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JEARNOLD
09-13-2016, 06:50 PM
Has anyone used these rods? These rods are made of graphene whatever that is. Any reviews out there. These rods are definitely pricey.Just curious about them. I mainly use BnM
Thanks
James

Davedirt
09-14-2016, 06:57 PM
From the price of them, they sure are proud of them.:biggrin

Locator79
09-14-2016, 07:05 PM
Too much for a rod you can't get your hands on first

stormcloud
09-14-2016, 07:22 PM
I've never heard of the rods you are asking about but B&M and Southern Crappie are proven quality products. If I'm satisfied
with the equipment I fish with I don't look for anything else. To ease your curiosity, buy one. They may be better than pockets
on a shirt.

Cray
09-14-2016, 07:25 PM
You can bet I'll never own one, that pricing is nuts.

CrappiePappy
09-14-2016, 09:12 PM
Has anyone used these rods? These rods are made of graphene whatever that is. Any reviews out there. These rods are definitely pricey.Just curious about them. I mainly use BnM
Thanks
James

Here's what "that" is : In simple terms, graphene, is a thin layer of pure carbon; it is a single, tightly packed layer of carbon atoms that are bonded together in a hexagonal honeycomb

Kinda reminds me of the Mitchell Zero Gravity rods I have ... that are advertised as being "high molecular density carbon". Now, I will say that they ARE the lightest weight rods of their length that I've ever known, and they are pretty tough for as thin as they are ... and they are quite sensitive.

At those prices, though, I don't see them being in high demand from the majority of the Crappie fishing crowd. Even the "pros" & "wannabe pros" aren't demanding of "casting rods" ... since most tourneys allow the use of more than one rod at a time (unlike Bass fishing tourneys), so long hours of casting isn't the normal modus operandi.

Now, if they wish, I'd be more than happy to be a field tester for them & give them (and the membership) my honest opinion of their performance .... just like I did for BnM's Duckworth 8' Float & Fly rod, or ESP's 5'4" UL rod - 6'6" PowerLite rod - 9ft PowerJig rod. (though I'm guessing that I'd be in a very long line for that honor :Rofl )

Alphahawk
09-14-2016, 10:18 PM
G Rods came out this year with the same blanks from 2015 on their crappie and bass rods but had to cheapen up on the handles....guides. On the crappie line of rods they are using titanium guides with sic inserts but they are not made by Fuji. There is a line of bass rods they did the same with. They still have the high end bass rods...and trout rods......in the 350-400 dollar price range....using all Fuji components. I have read a lot about graphene but the way G Rods is using it is not making their rods lighter. I have several JDM rods in the 7 foot range that are exactly 2 ounces....no graphene in them. The G-Rods Pro crappie 7 foot rod is 3.3 ounces. As Pappy said not many crappie anglers will spend that kind of money on a casting crappie rod. Fenwick Elite Tech River Runner is a great rod close to that price range that is tough to compete against in the US domestic market. I don't know how well their crappie rods will sell...but for those that want to spend 400 bucks on a trout or bass rod there are far better rods out of Japan...and most folks spending that kind of money will buy the JDM rods. When the Japanese start making rods from graphene I will seriously consider getting one. Knowing them if they do use it a 7 foot rod will probably come in at 1.5 ounces.

Regards

JEARNOLD
09-15-2016, 08:48 PM
Thanks. I really like my BnM rods. I will just stay with them.

Ketchn
09-16-2016, 07:30 AM
how much are yawl saying a G rod is worth for a crappie ?
lost me yawl did on the price ? i think the price quoted to me was a bit over a 100 bux
a bit on the high end for the way i ketch fish but they are super light and have backbone