Went back and looked at the RGP Predator 50-100 and the RGP Terminator 30-80 (I think). Wasn’t ready to pull the trigger on either.
The terminator seems like it has a slightly more parabolic bend to it. The Predator seems to have the lighter tip but may be more powerful once the bend gets into the lower 2/3.
I still have a hard time getting past the fact the Predator is a 50-100 rod without an Alps reel seat. That concerns me a little bit. I don’t use a reel seat lock on my rods. Would hate to have a nice reel ripped off the rod. As strong and effective those Fuji reel seats are, they’re still kind of thin and light.
Hmmmm. Those rods are now about $70 or $80 more expensive than they were at the show, too. That hurts!!!
Have you pulled on a 76 Centaur? I have the 80 Predator as well and love the Centaur’s actionGuess I’m just doing my due diligence on those rods.
I have the blue 8’ Predator. I want something that’s a bit of a step up in power from that rod that I still can leverage on the rail for at least #60 and light #80.
So another concern I have is the light tip on the RGP #50-100 Predator. It slightly reminds me of the Calstar 800XXH I had for a while. I wasn’t able to leverage a nice 150+ pound Bluefin using the rail at all. The tip and upper 1/2 was just too light and the rod just totally bottomed out the whole time.
Yes, And we have them in stock in the Alps versions... I am just getting ready to write up my review of the RGP and GP Rods and blanks... These will go fast so get them while you can...You are welcome to PM me if you have questions..Looks like by popular demand, Alps reel seat will be available as an option!!
My buddy was fishing the GP80 Mega proto type for bluefin tuna upto 35lb with 40lb line and was killing it!! Rating is 25-50 for Mega which is similar in rating to a Calstar Graphiter 800 MH. Theses are not the same.Who's fishing the Mega in this series? for what class and paired with? and how would you compare it
That's cool! I would love to do something like that! Sounds like product testing!! I can't wait for your next write up on these rods/blanks..Take a look at my write up on the RGP and GP Rods and Blanks.. These Megas are AWESOME for use in the 30 - 40 pound range... Super light weight, easy to use for so many applications from Bait to lighter irons.
I just got off the lake with some of the U.C. guys throwing and testing GP 9 Footers.. Holy smokes.. Stay tuned for the write up.. All I will say now is you 9 Foot stick lovers are going to be smiling from ear to ear when you throw these...