Kage ultralight

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Kage ultralight

Post by timinmo » Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:10 am

Just because this is TT and we are always in search of new "stuff". I thought some maybe interested in the new Kage ultralight spinning rods that Daiwa is releasing in the states. I have been unable to find them on their site but they are in the new Daiwa print catalog. 5'6" to 7'1" and what I found exciting is they have what Daiwa terms the "Mega" top. Seems like a solid top to me but might have some difference. All this is from memory, which gets worse all the time, so if I made some errors please don't hold it against me. I am not sure when they will be available but like I said they are in the 2019-2020 catalog.

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Re: Kage ultralight

Post by poisonokie » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:10 pm

Awesome, but why the hell can't they throw casting seats and guides on some for a change? :x
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Re: Kage ultralight

Post by hoohoorjoo » Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:34 pm

poisonokie wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:10 pm
Awesome, but why the hell can't they throw casting seats and guides on some for a change? :x
Ditto!
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Re: Kage ultralight

Post by timinmo » Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:49 pm

I also would love to see more ultra light casting rods in the US market. That would mean some kind of warranty with a company here and not the expense of importing rods from Japan. I certainly have no problem with the JDM rods but I really like being able to handle a rod before buying.

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Re: Kage ultralight

Post by waterone » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:27 am

It seems that this rod is currently out of stock, but there are other offerings.

I can vouch for the Major Craft line and specifically this Corzza model, if its the same as 2018's model that was a JDM rod.

https://majorcraft-america.com/product/corzza-casting/

Look for the lightest offering, the 6'5" UL model, labeled UL class finesse".

This year, they are also offering MS-x and Speedstyle UL Casting rods. It's interesting that Major Craft isn't trumpeting the "BFS angle" if he rods are the same as the JDM BFS rods.

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Re: Kage ultralight

Post by timinmo » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:07 am

I guess in true TT fashion the fact that there is a new high quality ultralight "spinning" rod is lost by the first post.

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Re: Kage ultralight

Post by Knotty » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:40 pm

timinmo wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:07 am
I guess in true TT fashion the fact that there is a new high quality ultralight "spinning" rod is lost by the first post.
Well, I'd still be interested in a spinning version, so please post a link when Daiwa adds it to their site.

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Re: Kage ultralight

Post by poisonokie » Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:06 pm

timinmo wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:07 am
I guess in true TT fashion the fact that there is a new high quality ultralight "spinning" rod is lost by the first post.
:lol: I stand by my statement.
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Re: Kage ultralight

Post by Ranger 619VS » Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:46 pm

I would like to see them for sure....Can you snap a picture of the catalog? Handle style and actions>?

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Re: Kage ultralight

Post by poisonokie » Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:18 pm

Mega top is just Daiwa's nomenclature for a solid tip. They say theirs is denser and stronger than the typical solid tip, etc etc. I have one on my Tatula med x-fast casting rod and it's pretty awesome.
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Re: Kage ultralight

Post by timinmo » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:27 pm

Ranger, I am unable to post pictures on here but if you want to PM me your email or cell number I can send them to you. I tried to PM you but the messages are hung up in my outbox. I really doubt that all this is worth the effort but I am not sure when the newest Daiwa catalog will be available. Like I said before the rods were nice enough we ordered some but they also cost close to $200.

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Re: Kage ultralight

Post by Ranger 619VS » Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:34 pm

PM sent......I am a HUGE ultra light fan, love my Daiwa JDM reels. Always interested in new stuff......Thanks Tim.

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Re: Kage ultralight

Post by timinmo » Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:18 pm

For Ranger and anyone else with an interest. We received our first Kage ULs today. Every bit as cool as I thought they were in August.

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Re: Kage ultralight

Post by Ranger 619VS » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:06 pm

Timinmo,

KInda sorta maybe interested in a KAG712ULFS.....IS your shop going to carry the reels too? I have a friend who wants a few......Just curious if it is a Tatula with Chrome trim and a cork knob?



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Re: Kage ultralight

Post by timinmo » Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:25 pm

Ranger 619VS we did not order any of the reels. I kinda felt they were dressed up Tatulas like you said. This doesn't mean that your shop will not have them or that if a customer came into our store and asked I would not order one for them. I do think the rods are cool and don't know of any other solid tip domestic rods, but my memory is far from perfect.

If a person is interested I would suggest they go to their local shop and ask for them. Maybe Tackle Trap will have them. I think that 7'1" is one of the ones we received today.

Tim

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