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Title: Rod for 150g poppers (<600$)?
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.
Title: Re: Rod for 150g poppers (<600$)?
Post by: Chris Webster on August 27, 2022, 11:20:47 PM
Hi,
How do you find the Ripple Fisher PowerFight GT 711 Nano?
I would suspect is is well capable of larger poppers. What's the heaviest/largest cup you have effectively worked?
Cheers,
Chris
Title: Re: Rod for 150g poppers (<600$)?
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.