Any love for the Hygua yet?

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Any love for the Hygua yet?

Post by ferrysj » Tue Aug 25, 2015 1:17 pm

I want a 2pc ML for casting and lure ratio 1/8-1/2. Volkey and Hygua are top of list now. $150 price range.
Anyone have feedback on the Hygua?

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Re: Any love for the Hygua yet?

Post by ferrysj » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:39 am

8-[ Anybody? Hygua? 8-[

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Re: Any love for the Hygua yet?

Post by cndbasshunter » Thu Aug 27, 2015 4:49 am

most of the models aren't shipped yet...just played around with the few softer action rods, 6'9L, 66ml, and 63UL.

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Re: Any love for the Hygua yet?

Post by Tim Kelly » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:26 am

Just ordered a 2 piece 7'2" heavy. Time will tell. Got a 7'6" heavy Volkey the other day and it's fine, but typical Volkey as it looks better than it fishes. It's fine, but a cheap blank. Look forward to seeing how Megabass handle the same area.

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Re: Any love for the Hygua yet?

Post by biggs » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:41 am

Keep us updated.
I'm thinking about buying a Hyuga in the near future.

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Re: Any love for the Hygua yet?

Post by y2k88 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:00 pm

Tim Kelly wrote:Got a 7'6" heavy Volkey the other day and it's fine, but typical Volkey as it looks better than it fishes. It's fine, but a cheap blank.
I thought that too about the Volkey line.

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Re: Any love for the Hygua yet?

Post by Tim Kelly » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:36 pm

The only other Volkey I've seen was the BFS one I thought that was a very dead feeling rod too.

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Re: Any love for the Hygua yet?

Post by Pen3 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:25 am

How do you even pronounce Hygua?

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Re: Any love for the Hygua yet?

Post by africanbass » Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:38 am

Pen3 wrote:How do you even pronounce Hygua?
Hyuga is easier, and actually more correct :lol:
Hyuga means "place in the sun"

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Re: Any love for the Hygua yet?

Post by vncnt » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:12 am

I have the 66L. Very light and sensitive. I lifted a 12" largemouth onto shore to test its lifting power. It got the job done. I was fishing a 1/8oz nose hooked DS rig in a weedy lake and was able to rip and snap the rig out of the weeds. I felt everything going on at the end of my line (6lb co-polymer). Gonna test it out with hardbaits soon. I typically fish an older cork handle Crucial 66ML for DS'ing, but its pretty obsolete now that I have the Hyuga. Gary at TackleTrap set me up with the rod. Can't say enough great stuff about TackleTrap.

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Re: Any love for the Hygua yet?

Post by Tim Kelly » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:31 pm

My 7'2 heavy Hyuga just arrived. First impressions are very good. A nice stout stick that should do a good job with the punch rigs when I next get a chance to use them. Just what I wanted.

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Re: Any love for the Hygua yet?

Post by vncnt » Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:28 am

Tim Kelly wrote:My 7'2 heavy Hyuga just arrived. First impressions are very good. A nice stout stick that should do a good job with the punch rigs when I next get a chance to use them. Just what I wanted.
Have you had a chance to fish it yet? The 72h might be my next rod.

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Re: Any love for the Hygua yet?

Post by Tim Kelly » Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:46 am

Not yet no.

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Re: Any love for the Hygua yet?

Post by BigG » Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:08 am

Was at The Tackle Trap last week and looked at a Hygua rod and it was beautiful rod, pictures don't do it justice.

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Re: Any love for the Hygua yet?

Post by Eric Walsh » Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:00 pm

Glad I don't live near The Tackle Trap! :mrgreen:

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