Finally ! my first popping setup ! Was tempted to get a popping outfit for quite sometime, but decided to delay it as popping was never a regular agenda on this year's fishing trips. I will be going to Pulau Jarak on the 20th this month and testing this new outfit is a must do. Also this will be my main popping arsenal when i re-visit Pulau Jarak again from 26th January 2008 till the 28th January 2008.
My initial choice was the Pencil Instrument series which is rated at PE 4-6 but looking at the built of the rod, I thought to myself, saving my lures is a much wiser decision to make as my heaviest popper is only 70gms. So a decision was finally made, to get the younger brother, Light Pleasure. Although this rod is rated at PE 2-4, I still feel it is capable of going further.
The partner in-crime for the Light Pleasure will most probably be the Daiwa CapricornJ 4500 as its the highest ratio reel I have in my armory. Been wanting to pair it with the Shimano Stella 8000FA, but I found it a bit too heavy for casting long hours. Maybe when I can afford it, I will get a Stella SW8000HG to match with Light Pleasure or any future popping rods..
Presenting, Shimano Caranx Kaibusu - Light Pleasure
Max Lure weight 120gms, PE 2-4 Length 7`6"
Paired with Daiwa CapricornJ 4500
Some neat craftwork on the Fuji guides' wrapping