Phenix Feather 7'1 L Casting

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Phenix Feather 7'1 L Casting

Post by sqhertz » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:29 pm

Anyone have experience with this particular rod?

Didn't care for the recon models real seat/grip. Is this any better?

Fish lighter than rated?

https://www.phenixrods.com/products/freshwater/feather/

Thanks!

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Re: Phenix Feather 7'1 L Casting

Post by Fishing4Fun » Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:04 pm

I have one! What are you particularly wanting to know about the rod?

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Re: Phenix Feather 7'1 L Casting

Post by hoohoorjoo » Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:23 pm

sqhertz wrote:Didn't care for the recon models real seat/grip. Is this any better?
Thanks!

While I'm not a fan of the SK2 reel seat like the Recon has(or any split reel seat), the Feather's reel seat is much closer to a classic ECS reel seat than that. The Maxim series also has a better reel seat than the Recon imo. That short, fat trigger on the SKS seat feels SO weird! Guess I'm old-school like that.
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Re: Phenix Feather 7'1 L Casting

Post by sqhertz » Sun Feb 24, 2019 4:21 am

Fishing4Fun wrote:I have one! What are you particularly wanting to know about the rod?
I was curious about the reel seat, if it fishes true to its ratings and the overall quality.

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Re: Phenix Feather 7'1 L Casting

Post by Fishing4Fun » Sun Feb 24, 2019 12:44 pm

sqhertz wrote:
Fishing4Fun wrote:I have one! What are you particularly wanting to know about the rod?
I was curious about the reel seat, if it fishes true to its ratings and the overall quality.
The reel seat is something I would have to play with more as I purchased the rod over the winter and we have been locked up so I have not fished it. I can tell you just based on the ratings I think they are all off. The rod does not seem like it would cast under a 1/8 oz as well as the ratings would suggest. The ratings would suggest this would be a good BFS rod but I am not convinced. Rather it would be more of a mag finesse rod. The diameter of the blank is crazy thick where the fore grip is. The rod is crazy light at around 3 oz and the styling is what I would call simply JDM(ish). It feels versatile and the rod should fish ok I just don't think it is going to be a true BFS rod even with an exceptional BFS reel.

We probably have about 1-2 months before the water softens up to fish. I will know more about it then.

My overall unknowns is why is the blank diameter so thick and how low can this rod really cast down to. Can it go beneath 1/8oz? I am not sure...

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Re: Phenix Feather 7'1 L Casting

Post by ss30378 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:35 am

I have this rod and use it as my long open casting (no trees around me) mag bfs rod. It's pretty soft, it can cast down to 1/16 (2g) in a pinch but it's starting to struggle at that weight, id say 2.5g is its bottom limit. I've gone up to 1/4 lipless cranks and it could probably go a little more though I haven't tried.

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