Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:37 pm Post subject: Re:
Whats wrong with T-Curves JG??
I have three of them (jig rod and two spinning rods) and they are all very nice to use and well built. Not the top shelf, but not top shelf prices either.
Nothing wrong with them @ all as sales will indicate
Point i was trying to make is not eveyone has same budget or tastes.
Personally i'm not a big fan of the Shimano rods & i'd be in a minority
Did say i build all my own gamesticks so why would i include a T-Curve in the range it would look that far out of place it would be funny.
For christ sakes they dont even have leather grips
7ft spin rods that will cast 1/4 oz but pull well over 10kg of drag. A soft plastic snapper rod will never be the same again... The samples are mind blowing
Geez shane where have you been hiding
My LOX Blade will do that & have no probs casting 1 oz jigs as well
Never confuse what a rod can pull with what is pratical virtually any rod can do what you just said.
Now take that blank over 45 degrees & tell me what it pulls _________________ Save The Fish, Eat a Pussy Cat
Ok I'll post some pics of the test blanks soon. I didn't want to exaggerate the possibilities even though they are way more than is possibly practical. Pe8 blanks that will pull 45kg at 45 degrees. 8ft popper rods that pull 28kg at 45 and 7ft spin rods that pull 18kg at 45. Not really practical in some cases but in a world where nano graphite and max drags seem to be the buzz words the kiwis are right up there.
you mostly amuse me, and i have probably got more of a personal rod collection than most people (3 x 4kg....2 x 6kg... 6 x 10 kg.... 7 x 15kg.... 7 x 24 kg....5 x 37 kg...) plus countless 1-2kg upwards estuary and spint/popper combos..
I have many custom(like hand built for me) and many off the shelf rods.
Like you, i agree with the BUY VALUE regardless of where it comes from.
I see the boasting about wilson being triple over bound etc.
So are T Curve, as well as being triple under bound.
And i know that if you have USED a new style T curve rod you would see how good they are.
I dont give a fats rats about what is out there on the market and what is being pushed by others. I dont get paid to promote rods. What i do know is that Shimano have done their homework when it comes to game fishing rods.
try one, you will be pleasantly suprised
oh, and as much as i LOVE leather grips, the grips dont catch fish
changa _________________ "here she comes..............We're on" !!
Personally i think some of you guys watch way to many western fishing shows on the idiot box.
And have learnt to fish/think Cowboy style all you need now is a pair of RM Williams & you's can go Boot Scoot'n
Try getting back to the basics of fishing & it's tackle you'll find it alot more enjoyable instead of trying to find a rod/reel capable of pulling 50 kg of drag @ the same time ripping a fish's bloody head off. _________________ Save The Fish, Eat a Pussy Cat
The bottom line is it's the ol' " horses for courses" theme.
I'll never bag another brand either but I take heart from the fact that people I meet in stores and around the place like to upgrade from a T-Curve, a Penn Inter, etc etc because THEY think that is the next logical step in terms of quality to a Sabre, Precision, etc or hopefully an Aussie Built Live Fibre.
The proof is in the pudding, but as I said earlier don't ever suggest that the live fibres aren't made here because they most certainly are.
And just on the new Venom SP rods, they are everything that Shane said they are and some, to the point where Japanese rod companies are trying to copy the level of technology used in these blanks, and pass it off as their own discovery, not bad for some guys that call the "land of the nervous sheep" home hey JG. A lot of people would have you believe that the Japanese have invented everything "cool" in current fishing tackle.
Kilwell more than hold their own, and don't just make rod blanks for us, they are an extremely interesting company that do more than most people could imagine. Difference is they don't brag, they just do it!! _________________ Tight lines and screamin' reels.........
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