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Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by RippinLipp, Jul 29, 2017.
Anyone know anything about these rods? Quality of material.. Any info would be greatly appreciated..
Rogue out of Oregon?
I bought a blank from them and had it tied into a trout rod. Love it. Can't speak on their prwmade stuff but my guess Is it will be good. They are a nice little company to deal with.
Theres not alot of info on them thats why I asked.. What I did find was that some people say there just as good as Loomis and some say better..
Its also not a production rod. I purchased 2 brand new one from a garage sale still in the original packaging with plastic on the cork.. 8wt and a 9wt for $100 for both.. On thier site they list for $295 ea..
Yea man cant beat that. If I remember right Loomis is his uncle or some relation of his. I can't speak highly enough of the rod I got. But I didnt get the deal you got and paid a bill just for the blank. Lol
I did find a little more info and it said that they had a huge finanical backing and that Loomis was involved in the R&D of the rod blanks.
Have a couple of their sticks. You won't go wrong.
To me, it's kind of like between a GL3 and an IMX. I have a 6'6" 6-12# smallie/wallie factory rod and a 9 1/2' 7-8 wt. that a guy I used to get my rodbuilding stuff from built out for me. The smallie rod is light and pretty fast. The flyrod has good power, but IMHO has perhaps 1 or 2 many guides on it so it feels like that extra weight dampened the top 1/3rd quite a bit.
I thought about trying it on salmon but think it might be a little under power. It will be a great steelie rod though.
9 wt should be good for kings, no?
I was told a 9wt might be a little under powered and a 10wt was Ideal. But after some reading alot of people say a 9wt is fine. Then again I dont really know why I would think a 9wt would not be enough rod when I regularly use a 9' Med lt for river kings.
Stopped by Shultzs outfitters in Ypsi today to get some material and talked to the guys there!! They said a 9wt is good for salmon but with the bigger fish this year it might a chore.. Think im gonna test its limits this year!-!