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Ripple Fisher Big Tuna Spin Rod

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  • Pickup Instore (2 hours): Free - 50 Darley St Mona Vale NSW 2103
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The Ripple Fisher Big Tuna series has long been the benchmark for tuna rods around the world. These rods pack an immense power but retain ability to work light lures for when the tuna are feeding on small bait. This makes these rods a perfect tool for targeting bluefin tuna, as well as Yellowfin abroad. Super powerful rods for big fish and with superb quality finishing you would expect from Ripple Fisher.

Suitable for Shimano Stella 8000+ reels or Daiwa Saltiga 8000+. Handcrafted in Japan.



Big Tuna 83M Japan Special

Target: Tuna~80kg - KingFish
Specifications: SiC Ocean Guide (Fuji)
Length: 8ft 3in (Closed Length:1785mm)
Weight: 412g
Sections: 2pcs / Grip-Joint
Lure: 40-150g
Line: PE 6-8
Action: Regular
Suitable reel size / S:14000~18000 / D:5500~6500
Grip length / A:833mm(Grip full length)・B:520mm(From grip end to reel foot)
Dia of tip / 3.3mm(Just below top guide) ・Dia of butt / 14.6mm (Butt diameter measured 915mm from the bottom)
Reel seat / DPS20(Fuji) Down Lock
Grip end / BRC


Big Tuna 85 Japan Special


Target: Tuna~100kg
Specifications: SiC Ocean Guide (Fuji)
Length: 8ft 5in (Closed Length:1850mm)
Weight: 434g
Sections: 2pcs / Grip-Joint
Lure: 40-160g
Line: PE 6-12
Action: Regular Fast
Suitable reel size / S:14000~20000 / D:6500~7000
Grip length / 833mm(Grip full length)・520mm(From grip end to reel foot)
Dia of tip / 3.7mm(Just below top guide) ・Dia of butt / 16.5mm (Butt diameter measured 895mm from the bottom)
Reel seat / DPS20(Fuji) Down Lock
Grip end / BRC22


Big Tuna 85F Japan Special


Target: Tuna~500kg / Kingfish
Specifications: SiC-S Ocean Guide + Titanium frame K Guide(Fuji)
Length: 8ft 5in (Closed Length:1880mm)
Weight: 370g
Sections: 2pcs / Grip-Joint
Lure: 18-120g
Line: PE 3-6
Action: Regular
Suitable reel size / S:8000~14000 / D:4500~6500
Grip length / 798mm(Grip full length)・520mm(From grip end to reel foot)
Dia of tip / 2.5mm(Just below top guide) ・Dia of butt / 14.3mm (Butt diameter measured 867mm from the bottom of tip section)
Reel seat / DPS20(Fuji) Down Lock
Grip end / BRC


Detailed Description (Straight from Japan)

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.

To begin with, we have added the 83 to the series in 2020 as the successor for the long hit in past years. Tuna rods are the largest and most powerful series of rods and thus require the most intricate carbon sheet patterns and techniques in order to create the blanks. We need to continue evolving and improving our techniques to keep up with the most up to date fishing techniques and style. Please stand by and look forward to future developments in the BIG-TUNA series.

Static load comparison of BIG TUNA 85F & BIG TUNA 83 (6kg load)
Although, BIG TUNA 83 that have been set as middle class is recommended for PE8, if you are in situation that you have to cast light and small lure when your target is feeding on small sardines PE6 will be recommended to get more distance. A still weight of 6kg is loaded onto 85F and 83 supposing that you fish with PE6. Both models have moderate flexibility on belly section so even though those got length, you can maintain your position while fighting easily.

Static load comparison of BIG TUNA 85 & BIG TUNA 710 (10kg load)
These two models are the core of the series capable of use with various size lures for different bait sizes. The 85 is an extended model of the 710 with a sharper tip section when casting. Although the long length blank may feel stiffer, the butt section of the 710 is predominantly stronger.

Static load comparison of BIG TUNA 76 and BIG TUNA 73 (10kg load)
These models will assist anglers for situations where large lures are required due to the targets feeding on large baits such as dolphin fish. At a 45°angle, both the 73 and 76 can be seen to have the same power. However, once the rod is lifted even higher, the 76 will start bending closer to the body, reducing the load on the angler. The 73 has a sharp casting feel while able to fight the fish speedily.

In some areas, the size of what was once said to be large size fish has grown from 100kg to 200kg and the 200kg to 300kg, requiring added models catered for these larger fish.

With the ever changing size of tuna and fishing conditions, it has become difficult to chose the most suited rod. So as of 2020 models, we have set the power category as follows in order for a more comprehensive understanding. The 85, 710, 73, 76 are all in the same line max category however the 73 and 76 have been designed with a higher breakage point suited for targeting 200kg class fish which are in a different power category from the 85 and 710.

It is our goal to ensure your shopping experience with Fishing Station is as easy and seamless as possible. All orders are double checked prior to packaging, to minimise errors as much as possible.

We understand that circumstances do change, and offer a returns policy to suit.

Ineligible Items

  • Custom product creations: Skirted Trolling Lures, Lure Builder, Rigging, Hook Rigs and Services are not eligible for return.
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    Line Spooling

    Any line spooled on a reel sold by Fishing Station, that is to be returned, is subject to a $15 de-spooling fee (per reel).

    30 Day Returns Policy (For Online Orders)

    • Product/s must be unused
    • Still in original packaging and condition (including any shrink or plastic wrapping)
    • Returns window is activated from date of delivery from logistics carrier (or date of pickup from post office)
    • All return postage costs are paid by buyer
    • Original shipping costs are non-refundable

    Returns Process

    • Contact us to open a Return Authorisation
    • Provided the request falls within the 30 day returns window, we will email through a Return Authorisation form
    • This form must be included within the box for the return.
    • Please ensure sufficient packaging and protection inside the box to prevent transit damage
    • Our returns address will be provided at this time.

    It is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure that the parcel is dispatched within the 7 days – parcel tracking must show the parcel is scanned by the logistics carrier within the 7 days of initiating the return. Parcel tracking and insurance is strongly recommended. It is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure the parcel reaches us. We will not accept returned goods stamped “More To Pay”.

    All returns are carefully examined upon receipt to ensure they adhere to the returns policy. Relevant photos will be taken to confirm this.

    Any returns received:
    • Outside the returns window,
    • Damaged,
    • Without prior authorisation,
    • Without an enclosed Return Authorisation form

    will not be processed, and will be shipped back to the buyer at their cost.

    In-Store Returns

    • We have a separate returns policy for instore purchases – please ring the shop to confirm this.
    • All returns (for orders placed online) can also be processed in-store, within the 30 day returns window.
    • Prior authorisation is not required for in-store returns, however please bring your invoice.

    Incorrect / Damaged Items on Arrival

    Any imperfections to orders received must be reported to us within 24 hours of delivery. If an incorrect item has been sent, please do not open any sealed packaging – any attempt to use the incorrect item will be deemed to be acceptance of the item by the buyer.

    Please follow these instructions:

    • Prior to opening, please take photos immediately of the damaged box
    • Please take photos of the damaged item showing the fault (if possible)

    We will replace items that are damaged in transit by the carrier, or incorrectly shipped due to fulfilment errors on our side. Please contact us and we will arrange the return and replacement.

      Warranty Claims / Faulty Items

      It is the policy of Fishing Station that all warranty and faulty item claims come back to our shop first for inspection by our staff. Should the item need to be sent back to the manufacturer, the buyer will be notified and kept up to date with its repair progress.

      Intentional misuse of an item by not following instructions and usage guidelines, such as (but not limited to):

      • Submersing a reel
      • Breaking a rod by exceeding its strain capacity

      Will not be covered by our warranty and fault protocol, and the item will be returned to the buyer at the buyer’s cost.

      Australian Consumer Law Guarantees

      All products come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. This entitles buyer’s to:

      • Replacement or refund for a major failure of the product
      • Compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage
      • Repair or replacement of the goods if they fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.