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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphahawk View Post
    One thing for sure....some crappie tourney anglers are going to try some of those rods.
    Yep, and when some guy wins a tournament with one, the flood gates will open.
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    Bye, Bye - 2020. I am so ready for a great year.
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    Back to the original post about the rod, looking at the specs it does seem like a fun rod. With a butt (base) diameter of only 6mm it should feel very light and delicate in the hand. A new Shimano Vanquish or Daiwa Airty 1000 would mount nicely on that stick....

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    Quote Originally Posted by StantheMan2567 View Post
    Back to the original post about the rod, looking at the specs it does seem like a fun rod. With a butt (base) diameter of only 6mm it should feel very light and delicate in the hand. A new Shimano Vanquish or Daiwa Airty 1000 would mount nicely on that stick....

    You are right Stan. The rains are supposedly coming in about 5 days so the Normandy and Nickajack tailrace will be unfishable. But I can make the drove to VFW where this time of year the 6-7 inch bluegill move up shallow on sunny days. This rod will be perfect for that...giving me a lot of fun. As to a new reel...not sure on that yet....LOL. An acquaintance of mine just got a new Airity 2500 FC S....it is the compact frame version....he really likes it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphahawk View Post
    Today I ordered a Daiwa Iprimi 5’ 6” XXUL solid tip Area trout rod from Finesse Fishing. I have owned an Iprimi before.....I gave it to a young man to introduce him to UL angling. It was the 6’ 6” UL model. The rod was very limber so I can only imagine what the XXUL will be like. I never really gave the Iprimi a chance as I was disappointed in the sensitivity. I plan to pair it up with a Ballistic FW 1000 spooled with some 2.3# test ester and use the Daiwa Gekkabijin 1/2 gram jig heads with a Trout Magnet. The Iprimi is a very well built rod and looks good also. March-April below Nickajack produces tons of bluegill in the 7-8 inch range. This rod should give me a ton of fun. But I really wanted it for dog days of summer when the tailrace has a lot of 5-6 inch bluegill. If I’m unable to locate and catch the usual Spots and crappie I can always save the day with 5 inch bluegill....but with this setup it will be a lot more entertaining. I am also thinking of maybe getting some 1.5# test ester to make it even more sporting.....plus to gain some more casting distance with the 1/2 gram jig heads. It will also be an excuse to order some 1/2 gram spoons from Chris. Hoping all my plans for this year come to fruition....I have set the bar high to get maximum pleasure out of 2021. So far for the times I have been able to fish it is going well.

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    I have this rod, and I love it! Great fun for bluegill, and it can throw tiny 1/32 oz lures easily. High quality rod made in Daiwa’s Vietnam factory. And I love the orange and black colors. But it is super soft and probably would not do well with big fish. I have the old Iprimi 1000 reel, which is quite heavy but looks great on the rod with all the orange.


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    Quote Originally Posted by deathb4disco View Post
    Yep, and when some guy wins a tournament with one, the flood gates will open.
    Guess I should stock up

    Longest I have in the shop now is 23'6" but I've had 27' rods before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stewart View Post
    Guess I should stock up

    Longest I have in the shop now is 23'6" but I've had 27' rods before.
    Have you listened to the link above? He talks about constantly extending the pole and then breaking it down again to land fish. It seems to me that would prematurely wear down the joints.
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    I did watch the video. There are telescopic rods in Japan that are used in exactly that way, although they are shorter than 8m. They are used in high mountain streams where there isn't always room for a back cast. The line is very short relative to the rod, and the rods are quite stiff. They are generally (but not entirely) used with bait, and when a fish is hooked, it is brought in by collapsing the rod. Small fish are often lifted completely out of the water (even with the rod still fully extended) and then brought in by collapsing the rod.

    If the rod is clean (no dust or grit to get into the joints) and if it is extended to the point that the joints are all just snug, it shouldn't pose any problem to partially collapse rod to bring in the fish - no matter how many fish you catch. However, if the rod is partially collapsed, there is now a hard spot where the thinner section exists the combined collapsed sections. That could be a problem if you happen to hook a large bass that isn't quite ready to come in. Having a long handled net would be a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stewart View Post
    There are telescopic rods in Japan that are used in exactly that way, although they are shorter than 8m. They are used in high mountain streams where there isn't always room for a back cast. The line is very short relative to the rod, and the rods are quite stiff. They are generally (but not entirely) used with bait, and when a fish is hooked, it is brought in by collapsing the rod. Small fish are often lifted completely out of the water (even with the rod still fully extended) and then brought in by collapsing the rod.
    Interesting. I got the impression that he was using a different type rod (more like keiryu) but, as I said, it seems to be working for him.
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    I am sure you are right in that it is a type of keiryu rod, but so is the kind I described above. I don't think it will be a problem.
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