Ocean Tackle International TS2 Popping Rods

Ocean Tackle International TS2 Popping Rods

$299.99 - $369.99
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TD Code
2 pcs
25-40lb40-115g8-12lb15lb$299.99 USD
2 pcs
40-60lb60-125g17-18lb20lb$329.99 USD
2 pcs
60-80lb70-140g20-22lb30lb$349.99 USD
2 pcs
80-120lb100-280g25-30lb50lb$369.99 USD
Built to do battle with the toughest pelagic heavyweights across the globe, the Ocean Tackle International TS2 Popping Rods offer the perfect balance of power and lightweight performance that you can rely on when the moment comes. The TS2 Popping Rods offer incredible strength while maintaining a great lightweight feel for easy working of poppers and stick baits. Whether you are throwing plugs at schooling tuna in your home waters, or traveling to exotic locations on the hunt for Giant Trevally and other bucket list fish, the TS2 Popping Rods are a worthy weapon of choice for trophy hunters worldwide.

  • Toray Carbon Blank Construction: Lightweight while maintaining strength and power
  • Fuji GMKWSG SIC Concept Guides: "K" series Concept tangle-free design. Stainless steel frame, SIC insert ring.
  • Fuji DPSD Deluxe Graphite Spinning Reel Seat: Additional locking nut for extra secure lock down of your reel.
  • Super Sized Stripper Guide, Size 40: Reduces resistance on casts from line whipping for increased casting distance.
  • Fuji GRC rubber gimbal: Fits perfectly on any popping/fighting belt, while helping reduce weight.
  • EVA Grips: Extremely light weight and durable.
  • Two-Piece Butt Joint Design: Blank section slides into the top part of the grip section for easy travel.
  • Premium Rod Sock: Easily store, transport and protect your rod
5 Stars based on 10 reviews
By John
Houston, TX
Great Value
November 9, 2021
Has a good back bone. I wished the tip
was a bit softer. Have not used it in the field yet, but feels and looks promising.
By Matthew
July 18, 2021
Paired it with a 14k saragosa. Great tuna popping rod
By Gusnyny
Quality Popping rod at a great price
April 28, 2021
This review is only a first impression of the OTI-TS286080 TS2. This rod feels a little stiff at first but it is rated for heavier poppers. Premium guides and reel seat and the blank just looks and feels bulletproof. The butt connection is solid. The rod is light for what it’s rated for so can be fished all day. Hope this helps
  • Components and blank are top notch for the price.
  • None
March 9, 2021
My brother had one setup with an Avet that I used on a Texas Gulf tuna trip. Caught over a dozen black fin. Liked the rod so I bought one for myself.
By Sebastian
Naples, FL
December 12, 2020
Amazing rods held up to the fish I catch
By Kai
Carpinteria, CA
Very Heavy Duty Rod
August 23, 2020
Casts big poppers and stock baits with ease. This rod has a lot of backbone and lifting power, and is well suited for larger fish.
  • Wish it had a little softer tip for working poppers.
By Nathan
Los Angeles
Strong Back Bone!
July 15, 2019
Used this rod for my last 2 trips in CA for BFT and YFT.
Very strong back bone and tip is soft enough to feel the biting
By Mike
Awesome Rod !!
July 1, 2019
Ive only had one trip with this Rod and only used a couple days on the boat, but I fought a 50+ Kg GT (that we got a very good look at 20 m from the boat when he hit) on which I could not Stop with 50 lbs of drag and the rod held up perfectly during the 90 seconds I had it on. I did land several smaller ones up to 10 Kg and horsed them in in under a minute no problem with the OTI TS2. on another day I was using my Hamachi 7'6" and landed a 20 Kg GT and the reel seat is now loose :(
  • Very strong and not too heavy.
  • None that I can see.
By Michael
Rockaway Beach
Nice Light Rod
December 22, 2018
The rod feel’s awesome in my hand’s, nice snd light but strong
  • 2 piece rod, nice travel bag
  • None
By Michael
Excellent Value
February 7, 2018
Nice fit and finish, quality components. I would expect to pay more for this rod. It cast better than I expected. BUT I have not fought Sizable fish YET!
8 Questions & 8 Answers
from Los Angeles, California asked:
January 26, 2018
Is the TS2 replacing the tuna sniper line? or are they complementary?
1 Answer
The "TS2" is replacing the original Tuna Sniper.
Submitted by: Bernie on January 31, 2018

Ernesto velazquez
from San juan. Puerto Rico asked:
August 19, 2021
Hi i have the saltiga 8000h and the oti ts2 7’10” 1-4oz what braid you guys recomend using on it?  Thanx
1 Answer

The recommendation would be Power Pro Maxcuatro 40lb.  It's strong, thin, and you should be able to get over 400yds of  line on your Daiwa Saltiga 8000H.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 19, 2021

Jadon Mancini
from New Jersey asked:
November 28, 2020
which rod pairs best with a Saragossa 8000
1 Answer
This is a matter of preference and the size of fish you generally encounter. I would recommend the  8' 40-60 line weight rod.
Submitted by: Alex T on November 28, 2020

Scott A Brown
from FL asked:
May 16, 2020
So , I ordered the 7'10",  Is the saragosa 6000sw a good match, 40 lb braid?
1 Answer
Hello Scott, 

Yes, your 6k Saragosa will pari perfectly with this rod. Tight lines! 

Submitted by: B. Smith on May 19, 2020

from Orange, CA asked:
March 16, 2020
what's the difference between this and the Gen 1 model?
1 Answer
The Gen 1 rod does not have an additional locking nut on the top portion of the reel seat.
Submitted by: Brian on March 17, 2020

from Los Angeles, CA asked:
June 6, 2019
Which model should I get for Penn Slammer 6500HS?

I am trying to pop the BFT and YFT upto 100 - 150lbs...

1 Answer
Submitted by: Chris Renna on June 13, 2019

from Los Angeles, California asked:
January 26, 2018
How much do each of the rods weigh?
1 Answer
The 7'10" 15lb drag model weighs 12.34 oz. The 8' 20 lb drag model weighs 16.05 oz. The 8' 30 lb drag model weighs 16.79 oz. The 7'6" 50 lb drag model weighs 15.88 oz.
Submitted by: Devon on January 30, 2018

from Baktimore asked:
January 10, 2018
What is the split on these rods (assume butt to blank) and how long is the 8ft version broken down in its rod sock.
1 Answer
The split of the rod is right above the fore grip (70/30) and the measurements for the top pc of the rod is 66 3/4 inches and the bottom pc is 33 inches in length.
Submitted by: Donald on January 13, 2018


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