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 -
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.