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Looking forward to getting this rod, it's a 6lb test curve so plenty for Mekong and Cahor, the good thing about this rod is that it is 2 rods, Popper 8'6" rated 30lb and a 6'4" boat rod again rated to 30lb they use this rod for GT's and big Barracuda, a guy I know has had sharks up to and over 100lbs should have it at the beginning of December!!

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You should enjoy it.

The reasons I did not comment is because I'm not familiar with the brand, and you may love a rod that I hate, and vice versa.

I was a little concerned that, as a boat rod, I recall it was rated at 20-30Lb line, and I recall you fish heavier line for Mekongs? Don't set the drag too tight and it should be fine.

It's also rated for 2-6 oz cast weight and my lam balls usually weigh quite a bit more. But I haven't seen many rods that are rated to cast up to a pound of loosely packed wet powder. I'm pretty sure the rods I fish at BSR (30lb rated) are being abused on the cast. I know my thumb comes away with a hot spot from thumbing the spool when I use a baitcaster.

Should be great for your new mode of transport!

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You should enjoy it.  

 

The reasons I did not comment is because I'm not familiar with the brand, and you may love a rod that I hate, and vice versa.

 

I was a little concerned that, as a boat rod, I recall it was rated at 20-30Lb line, and I recall you fish heavier line for Mekongs?  Don't set the drag too tight and it should be fine.

 

It's also rated for 2-6 oz cast weight and my lam balls usually weigh quite a bit more.  But I haven't seen many rods that are rated to cast up to a pound of loosely packed wet powder.  I'm pretty sure the rods I fish at BSR (30lb rated) are being abused on the cast.  I know my thumb comes away with a hot spot from thumbing the spool when I use a baitcaster.

 

Should be great for your new mode of transport!

Cheers, yes I am really looking forward to getting it, I was using 50lb braid but that is with my 2 rods PE 6/8 I will be using 30lb braid with this new rod, there are no snags where I fish so 30lb is plenty, as for big Lumb balls I don't fish this method, I will be float fishing with the popping rod and with the boat rod section I will be either using a float with cage feeder or free-lining bread paste, If I were to ever fish BSR I would use the big ball method but I doubt I will ever go there, it's not my thing to pull out one Mekong after another.

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10010 Deep Blue Popping/Boat Rod

Our new 8ft 6ins multi-piece Popping/Boat rod is a powerful popping rod, cleverly designed so the 2 top sections fit on to the additional ‘boat rod’ butt section supplied. This converts to a powerful 6ft 4ins boat rod; a perfect combination when travelling overseas and luggage weight is all important and packing down to a convenient 29” (74cm). In its ‘Popping rod’ format this 60-165g (2-6oz) rated rod is capable of taming anything from tail-walking Tarpon, to mighty GT’s heading for the coral! This powerful new rod will easily throw the largest of surface poppers and plugs, but has reserves of power, ready for the unexpected! Lightweight graphite reel seats and quality silicon carbide lined rings throughout. Attach the two top sections to the second butt section supplied and you have a 6ft 4ins 20-30lb class boat rod, ideal for anything from trolling for Kingfish to deep water jigging. Both butt sections fitted with a nylon gimbal fitting

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20lb to 30lb would put it around PE1 to PE2.

The PE rating, translating into line thickness, which can be (rightly or wrongly) interpreted as a breaking strain.

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20lb to 30lb would put it around PE1 to PE2.

 

The PE rating, translating into line thickness, which can be (rightly or wrongly) interpreted as a breaking strain.

I have now decided to go for the deep blue 30/50lb 7' 7" 4 piece, there were some bad reviews concerning the popping rod!

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20lb to 30lb would put it around PE1 to PE2.

The PE rating, translating into line thickness, which can be (rightly or wrongly) interpreted as a breaking strain.

I have now decided to go for the deep blue 30/50lb 7' 7" 4 piece, there were some bad reviews concerning the popping rod!

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One of my first ever rods was a spinning rod rated 20/40lb, 3-6oz lures. Absolutely ideal. It was 7 ft so it cast a mile. Even at the fairly low rating for thai fishing the rod feels very stiff with lots of back bone. The biggest mekong cats have never phased it so you should be fine.

I used it with a 6500 abu garcia and sometimes a 7000 sized reel before getting a proper conventional rod. Large spinning eyes didn't make any noticable difference.

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Hi if it's written 20/30lbs class it mean your max line to load it will be 30lbs line...

As for rod PE-8 will be 70lbs line max so really have to select your rod correctly because rod play a important part of controlling the fish.

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While a PE8 jigging rod can fish 90lbs, the blank is designed to bend parabolically, slow action so it'll feel softer than a PE8 popping rod which is fast action with a quick tip and stiff butt section.

A 30lb popping rod actually feels pretty strong for the Thai fishing.

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While a PE8 jigging rod can fish 90lbs, the blank is designed to bend parabolically, slow action so it'll feel softer than a PE8 popping rod which is fast action with a quick tip and stiff butt section.

A 30lb popping rod actually feels pretty strong for the Thai fishing.

Are you coming to Cha am in the near future Jack?

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While a PE8 jigging rod can fish 90lbs, the blank is designed to bend parabolically, slow action so it'll feel softer than a PE8 popping rod which is fast action with a quick tip and stiff butt section.

A 30lb popping rod actually feels pretty strong for the Thai fishing.

Are you coming to Cha am in the near future Jack?

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Today I am in beautiful Italy. The weather is a lovely 19 degrees, which is much nicer than the 5 degrees back in England. I should actually be in Thailand for an annual trip in just over 10 days time. I'm not sure if I will get down to cha am but I should certainly try.

I was wondering about converting my spinning rod to a spiral wrap but if I ever try GT fishing it'll be ideal for a stella reel. I'm quite keen to adapt a jigging rod to a spiral wrap as well just for fun. I've done 2 carp rods but I actually have conventional and spinning jigging rods so it's not essential.

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Hi Jack

Converting a spinning rod ( fixed spool ) to conventional spiral can be done but the only part of the rod usable is the blank as the backbone of the rod would be on the wrong side, better just keep it for the stella,

I have converted conventional rods to spiral many times and thats not so much work, the stripper guide stays where it is then all the other guides have to be rewrapped, spiral wrapped rods i find feel much better under load .. also i find they cast just the same if the guide placement is correct,

The only disadvantage i find with spiral wrap is when some idiot picks your rod up and tries to straighten it upw00t.gif

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Hi Jack

Converting a spinning rod ( fixed spool ) to conventional spiral can be done but the only part of the rod usable is the blank as the backbone of the rod would be on the wrong side, better just keep it for the stella,

I have converted conventional rods to spiral many times and thats not so much work, the stripper guide stays where it is then all the other guides have to be rewrapped, spiral wrapped rods i find feel much better under load .. also i find they cast just the same if the guide placement is correct,

 

The only disadvantage i find with spiral wrap is when some idiot picks your rod up and tries to straighten it upPosted Image

Haven't got a clue what you are on about? Lol

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