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Thread: Ming Yang CL90a & War Rod?
05-29-2012, 01:26 AM #21
I like the short 6'6" rod myself. I have a 9' catmaxx, & a 9' king cat supreme which I was completely comfortable with & caught many quality fish on each rod but the 2 pc design worries me a little.
Also rods over 7'6" to 8' (in my opinion anyway) begin to give the fish as much leverage ore more than you have on the fight.
I also like the fact that on a well build broomstick rod like I have, I can just bully a big fish straight through the cover for the most part.
Not saying the r1 couldn't do that, because after seeing those videos of it in action- I'm positive it could, I just personally have never used one. So getting every last detail on the rods & all kind of reviews before I could justify spending the money on one is definitely my intent as I do see at least one r1 rod in my future at some point (can't wait)
05-29-2012, 02:56 AM #22
That wasnt the R1 you saw in action-that was the R2. They sent Paul a R2 to show-the R1 is a complete monster much stiffer and more powerful. I hear you on the shorter rods Im just so use to my Bluegill rods being that short and when I bank fished I could never use a rod that short if I wanted to get any distance so it just stuck with me whn I got a boat. I only like 8' rods but 7'6" is acceptable
05-29-2012, 03:27 AM #23
If the sturdy's are working for you why not just stick with them? If you are like me and just like to try new stuff then the R1 might be the rod for you-I'm getting one soon and changing the orange wraps to silver and putting my silver CL80 on it. My (2) R2 have USCA Orange CL70s on them-complete beasts. And I will be leaving my GTR 10L on my Meathunter.
05-29-2012, 07:53 AM #24
Unless you are thumbing your spool to lock it down, most consumer reels only have 20lb +/- max drag force.
05-29-2012, 12:08 PM #25
They work for me, I may stick with em but I'm always down to try new gear if the price is right, especially when it can be an upgrade over what I currently have & what I desire from a rod & reel.
05-29-2012, 12:24 PM #26
06-06-2012, 12:42 PM #27
I was at my local bait & tackle shop Monday & picked up a rod that still has me completely awe stricken... eagle claw snaggin stick or something like that. 7' xh 50-80# line, the tip of it was as big as my thumb. Solid all the way through the handle.
It & a Daiwa beef stick were pretty similar. I thought my Sturdy's were real heavy & both of these were a notch or two above it (the eagle claw was about 5 notches past it!)
If I'm only after draggin flatheads out of heavy cover I wouldn't mind teaming an omoto up with one of em & use that super tight drag pressure to its maximum potential.
06-11-2012, 06:30 PM #28
Those eagle claws are WAY heavy action and weight! they're like fishing with a piece of pipe!
06-11-2012, 07:26 PM #29
Should have just went to Home Depot or Lowes and bought a broomtick and some rope!Lol you gonna give those cats the least little chance or what? Haha with a set up like that you might be able to pull up the fish and the log jam.
06-12-2012, 02:52 PM #30