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good quality rod,

Postby weaverboy » Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:21 pm

looking for good quality rod 9ft- 9/10 rated, my current rod struggles
with these lines, although its rated 9, something in the mid-range
price-tag, any ideas. or anyone got a good second-hand rod for sale

regards steve.
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Re: good quality rod,

Postby lumpy » Mon Sep 01, 2008 3:50 pm

try the vision gt4, think there about 220e, wonderful rod. bought an 8wt 6months ago and have been extremely happy with it since.
shore species 2008(25):dogfish(3.1lbs), bull huss (12lb 2oz), bass, shore rockling, coalie, whiting, pollack, conger (22.4lbs),flounder, thick lipped mullet (4.8lbs),turbot,ling (11.2lbs),ballan wrasse(4.5lbs), cuckoo wrasse, pouting, poor cod, cod (9.5lbs), dab, 3 bearded rockling, long spined scorpion fish, corkwing wrasse, plaice, trigger fish, sea trout, garfish


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Re: good quality rod,

Postby weaverboy » Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:23 pm

cheers lumpy, remember reading about the vision , it was
compared to rods two or three times its price , regards steve.
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Re: good quality rod,

Postby anthony2carr » Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:32 pm

I have the greys platinum XD. I'm well pleased with it.

I can get 100ft casts with very little effort.
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Re: good quality rod,

Postby weaverboy » Sun Sep 07, 2008 9:38 pm

hi anthony2carr, the platium xd is at the top end of the greys -
range , what sort of money did you pay for it, is youre model rated
8/9, the action i presume would be very fast.

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Re: good quality rod,

Postby davearmstrong » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:45 pm

I have the vision gt4 for over a year now. Lovely rod but make sure to keep it washed.. Always wash mine down after every session but still see a bit of rust forming on one of the guides.
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Re: good quality rod,

Postby Kraken » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:10 am

weaverboy wrote:hi anthony2carr, the platium xd is at the top end of the greys -
range , what sort of money did you pay for it, is youre model rated
8/9, the action i presume would be very fast.

steve.

I have a platinum xd too but its not a fly rod - :roll: :roll: its a 14ft beachcaster - :shock: :shock: big brute of a rod but I love it when whacking out 6oz leads :D :D :D


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Re: good quality rod,

Postby anthony2carr » Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:21 pm

Sorry guys. Haven't been here in a while. Can't really remember how much I paid for it, but I know it was 300 and something? Either 40 or 80. It's a 9wt. I have dealt with some very heavy wrasse and pollock on it.

Haven't had the chance this year though. So much rain and wind the salmon fishing was more tempting.

That has been hard work too. Fished pretty much everyday for the last month. Nothing every other day. but then 3 days in a row ,I caught 3 salmon each day. I think there was too much rain for them this year.
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Re: good quality rod,

Postby Doingean » Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:34 pm

davearmstrong wrote:I have the vision gt4 for over a year now. Lovely rod but make sure to keep it washed.. Always wash mine down after every session but still see a bit of rust forming on one of the guides.

I have a gt4 as well in a #9,it's a nice rod-but as Dave say's the guide rings are prone to corrosion even after rinsing in freshwater after use in the sea! :cry:
As Lumpy said it costs €220...But it cost €320 in 2007,this year the importer reduced the r.r.p. by €100!!! 8)
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Re: good quality rod,

Postby Tom H » Sat Sep 20, 2008 9:10 pm

Hi Doimgean.. Good to see you on the forum..
Sorry I lost your email address after we talked at Carlingford :oops:
I had a ply with a GT4 not to bad a rod at all.
I also have the gt3 8# by vision again nice but I find it a bit soft for me..
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Re: good quality rod,

Postby Doingean » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:45 pm

Tom H wrote:Hi Doimgean.. Good to see you on the forum..
Sorry I lost your email address after we talked at Carlingford :oops:
I had a ply with a GT4 not to bad a rod at all.
I also have the gt3 8# by vision again nice but I find it a bit soft for me..

Hi Tom,you have a p.m.
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