What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by zodiak311 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:55 pm

Craigthor wrote:After getting the ‘18 Olympic Corto out today I want to try some of their other offerings.
](*,) Great, mine hasn't even arrived yet, and I already feel another itch...
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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Craigthor » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:24 pm

zodiak311 wrote:
Craigthor wrote:After getting the ‘18 Olympic Corto out today I want to try some of their other offerings.
](*,) Great, mine hasn't even arrived yet, and I already feel another itch...
I’m trying to get an order for the Nuovo settled, now to decide how I want to fund this one might have to part with my TenRyu Spectra soon.

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Craigthor » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:30 pm

@zodiak311 posted a few pictures in the UL forum if you haven’t stopped by there both in my thread and Alphahawks thread on the corto.

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Aquaftm45 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:45 pm

Polkfish1 wrote:
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.
Congrats on that Valkarie, it's a beauty! If I had a Mars Zirconia or a Cracked Copper I would swim to Japan to get one of those rods, or just call TT :lol: (I am a wierdo when it comes to asthetically matching my rods and reels) I am still confounded by the weight of the Valks. I'm not sure where it comes from but have some wild guesses. I don't think it is the glass composition, as you see below on the tag, (you have to squint) it's only 3%.
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That is from an overlay that they utilize and not the blank material itself, from what I understand. Possibly it is a combination of whatever they are using to move that handle back and forth, but primarily I think they are using a heavier resin or varied carbon tonnage in the blank to impart the action that they want. All that said, as long as you have balance it is negated somewhat. And from your glowing review, I am even more interested. I have always been intruiged with the Nories line of rods, those are some heavyweights even in the M and ML rod class, props to them for designing a weight balance system to compensate.
I have seen those ISM's on Bass.co, but never looked at the website. That was some great information and I think you are spot on. Kudo's to these companies for taking the time and effort to lay out exactly what they are doing with these blanks and what in turn that will do for you on the business end of the rod.
There are a couple of other Japanese Rod companies worth mentioning, but I've taken up too much space already.

Congrats again on the Valk

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Obz » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:02 pm

I really only need a Kistler H3 dropshot rod and a Ci4 2500. I'll probably get a 73H Zbone because I have a problem ](*,)

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Poisson » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:32 pm

Obz wrote:I really only need a Kistler H3 dropshot rod and a Ci4 2500. I'll probably get a 73H Zbone because I have a problem ](*,)
If it helps, after fishing a Helium 3 7'0" ML paired up with a Stradic FK pretty frequently throughout 2018 I have nothing but good things to say about the combo, feels great and looks very sharp!

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Obz » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:04 am

Nice! That silver must look good with the blue. I was thinking of going medium action. The expride 7M looks nice too.

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by domthewon » Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:19 pm

Just got mine the other day. Big ups to japanlureshop.com for packaging this rod the best I have ever seen and getting it to me 4 days after the order. Really excited for this one. I’ll take some good pics soon.
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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Hogsticker2 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:21 pm

domthewon wrote:Just got mine the other day. Big ups to japanlureshop.com for packaging this rod the best I have ever seen and getting it to me 4 days after the order. Really excited for this one. I’ll take some good pics soon.
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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by domthewon » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:56 pm

Hogsticker2 wrote:
domthewon wrote:Just got mine the other day. Big ups to japanlureshop.com for packaging this rod the best I have ever seen and getting it to me 4 days after the order. Really excited for this one. I’ll take some good pics soon.
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Hahaha I’ll take that as a compliment.

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by MNBassin03 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:28 am

The two rods I'm looking forward to for 2019 are two Daiwa Steez AGS rods. I purchased the 7'1 MH and the 7'4 XH Frog Rod. I've used a good amount of the NRX rods, but also added a NRX 803C this year, which I normally don't use that short of rod.

Anyone have any thoughts on the Steez AGS 7'1 MH and the NRX 803C? I know what I'm using the frog rod for :)

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by smallies » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:34 pm

I think I will finally try an Expride. The one year warranty has scared me in the past, but the reviews are too good to pass up

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Blacktail 8541 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:10 am

Going to add the Meggabass Destoyer FMJ to my list :-$

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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by goldrod » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:27 pm

The poison Adrena rod is discontinued but I hope to see some variation come back
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Re: What’s your 2019 Rod to have?

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:53 pm

goldrod wrote:The poison Adrena rod is discontinued but I hope to see some variation come back
It's not discontinued. A 2nd generation (18 Poison Adrena) was released last year. I have one, and it's most excellent.

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