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    Quote Originally Posted by VaCrappieMan View Post
    If you were picking between the blue current or the corto for trout what would you get? I know both are probably to stiff for crappie...
    Too early to make that call. I need to fish the Corto a lot more than what I have. Iíve caught a whole lot of fish with the Blue Current TZ. Going to try and get out Wednesday and Friday to test out the Corto and 2018 Lunakia on some white bass.

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    How do you ensure your JDM rod is made in Japan? Some don't specify and many of those that do, aren't made in Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FurFlyin View Post
    How do you ensure your JDM rod is made in Japan? Some don't specify and many of those that do, aren't made in Japan.
    If its made in Japan it will say so. Not all JDM rods are made in Japan.....I talk about that in some of my videos. Even many high end rods are not made in Japan. But they are made using Japanese components and have to pass Japanese QC standards. I have a 230 dollar rod made in Japan and a 450 dollar rod that I suspect was made in China but am not sure....is the Japanese rod better.....no. Usually rods of equal sale price at at a Japanese web store......be they made in Japan or other country....will be very similar in as far as what you get for your money. If you think just because a JDM rod is not made in Japan is not as good think again. No Major Craft Rods are made in Japan.....most of them...if not all...are made in Vietnam. Now......there is a school of thought in many who buy JDM rods.....it must be made in Japan. Since buying my first Graphiteleader rod.....made in Japan......I have taken a magnifying glass and looked over all my high end rods for lacquer overruns and so on. I just canít find any flaws....heck I canít find any flaws in my lower end JDM rods made either. I have to admit though my latest 2 acquisitions made in Japan......Graphiteleader 2018 Corto....and 2018 TenRyu Lunakia......are really things of understated beauty. I am currently looking at several rods.....I will eventually buy both....one is made by Graphiteleader in Japan.....one is made by Abu Garcia in China. They are priced within 50 bucks of each other.....but I think I will find both of them to be of very high build quality.

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    Not a good start start to the weekend. With impending bad weather headed this way I thought a quick trip to the creek before the rain arrived might yield some pre-frontal fishing action. A few small Gills pecked at my offerings and a couple were fooled and hooked. No pics as I had stowed my phone away in the tackle bag to stay dry. The rains came, not hard but enough to get me wet on the walk back to the truck. Then it happened! While taking my rod apart to put in the back seat of the truck the top section was kinda snug/stuck and when it suddenly separated I rammed the tip into the side of the truck and it SNAPPED! Gosh that made me sick. I have broken two rods in the last couple years, both due to operator error but this one....just Ugh. Going down this UL road I realize more caution/common sense is necessary and stuff is going to happen but man this one stinks. I have emailed Digitaka for possible replacement tops for purchase and our resident JDM guru for advice. Pic below, caution to fellow fisher- persons, not a pretty sight.
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    If you have any suggestions (positive) I am all ears.


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    Quote Originally Posted by StantheMan2567 View Post
    Not a good start start to the weekend. With impending bad weather headed this way I thought a quick trip to the creek before the rain arrived might yield some pre-frontal fishing action. A few small Gills pecked at my offerings and a couple were fooled and hooked. No pics as I had stowed my phone away in the tackle bag to stay dry. The rains came, not hard but enough to get me wet on the walk back to the truck. Then it happened! While taking my rod apart to put in the back seat of the truck the top section was kinda snug/stuck and when it suddenly separated I rammed the tip into the side of the truck and it SNAPPED! Gosh that made me sick. I have broken two rods in the last couple years, both due to operator error but this one....just Ugh. Going down this UL road I realize more caution/common sense is necessary and stuff is going to happen but man this one stinks. I have emailed Digitaka for possible replacement tops for purchase and our resident JDM guru for advice. Pic below, caution to fellow fisher- persons, not a pretty sight.
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    If you have any suggestions (positive) I am all ears.


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    If it had been a clean break you might could have gotten away with putting a new tip top.....although the action would have changed. But since it is split a rod repair would require more of the tip to be cut back which would turn it into something totally different. The reason I know that is Iíve done it to 4....my nephew did it to one...and my son broke the first Ajing rod I gave him. Tough pill to swallow. Hereís just a thought....cut it back and put new tip on and have a great drop shot rod. Not much solace but it would make an excellent drop shot rod.

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    Dang man hate to hear that. That is a hard pill to swallow. Hopefully you can find a replacement top.
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    Stan does the blank have a hollow tip or a solid tip?

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    Solid tip/top.


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    Well that sucks, sorry to hear about your misfortune.

    Hopefully you can purchase a new upper section at an affordable price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StantheMan2567 View Post
    Solid tip/top.


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    I have repaired a tubular tip before. I put a piece of stiff stainless wire inside with epoxy, then wrapped the whole area with thread and epoxy. It worked for a long time.

    Since that tip is solid, you could try to find a thin walled metal sleeve that would fit over it and epoxy it all back together. Maybe that would work. If not, you could cut it off and add a new tip guide.

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