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guys lookin to buy another pluggin rod,around 8ft 6 to 9ft.somethin with decent spec around 200 mark.any ideas cheers daz
 

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What type of lures will you be using with it, Daz?

All types eg universal? Just SP's?

If you want it to chuck out hard plastics, what's the weight of your biggest plug?
 

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Dazdec,
What rod have you got now?
What do you like/dislike about it?
And what lure weight range are you looking for?
Basically the more info you can provide, the better chance of being able to point you in the right direction.
Tunny
 

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i have a new model berkley muscleflex rod 8ft.ultra light,stiffish with a fast tip,12 to 42 grams.i love it.wacks lures out and really works them.just that im gettin my redundancy in jan so thought id treat myself.need somethin light,works hard and soft plastics and can be used on rough ground.cheers daz
 

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myfish said:
8' 6" Sakura Rookie.

No contest.

Seriously, this rod is awesome for the money.

I'm going to be using them as guide rods I think.

Keith, i havent seen the 'Rookie', how does it differ from my Shukan ?
 

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I saw one of the longer Sakura Rookie rods for the first time the other day, and I thought it was awesome - one hell of a lot of good rod for the money.

Would love to see the 8''6' one day - if Keith says it's a stunner, I am inclined to take that as a given.

Seems that we are now starting to be able to get our hands on what we might term more "modern style bassing" rods for lots of different prices - good news for all.
 

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the rookie sounds very interesting guys....now to find somewhere that stocks the 8ft 6 model,thanks for your help,daz.
 

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Mr Fish stocks them, Daz.

Aren't Sakura owned by a french coarse angling company called SERF or something?

Their new catalogue somone posted up the other day is awesome. Very professional.

We could learn a lot from them, but alas we're a little way behind the French at the minute.
 

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Henry Gilbey said:
I saw one of the longer Sakura Rookie rods for the first time the other day, and I thought it was awesome - one hell of a lot of good rod for the money.
Henry, the longer one is nice, agreed.

the 8' 6" though is dead right action wise.

A very few minor teething problems maybe ref: the uplocking reel seat, but that is
perhaps personal preference rather than anything else.

Good kit on the rod and super, super light and crispy...

man, crispy like newly baked biscuits m8.

the 8' 6" is very well balanced in the hand too. If it was painted red and the wall thickness
went up, in a blind test, you'd be hard pressed if you didn't have tons of red rod handling experience
to determine its pedigree.

I really like it.
 

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youve convinced me keith and henry :p ,ive phoned **** and ill order one on monday when the wonga goes into my account.not goin to part with my berkley muscleflex though,honestly its a lovely rod and the action is perfect but time for a prezzy for myself i reckon,thanks again,daz.
 

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well,got the rookie guys and what a lovely bit of kit for the price,very nice indeed.highly recommended by keith and henry and im glad ive got it..gonna use it for rough ground and use my berkley muscleflex spin for clear ground,thanks for advice chaps and a big thanks to ****,cheers daz. :D
 
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