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Hi,
How do you rig your GT lures, when there is a chance for sailfish?
Is a single hook at the rear (maybe with some assist cord) increasing the chance to properly hook them up?
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General Topwater & Jigging Discussion / Re: Welcome back!
« Last post by Chris Webster on November 11, 2022, 09:15:21 PM »
I joined this forum back in 2009 and its influence on my love for GT's cannot be over stated.
So much history, not to mention knowledge have graced these pages and hope to se GT Popping rise again.
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General Topwater & Jigging Discussion / Buddy for Sokotra?
« Last post by Lorenz Seebauer on November 09, 2022, 09:46:57 PM »
Hi,
Is anyone interested in going to Sokotra/Socotra with a local tour operator and sharing a boat with me in e.g. march?

On the boats I have seen 3 people casting doesn't work very well. A groupsize of 2 or 4 would be ideal, to share a boat and a jeep (per 2 people) and to keep costs low. Living conditions there are very very basic. The people are poor, the boats cheap and the engines weak, but there are fish. Casting GT and a bit light game and jigging. We can mix in some sight seeing to take a break from casting.
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Tackle & Techniques / Jig rod
« Last post by Dremyg on October 18, 2022, 06:59:32 AM »
Hi all

I am planning to visit Andaman to check off dogtooth tuna
I need a fast jig rod of pe~6 for jigs up to 350g to be paired with stella 10k
I was thinking of fcl labo 54 or fisherman spinoza

What are your input?
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Tackle & Techniques / Re: Oil rigs
« Last post by Dremyg on October 18, 2022, 06:56:28 AM »
Hi Hamad

You can try some knife jigs like cutlass or fcl labo ls is great fast jig i am sure it will get aj attention
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Tackle & Techniques / Re: Rod for 150g poppers (<600$)?
« Last post by Lorenz Seebauer on August 30, 2022, 05:05:03 AM »
Hi Chris,
Sorry, I am from Germany and only get the chance to fish for GTs once a year. Maybe I will test cast it in a local lake...

Ripple Fisher advertises it in a table as stiff rod for small, medium and large cuped poppers. They give a couple of examples for cup sizes.
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Tackle & Techniques / Re: Rod for 150g poppers (<600$)?
« Last post by Chris Webster on August 27, 2022, 11:20:47 PM »
Hi,
How do you find the Ripple Fisher PowerFight GT 711 Nano?
I would suspect is is well capable of larger poppers. What's the heaviest/largest cup you have effectively worked?
Cheers,
Chris
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Tackle & Techniques / Re: Rod Supply Crisis - Big Lure Casters
« Last post by Chris Webster on August 25, 2022, 12:36:58 PM »
@Brandon Khoo Sorry just realised after i posted this is in the wring thread. Can you please move it.
Cheers
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Tackle & Techniques / Rod Supply Crisis - Big Lure Casters
« Last post by Chris Webster on August 25, 2022, 12:32:41 PM »
Hi All...

Covid has impacted us all in different ways. Looking at the GT fishing industry, there seems to be a huge supply issue on the more high end rods.

Carpenters are impossible to get, Ripple Fishers are hard to get, with new players such as Zenaq having a steady supply, more so the Tobizo TC80-200, but im talking specific popper and stickbait rods here.

This being the case, what are you all using for your monster class, 180g - 200g+ poppers and stickbaits?
What's in your rod tube for that 65kg GT?

 Cheers
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Tackle & Techniques / Rod for 150g poppers (<600$)?
« Last post by Lorenz Seebauer on March 21, 2022, 08:25:42 PM »
Hi,
my Xzoga 7710 ( 7'7") broke at the handle. I think about repairing or replacing it.

What alternative would you suggest for poppers with 120-150g like e.g. Heru Cubera & Skipjack?
I don't want to fish bigger poppers. It should be fished from boat and shore. My second rod is a PE8 in 7'7" (Xzoga 7708).

At the moment I would consider anything below 600 US$/Euro (Smith, ASWB, Hots, TempleReef,...).

Edit:
Maybe one of those?

Hots, GIPANG RYUJIN, GT-79XH, PE 6-10, 230g MAX
TEMPLE REEF, GT EXPLORER, 80-10 PATHFINDER, PE ~10, ~190g
Yamaga Blue Reef 710/10 Chugger
...


Update:
I took the Ripple Fisher PowerFight GT 711 Nano as I didn't get the Yamaga for a good price.
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