What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

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What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Postby goldrod » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:47 am

I’m looking now. Been surfing the websites like I’m looking for crime scene clues
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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Postby ShimanoFan » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:51 am

My next custom rod for 2019 will be chosen carefully from among the blanks of North Fork Composites made by Gary Loomis.

I am looking for a thin blank, with good backbone and fast action between 6'6" and 7' in the medium strength range.

My days of building crane rods is over. Today I am going lighter and enjoying the action much more so than just winching in fish with over kill rods and reels and 50 plus pound line.
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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Postby M Perry » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:10 am

:whistle:

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Postby Finnz922 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:07 am

M Perry wrote::whistle:


Would I be too out of line to guess Megabass is about to blow our minds?
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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Postby Polkfish1 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:11 am

Finnz922 wrote:
M Perry wrote::whistle:


Would I be too out of line to guess Megabass is about to blow our minds?


I’ll guess X7 re-vamp by popular demand.

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Postby poisonokie » Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:20 pm

Either a St. Croix or Major Craft 610-7' medium regular. I don't really have a shallow cranking rod, but I have a nice 6.3 T3 with upgrades that would be perfect for it.
As a matter of fact I don't have enough rods.

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Postby Hogsticker2 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:40 pm

Just one :lol: !?

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Postby goldrod » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:49 pm

Hogsticker2 wrote:Just one :lol: !?


For now anyways. I’ve been looking around and only the Valkyrie continues to seduce me.
Outside of thAt it’s probably another St. Croix or Kistler.
I can gamble on a reel but not a rod. if I don’t like a reel I can super tune it. doesn’t work
the same with rods
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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Postby BigG » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:29 am

Polkfish1 wrote:
Finnz922 wrote:
M Perry wrote::whistle:


Would I be too out of line to guess Megabass is about to blow our minds?


I’ll guess X7 re-vamp by popular demand.

I since have a couple I'd like to add.

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Postby bigfruits » Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:31 am

i still havent bought the javelin i wanted to fish with this year. anyone want to trade for the 110 special?

id love to see a remake of the X4 Destruction. same power and taper, maybe a bit longer.

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Postby Houndfish » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:15 pm

bigfruits wrote:i still havent bought the javelin i wanted to fish with this year. anyone want to trade for the 110 special?

id love to see a remake of the X4 Destruction. same power and taper, maybe a bit longer.


I don't have a Javelin to trade, but I would drive across the Potomac with a twelve pack if you let me see how the 110 Special feels next to a 783 and 844 GLX. :D The idea of finding a 783-like rod but with a shorter handle appeals to me and I have had my eye on the USDM 110 Special for a while now.

My "for sure" first 2019 rod is going to be an Addermine. A high-end spinning rod is the last thing I can legitimately buy and in I want to focus on both spinning rods and finesse presentations more next season. I have also accepted that it is time to sell off 4-5 of my more entry level BFS/UL casting rods and pick up a good one, so at some point before pre-spawn I need to get on that.

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Postby M Perry » Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:16 pm

Finnz922 wrote:
M Perry wrote::whistle:


Would I be too out of line to guess Megabass is about to blow our minds?


We do have the redesigned Levantes dropping in a few weeks..... :big grin:

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Postby Real Pudd legend » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:11 pm

I love the addermine , not as sensitive as the nrx but I like it more than the nrx. Hard to explain that jdm feel , it’s casts very accurate and the blank loads so smoothly. I use mine for pretty much everything from weightless , wacky , dropshot , Neko , Ned etc.

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Postby timinmo » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:00 pm

I do not have a specific rod in mind. I actually have two NFC blanks in the closet to build and I am certainly looking forward to that. What I am really lusting after is high end ultra-light/light spinning rod. I recently bought a nice 1000 series spinning reel and would like a higher end rod to put it on. Alphahawk in the ultralight section has my head spinning with options. I fish small stream smallmouth a bunch so I really don't want something that tops out at 3 lb line. I usually use 4lb but do sometimes use 6 and might drop down to 2 lb but don't really foresee that happening. Anyway plenty of time to decide. I won't be doing any small stream wading for a while.

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Postby TravisNY » Mon Dec 24, 2018 7:40 pm

I got one I've been searching for delivered this week. A brand new F4ST-69RSDTI Hedgehog with US warranty. Tim you know from another forum there is an Exist LT going on it. Should be here in a couple days. Now Gary at the Trap will be getting an order on a river smallie small top water combo I've been wanting.
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