Tsunami TSCSHDPSII762H-B Carbon Shield II Boat Popping Rod

Tsunami TSCSHDPSII762H-B Carbon Shield II Boat Popping Rod

Price: $179.99
Model
TD Code
TypeLengthPowerActionBraided Line WeightLure WeightColorPrice
TSCSHDPSII762H-B
TSU-0339
Popping7'6
2 pc
HeavyModerate40-80lb3-8ozBlue$179.99 USD
Tsunami Carbon Shield II Boat Popping Rods are designed with ALPS Guides. Premium Hypolon grips for maximum comfort. Made with feather light IM7 graphite blanks with D16 nanotech and unique carbon fiber design. D16 Nanotech blank technology consists of multi-directional layers of IM7 carbon fiber that have been injected with nano resin and wrapped in 8 different angles which evenly disperse flexural force in 16 directions. This combination provides an extremely lightweight blank that resists twist and adds hoop strength. These rods make casting to, hooking, and fighting big fish as easy as it gets. Great choice whether you are jigging Tuna in the Northeast or battling Grouper down South.

  • Anodized aluminum reel seat with stainless steel hoods and custom locking ring
  • Premium Hypolon grips
  • Unique carbon fiber design
  • IM7 Graphite blank with D16 Nanotech
  • ALPS Guides
3 Stars based on 1 reviews
By Anthony
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Good Value Popping Rod, Description Is Suspect.
June 11, 2021
I purchased this rod to pair with my Daiwa BG5000 spinner to use for tuna and yellowtail out here on the west coast. I wanted something to throw poppers and for the price and description this looked like a good fit. The fit and balance between the rod and reel is fine, a bg4000 size reel would probably fit fine as well, but I wouldn't go much smaller.

There are a few things to note, however. The description on the website lists 3-8oz as the lure rating, but on the rod it is printed as 3-6oz (thats a 25% lighter lure than advertised on the website). Additionally the grips are listed as hypolon, but the label on the rod lists them as EVA foam, they definitely feel more like hypolon in my experience tho so it could be a Tsunami issue. Lastly, the guides are listed as "ALPS" guides, which they are, but it makes no mention of the insert material. They are aluminum oxide, which I understand to be about the lowest quality insert that is still usable for braided line.

My last "Complaint" would be that the ALPS reel seat, which is aluminum, was kind of marred like it had been scuffed in the rack or during production, not any big scratched or scores, but some marks on the seat that I would not expect, and would not accept if I had purchased the rod in person, but shipping it back is too big of a hassle to mess with it.

All in all for 180 bucks it feels good in hand, I haven't had a chance to take it out onto the water yet, but from pulling on it, it feels like it will be able to fish 40# (assuming 40-65# braid and a 40# leader with drag set at about 14#)
ProsAffordable way to get into a popping set up Comfortable grips easy to stow in a back seat because it comes apart
ConsWebsite info and info printed on the rod do not match Rod had some cosmetic blemishes on the reel seat Lower quality guide insert material
2 Questions & 2 Answers
Anthony
from Southern California asked:
April 13, 2021
Would this reel be too heavy/stiff for a daiwa bg5000?
1 Answer
You could certainly pair a BG 5000 with this rod
Submitted by: Billy - TackleDirect Customer Service on April 14, 2021

Mike Proctor
from Texas asked:
November 25, 2020
Is this a true one-piece as listed, or does it join together at the handle fore grip like many other popping rods do?
1 Answer
This rod is a 2 piece, 70/30 split roughly.
Submitted by: Bass O on November 25, 2020

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