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Central Coast Fisherman

Popping Rod for the stones

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Hi Everyone,

I would like to start throwing poppers from the rocks for kingfish. I have an Okuma Salina 3 16000 high speed spooled with 300m of 65lb Daiwa j braid. However I don’t have a rod to match it with to throw poppers from the stones.

I have been looking at the Daiwa saltist hyper 962 spin rod - line rated max PE6 and cast weight of 60 - 150g. The cheapest I can find this rod is around $300 online plus postage.

I was wondering if anyone knows of a cheaper alternative to the above rod but has similar specs? I would ideally like to only spend around $150-$200.  

Or should I fork out the extra cash to get the Daiwa saltist?

Cheers,

Central Coast Fisherman

 

 

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I got a Gladiator IM10 popper rod at one of the boat shows. I think it was under $100. It's a Chinese knock off but it has a nice action.

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Daiwa 962 far too long for popping ( i own one). Shimano maikuro 722 10kg-24kg more suitable for around $ 100.

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