Uc US/GP Predator 76/80 catches

shooter21

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Shane
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Someday
Last March not the biggest, but I know there have been some nice ones caught on those rods!

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pukahd

I’m getting nibbles
Oct 30, 2004
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Brian
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Cabo 216
T.Bui did a great comparison post

 
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F.I.S.H.Y

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  • Sep 27, 2019
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    San Diego CA
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    Erick
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    None
    I have 2 US 80 and 2 GP 80 Predators. One of the US80 is perfect for 40# and 50#. They are softer than the GP’s. The 2 GP80’s I built just for wahoo bombs and jigs with 50#.
    Would you feel comfortable fishing 60lb on the US models?
    I have the 76 and I heard they are not as fast as the 80s, I was gonna use as a 50 or 60lb bait rig. Im afraid the rod is maxed out at 50.
     

    pukahd

    I’m getting nibbles
    Oct 30, 2004
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    Brian
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    Cabo 216
    There is a distinct difference between the 7’6 and 8’ Predator models with the 7’6” a bit softer. I feel the US 80 would max out with 50# but the GP 80 would be ok for 60#.

    For 60#, I have and prefer a true rail rod, CX76 Raptor with a MAK15T / 60 hollow loop to loop 60 F.

    Last summer on the Pacific Dawn 2 dayer, this one was on the CX76 Raptor with a 60# sinker rig. Weight was 136#

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    klong60

    Shoyu Slayers
    Jun 27, 2020
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    Palos Verdes, California
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    Koa
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    PhishFat
    Any bendo pics? 20lbs or more if possible.
    I have a new UC US76 predator matched on a 15t and intrested to see how capable this set-up is.
    Lots of nice fish!
    Kind of hard to see, it was the first boat hit so everyone was crowded around

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    Pitchinwedge

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  • Aug 7, 2016
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    Sammie
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    There is a distinct difference between the 7’6 and 8’ Predator models with the 7’6’s a bit softer. I feel the US 80 would max out with 50# but the GP 80 would be ok for 60#.

    I have 2 US 80 and 2 GP 80 Predators. One of the US80 is perfect for 40# and 50#. They are softer than the GP’s. The 2 GP80’s I built just for wahoo bombs and jigs with 50#.

    Before the GP line came out, we primarily had the CE and US blanks to choose from for stand-up duty. There is a huge difference in feel between the three. In general, I prefer the feel and action of the CE and US blanks, but the power/weight ratio of the GP line is impressive. It is a Goldilocks problem. You need find what's right for you and your intended application.

    Also, I agree with pukahd... for true rail duty or anything more than 50lb, the CX blanks are the way to go. Heard from Randy himself the GP line were not designed as rail-rods. Regardless, the GP rods are way stiff so many folks are using the GP Terminator as a quasi-rail rod. For the same purpose, I think I prefer a lightweight CX build. I don't want to be stand-up pulling on 25lb+ of drag.