Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Smith Tokara 60 - Big Game GT Popping Rod



TOKARA 60 - Originally designed to tackle the BIG XXL GIANT TREVALLY found in the fast flowing currents of TOKARA in JAPANS SOUTH SEAS.

Heavy weight. P.E 8- 12 ( 80 - 120lb ). Max Casting Weight 250 grams. 7 Feet 6 Inches. Medium length for stability under heavy pressure. 2 PIECE BUTT JOINT. This is a BIG FISH rod, very powerful, yet controllable by the average angler. This rod has a tremendous reputation for landing enormous GTs.

SMITH GT Popping Rods have been exhaustively tested at the worlds most unforgiving and punishing locations throughout the world. They have stood the test of time and up till today, they stand out in a class of their own.

 7'6"    420g    12PE    250g   780mm   162cm   11kg(60°),7kg(90°)  

Pictures by Anuvat @ 360tuna, many thanks

7'8" GT Monster Popping Rod - Jigging Master Taiwan

Designed for choppy reef area popping, using highest quality patterned loop graphite fabric for enhancing horizontal strength, resulting to a 16Kg raising power while stick high as 90 degree angle, 22Kg while stick high as 50 degree angle, makes this rod the most durable GT rod for fighting under-boat fish.

Slim body of this rod results light weight of 390g( aluminum rings excluded), tender elasticity of using new material simply makes this JM Monster GT 78 as a new milestone of GT rods.

I feel these well balanced rods will become very popular for big bluefin in Cape Cod or for any tuna in 100 - 200 lbs range.
It has strong enough backbone to handle big tuna or GT, but tip is flexible enough to cast small lures. Another masterpiece from JM.
The weight of the rod is just under 15 oz.

  • Color: Black/GOLD
  • Length: 7'8"
  • 2 pieces rod
  • Model: Spinning
  • Popper Weight: 100G~180G
  • PE 6~10 
  • 50 degrees: 22KG 

  • Guide: 7 Fuji SIC Guide 
  • Stylish Aluminum Gimbel
  • Stylish Rod Sock