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    Just googled the Ambassadour 5000 that I have and found this one on ebay. What do you think. Name:  Screenshot_20200801-213600_Chrome.jpeg
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    That's a good deal! Get it. /s
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    How in the world would you know that its not the same a a fly rod blank. By the way you modify blanks to meet certain casting and power values by removing from one or both ends to get the action you want. By the way I own probably 50 plus Japanese bait casting and spinning reels. Several Calcutta's which are the same type of design as the reel he is using in the video. They Japanese make a lot of quality products but so do some American c ompanies like St Croix. Some of the best quality rods I have we're bought from G. Loomis in Washington state 30 years ago. They sold high end rods and rod blanks to custom builders. The Japanese (Shimano) bought them out and wouldn't sell the blanks any more. A $700 fishing rod is ridiculous. A good rod is defined by the components used and the craftmanship of the person who builds it. Every rod blank has individual properties and commercial companies will not address these. If they buy their high end reels from Sweden might not their high end rods come from somewhere else. Of course they might. Sorry for long response.


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    That’s not a shortened fly rod blank. Those are purpose built BFS rods built on blanks for that very purpose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z520tom View Post
    How in the world would you know that its not the same a a fly rod blank. By the way you modify blanks to meet certain casting and power values by removing from one or both ends to get the action you want. By the way I own probably 50 plus Japanese bait casting and spinning reels. Several Calcutta's which are the same type of design as the reel he is using in the video. They Japanese make a lot of quality products but so do some American c ompanies like St Croix. Some of the best quality rods I have we're bought from G. Loomis in Washington state 30 years ago. They sold high end rods and rod blanks to custom builders. The Japanese (Shimano) bought them out and wouldn't sell the blanks any more. A $700 fishing rod is ridiculous. A good rod is defined by the components used and the craftmanship of the person who builds it. Every rod blank has individual properties and commercial companies will not address these. If they buy their high end reels from Sweden might not their high end rods come from somewhere else. Of course they might. Sorry for long response.




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    What I’m saying is there is a big market for high end BFS rods in Japan.....and sold to the rest of the world too. The Japanese do have rods produced in other countries.....some of them quite expensive and very good. But the really good ones are produced in Japan by master rod builders. It is not some afterthought that that they just said “ Let’s just take some fly rod blanks laying around make a bait casting rod”. You may not want to pay 700 bucks for a rod and that is your prerogative....but others do. Do you own any high end “Made in Japan” UL rods. Have you ever had one in your hands. They will blow all other UL rods out of the water....period. You may not want to pay....you may think they cost too much....but the fact is they are the finest UL made rods in the world. ST Croix has an UL rod that is pretty darn good...at a cost of $380 or there about. For the same amount of money...or less....and I can get a rod made in Japan that is better. Rod blank technology has come a very long way in the past 30 years. Loomis has no UL rod on the market that can compete with high end JDM rods. But this is a mute conversation....you think a 700 dollar rod is ridiculous.....how about 1000 bucks for a spinning rod? You spend your money the way you want to and I’ll spend mine how I choose also.

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    Looks like one of these rods or similar.

    Paragon G500 Bait Finesse A


    bait finesse rod has joined the popular UD glasses, the Paragon G series.

    The supple tip section is connected to the torqueful butt section for a faster taper flavor.
    Even though it is a full glass, the butt part does not shake, so it fits perfectly in fishing when you shoot a pin spot with a short stroke cast.
    Regarding hooking, Mizude says, "It's fun to be able to fight by entwining it", and the suppleness unique to the sensual UD glass is a habit.
    The Mizuide Edition, which is limited to 20 pieces, uses a spiral guide setting to reduce the weight of the tip section guide and reduce thread entanglement in the tip section.
    bait finesse rod has joined the popular UD glasses, the Paragon G series.
    The supple tip section is connected to the torqueful butt section for a faster taper flavor.
    Even though it is a full glass, the butt part does not shake, so it fits perfectly in fishing when you shoot a pin spot with a short stroke cast.
    Regarding hooking, Mizude says, "It's fun to be able to fight by entwining it", and the suppleness unique to the sensual UD glass is a habit.
    The Mizuide Edition, which is limited to 20 pieces, uses a spiral guide setting to reduce the weight of the tip section guide and reduce thread entanglement in the tip section.
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    If they buy their products from another company in another country like they did that Swedish made reel then they are basically middle men. I've caught 1000's of crappie, bluegill and shellcrackers and could feel their bites (sensitivity) on rods so light it was hard to believe. There is no way a commercial rod would have increased my enjoyment or success. I can cast your beloved trout magnet close to 50' and feel 3" gills hitting it. I don't do it very often because 2# line on a whippy rod wouldn't get the shellcrackers and good size gills out of their liars. Here is a pic of a 13" shellcracker I caught out of a shallow crappie stakebed this past spring. 8# fireline with a 8# fluoro leader on a jig fly of my own making. He would still be there on your whippy rod with 2# line. If I thought for a minute that these high dollar Japanese rods were better performers than the rods I use I would own a dozen of them. I could buy any rod or lures. I get a great satisfaction out of catching my fish on equipment and lures that I build. Much more rewarding than getting the Visa card out buying it. Enough for tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by z520tom View Post
    I don't do it very often because 2# line on a whippy rod wouldn't get the shellcrackers and good size gills out of their liars. Here is a pic of a 13" shellcracker I caught out of a shallow crappie stakebed this past spring. 8# fireline with a 8# fluoro leader on a jig fly of my own making. He would still be there on your whippy rod with 2# line.
    C'mon, man. I've landed 7# bass on 2# line and the whippiest UL rod I own. The record tarpon on 2# line is about a 50-pounder.


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    I get a great satisfaction out of catching my fish on equipment and lures that I build. Much more rewarding than getting the Visa card out buying it.
    We get it. You like to tie your own flies and build your own rods. Not everybody has the time or the inclination for that. I have neither, so I happily whip out the VISA.
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    interesting ,but i think its all show and no go
    bait is really large for such a tiny creek
    and its way to heavy for such shallow water
    coupled with a few other things that cross my mind in this video and it equals
    he is playin and not ketchn
    sum kawl me tha outlaw ketchn whales
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