Ripple Fisher

Ripple Fisher Ocean Ridge Big Tuna 83 Japan Special Xmas Limited Offshore Rod - Spring Green

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Introducing Ripple Fisher’s special limited edition model for the 2023 Christmas season.
First of all, the 2023 special limited edition of offshore rods will be available in two models from [BIG TUNA 83 JAPAN SP].

■BIG TUNA 83 JAPAN SP 【SPRING GREEN】2023 Special Edition

“Spring Green” young leaves that overcome the harsh winter and sprout in the beautiful early spring, are full of vitality and enrich the hearts of those who come into contact with them.
The blank is painted with a light gray satin finish to give it a cool finish, emphasizing the refreshing and gorgeous color of “Spring Green” and the strength of a new bud.

■BIG TUNA 83 JAPAN SP 【SPRING GREEN】-2023 Special Edition-

●Blank color:『Light gray』
●Thread color:Under wrap『Neon Green』・Pin line thread『Gray』・Over wrap『Black』
●Grip color:『Gray』

Rod length : 8ft3in
Section : Grip Joint
Lure : 40~150g
Line : PE 6~8
Action : Regular
Drag : 15kg/45°
Guide : SiC Ocean Guides(Fuji)
Target : Tuna up to 80㎏

Big Tuna 83 Japan Special Xmas Ltd - Middle ClassA model developed with an emphasis on "lure operation and fighting" as well as casting performance.
This is a middle class rod that is compatible with PE6~8 and has the ability to not only shoot lures to pinpoint points, but also allows you to operate small caliber diving poppers and diving pencils in situations where lures are required.
The blank is designed to be lightweight to reduce the physical burden when inviting an increasing number of casts, and you will feel the evolution of the BIG-TUNA series with its lightness and good balance when you hold it in your hand.
In addition, by placing the bending fulcrum on the hand side, we have created a rod that allows you to draw out bat power with the lightest force ever during a fight.

Target Tuna ~80kg/Amberjack
Specification SiC Ocean Guide Specification (Fuji)
Length Weight Section Lure Line Action
8ft 3in (closed dimension: 1785mm) 409g 2pcs / grip joint 40~150g ON 6~8 Regular


◎Applicable reel guide S/D: 14000~18000 / D: 5500~6500
Grip length / A: 833mm (total grip length), B: 520mm (from grip end to reel foot)
Blank tip diameter / 3.3mm (just below the top guide)・Blank original diameter / 14.6mm (Original diameter is the outer diameter of the fishing rod body which is 915mm from the rod butt)
Reel seat / DPS20 (Fuji) Downlock
Grip end / BRC specification*

In Japan, we have a variety of species of Tuna, including the bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, dogtooth etc. Each species inhabit different seas with different current conditions, water temperature, baits and sizes. Furthermore, the size of these species tend to be growing and with the evolution of our fishing tackle and the improvement of the anglers capabilities, super large size (200kg class) tuna have started being caught. In order to adapt to the ever changing conditions and situations, we have started the reconstruction of the BIG-TUNA series.

BIG TUNA Bending Curve

Big Tuna static load comparison

This is a comparison of the bending of the Big Tuna series by applying a static load to each power class and changing the angle of the rod. Please use this as a reference for changes in the bending fulcrum, the rest of the bat, etc.
*Please note that changes in bending angle caused by differences in length do not necessarily reflect rod power.

The 85F and 87AS, which are designed to focus on small lures, have a tapered design with a deep bend and a tip that allows the tip to fit in, so they are good at casting small lures and "cat fights" that are less stressful for the angler. On the other hand, the 83 and 86, which focus on floating, have a shallow bending margin and the fulcrum of the bend is slightly closer to the tip, allowing for speedy fighting. Between the 87AS and 83 in the same class (middle class), the 83 feels stronger by about 1 power.

A comparison of the two heavy class models shows that both models have relatively similar taper designs, but the characteristics differ depending on the length. By bending the 86 firmly, it has excellent long-distance casting performance that takes advantage of its length. Since the 710RT is short in length, it is a model that emphasizes balance and is easy to bend during cast fights.

Comparing the three models in the power class, if you look at the 73 and 76 at a 45-degree angle, they appear to have almost the same power, but by bending the rod with the rod upright, the 76 bends from the hand side, which puts less stress on the angler. Since the 73 has a shallow bend, it is possible to fight with a sense of speed. The newly added 70 has the strongest bat power, and because of its short length, the fulcrum is closer to the angler, reducing the burden to the utmost. Although the three models are in the same power class, they each have very different characteristics. *When choosing a tuna rod, please choose one that suits your physique, physical strength, and experience.

Static load comparison

The BIG-TUNA series has set power categories to make rod characteristics easier to understand.
To give an example, even though models such as 86, 710RT, 73, 76, and 70 have the same line max value, the 73, 76, and 70 have been developed with higher breaking strength to aim for ultra-large class models, and the 86・This is a different power category from 710RT. The 86/710RT is a model that is useful in situations where long distance casting is required, such as inviting out, or in situations where more detailed invitations are required.
The 85F, 87AS, and 83 are also useful for targeting yellowfin tuna, and as a general guideline, the 85F is suitable for tuna of 50 kg or less, and the 87AS and 83 are suitable for 80 kg or less.
Please choose a model by comprehensively considering the lure size, line, tuna size, required lure appeal, etc.
The rod design of the BIG-TUNA series is color-coded with thread colors that match the power class below. The model name is also engraved on the spacer on the reel seat of the grip.

Field comparison table