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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:14 pm 
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Today was my day off.
I had to have a medical check in Ikebukaro.
After the check I was walking back to the station and spotted a jewelry shop.
At the end of this month me and my lass will have been together for 6 yrs.
So I found a very pretty necklace that cost 29,000 yen. About $300.

Feeling good about myself I went to my favourite fishing shop.

I found a 3pce 9 1/2 foot spinning rod.
1~4 oz.
Shimano Game ARC 906MH.
It weighs 300 and a bit grams.

It was on sale for 30,000yen.

I had 23,000 yen in my wallet.
I almost cried.
It was the only one in the shop!

I thought about taking the necklace back!!!
I didn't though.

So I bought a fancy sea bass plug (amazing Japanese quality), rubber shads and some weedless hooks for them.

I sent an email to my lass telling her about this rod and that I didn't buy it.
And that she had a small trinket waiting for her as an anniversary present.

She was chuffed to bits!
Told me that we could get the rod some other time!

I have the go ahead from "SHE WHO MUST BE OBEYED"
Bonus!

YB.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:48 am 
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Hey YB, there will be lots more rods mate-hang onto that lass! ;)
Got myself a Fox 6pc travel carp rod , should get my grubby paws on it in a week ...till then,tight lines
Best
Axx


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:34 am 
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Hey YB,

you made the right choice. The lady comes first...after all you are the one who made a commitment.
Besides, being selfless, you will surely find something better.
Good luck pal.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:53 am 
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No Catch and Release there mate. Hold on tight.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:22 pm 
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Well, I make that £124.31 for the rod.
It's perhaps longer than I would like but it's definatly one to bear in mind.
The only thing is, I can't find a photo on the net.

Thanks for the info.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:32 pm 
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Thanks lads, my lass is a keeper!

Ken, they also do an 8'6'' (2.59m)version, 3pce again.
Shimano Game AR-C S806MH
weight 260grms.
28~84grms.
Rated for braided lines. PE1.5~3
Price in the magazine 32,500 yen.
I looked in some magazines and that numbered PE is 25~50lb braid.

I found an advert for this rod in a Japanese salt fishing magazine.
The fish they are catching off the rocks are pretty big, 3 foot longish.
Snapper, GT etc...(Yellow tail?)

I don't think these rods are available anywhere but Japan at the moment.
They do a more expensive version that weighs a bit more.
Shimano OCEA AR-C S806 52,000 yen.
Same casting weight and line strength.
weight 275grms.


The rod I wanted is rated 25~60lb braid.
I'm going to track it down and get it in the next few months.

The problem is the reel, spare spools, braid, mono, lures will also cost a fortune.

What's the saying "slowly, slowly catchy monkey".
A little bit at a time.

All the best fellas,
John.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:37 pm 
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eljefe wrote:
Hey YB, there will be lots more rods mate-hang onto that lass! ;)
Got myself a Fox 6pc travel carp rod , should get my grubby paws on it in a week ...till then,tight lines
Best
Axx


I'm sure you'll love that Fox rod.

What test curve did you get?
What reel are you putting on it?
What line strength? Mono or braid?
What are you fishing for?

Lots of questions there!!!
Hope you don't mind.

Yorkshire Boy :D


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:44 pm 
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TC-3.25
Reel-have 2 bait runners- a shimano 8000 and a Wychwood big pit rogue- want to load some some 10kg braid as backing and 17 lb mono on it...
What am I fishing for ? most days , tiddlers! :lol: maybe sometime in the near future, some decent carp? Mahseer if my luck is good 8) Saving this one for the carp-Got me some no.8 and 10 barbless carp hooks, a dozen hair rigs, my secret boilie mix( plenty of hemp seeds) aha, all those fantasies may yet come true...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:36 pm 
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Nice set up!!!

When you catch on it post a picture please!

YB.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:52 am 
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YB,
I'll set the net on fire-Rank newbie, every tiddler means the moon to me! 8)
Best
Axx


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:46 pm 
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Ken I saw a question you posed on stripersonline.

If you don't see it.
Here's my answer.

And to anybody else who might be interested.

How about a Total Fishing Gear rod.
The ones designed by Matt Hayes.
8ft 4pce 40~100 grm.

I'm still going to get that Shimano.
Although I don't know wether to get the 8'6'' or the 9'6''.

Would do you reckon lads?
YB.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 2:28 am 
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Nice to see that you have the good grace to use a recognisable username on different forums. It confuseds the hell out of me when one person as half a dozen aliases.

Same reply:

Its certanly one of the options I'm looking at along with a Wynchwood rod with almost the same spec that's probably built on the same chinese blank.
100g works out at fractionally over three and a half ounces so ideally I'd wan't a rod rated to nearer 140g to avoid overloading it.
There are also some very dodgy assessments of rod capabilities from UK companies.
I had the Snowbee "Tarpon Rod" sent to me for testing by a mate ("Worldfisher" on the IA forum) and that was rated to cast 100g and alleged to be capable of stopping "big GT's" and tarpon. It was a piece of poo (I'll be nice) and was overloading at 80g with massive tip lag on the cast. If it was my own rod, I would have clipped on a 100g popper and videod myself breaking it before sending it back for a refund.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:50 pm 
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On the Greys fishing website.
They have a 3pce popper rod in the sea section.
I've not been able to find it in any of the online shops though.

Greys also do 5pce 8ft boat rods.
Maybe they might work in the lighter weights. 20lb class.
Too heavy I guess.

Why not ask Dave Lumb or somebody to make you one instead?

Still dreaming about that Shimano rod.

:roll:

YB


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:00 pm 
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I found 3 or 4 e-shops that say they'll sell the Greys popper rod. What I can't find is anyone who has any details of it's lure rating. They all use the TBC (To be confirmed) that was in the original Greys press release.
I would have to give any Greys rod a thorough workout before I took it travelling though, I've already broken one and apparently, that's no exactly an uncommon problem.
Mine went straight back for a refund. I wasn't going to mess about with their bogus lifetime guarantee scam.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:23 pm 
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Which Greys' rod did you break?

I love my Greyflex.
In fact I've got the 9 and 10ft versions.
I brought the 9ft to Japan with me.
IMHO they cast their stated weight range very well.

Doesn't Zziplex do a 3pce Cast and Snatch rod?
I don't know what the weight range is though.

YB.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:35 am 
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http://www.anglersnet.co.uk/forums/inde ... 4&hl=greys


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:01 pm 
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I may have cracked it !

I've just found the Penn charisma pilk 2.7m. It's a 3 piece that is rated to cast 50 - 190g.

Only problem is, it's not a UK rod, so I may have to order one blind, which is kinda expensive if it's not the rod for me.


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