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Old 08-18-2010, 03:33 PM   #1
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Question OTI G3 vs. Trevala F (Need help deciding.)

So i am within a day of ordering a new jigging rod. Matching it with a Talica 10 single speed. Fishing within 12 miles from the pass and targeting snapper, grouper, aj, and king. I have been researching the crap out of Trevala and Trevala F. They look great. But today i ran across a company called Ocean Tackle International. They have a rod called the G3, which has now been eclipsed by the Fathom Blade. Does anyone have any insight to these rods? I have used a Trevala with a Torsa and was surprised by the lightness. But was not impressed with the amount of backbone i thought the rod would have. i.e my fight with a 26" AJ was a bit over dramatic for a rod of this "line rating". Which i know Shimano over rates thier lines. So any info would be great. Thanks guys!
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Not even a close decision. The OTI blows the Trevalla away. I have 3 OTI's and 2 Trevallas. No comparison.
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Not even a close decision. The OTI blows the Trevalla away. I have 3 OTI's and 2 Trevallas. No comparison.
So spend the extra $50 and get the G3 then huh? Alright. Will do.
I planned on getting the OTI-3103-56C, It's the 5'6 60-100lb rating Casting Rod. I will be doing alot more bottom fishing than jigging but like to have the option. I know a 600gram rod is a lot, but i like having the ass if needed.
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So spend the extra $50 and get the G3 then huh? Alright. Will do.
I planned on getting the OTI-3103-56C, It's the 5'6 60-100lb rating Casting Rod. I will be doing alot more bottom fishing than jigging but like to have the option. I know a 600gram rod is a lot, but i like having the ass if needed.
That rod has it, my buddy winched up about a 50# aj with that rod and an Avet HX 2 speed in a nano second. But honestly G3 blows Trevalla away as far as backbone. I have 2 - 400 gr and a 300 gr as well. Great jigging sticks.
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What about weight wise. Do they seem lighter? Oh, an di guess the 600g rods are totally bought out. I am going with the 400g. WHats the largest fish you have horsed with the 400g? Thanks for intel.
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What about weight wise. Do they seem lighter? Oh, an di guess the 600g rods are totally bought out. I am going with the 400g. WHats the largest fish you have horsed with the 400g? Thanks for intel.
65# aj and 30 # gag.
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Kenton, As a matter of fact the avatar pic is about a 45# aj on my 400 gr OTI spinning rod, not that you can see it that well. But you can definitely tell it does have twice the backbone as the Trevala.
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lobsterman is right. i OTI rods put a spankin on the trevela series jigging rods. they have a better backbone, and more flex at the tip.. you can't go wrong. who's a dealer around here? J&M?
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lobsterman is right. i OTI rods put a spankin on the trevela series jigging rods. they have a better backbone, and more flex at the tip.. you can't go wrong. who's a dealer around here? J&M?
I got mine @ Hot Spots...600g - love it...now I guess I need to try out the 400g

What's the preferred reel to match up LM for both the 600 & 400g???...

I presently hv Torium 30's & Tyrnos 12 but want to upgrade the 30's for sure..

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I got mine @ Hot Spots...600g - love it...now I guess I need to try out the 400g

What's the preferred reel to match up LM for both the 600 & 400g???...

I presently hv Torium 30's & Tyrnos 12 but want to upgrade the 30's for sure..

Thanks

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The ultimate little reel for jigging is the Jigging Master but Avet threatened a law suit so they pulled them off the US market. Another awesome reel is the Aleutchnos 12 C, The Avet Raptor JX and the Shimano Tallica II. You couldn't give me another Torium. I have a Saltist wich is Daiwas answer to the Torium.
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