Centaur Combat Arm 84SM Popping rod reviews

Excaliber

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Oct 12, 2006
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Meridian, ID.
Name
Mike
Boat
sold
I'm looking for some info on the Centaur Combat Arm 84SM popping rod. Has anyone seen one of these in person or better yet, has anyone here had a chance to fish with one of these rods?
They look like a nice rod with plenty of backbone. There's a short video of the rod in action at the link below.
Hopefully someone knows about these rods as they seems to be very little information about them.

http://www.centauranglerschoice.com/popping-combatarm.html
 

Pacific Jigger

You’ll never know unless you go
Sep 16, 2019
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United States
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Bud
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Formula 233
Never fished one but I'd take a pass, too many well proven choices out there. Black Hole and United Composites have some really good choices, also check out the Race Point rods from Saltywater Tackle. Can get a shade pricey but solid values despite the price. For a solid popping stick that also works stickbaits well, Black Hole Cape Cod 86N.
 

hucklongfin

Deep release specialist
Jul 3, 2003
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Mission Viejo
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MarkT
Boat
Blazer Bay 1860
I always question the ability of a popping rod to throw a lure when the video shows it fighting a fish but not casting a lure. In that video I’m not impressed with the rods action.
 

rdrblck66

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Sep 25, 2012
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Riverside ca
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Greg
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Shogun
I just picked up a Centuar combat arm 81s for $271. Cant wait to fish it putting a saragosa 10000 on it.
 

Cameron Walsh

Newbie
Nov 26, 2019
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New Jersey
Name
Cameron Walsh
Boat
Edgewater 208cc
How do you like the Centaur Rods? I’ve been trying to get some info on them, pros and cons.
I’ve used the combat arm jigging rod. Very lightweight and strong. Handled 6’ sharks with ease. They higher end models are sick. the centaur website shows the action and fish caught on them
 

RideHPD

Enthusiastic Idiot Rookie
Aug 14, 2016
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Del Mar/Marina Del Rey, CA
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Eric Marin
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10' Model T
One of the east coast charter guys uses the Combat Arms rods exclusively and raves about them. @tightenupcharterscc if you have IG, he's really welcoming with questions.
 
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