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Sat here at work with it snowing outside admiring my new Branzino :wackit: and thinking about what rod development will be like in 2020 :?:
Plugging/Lure rods (dont like the term 'spinning' as a bit noddyish) have moved on by such a massive leap in the last few years it makes me wander where we will be.
Cant you tell I'm bored at work :rollineyes: :rollineyes: :)
 

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I must be bored too . . cause i find this question really interesting.

On ****'s Blog a while back, he talked about designing a new Red Rod. Someone (sorry can't remember who ??) raised the prospect of interchangeable tips. Now i like that idea. Taking 2 rods when mobile pluggin is not practical, but taking a 2nd tip, in a little tube attached to a back-pack would be do-able. Then, changing between actions for s/p's & hards would be a different prospect.

The ultimate Supermix ??????
 

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I'm currently working on the theory of 'recurve tip technology'

Don't rule anything out in rod development. I've been lucky enough to watch
rods being designed and built at factory and theoretical level with Century Composites.

These blokes are cutting edge and the equipment and money that goes in is astounding.

Ceramics too I think will start playing a bigger part and carbon nanotubes.
 

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I'm currently working on the theory of 'recurve tip technology'

Don't rule anything out in rod development. I've been lucky enough to watch
rods being designed and built at factory and theoretical level with Century Composites.

These blokes are cutting edge and the equipment and money that goes in is astounding.

Ceramics too I think will start playing a bigger part and carbon nanotubes.
I think the future will be in materials that are probably no lighter than what we have today but,,,it will be all about "recovery from flex".
Rods that have a tip speed thats never been seen before.
Also what about reel technology,I have gone from Stradic (brilliant) to the :wackit: Branzino :wackit: and the difference is amazing.
 

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Also what about reel technology,I have gone from Stradic (brilliant) to the :wackit: Branzino :wackit: and the difference is amazing.
I'd like to know more about this . . . . as i am researching reels for the forthcoming season . . . . . . . . what are you seeing as the difference ???
 

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Lewisman said:
Nick Phillips said:
Also what about reel technology,I have gone from Stradic (brilliant) to the :wackit: Branzino :wackit: and the difference is amazing.
I'd like to know more about this . . . . as i am researching reels for the forthcoming season . . . . . . . . what are you seeing as the difference ???
I have only just got a few days ago but just the way it feels (sorry Keith) :) :oops:
Their is totally no backlash in the very expensive gearing and the whole reel is just so lite in the hand.
I also like the bail arm as its very thick section and also very positive.
The drag is in another league as well.
To sum up my feelings it feels like you are holding a solid 'nuget' of ultralite brilliant engineering :)
 

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Nick Phillips said:
Lewisman said:
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Their is totally no backlash in the very expensive gearing...
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This is my main criteria now. Any slack is then down to what is happening at the sharp end, hopefully a nudge from a lunker.
 
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