Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by norcaltunaclub, Mar 2, 2015.
I will be contacting you with the specs for my rods…..
Fishy - whatever you do.....don't cut it down! You'll be just fine....
The $205 is for the 76 Viper….not the straight Viper
There is no Viper 7'6" in that catalog. Brand new blank. Brand new price
Looking forward to seeing you and the gang!
The CX76Vipers have come to life. They're now ready to get battle tested next week....... Almost outta here.
Can I have reservations for ( 1 ) rod...... I don't need a table ..... or food.... just the rod... o ya can you add some viper to that .... see you tomorrow Doug.
Doug, did you have a photo posted of one/some of your Vipers? If so, where did it go?
I know he posted them on FB, Moon wrapped them and they look sweet!
I just wanted to provide everyone who was a part of this original United Composites CX76 Viper conversation with an update on how the rod performed on my recent 15 day trip that just returned last Saturday. I had a total of (3) CX76’s set up on this trip with the following: MAK20-100lb, MAK20-130lb, MAK 30-200lb. All with 8’-10’ top shots.
First off, everything that Randy hoped for in the original design of this rod was spot on and then some. As mentioned earlier, the key focus was designing 7’6” rod that would be significantly lighter, softer tip, fast action and plenty of lifting power. I can say with confidence that Randy hit the nail on the head with each one of these unique and key aspects that a few of us were looking for. In short, we wanted the best of both worlds…a hybrid style of rod.
The moment arrived at HB, I was itching and pacing like a kid on Christmas eve just yearning to put a bend into the new CX76. Well, luck would have it….within 20 minutes of getting the anchor down I was fortunate enough to put a bend in the rod to see if Randy’s design would do everything that we were hoping for. If there’s one thing that I have realized as a rail fisherman, the rod is the engine when it comes to killing fish. I made very short work of a 130lb class fish with ease……once I laid the rod on the rail and it loaded up , the fish tired out quickly and I was able to get the fish in the boat in just a few minutes. There’s one thing that really stood out when I was on this fish….once I got the fish straight up and down, the rod just started lifting the fish up quickly. As I mentioned before, there was a certain point when the CX76 Viper wasn’t going to give anything else back and the fish succumbed and spun right up.
As the trip progressed on, each fish that I hooked was bigger and meaner….those bank teenagers that are just pissed off and mean little SOB’s. Again, the CX76 was up to the test and made short work of these fish….the experience was much like the first fish. BTW – I used one of my CX76’s as my big bait rod with 200lb…handled it with ease. Sad to say my 3x5 stayed in the racks for almost the entire trip. I used it once and put right back as it was way too heavy and clunky for me.
Another defining moment was the memorable fights that took place on the bow. The rod was very forgiving as the boat pitched up and down. Plus I was using a relatively “short top shot” in comparison to others , but that’s my personal preference. Numerous times I heard the deck hands mentioning that it was nice that I had a longer rod to get over and around the anchor line and others. Plus when the deck hands were standing on the bow to check if the fish was wrapping around the anchor line….they would just drop the tip of the rod to the rope to see which way it was wrapped. Another tiny advantage, but we all know….every little advantage can sometimes be very critical with landing fish. A few times some of my fellow passengers commented and were amazed when they were watching how the rod battled with these fish. It definitely made some quick believers in the CX76 Viper.
For me, the moment of truth was when Capt. Jesus Campioni was able to put a bend in the rod to get his honest truth and feedback on what Randy has designed. Jesus is one of the most seasoned and experienced Captains with a lot of cows and super cows under his belt. After slugging it out on with a teenager, Capt. Jesus passed the rod back to me and said that Randy hit the nail on the head with this rod in regards to the length, action and lifting power. Jesus and I spoke many times about Randy and these new blanks that he’s been creating. I think it’s safe to assume that if Randy is willing to put his name and reputation on the line, we should all be at ease knowing this was the man who defined, revolutionized and has created the most ideal and perfect rail rod. The UC CX76 Viper is no doubt a game changer if you’re into the long trips and use the rail. Don’t take my word for it, go out and experience it for yourself and you’ll quickly understand everything that I have outlined above. Good luck and tight lines!
Five more days. (SIGH)
Just picked up my blanks
sick rods for sure
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I noticed your sticker says US76....just make sure it's the CX76 Viper. Good luck!
NIce report….i have two being wrapped …….can't wait to fish them……if they are as kick ass as you say I just may get one more wrapped but i need to fish them first.
Yup doug saw that that what they put on them thanks
Which of the 3 line test used is best suited for the CX76?
Caught all of my fish with 100lb & 130lb.
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