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Daiwa sandstorm

Postby nareik1 » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:15 pm

Anyone on here have any experience of daiwa sandstorm 12ft fixed spool. Im considering buying a near new used 1.
Just wondering what its like for casting distance bite detection etc.
Also your opinion what a near new 1 is worth.
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Re: Daiwa sandstorm

Postby MONKEYwrasse » Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:17 pm

nareik1 wrote:Anyone on here have any experience of daiwa sandstorm 12ft fixed spool. Im considering buying a near new used 1.
Just wondering what its like for casting distance bite detection etc.
Also your opinion what a near new 1 is worth.


Used a 13 foot one for beach fishig for a couple of years.
Bite detection is dreadful if theres a sniff of wind.
Forget about distance casting, they are just not built for the job.
An overpriced piece of kit, built in the far east somewhere [not JAPAN].
There are far more superior rods on the market for around the same price.
Some of the lads here might be able to reccomend some alternatives.

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Re: Daiwa sandstorm

Postby Teegerstk » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:05 pm

I'd personally recommend the Imax FR Match range, all 13'6" rods in 2 piece form, with 3 variants, tip, plus and extreme for varying environments. God I sound like an advertiser! Bought the tip variant 2 years ago for around 120, handled dogs and flats with ease and had a tiny bit of trouble with a hound but it is the lightest variant. Just my two cents
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Re: Daiwa sandstorm

Postby Dave F » Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:12 pm

I've had two of the FR Match Plus. They're excellent, and very powerful. Well capable of a hard OTG cast with 7oz plus a substantial bait.
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Re: Daiwa sandstorm

Postby Teegerstk » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:19 pm

Dave F wrote:I've had two of the FR Match Plus. They're excellent, and very powerful. Well capable of a hard OTG cast with 7oz plus a substantial bait.

They really are great for the money imo. Currently 110 online I might have to pick up the Plus next
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Re: Daiwa sandstorm

Postby Dave F » Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:39 pm

Teegerstk wrote:
Dave F wrote:I've had two of the FR Match Plus. They're excellent, and very powerful. Well capable of a hard OTG cast with 7oz plus a substantial bait.

They really are great for the money imo. Currently 110 online I might have to pick up the Plus next


For the money they're excellent value. I used mine with fixed spool and braid. Never liked the Minima guides but overall it's a great rod. Caught some nice codling during the winter and managed all the week and crap going without a hitch.
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Re: Daiwa sandstorm

Postby gearoid mc s. » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:36 am

Mate had one years back, glorified mackerel basher. Avoid
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Re: Daiwa sandstorm

Postby ardinn » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:24 am

Just on the Imax - They are a discontinued rod now, If you see a rod left in a shop get it. They were in a clearance list I got and ordered 4 - A guy came to look at them and his eyes lit up - I hadnt looked at them but if I had id have kept them - He took all 4 €70 each - Ragin now :D
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Re: Daiwa sandstorm

Postby Teegerstk » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:46 am

ardinn wrote:Just on the Imax - They are a discontinued rod now, If you see a rod left in a shop get it. They were in a clearance list I got and ordered 4 - A guy came to look at them and his eyes lit up - I hadnt looked at them but if I had id have kept them - He took all 4 €70 each - Ragin now :D


Definitely a call for me to pick another one up so! :lol:
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Re: Daiwa sandstorm

Postby Matteo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:55 pm

I have a one at the back of the garage ,it's been there for years .There's a lot better out there best to go and get your hands on one in the flesh so to speak and get a feel for it .
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