High end JDM rod recommendations

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Re: High end JDM rod recommendations

Post by jpmoney » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:41 am

Take a hard look at the Ultima's. I have the 170MH and 172H and they are at the top of my collection and an absolute joy to fish for very many techniques. If I could afford more of them, I would get a couple more.

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Re: High end JDM rod recommendations

Post by Cracker » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:00 am

Yeah, I have some Poison Glorious and Ultimas rods, and they are really cool rods. Love those handles.
However, my next rod is going to be a Daiwa RD.

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Re: High end JDM rod recommendations

Post by jmb27 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:35 am

heyitzpetah wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:01 pm
You guys are seriously not making it any easier to decide lol.. ultima was definitely one of my top choices a long side either major craft, daiwa, and mega bass. But now I see all these new suggestions, tough decisions...
Well, you are in the enthusiast section of TT, so the assumption is that you've taken the red pill as well, so the correct answer is all of the above. :lol: :D

Any of those choices would be good.

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Re: High end JDM rod recommendations

Post by j2015 » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:51 am

Conquest 843c Shimano jdm blank with a US warranty.
Save a few bucks and buy one used here in the for sale section. I have a few poison G’s and conquests, they feel very similar.= Awesome. The full cork grip is very nice. Drop a conquest reel on it to check all the boxes. :D

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Re: High end JDM rod recommendations

Post by Teal101 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:45 am

Ultima and Designo would both be at the top of my list. Designo is a blank manufacturer that used to make blanks for companies like Evergreen (anyone remember the triggerless Stingray model? :mrgreen: ).
I like TD-Z's
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Re: High end JDM rod recommendations

Post by hungry_cow » Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:03 am

Teal101 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:45 am
Ultima and Designo would both be at the top of my list. Designo is a blank manufacturer that used to make blanks for companies like Evergreen (anyone remember the triggerless Stingray model? :mrgreen: ).
Yes! The triggerless Stingray was new rod for this season. Loving that rod for bait finesse, unbelievable sensitive and a ton of fun to fish.

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Re: High end JDM rod recommendations

Post by Hogsticker2 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:18 pm

No mention of Fenwick Japan? Some very, very nice rods in the lineup.

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Re: High end JDM rod recommendations

Post by jmb27 » Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:25 pm

hungry_cow wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:03 am
Teal101 wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:45 am
Ultima and Designo would both be at the top of my list. Designo is a blank manufacturer that used to make blanks for companies like Evergreen (anyone remember the triggerless Stingray model? :mrgreen: ).
Yes! The triggerless Stingray was new rod for this season. Loving that rod for bait finesse, unbelievable sensitive and a ton of fun to fish.
My go to BFS rod for soft plastics. Great drop shot rod as well.

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