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Hudson
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Hudson
   Old Thread  #10 21 Nov 2023 at 5.33am  1  Login    Register
Also I bet you donít use a spod and use a Spomb/x spod dot spod. If so you donít have the high tension like you do pulling spods in or if you was playing fish. Just a thought
shane24
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shane24
   Old Thread  #9 19 Nov 2023 at 7.08pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #7
Iím definitely no expert but think there may be a bit of hearsay with the Grooving!

What I would say though is that there is hardly any pressure put on the main guides on a Spod rod, youíre being the spod back in on what is essentially a slack line, the tip ring is a lined anti frap tip so there shouldnít be any problems at all as far as Iím aware!
Spike
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Spike
   Old Thread  #8 19 Nov 2023 at 11.18am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #7
I had the same rings on my old longbow x45s and never had any marks in them after a few years of using shock leaders. Iíve got one on order so fingers crossed.

Paired the rod up with the tx5a 13s which also have minima guides on the top section
MrFrosty
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   Old Thread  #7 19 Nov 2023 at 11.07am    Login    Register
Very tempted by this spod rod, only thing worries me is the minima rings. I know it cuts down on weight but would they start too groove using braid all the time?
Dazjones
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Dazjones
   Old Thread  #6 17 Nov 2023 at 3.24pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #3
Yes it's a light rod, I use a dot spod and haven't used it over about 120 yds but I reckon you'd need a bigger spod/spomb to compress it fully and hit the distances you want.

Daz
Spike
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Spike
   Old Thread  #5 17 Nov 2023 at 9.05am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #4
Brilliant thank you for the feedback
shane24
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shane24
   Old Thread  #4 17 Nov 2023 at 7.13am  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #3
I went into the tackle shop this week and had a look at the Daiwa Basia & Tournament Rods as well as the Aviator that everyone says is also really good.

In terms of weight the Basia was by far the lightest of these, the Tournament and Aviator roughly the same.

Iíve since purchased the Basia TT Spod as itís the same rod as the off the peg Daiwa one just with a few cosmetic changes, Iím not 100% but donít think Daiwa sell a factory build 13í one.

It came yesterday, the build quality seems really nice, itís a nice looking blank.

Iíve got the Shimano TX Spod 13í which is very capable, Iíve used it up to 140yds and think that is about as far as I could get it, the Daiwa Basia feels like a completely different beast, the Shimano feels quite soft in the tip whilst the Basia feels like itís got a lot more power in the tip section, just guessing at the moment but I think the Daiwa is going to cast a long way.

I havenít used it yet but will be going to bait up Sunday so will have a better idea then.

For the money it does appear to be an absolute bargain.
Spike
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Spike
   Old Thread  #3 17 Nov 2023 at 7.02am    Login    Register
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Brilliant thank you. Is it a fairly light rod and easy to compress.

Thanks again
Dazjones
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Dazjones
   Old Thread  #2 16 Nov 2023 at 10.33pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #1
I've had one for a bit now, not had to get to the distance you're after yet but I'm pretty sure you'll have no problem hitting it.

Daz
Spike
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Spike
   Old Thread  #1 16 Nov 2023 at 7.47pm    Login    Register
Anyone used this rod in 13ft ? After a new 13ft and selling my 13s earlier this year.

On offer at £250 at the moment which seems like a lot of rod for the money. Will be used for range work 150-160. Other rod Iíve considered in the tackle box CFX as Iíve had this in the 12ft before. But wondered if the basia would be a step up and be easier for the range work.

Donít want to spend anymore than the £250 as itís gets a lot of stick on a weekly basis.

Thank you
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