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Mike (Saltiga) and any other guys that may have the Super Distance, could you possible give me some feedback on it? Is the rod suitable for soft plastics fishing?

I’m looking to complete my current bass rod collection with a rod just under or just over the 8.6 mark, predominantly aimed at fishing SP’s.

Currently, and without having considered the Tenryu SD, the favourites are a new custom build based on the same 8.9 feet Lamiglas blank as my baitcasting rod or the Lucky Craft ESGII 8.7 feet XHXXF rod.

Thanks in advance :) :) :)
 

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Hi Vidar

I got a red luck super distance for Christmas :jump: .

I've been out with it 3 times so far, trying out the different actions on my plugs. Only tried using a small xlayer with a small weighted head for about 15 minutes. It felt fine to me, but then I know very little about SPs so far :? .

The rod is a replacement for my quantum energy bass 240 which I'll now use solely for my heaviest plugs.

Hope this helps

Gary
 

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eggy said:
Hi Vidar

I got a red luck super distance for Christmas :jump: .

I've been out with it 3 times so far, trying out the different actions on my plugs. Only tried using a small xlayer with a small weighted head for about 15 minutes. It felt fine to me, but then I know very little about SPs so far :? .

The rod is a replacement for my quantum energy bass 240 which I'll now use solely for my heaviest plugs.

Hope this helps

Gary
Thanks :) :) :)

Does it have a stiff or a slightly softish tip?
 

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I would say it is slightly softer than my quantum, but I haven't any experience of other rods to compare it to.

Gary
 

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I was going to suggest the Injection but I was worried everyone would be fed up of me raving about it!
 

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I was going to suggest the Injection but I was worried everyone would be fed up of me raving about it!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I’m looking for something slightly longer than the Injection as I own more soft plastic specific rods around the 7 feet mark than I can use in a lifetime.
 

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Vidar,
I haven't used my SD for soft plastics much yet but can tell you what I think about it generally.

It is 2.5M (approx 8ft 2in) so it is the in the ball park length wise, with a Branzino 3000 on it feels very light and well balanced. The action I would describe as fast, and the tip is relatively soft stiffening up fairly quickly in the middle. the butt is quite stiff when casting but not so when playing a fish.
I have never used or even seen an Injection but judging by the spec and what other people have said, a SD sounds to me like a longer version of an Injection in principal, a major difference being the the mid rod overfit joint on the SD compared to the push in joint above the butt on the Injection.

I am not sure where the name Super Distance came from. It is a very long casting rod, quite exceptional for such a light short rod but I think for most people it will likely be a very good all round rod especially if you aren't casting lures over 30gms.

If we get to go piking before Nantes I will bring it along and you can try it.

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Thanks Mike :clap: :clap: :clap:

It sounds like it could be just the ticket :D :D :D

If we get a period of milder weather after this ridiculous cold spell the piking could be really good, so cross your fingers.

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Vidar,
I haven't used my SD for soft plastics much yet but can tell you what I think about it generally.

It is 2.5M (approx 8ft 2in) so it is the in the ball park length wise, with a Branzino 3000 on it feels very light and well balanced. The action I would describe as fast, and the tip is relatively soft stiffening up fairly quickly in the middle. the butt is quite stiff when casting but not so when playing a fish.
I have never used or even seen an Injection but judging by the spec and what other people have said, a SD sounds to me like a longer version of an Injection in principal, a major difference being the the mid rod overfit joint on the SD compared to the push in joint above the butt on the Injection.

I am not sure where the name Super Distance came from. It is a very long casting rod, quite exceptional for such a light short rod but I think for most people it will likely be a very good all round rod especially if you aren't casting lures over 30gms.

If we get to go piking before Nantes I will bring it along and you can try it.

Mike
 

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All I know about the Super Distance is that I "want one".

Trouble is iv'e got to sell my Rod Bar 270 first. :rollineyes: :)
I love my rod bar especially on windy days when its power does help etc,but For me its too long and for general plugging dare I say to powerful :shock:
 

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Nick Phillips said:
All I know about the Super Distance is that I "want one".

Trouble is iv'e got to sell my Rod Bar 270 first. :rollineyes: :)
I love my rod bar especially on windy days when its power does help etc,but For me its too long and for general plugging dare I say to powerful :shock:
I actually agree with you Nick, I think many of us are realising just how powewrful even some of the lighter Tenryus are, there is very little need for a Dragon or Rod Bar in normal circumstances, yes they have a time and a place, but in general I do think we can get away with lighter rods with back bone.
 

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9'3" Super Distance hint hint hint :jump:
 

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Nick Phillips said:
All I know about the Super Distance is that I "want one".

Trouble is iv'e got to sell my Rod Bar 270 first. :rollineyes: :)
I love my rod bar especially on windy days when its power does help etc,but For me its too long and for general plugging dare I say to powerful :shock:
I actually agree with you Nick, I think many of us are realising just how powewrful even some of the lighter Tenryus are, there is very little need for a Dragon or Rod Bar in normal circumstances, yes they have a time and a place, but in general I do think we can get away with lighter rods with back bone.
That seems to be how I arrived at the Super Distance. I tried the Rod Bar and the Super Mix and great as they are, they were more powerful than I needed. Reading through the Ultimate catalogue countless times, the SD or Topwater seemed likely options but when I picked up a SD in ****'s shop it was love at first sight (in a fishing rod sort of way). Not looked back since. It doesn't do it all but I have other rods for the more extreme tasks so who cares.

I now 'need' a light rockfish rod.......
 
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