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Ripple Fisher Ocean Voyager GTXpedition Travel Rods

Original price $850.00 - Original price $890.00
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$850.00 - $890.00
Current price $850.00
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Model: GTXpedition 81M
  • 3 Piece construction
  • Perfect for GT, Yellowtail, AJ’s and Tuna
  • Free US Shipping
  • Made in Japan

The GTXpedition series is made for the traveling angler, often times you may not find the variety or grade of fish where you live so your best option might be to go to where you can. Places like Oman, Réunion, Papua New Guinea, North Carolina or right here in SoCal. Flying around with long rods can be either expensive or impossible for a lot of these destinations so travel rods are the go-to and it’s pretty darn difficult to make a 3 piece rod that is strong, sensitive and light but Ripple Fisher has been the go-to for this style of rod. When you’re trying to target the hard fighting species you can’t compromise on your rods, reels and line and these are the best on the market.

Ripplefisher’s 3 piece pack rod, “GTXpedition” model has been reborn. When considering recent traveling limitations, the collapsed length has been set to 887mm for the two PE6 and PE8 class rods. These models are not only suitable for your GT fishing in exotic locations but also trips targeting massive kingfish. By combining these rods with the Aquila EX models, anglers will have a wider range to choose from depending on the sea conditions, lure size and target size. By reviewing the bending of the new GTXpedition models, we were able to perfect it as a 3 piece rod. With its lightness, outstanding balance, sharpness and appropriate bending curve, you will not believe it to be a multi piece rod. We hope you can experience the ever improving technology at Ripplefisher first hand.

Although the GTX series were developed as a 3 piece model for fishing trips overseas, they are also ideal for not only domestic GT, but also the casting game for Kingfish. The difference from the PE6 class Aquila EX is the sharp stiffness during the casting, whereas the Aquila EX is more suited for technical small maneuvers of the lure. In addition, the stiffness and strength of the regular tapered GTX series have made it easy to perform long jerks of the lure at a consistent pace.

GTXpedition 81M

This is a PE6 class multi piece model to target GT and Kingfish domestically or internationally. It is ideal for use with diving pencils and small mouthed poppers. The seamless bending curve pleasantly surprise you as it will not feel like a 3 piece blank. Anglers will be able to cast into strong head winds with its added sharpness and the blank will assist anglers to maintain balance during the fight and efficiently lift the fish. We are proud to present you this rod with the potential to go head to head against 30~40kg class GT while being a PE6 class light and sharp rod.

Suitable reel size S・D:14000 / D:5500
Grip length / A: 852mm(Grip full length) B: 505mm(From grip end to reel foot)
Dia of tip / 3.2mm(Just below top guide) Dia of butt / 14.3mm (Butt diameter measured 920mm from the bottom)
Reel seat / DPS20(Fuji) Up Lock
Grip end / BRC

GTXpedition 81MH

This is a PE8 class multi piece model to target large size GT as its main target domestically or internationally. The sharp and highly resilient blank is ideal for use with large diving pencils and medium size mouthed poppers. You will be able to utilize and sharply maneuver these lures with little effort thanks to the characteristics of the blank. The sharpness of the blank will also reduce the load on the angler when casting all day long. in contrast to the 81M, this model is more muscular and has a sharper blank with instantaneous force enabling anglers to take initiative and have a speedy fight with the monstrous fish. You will be able to load the blank and stop the fish in shallow waters or around rough structures. This is the ultimate travel rod we were able to produce through challenging the limits of a multi piece rod.

Suitable reel size S・D:14000~18000 / D:5500~6500
Grip length / A:852mm(Grip full length)・ B:505mm(From grip end to reel foot)
Dia of tip / 3.9mm(Just below top guide) ・Dia of butt / 15.2mm (Butt diameter measured 920mm from the bottom)
Reel seat / DPS20(Fuji) Up Lock
Grip end / BRC

Model Length Pieces Lure Line Max Drag Weight
GTX 81M 8’1” 3 Max 140g PE 6~ 60lb 10kg/22lb 380g ~ 13.4oz
GTX 81MH 8’1” 3 Max 180g PE 8~ 80lb 13kg/28lb 386g ~ 13.6oz
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