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- Elite Angler
- Posts: 247
- Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:47 pm
- Location: St. Louis, MO
So I've been thinking about grabbing a f4-71t but there isn't a lot of info about it out there. Are the newer tomahawks not as well regarded as the the old gta and gtz rods? Just seems like the current series doesn't have a lot of hype behind it, though I love glass and the full grip. If don't go with the tomahawk I'll probably pick up an otomat
- Elite Angler
- Posts: 364
- Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:24 am
- Location: Lexington, NC
I am like you. I have thought about the same rod. I have always wanted a GT3. For me $400 is a fair amount for a rod. The GTZ used zylon in the construction. Zylon was used in the construction of deep sea rods. It is tough, but it is heavy. Bass Pro had a series of bass rods made of zylon long before MB used it. The were heavy rods. I wouldn't want to throw all day with one. It has always bothered me that MB never lists the weight of their rods. The GT3 Shiryu was a really pretty rod. MB said that the rod used linear glass for smoothness. At the time no one else used straight linear glass construction to my knowledge. But now St. Croix is doing it in their legend glass rods at around $260. It doesn't have ti sic guides, but I don't feel you loose much not havig them. Plus if you look at the cost of the new Tomahawk price in Japan, it is almost $100 less.