Jig stick suggestions, Okuma, phenix, RCE

inthelip

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Looking for a new jig stick, that is versatile. I want to be able to throw a 4oz sinking jig to a popper on it. has to be 8 or 9 ft and in the 30-60 line spec range.
Been looking at many rods but need some input to narrow it down. I already have an ulua that i have been fishing surface and popper on.

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surfgoose

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    Well, for schoolie tunas and yellowtail (NOT the biggies) I have used poppers and surface lures successfully with spinning gear on both a Tallus TZS80 and a Teramar TMS86. Both rods are light and fun to use, and strong enough for fighting fish to 40# or so comfortably. They also make conventional versions of both rods. Not expensive, good value for what they are. Both are over six years old, no issues.
     
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    AWilliams

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    If you like the Ulua, try the ESM Ulua. It's composite. Graphite butt, glass tip.....but way lighter. I have both and it's noticable. My Ulua is the OC black glass ph 93h and my ESM is cut to 9'4....2" off the tip and the rest from the butt. Can fish light 50#.
     
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    Almud

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    Caught numerous YT on surface iron with PCH C 801XH. My go to rod when at Cedros. Also a few yft in 2020 running south from Seaforth.
     
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    socalangler22

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    If you want something that lighter try the Reaper or whatever they’re calling it now from UC. I got one and it’s a fun stick that can throw a jig a long way and has plenty of backbone
    9E I will always call it the reaper though lol. I would also consider a 9ft UC wahoo.
     
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    pmurphy

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    $107 shipped on Amazon

    I've had two for several years. Components still look pristine. Perfect wahoo rod for me. They also make 9-footers.
     
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