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"I had to put this short report up talking about the new set of rods made for me by Paul from JPR rods. They are hands down the best tuna rods I have ever had built. I had some 7' 30-50 Super Seeker blanks and some 6'3" SS XXH blanks. The 7' rods will handle the winter wahoo fishing and the 6'3" are the tuna killers. I fished with some reps from Seeker rods back in Jan and after talking with them about how we fish the wahoo and tuna. Jim Scarletta gave me his opinion of what blank he recommended. The 7' rods were just the ticket for the wahoo with just enough tip and plenty of backbone. We never tried the tuna rods but after the first choice I trusted his judgement. Seeker doesn't offer a acid wrapped rod so this is where Paul comes in. I have heard alot of good things about his rods. And I was outfitting a boat for someone and he had a set built by Paul. I throughly checked out the rods and was impressed with them. So I contacted him to build me a set of wahoo and tuna rods. I just told Paul what I wanted and he offered a few suggestions. The finished product came out better than I ever expected. I told Paul the colors of my boat and what reels I was going to put on the rods and to make a killer butt wrap for me."
"JPR Rods built these 2 rods for me using OTI's 5 1/2' and 7 1/2' 2-piece blanks! The spinning rod is the new 50# blank for throwing top water lures. The conventional, spiral wrapped 300g rod is for my wife Sandi. You can probably tell by the wrap colors she chose! Paul at JPR Rods was great to work with over the phone and the finished rods look great! JPR Rods will soon be an O.T.I. dealer in the eastern Pennsylvania, NY/NJ area!"
"Went over to Paul's house today and had a great time pulling on some blanks and completed rods. I've ordered a custom OTI 50lb 7.5 ft popping rod for topwater tuna which should be finished right before the topwater BFT bite starts up in MA. I'm hoping to use it for some GOM YFT at some point as well; maybe not this year though. I took a look at probably 10-12 rods and LOVED his custom spinner with roller guides. The tip is super soft for popping and jigging, but I'm hoping we can find a lighter blank that has a comparable tip action for my version. Paul's GUSA dragon is just insane. Titanium roller guides...this rod is as light as a light tackle trout rod The rod has a GREAT bend to it as well, but enough backbone to slay some big ones. A trolling/chunking dream rod. It belongs in a museum behind 4" thick glass. Took the custom spinner with the roller guides as well as a GUSA Wahoo Jr rod outside and played with some weights Couldn't find a lot to use so we ended up with 10-12lbs."