The Reefer series has been at the top end of the popping rods TR makes, with roots in the original Black Devil series these rods have a ton of pulling power and are made to cast and work the biggest poppers and stickbaits. These rods have a softer tip to make casting lures easier while still maintaining enough backbone for the biggest GT, yellowfin and bluefin. The 76 Model is a PE12 ~200g casting weight rod which is about as big as it gets, it’s hard enough finding lures in that size without spending $150 on handmade wood poppers. The 711 is more reasonable, it works best for poppers in the 120g range and stickbaits around 150-170g.
The blanks used are reverse tapered so they get thinner at the butt which saves weight and improves the durability of the ferrule so you won’t have to worry.
|Guides||Fuji Stainless Steel SiC||Fuji Stainless Steel SiC|
|Type||GT/Tuna (Stickbait) / Spin||GT/Tuna (Stickbait) / Spin|
|Max Drag @45º (kg)||14||16|
|Pack Length (cm)||174||158|