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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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Tackle & Techniques / Re: Which fast sinking stickbaits for big GT?
« Last post by Lorenz Seebauer on November 27, 2021, 10:26:37 PM »
Hi,
Thank you.
I ordered a FCL HJ 200 and 3 Nomad Madscad 190mm/160g, and I contacted Orion lures for some shallow running stickbaits.
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Tackle & Techniques / Re: Which fast sinking stickbaits for big GT?
« Last post by Andreas Ander on November 19, 2021, 09:54:22 AM »
Hi..

Siren Deep Seductress 185.
Nomad Madscad 190

Orion GTX and Big Foot.  ( not fast sinking but good sinking sticks )
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Tackle & Techniques / Which fast sinking stickbaits for big GT?
« Last post by Lorenz Seebauer on November 15, 2021, 02:54:16 AM »
Hi,
Which fast sinking stickbaits can you recommend for big GT?
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Tackle & Techniques / Re: Rod to reel matching help
« Last post by Chris Webster on October 14, 2021, 09:53:06 PM »
Mate welcome to GT fishing.
Buy once, cry once i say.

ROD: Get yourself a RF, Zenaq or Carpenter, or 2.
REEL: Saltiga or Stella 18000H for me.

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Tackle & Techniques / Rod to reel matching help
« Last post by Simon Bradley on September 14, 2021, 05:18:04 PM »
Pretty new to the land of GT fishing,  and need help matching the rod and reel with the style of casting.

I have the following Shimano rods and reels, and am trying to decide whether the lighter reel is better matched to the Stickbaiting rod or the Popping rod:

Saragosa SW-A 14000XG reel with 300m 80lb Braid
Saragosa SW-A 18000HG reel with 300m 100lb Braid

Terez TZS79STK 7'9" Stickbaiting rod
Terez TZS80GT 8'0" Popping rod

I'm leaning towards the lighter reel for the heavier casting weight of the Poppers, but want others thoughts on this.
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