At Fishing Tackle Shop, we use out extensive knowledge of angling and industry products to devise incredible combo outfits for GT popping. On this latest setup, we have devised a high-speed Okuma combination that pairs the Azores 80 spinning reel with the powerful 729H popping rod.
We have decided to use the Azores 80 in this combination because of the 5.4:1 hard cranking gear ratio and its ability to catch giant trevally straight from the boat or off rocks. Okuma has used a number of its renowned design features in building the reel, including heavy duty aluminium body, High Gear Density, Dual Force Drag System and its 6+1 ball bearing system.
When it came to choosing the rod, we felt that Azores on Azores would deliver stunning performance. The 729H rod model and its blank is constructed out of tapered carbon composite to give you the brute force needed to hold onto difficult fighting fish.
The seven-foot-nine-inch length of this rod gives you an outstanding casting distance. Once you add the 80 Sized fishing reel, you get an ultra-powerful setup with maximum drag of 20kg.
♦ 6BB + 1RB stainless steel ball bearings
♦ Corrosion Resistant Coating (CRC)
♦ Dual Force Drag (DFD) system
♦ High Density Gearing (HDG)
♦ Hydro Block watertight drag seal
♦ Okuma multi-disc heavy-duty carbonite drag washers
♦ Precision machined brass pinion gear
♦ Quickset anti-reverse roller bearing for solid hook sets
♦ Rotor equalising system for superior performance
♦ T480 aluminium alloy body, side plate and rotor
♦ 5.4:1 Gear Ratio
♦ 7 feet 9 inches in length
♦ Blank into foregrip two-piece design
♦ Fuji Anti-Tangle K Series guides
♦ Heavy action rod
♦ High density EVA grips
♦ Lightweight Okuma HD reel seat
♦ Lure weights of max 300g
♦ PE line rating 6-8 (60-80lbs)
♦ Rubber plastic gimbal fitting
♦ Azores Fishing Rod – Model 792H
♦ Tapered Carbon Composite (TCC-1) blank construction
By combining the AZ-80S spinning reel with the 792H Azores rod, you’ll get a fantastic Okuma setup for catching fighting fish such as giant trevally, kingfish, mackerel, pelagic and tuna.
♦ Corrosion X coating and a hydro block system help to protect the reel from the damaging effects of saltwater.
♦ Fuji K Series guides have been used on the popper fishing rod to ensure that tangles are easier to avoid and resolve.
♦ Okuma has multi-disc heavy-duty carbon drag washers for smoother performance.
♦ T480 aluminium alloy has been used to construct the body, rotor and side plate of the Z-80S reel, adding remarkable protection against saltwater.
♦ The rod’s blank has been built out of tapered carbon composite to guarantee that the raw power will not leave you any time soon.
At last you get a rugged high-speed setup for tackling determined fighting fish. We have combined the Azores 80 spinning reel and 729H popper fishing rod from Okuma’s superb Azores Series. Order your unique setup today from the Fishing Tackle Shop.