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pukahd

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My Torque 40 on my 10' Ulua....the Cork Puppy reel clamp fits like a glove. 80 solid serve to 80 hollow serve to 60 lb for throwing the poppers and iron. Makes one smooth connection for casting.
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Gonna take my set up to the park to see how it cast with a old Tady.

If it doesn't cast well with distance, I'm back to my star drag.

Brian
 
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johndtuttle

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ninj

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Spoke with a customer the other day, He had the tq30ld topped with 80# braid. He said it cast a popper/iron as well as Trini, and much better than the Tac 12.

No fish that day, so just talking about casting performance.
 
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Nice rig, i think you will find that you will want some shrink wrap between the cork puppy/reel seat and the cork. I usually put some on that is long enough to protect the cork while riding in the rod holders of the boat while travelling. Sometimes even 2 layers.
 
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pukahd

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I'm going to the local park lake tomorrow Sat.rigged with a T90J / 600 with same line set up and my 10' Ulua with the Torque 40. Gonna fling some poppers and see if they will fly with 60 lb.
 
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pukahd

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Williamson Popper

Yozuri Pencil Popper

I took both poppers to try out on the Ulua / Torque 40 combo and this combo will work out great. Zero wind. With a little wind behind my back, I could probably hit the island at Alonda Park.

I could easily throw a tiny 100g/80g Colt Sniper on this 60 lb rig. Honest opinion.....this Torque 40 has so much free spool and control even with the tiny Colts.
 
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johndtuttle

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Thanks for that. Looks like a whippin' stick! :D
 
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Very cool, thanks for that.
I just got off the Shogun, and discovered that Aaron and the crew are using that exact combo for throwing poppers this season.
 
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