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Making sense of super slim rods/ ratings .
« on: June 11, 2017, 07:00:52 PM »
Guys , I need to understand the ratings on the super slim rods .


I see ratings such as 40/80/ 450 ,  am I assuming corectly that the length are the 430 ...


I am after a nice and soft 13 ft max casting weight 6 ounce .


The ones that I have seen are super pricey , but the ones I have seen and fished a bit with I was very chuffed , but it seems the owner of the two rods , did not understand the ratings or were not able to explain to me .




Any info regarding them , would be much appreciated .

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Re: Making sense of super slim rods/ ratings .
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2017, 07:17:37 PM »
Here we go Lenny  :1st digits indicate tip rating  --- 2nd digits indicate % of carbon in the blank  and last digits are the length  eg : 40-100-430 = 4oz tip / 100% carbon / 4m30cm length  , have a look at the bluemarlin website all the specs are there .... and they are awesome blanks ... w;k

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Re: Making sense of super slim rods/ ratings .
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2017, 12:51:24 PM »
yA Mike is right. I think the first rating is the midrange of the oz rating of the rod. I have a 50-100-430, which throws a 6oz best, so I would rate it 4-6oz with the 50 rating being the midrange. 100% Carbon signifies full HMG, 50 signifies 50% Carbon, 50% composite/glass.

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Re: Making sense of super slim rods/ ratings .
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2017, 06:36:55 PM »
Ok so it's not rocket science , thanks Mike for the pm , I will follow it up .


Did have a look at the website , one blank stands out , with regards to my requirements ...




So with regarding to the amount of carbon 50 80 and 100 , what's the pros and cons ?


I would imagine the 100 are a verybritle structure ...

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Re: Making sense of super slim rods/ ratings .
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2017, 08:43:34 AM »
Lenny, I have a masterpiece - a Brandon McQueen Custombuilt SS 50-100-420 3 piece, with adjustable Bionic finger and genuine Fuji Low rider concept guides, if you're interested, might be persuaded to sell mine.  :hnthnt:

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Re: Making sense of super slim rods/ ratings .
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2017, 12:24:21 PM »
I agree with REEFZ, a Brandon McQueen Custom built with Low riders is a winner.

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Re: Making sense of super slim rods/ ratings .
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2017, 08:22:29 PM »
Thanks reefman .


But I am after a multiplier rod . Just out of interest , what did the stick sit you back ?

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Re: Making sense of super slim rods/ ratings .
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2017, 09:06:36 PM »
Lenny , with the bionic finger setup the reel seat is low on the rod like a multiplier , so its pretty much the same , u can use the rod as a spinning set up with a grinder or with a multiplier . 

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Re: Making sense of super slim rods/ ratings .
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2017, 07:16:38 AM »
Ya Mike is right, I can throw a Grinder or Multiplier with mine.
Also, my Bionic finger is detachable. Is held on with rubber o-rings.
Think I paid R4800 for mine, including the new Low rider guides.
Will sell for R4000.

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Re: Making sense of super slim rods/ ratings .
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2017, 07:23:53 AM »
Reefz' rod is a 50-100-420.
Will handle a multiplier easy peasy.
I know 'cause I built it and I tested with both.
Bargain actually....
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Re: Making sense of super slim rods/ ratings .
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2017, 09:44:59 AM »
Reefz' rod is a 50-100-420.
Will handle a multiplier easy peasy.
I know 'cause I built it and I tested with both.
Bargain actually....


Thanks man , Mike send me a pm , and suggested I contact you . Thanks for you input .
Will still have to scrape some dosh together for this one .