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Chris Johnston Rod

Post by daiwafan » Sat Aug 27, 2022 10:00 am

Watching a little of the Elite Series this Morning

Chris Johnston was using a rod that is not currently in the lineup. Spinning Rod with Cork Handle, painted silver to the first guide, then Black to the tip. Appeared to have AGS guides

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Re: Chris Johnston Rod

Post by jte54 » Mon Oct 03, 2022 2:27 pm

https://www.bassmaster.com/gear/slidesh ... -johnston/

Think I saw the rods you were talking about and looks like there will be a 7'5" H rod but he lure and line weight look interesting.

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Re: Chris Johnston Rod

Post by KP Duty » Mon Oct 03, 2022 3:50 pm

Looking at that link with pictures of his on deck rods and locker rods....I wonder if I would lose my OCD ways of making sure my tackle stays pristine if I got them free. Probably not. It's just how I roll.

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Re: Chris Johnston Rod

Post by daiwafan » Tue Oct 04, 2022 5:42 pm

I only saw the spinning rod on the TV coverage and that is it laying on the deck. The casting rod with cork appears to be a Tatula Elite given the prefix of the model number, I therfore assume the cork handled spinner will be as well.

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Re: Chris Johnston Rod

Post by bronzefly » Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:09 pm

daiwafan wrote:
Sat Aug 27, 2022 10:00 am
Watching a little of the Elite Series this Morning

Chris Johnston was using a rod that is not currently in the lineup. Spinning Rod with Cork Handle, painted silver to the first guide, then Black to the tip. Appeared to have AGS guides
Funny how you can see things like that when you actually look for them :lol:
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Re: Chris Johnston Rod

Post by SteveSchmelzle » Thu Oct 06, 2022 8:00 pm

KP Duty wrote:
Mon Oct 03, 2022 3:50 pm
Looking at that link with pictures of his on deck rods and locker rods....I wonder if I would lose my OCD ways of making sure my tackle stays pristine if I got them free. Probably not. It's just how I roll.
If I get pristine tackle the first thing I do is mark it up. It feels weird having fishing rods and reels that aren't marked up.

(note, don't buy any used gear from me :lol: )
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Re: Chris Johnston Rod

Post by LowRange » Fri Oct 07, 2022 7:09 am

Maybe a updated Tatula Elite line?

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Re: Chris Johnston Rod

Post by Thunderblack1984 » Fri Oct 07, 2022 10:27 am

Sure looks like a new tatula elite rod line up that will be coming in the future. I saw this the other day and looked those pictures over closely as well. Thank goodness they are adding cork!
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Re: Chris Johnston Rod

Post by Big-Bass » Fri Oct 07, 2022 11:20 am

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Re: Chris Johnston Rod

Post by LowRange » Tue Oct 11, 2022 2:21 pm

That silver to black fade is reminiscent of earlier daiwa rods like the Light and Tough. Neat. I never liked the gray eva of the current Tatula Elite rods and all the silver.
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Re: Chris Johnston Rod

Post by dragon1 » Tue Oct 11, 2022 7:59 pm

LowRange wrote:
Tue Oct 11, 2022 2:21 pm
That silver to black fade is reminiscent of earlier daiwa rods like the Light and Tough. Neat. I never liked the gray eva of the current Tatula Elite rods and all the silver.
The all silver look will always look like a knockoff since the Shimano Canis was the best looking "all silver" rods made within the last ~ 20 years.

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Re: Chris Johnston Rod

Post by jwfflipper14 » Fri Oct 21, 2022 8:54 am

LowRange wrote:
Tue Oct 11, 2022 2:21 pm
That silver to black fade is reminiscent of earlier daiwa rods like the Light and Tough. Neat. I never liked the gray eva of the current Tatula Elite rods and all the silver.
Astroflake is what it was called. I just bought a like new 6-6 hvy Nixon rod . Can't wait to use it
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Re: Chris Johnston Rod

Post by LowRange » Mon Oct 31, 2022 8:00 am

Any idea when these will be announced? I've been planning on a Tatula Elite rod but'd rather wait for these new ones.

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Re: Chris Johnston Rod

Post by jwfflipper14 » Mon Oct 31, 2022 4:49 pm

From what I heard from a rep, they are prototypes right now but maybe this spring or at icast was all he knew
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Re: Chris Johnston Rod

Post by daiwafan » Tue Nov 01, 2022 6:41 am

It is also possible that the new rods are introduced without changes to the older ones. Daiwa has said that the rods were to be designed by the pros with their choice of handle etc, so why not release the rod with cork handles? There are rods in the series now that have different handle designs, mostly spinning, although there are a mix of full and split baitcasting handles, but I agree it will be at least March before we know for sure.

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