What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by evilcatfish » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:29 am

I’ll be looking to add a new Levante, and a higher end Megabass offering. Not sure which, but a new destroyer line would probably cause me to pounce immediately

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by evilcatfish » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:31 am

Team Bass wrote:I’m going to pick up a FMJ. I’m going to focus on it mainly this year. :big grin:
I bought one not long after they were originally released and absolutely love it, I bet you will too!

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Revofisher » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:08 am

yeah i sold all of my 2017 us destroyers and i miss the fmj that one is a great rod if you add it i know you will like that rod. its hard not to when fishing jigs and plastics loved it so much for that.

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Matt_3479 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:20 pm

I had a couple for the list but ended up picking one up this morning lol glx 822s dsr was added this morning paired with a ci4+, but the next would definately be 893c nrx

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by jmd_143 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:15 am

I'm thinking a new NRX.. I love my 852s. Here are a few that make the shortlist... really going come down to price and availability, since I am cheap..

894C
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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Bubbleboy » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:02 am

Since I purged all my NRXs to buy Conquests, I miss a couple. Sold my CNQ843c, so that will be replaced by a NRX 843c MBR, and might buy a 893c JWR...again. I should never have gotten rid of those two.
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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Heddonfrog » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:03 pm

JDM Ugly Stick Premier Pro Titanium elite BFS rod

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Aquaftm45 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:04 am

The JDM Ugly Stick was out of my price range so I might have to settle for this...
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http://www.gamakatsu.co.jp/client/produ ... Code=24547

They really need fire their entire rod nameing department.

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by zodiak311 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:15 pm

I'm going to focus on UL this year. Got a Corto headed my way. The UL guys on this forum are costing me an arm and a leg! :lol:
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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Heddonfrog » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:06 am

Aquaftm45 wrote:The JDM Ugly Stick was out of my price range so I might have to settle for this...

Luxxe Zephyos.jpg

http://www.gamakatsu.co.jp/client/produ ... Code=24547

They really need fire their entire rod nameing department.

If you’re getting their whole line up, don’t forget to pick up a some of these bargain buys for the occasional salt water adventure. I think there are 6 models in the Grand Versus line. Can even get them cheaper when eBay has their 15% off sale....and don’t forget there’s free shipping

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gamakatsu-Gama ... SwTxJcIHVa

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Blacktail 8541 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:39 am

NRX 894 is on my list for this year.

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by poisonokie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:24 pm

Heddonfrog wrote:
Aquaftm45 wrote:The JDM Ugly Stick was out of my price range so I might have to settle for this...

Luxxe Zephyos.jpg

http://www.gamakatsu.co.jp/client/produ ... Code=24547

They really need fire their entire rod nameing department.

If you’re getting their whole line up, don’t forget to pick up a some of these bargain buys for the occasional salt water adventure. I think there are 6 models in the Grand Versus line. Can even get them cheaper when eBay has their 15% off sale....and don’t forget there’s free shipping

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gamakatsu-Gama ... SwTxJcIHVa
:lol: Heck yeah, that's pocket change, buddy!
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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Craigthor » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:41 pm

After getting the ‘18 Olympic Corto out today I want to try some of their other offerings.

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Aquaftm45 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:47 pm

poisonokie wrote:
Heddonfrog wrote:
Aquaftm45 wrote:The JDM Ugly Stick was out of my price range so I might have to settle for this...

Luxxe Zephyos.jpg

http://www.gamakatsu.co.jp/client/produ ... Code=24547

They really need fire their entire rod nameing department.

If you’re getting their whole line up, don’t forget to pick up a some of these bargain buys for the occasional salt water adventure. I think there are 6 models in the Grand Versus line. Can even get them cheaper when eBay has their 15% off sale....and don’t forget there’s free shipping

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gamakatsu-Gama ... SwTxJcIHVa
:lol: Heck yeah, that's pocket change, buddy!
That's JDM Tackle Heaven doubleing their price when they post on Ebay.
What I like about that new Zephryos (or whatever the hell they call it) line up is that they are incorporating a very light glass composition into the Toray 1100G. Depending on the tonnage, that Toray is wicked crisp at 100%, but light, insanely sesitive and has a forgiving bend under heavy load. The addition of the light glass composition allows for the fancy flick casts and backhand skips we drool over. Your still going to get everybit of sensitivity you would ever want or need. Luxxe build quality is second to none. If I save up my Yen the next few months I would only be able to afford one, especially considering I would have to pair it with a KTF Steez CT Finesse Custom... :shock:

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Polkfish1 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:11 pm

What I like about that new Zephryos (or whatever the hell they call it) line up is that they are incorporating a very light glass composition into the Toray 1100G. Depending on the tonnage, that Toray is wicked crisp at 100%, but light, insanely sesitive and has a forgiving bend under heavy load. The addition of the light glass composition allows for the fancy flick casts and backhand skips we drool over. Your still going to get everybit of sensitivity you would ever want or need. Luxxe build quality is second to none. If I save up my Yen the next few months I would only be able to afford one, especially considering I would have to pair it with a KTF Steez CT Finesse Custom... :shock:[/quote]


I’ve been reading a bit about these rods: http://www.i-s-makers.com/products/rod/infinite-blade/

I became interested in this blend of carbon and glass after positive experience with varkarie. Seems like ISm might be doing something similar to what you’re describing for these new zephs.

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