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 Post subject: GT Tackle
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:19 am 
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This is for all the GT anglers. I am planning on buying some specific tackle for targeting GTs for an upcoming holiday. From what I have seen, the specialist GT tackle is quite expensive with Stellas/Saltigas being the only choice in reels and GT rods costing well upwards of USD 1,000. Since this is going to be my first GT outing, I am not too inclined on spending top dollar on the tackle for this trip. In the mid-range, I have identified the following rods (PE 6 - 8) and would appreciate any feedback on these:

1. Shimano Caranx Kaibutsu Long Cast;
2. Zenith GT 86;

I plan to pair this to a Shimano Saragosa 14000 with 80lb braid. Lures are primarily going to be pencil poppers and stick baits, with poppers not above 130 gms.

Best, Ashwyn


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:38 am 
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Have you considered OTI Tuna sniper rod?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:34 pm 
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Haven't come across this yet. Will this work for popping, with 150 gm poppers (with hooks) - though will be using more of pencils and stickbaits.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:07 pm 
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Ashwyn,

I assume you are on a boat. I don't fish from a boat.
But, if you are surf fishing for GTs then it can be a different game.

Maruthu


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With that tackle you should be alright, i would bring some lighter tackle as well because the heawy tackle will kill your arms on a full day off fishing.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:39 pm 
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following are the tuna sniper popping rods

8'6" (2piece) 40-60lb ine, 60-120g lure, max drag 20lb.
8'6" (2piece) 60-80lb line, 80-140g lure, max drag 30lb.
7'6" (2piece) 80-120lb line, 100-280g lure, 50lb max drag.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:37 pm 
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Hello!

Been in Indonesia and met ther a local fishingclub.
The Tackle they are using is far away from Stella and co (more Penn Spinnfisher, Sargus... etc), but they are catching uge fish landbased.

One Reel was popular there was the Okuma Salina SA80 wich schould be less than 100US. A Friend there used this Reel for years for the big GTs ans its still looking good.

greetings Markus


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 12:21 pm 
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Gents, thanks a lot for your feedback, which is greatly appreciated. The rods has been bought (the Shimano Long Cast).

Thanks and regards,
Ashwyn


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