CXViper76 Rail Rod - A game changer from UC

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  1. timmyd3853

    timmyd3853 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    So let me ask, what in your opinion would you say is the most drag/line test youd want to fish hard on that blank?
     
  2. norcaltunaclub

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    Timmy - I was using a minimum of 28lbs with 100lb. If you're fishing with 130lb....bump it up to 30lbs at strike, just make sure you creep it up during the initial run. All personal preference....the rod can handle whatever you're comfortable with or what you can hold on to. Hope this helps...
     
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    Doug would you rate the blank as (80-130) or (80-150) or someting else.
     
  4. norcaltunaclub

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    True 130.
     
  5. timmyd3853

    timmyd3853 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    -ok i was wondering as i usually go 30 on 100 and 35-38 on 130 and up from there you said you fished 200 on it and i do 45-50 on that and have been as high as about 60 on an invictus and no it wasnt maxed out LOL im really curious what kind of abuse my new gladiator will take.
     
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    WOW!!!! 60#…..really
     
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    NO SHIT. My old body would not take that kind of abuse.
     
  8. timmyd3853

    timmyd3853 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    its really not all that bad. what happened is i had a fish on my kite right which was set at 45lbs at strike it went from the lite to the bow and then did about 20 laps around the anchor. well nick in the process of undoing those 20 laps burried the drag on my mak 50w then handed it back to me on the other side. i never in my life thought id find myself litterally horsing a 160lb tuna but i reeled up about 100yrds of line and that fish in about 4-5 minutes. striaght up n down i couldnt keep it in low as the fish was coming up that fast.
     
  9. Jonnybravo

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    Now that you have these, would you personally think these are a solid replacement for 2x4's? Or do you think there is still room in the artillery for both 2x4 and CXViper76?

     
  10. Scold

    Scold Yes, that's my back.

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    SS 2x4 = 100# rod. OSP 2x4 = 130#
     
  11. Fishybuzz

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    OK that photo answered my question on the 60# of drag….you were pulling on a 140#/150# fish…..probably never pulled any drag at 60#.

    IMO it would have been a whole different story pulling 60# on a 250# plus cow…..
     
  12. norcaltunaclub

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    My 2x4s have now been replaced with the CX76's, for me it's just a much better rail rod overall. I know the new OSPs don't have the same lifting power as the CX76's.....a friend of mine was using both on my last trip and he quickly realized and felt the difference immediately when on fish. It's personal preference....best option, own both and then compare. Good luck,
     
  13. timmyd3853

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    are you kidding me that bugger was a dick. it initially ran about 400 yards at 45 lbs and itt taped at 162. in fact thats why nick burried the drag because it kept taking line on him while he was trying to unravel the anchor. once i was able to get that pricks head turned and really lean on it up it came with a vengence
     
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    Holy batman…. 400 yards at 45# so at 300 yards it must have been pulling 55#-65# of drag….and it was still taking drag with 20 wraps on the rope….impressive fish to say the least. I have caught lots of feisty teenagers but none could do that….. yours must have been on crack.
     
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    Doug,

    Thanks very much, for the report.

    Technology: Hate it when it doesn't work...

    ...love it when it works.


    Disruptive & game changing technology, that's an epiphany!!!

    (SOooo, glad my order is in production... )
     
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    I just bought 5 UC Blanks including the 76VIPER. I'D love to see some pics of your set ups. I haven't given it to the rod wrapper yet. I'm pretty sure I'm going with some ALPS guides tho. Any input from current owners on rod set up? Thanks.
    also got a tilefish, a 900 monster, and a couple of the challenger ELITE series rods in 7' for 40 and 50 pound. I'm trying to get set up for long range. (Trips in the 8-10 day range.) These new UC rods are unbelievable.
     
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  17. timmyd3853

    timmyd3853 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    well it ran like a bastard directly away from the boat when it bit the kite then turned straight back to the boat.. that was a bitch keeping up with him and my arm was about ready to fall off when i got to the bow and then it acted like a pissed off yellowtail and did laps on the anchor. once nick got him free from that i could lean on the prick and it was all over then. anyhow its not that hard to hang onto that much drag. at least not for me. and no im no superman.
     
  18. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    Some of you probably remember rod ratings tables from Seeker, at least 10+ years ago. I've always used an E-Glass 6465H as a 50 lb rod, and there's a range for the blank: 30-(40)-80. The additional information that was provided was an optimal drag setting for the blank or rod. I'm sure Randy had something to do with that. Sure would be nice to see that again.
     
  19. Texastuna

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    I'm wrapping a cc viper 76 for June Heat.I have not seen any reports of big fish caught on his blank.Big fish #200-#300 just want info how well this tool will lift fish.
     
  20. Anglewood

    Anglewood Up to no good...

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    Trouble is, there just aren't many out there right now. However, from what I have heard, here and first hand, the CX76 Viper should be a killer blank for bigger fish, just like it has been for the 150-180lb class so far.

    -Connor
     
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