Popping Rod for an Okuma Komodo

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by HoxFish, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. HoxFish

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    No familiarity with popping in saltwater, but I'd like to get acquainted.

    I have my eye on a matching Okuma rod. I can grab an Okuma PCH Custom rod for about $140: PCHP-S-761MH MH 7'6" 40-60 lbs 1~6 oz 1-pcs ...

    Trying to keep it under $150. If I remember correctly, I currently have 65# maxcuatro to the brim. I'd plan on a strip of 50-80# shock leader.

    What do you think?
     
  2. LEGENDS

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    Get a good true spinning setup. Don’t waste your time with a bait caster..unless you’re just gonna use that setup for small fish.
     
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    The plan would be use this set up for school-sized fish, 50lbs and less. Most likely, looking at fish in the 30# range (2-5 day trips), so I'm guessing most would consider them "small" by 7 day+ standards.

    Also, since I already have the reel in hand, I bypass the added expense of an entirely new rod AND reel.
     
  4. Exodus

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    I am getting the Okuma PCH 8'H for my Komodo and will give the poppers a go with this set-up. I already have a solid spinning set-up for throwing poppers, so the Komodo/PCH will just be another option.
     
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  5. HoxFish

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    What spin set up do you have? I couldn't help but to check out a few budget friendly reels on general principle. The Penn Battle II 8000 doesn't hurt as much for sun $100.
     
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  6. Exodus

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    Shimano Saragosa 8000 on a Black Hole Challenger Bank. I believe the rod is a 801H. Can’t verify at the moment. Pretty sure that’s the model though.
     
  7. Rob069

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    This is kinda off subject but I going to pair my kumodo 471 ss with pch 901xh
     
  8. Day0ne

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    Start off with a real popping rod. The PCH rods aren't popping rods
     

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