The Big Berty is about as heavy duty as it gets for a topwater popping rod, with enough length and pulling power to fish the biggest lures and catch the biggest fish. These are the perfect rods for targeting the bigger bluefin here in SoCal, and they’ll even pack up short for when you travel to OBX, Fiji or anywhere else in the world. You’ll want to pair one of these with the biggest spinners you can find, no less than a 20000 size ideally something like the Okuma Makaira 30000 just to get the right line capacity of 100 or 130lb braid. These have a lot of recoil but once you put a 30lb drag load on them they’ll bend enough to keep the fight comfortable without putting you on your toes.
They look great and have high quality Fuji components to withstand a lot of abuse without compromising on overall feel since they are still rather light for the line class they have to deal with. You’ll want the biggest poppers you can find in the 150-220g range or stickbaits in the 220g+ range.
From the Manufacturer:
We developed Big Berty as a all rounder big game casting rod. Whether it’s a 70kg GT or 200lb Tuna, Big Berty is what you want when battling these creatures.
Weighing at 410g which is 10% lighter than most rod of its class, Big Berty is finished in a very classy iridescent bronzy green finish.
Fuji Back Stop – 2nd lock nut to keep reel tightly locked
Ribbed EVA Foregrip for better grip
Anti-wrap – Temple Reef designed guide train to reduce tip wrap when casting in windy conditions
Blank Material – 24T + 30T
Guides – Fuji SiC
|Type||GT Tuna (All Types) / Spin|
|Max Drag @45º (kg)||15|
|Pack Length (cm)||176|