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Am so so so tempted to "invest" in one of the new Branzino rods,but £570 is a shed load for a 7 foot tool,,,,,,,,isn't it ?
Would be lurvly with the Branzino reel 'saddled' upon her.
 

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You will be a lucky fella if you get that outfit Nick, I had the Branzino rod in my hand during the Nantes show, it sure is a class piece of kit !
 

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I was gutted that I didn't buy the 8' version when we were on our way back in St Malo. The shop we visited had one in for 489 Euros. Having not had a chance to look around and really look at prices, I wasn't 100% sure at the time how good'a value it was, but I haven't seen a price anywhere near it since :-(
 

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Ben,
Try NavyBass in Japan!!
 

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Hi Bob, I have the Branzino Sea Bass Quest Custom 80ML, Lure WT 8-35, Rod WT 125G, due the bad weather and lack of fish on the east cost i have only had it out casting. I have cast lure's from Sea Bass College
to Patchinko with no bother,Bob you will not be disappionted.
 

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Sorry Ben,
they must have put the price up, I was looking at one that landed would have been about £420.
 

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Shame Dave. Would have been a bargain!

You're right Sam. I think they're generally just more though actioned. Its anoth topic for discussion, but I do wonder why exactly some times. The lures we use are basically THEIR lures that they fish with THEIR rods. So I often wonder why we actually have our rods designed differently? The fish they catch actually grow bigger and the techniques they use aren't actually that different. Weird one.
 

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Shame Dave. Would have been a bargain!

You're right Sam. I think they're generally just more though actioned. Its anoth topic for discussion, but I do wonder why exactly some times. The lures we use are basically THEIR lures that they fish with THEIR rods. So I often wonder why we actually have our rods designed differently? The fish they catch actually grow bigger and the techniques they use aren't actually that different. Weird one.
With LRF/HRF are we going the same way ? The rods that seem to work, are softer in the tip, giving more finesse and feel. For instance, are the Teklon rods the same as the Japanese version ?
 

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Ben,
Rods wise, Faster is more important than stiffer, also much harder to achieve.
 

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am so so so tempted to "invest" in one of the new branzino rods,but £570 is a shed load for a 7 foot tool,,,,,,,,isn't it ?
Would be lurvly with the branzino reel 'saddled' upon her.

buy it . . . Buy it . . . . Buy it . . . Buy it . . . Buy it . . . . Buy it . . . .




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Ben,
Rods wise, Faster is more important than stiffer, also much harder to achieve.
Yeah, coarse. Just saying that a lot of japanese rods have slower actions. Especially once you get past about 8 feet, or a touch more. Sometimes it's because they're designed for casting jigs, but it's also on their seabass rods.
 

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I would like all the Morethan Branzino rods that Daiwa France do !! Nice and simple request, just off to sort out a mortgage for them..............

Seemed like awesome bits of kit to me
 

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Ben,
Try NavyBass in Japan!!
Have Navy Bass started to ship internationally now?

Both they and many other larger retailers have some very good prices, but they seem very unwilling to deal with international orders. I’ve asked Navy Bass on a few occasion, but always got no to my requests for shipping to abroad.
 

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The five Daiwa Morethan Branzino rods that Daiwa France do are designed by Daiwa France and made by Daiwa Japan - if that is any help................

And I would gladly take all five of them - but if you had to tie me down and demand that I take only one of them, then I guess it would be the 8'.................but not entirely sure, need to try them all out !!
 
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