! But if I am going to buy a reel for 700 +, I just want to make sure I buy the "right" one . I know you guys have been at this a long time and you have my attention. I've always liked to use lighter equipment when possible. I've absorbed a lot of info on this and the 360 boards and have always heard "you need the Stella 18 or 20000 for Tuna popping". But if the 8000 is a better choice and will save me a few $ I'm good with that.

Is the only difference line capacity?

I've also tried looking for information explaining the difference between SW and FA with not much luck.

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Okay, I'm stressing a little bit about this. I'm sold on the OTI TS 40/60, no problem there! But if I am going to buy a reel for 700 +, I just want to make sure I buy the "right" one . I know you guys have been at this a long time and you have my attention. I've always liked to use lighter equipment when possible. I've absorbed a lot of info on this and the 360 boards and have always heard "you need the Stella 18 or 20000 for Tuna popping". But if the 8000 is a better choice and will save me a few $ I'm good with that.

Is the only difference line capacity?

I've also tried looking for information explaining the difference between SW and FA with not much luck.

Thanks
18000/20000SW is bigger and stronger than 8000/10000SW, but 8000/10000SW is still strong enough for 100 lbs tuna.

FA model is old model and SW is new model from 2008.

Some fishermen choose Japanese popping rods for their light weight and strength. OTI Tuna Sniper is not heavy at all. It weighs about 18 oz, but some Japanese popping rods are as light as 14 oz.
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Man why does everyone want to buy that Jap junk! A 6' rod with a 33" handle, you are getting the SHAFT! Get Don Savage to build you a real rod!
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Man why does everyone want to buy that Jap junk! A 6' rod with a 33" handle, you are getting the SHAFT! Get Don Savage to build you a real rod!
if you check with don savage i think he might advise you that almost everything that makes up that rod comes from overseas.....rick
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if you check with don savage i think he might advise you that almost everything that makes up that rod comes from overseas.....rick
True! Alot of his mats are from overseas, but crafted with American pride and not over priced. You get a true 7' popping rod not a 6' rod on a handle. Dons rods can handle the most extreme conditions and he stands behind them!!
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