Popping Rod for an Okuma Komodo

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  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?
     
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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.
     
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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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    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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    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.
     
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    This is kinda off subject but I going to pair my kumodo 471 ss with pch 901xh
     
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    Start off with a real popping rod. The PCH rods aren't popping rods
     
  9. coastalwerks

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    The rod described is a spinning model not conventional. Look at the 801H or 901H. Okuma does list that particular model as a popping rod though.
     
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    I decided to put the Komodo on the 7'11" Guide Select rod I had collecting dust. It's rated 15-40, so I figure I can cast smaller poppers and jigs with it.

    Decided to give a spinner a try. Got a good deal on a 6500 Spinfisher V. I still like the PCH line, but now the question is H or XH for the rod. This year, longest trip is a 3 day. Next year, planning for a 7 or 8 dayer. Leaning H...
     
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    I have the same dilemma H or XH. Decided to go pull on some at the Fred Hall show next week and decide. Plus i wasn't sure if the XH would have K guides in the Popping model.
     
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    is this for throwing surface iron?
     
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    I throw poppers on my Komodo with a Phenix PSW 809 XHJ. Worked great with 120-150 sized poppers. Caught tuna and yellows up to 30lbs with no problem and had a blast.
     
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    Okuma PCH CUSTOM Rod 801H or 90H or bump to XH for Heavier Set-Up....Also paired my Komodo SS 471P with Okuma SCTi 801XH and 8’6”XH for Local Overnight-1.5 Dayers Trip....Sweet.....Performed like my Black Hole Challenger Bank Rod for a price tag of $150!
     
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    Alright, Lance. What's the final word now that you've pulled on them both? I'm living vicariously thru you brotha, because I didnt make it to the show this year.
     
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    Surprisingly I tried and showed up at the Okuma booth. Unfortunately, they didn’t have any of these rods available to pull on which was the main reason I held off purchasing it. They definetly have a different rating compared to the older model.
     
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    Have you tested already this set-up? Hows the PCH 901XH performed?
     

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