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been looking at this rod in the iR83m and ir87m. has anyone used it? has a casting range of 10-30grm. was wanting to know is it a good all rounder for soft and hard baits and how does it compare to the supermix 240 and 270. ideally im looking for an 8`6". any other recomendations?
 

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You can have a chuck with mine if your around the Swansea area boyo, I have the 8'7" and it's the biz. Very similar to the rod bar but slightly slower tip eventhough I still struggle staying in contact with the sp's on it. Hence, the arrival of the supermix 240. So far, the sm does it all matey with its softer tip :ugeek:
 

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I don't think Megabass make the iR anymore, it's now the iX plus they are now longer for the same casting weights. If you've found one and you like it, buy it before they all are gone.

I've got a Xor Silver Shadow, what a cracking little rod. The finish is superb, absolutely superb, made from z-pbo (zylon) which has more tensile strength than carbon composite, very soft tip, fast action with a stonker of a backbone, perfect soft plastics rod but not an inbetweenie at all.
 

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Iestyn......just to chuck some more wood on that buring fire you have.......check out the red luck super distance.....apparently, its the rod for hard plastics up to 30g but sweet with the sp's down to 7g, fast action but very sensitive tip. :twisted:
 

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Just been chatting to Softie about the Super Distance. The SD has to be the most underrated rod that Tenryu make. I am sure it would turn a few heads if more people had the opportunity to try it.

It is 2.5M (approx 8ft 2in) long, rated for 8-30gms (from memory). What the stats don't tell you is it is a very fast action blank with a relatively stiff butt. Not in the Supermix vein though. The balance with a 3000 size Daiwa is almost perfect. It will also cast a Daiwa Shore Line Shiner SL17 (28gms) as hard as you like without lacking power. Anybody looking for a good rod for hard and soft lures should at least look at one. I have not tried any of the Megabass rods to compare it too but for MY fishing it is definitely a class apart from anytihng else I tried including the Rod Bar 270 and Supermix 240.
 

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ok so i now have another rod in the `mix` so to speak!!! lol. well im not gonna rush just yet as im only gonna be able to get the one for the new season but do like the sound of the SD. as long as it can handle sp`s and hard`s i think i could be tempted with it more because i do like to be different!!! plus as more of the welsh lads turn red it would be another in the range that future purchasers could trial :D sounds good to me (a win win situation)
 
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