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Daiwa Kage

Postby austin15 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:38 am

Looks like a new mid range rod from Daiwa. Anyone have any info about when they will hit the shelves? I am interested in a couple of the swimbait rods.

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Re: Daiwa Kage

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Re: Daiwa Kage

Postby Hogsticker2 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:49 pm

My understanding is that they use the same blanks as the Elite, only unfinished. Should be really good, just wish there were more models available.

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Re: Daiwa Kage

Postby big_gee » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:37 am

I have a couple of them and I was surprised on how light these rods were. I have the 8'H and the umbrella rig rod. The feel great in hand. The 8'H has a Daiwa Lexa 300H WN and the umbrella rig rod has a Tatula HD. I really like the feel of both of these setups.

I will say the 8'H is pretty stout it has a little bit of tip but definitely not moderate. It works for me as I was looking for a rod to throw swimbaits from 6" to 8".

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Re: Daiwa Kage

Postby phishybizness » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:57 pm

New here, but good info on these rods -

Supposedly, they are only available through independent bait & tackle shops. No Scheels, Bass Pro, Cabelas, etc & no online sales with them either - don't know the validity of that.

Big features though, the Graphite Composition is of the SVF Technology from Daiwa. So, super light, and sensitive. SVF is what Steez rods are made of, which start at what, $450 or so? This rod is supposed to be $190 or $200. Also, it has some sick Japanese inspired graphics on it. Can't wait to put one of the new Tatula 150 on the Heavy action rod for my jigs.

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Re: Daiwa Kage

Postby Hogsticker2 » Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:45 am

phishybizness wrote:New here, but good info on these rods -

Supposedly, they are only available through independent bait & tackle shops. No Scheels, Bass Pro, Cabelas, etc & no online sales with them either - don't know the validity of that.

Big features though, the Graphite Composition is of the SVF Technology from Daiwa. So, super light, and sensitive. SVF is what Steez rods are made of, which start at what, $450 or so? This rod is supposed to be $190 or $200. Also, it has some sick Japanese inspired graphics on it. Can't wait to put one of the new Tatula 150 on the Heavy action rod for my jigs.

OG Tatula and revised Tatula also employ SVF technology in their blanks. When you approach the Steez racing design and Heartland models, there are some other technologies at work as well, that are not offered in the lower end rods. That being said, these Kage rods look impressive on paper. It would be a shame if Daiwa doesn't make them readily available.

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Re: Daiwa Kage

Postby phishybizness » Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:14 pm

OG Tatula and revised Tatula also employ SVF technology in their blanks. When you approach the Steez racing design and Heartland models, there are some other technologies at work as well, that are not offered in the lower end rods. That being said, these Kage rods look impressive on paper. It would be a shame if Daiwa doesn't make them readily available.


Oh, I didn't know Tatula was an SVF build, thought it was HVF. The KAGE is lighter than the new Tatula Rods, a good feel in the hand overall.

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Re: Daiwa Kage

Postby adam lancia » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:31 am

phishybizness wrote:
OG Tatula and revised Tatula also employ SVF technology in their blanks. When you approach the Steez racing design and Heartland models, there are some other technologies at work as well, that are not offered in the lower end rods. That being said, these Kage rods look impressive on paper. It would be a shame if Daiwa doesn't make them readily available.


Oh, I didn't know Tatula was an SVF build, thought it was HVF. The KAGE is lighter than the new Tatula Rods, a good feel in the hand overall.


The Tatula XT is an HVF blank.


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