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 Posted: Mon Jul 9th, 2012 12:50 pm
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Had a look at these rods in the shop and was really inpressed with the workmanship and feel of the rods.They are super light and slim.I am considering getting either the 5-6 Oz or the 7 Oz.Does anyone have one of these or has anyone tried one out ?

Would appreciate any feedback.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 9th, 2012 05:29 pm
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The Kingfisher in Durban just got them in last week, the 6/7 and 8oz.

1 piece rods.

Lovely light and nice cosmetics.

I would love to get the 7oz. Ray the sales guy said his mate bought the 6oz and is really happy with his rod.

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 Posted: Mon Jul 9th, 2012 07:13 pm
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I've been building a few in the 400 and 430 range and am doing a Grinder (the 50 code)a /6 and a Casting (100 code) a /7 at the moment.

Went and cat them to get a feel and to confirm guide placings etc.

The 50 series has a better compression in the tip and mid section and launches weights and baits with a fixed spool reel

The 100 series for casting is crisp and fast and being so thin really winds up a piece of lead and from what I can feel it will have plenty pulling power because the base of the rod (bottom half) is a good solid lever and will really pull hard

The thin profile makes it to have 30% of the surface area even the thin super mandrel and it allows you to generate awesome tip speed with good backbone to punch a weight.

Nice thick walled blank that will make it robust and stronger than other thin walled blanks.

If you can make the price I believe it will be a great buy and I know it's doing well in the Cape with good catches with it and some rave reviews

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 Posted: Tue Jul 10th, 2012 07:03 am
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Thanks for your input .If I decide to get one of these I will have to decide between the 6 Oz and the 7 Oz. Kinda think the 6 Oz would be more versatile.

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 Posted: Fri Aug 17th, 2012 08:43 pm
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I've got the 50/6 and paired it with the Ultegra 14000.
It's an insane combo that throws a mile and has heaps of back bone.

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 Posted: Sat Aug 18th, 2012 06:36 pm
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Rudolph @TUCKERS convinced me on a 6oz in the week. Took it out twice already and yes, its easy on the arms, great action - and casts are great... definitely got some extra distance, but that ain't important.

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 Posted: Mon Aug 20th, 2012 11:45 am
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Also bought the 6 oz,and very happy with it.With the crappy weather we have been having in CT I havent really fished as much as I would have liked,but I reckon it is definately going to be my rod of choice in the future. 

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Enigma wrote:
I've been building a few in the 400 and 430 range and am doing a Grinder (the 50 code)a /6 and a Casting (100 code) a /7 at the moment.

Went and cat them to get a feel and to confirm guide placings etc.

The 50 series has a better compression in the tip and mid section and launches weights and baits with a fixed spool reel

The 100 series for casting is crisp and fast and being so thin really winds up a piece of lead and from what I can feel it will have plenty pulling power because the base of the rod (bottom half) is a good solid lever and will really pull hard

The thin profile makes it to have 30% of the surface area even the thin super mandrel and it allows you to generate awesome tip speed with good backbone to punch a weight.

Nice thick walled blank that will make it robust and stronger than other thin walled blanks.

If you can make the price I believe it will be a great buy and I know it's doing well in the Cape with good catches with it and some rave reviews





I noticed the slimlines have number like this.
40-100
60-100
80-100

Does 40-100 mean 40% of HMG ?

Do you get a 100-100 ?

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ordered a Super slim 14ft 1pc HMG 8-9oz its SS100.100-430

cant wait to get home

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Psy wrote:
ordered a Super slim 14ft 1pc HMG 8-9oz its SS100.100-430

cant wait to get home

:)



Wow that should be one supa awesome rod!

So I take it the code will be read like this.

SS(supa slim) 100( 100% HMG) 100(Dont know what this code means) 430(overall length of the rod)

I wonder what the OZ rating of the 40,60,80?
Can one order various lengths in the blanks?

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Splasher, see the site: http://www.fishingstore.co.za/brands/Blue-Marlin.html

Ive looked there and found;

30-50-390 = 3-4oz
40-50-390 = 4oz
30-100-390 = 5oz
40-100-390 =6oz
50-100-390 =7oz
60-100-390 = 7oz+

pm me for info @ BM

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i was after an edibles rod throwing 7oz with bait, without the weight factor when standing.

Last edited on Sat Dec 1st, 2012 11:26 am by Psy

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Took possession of my new Super Slim rod. What a beauty to throw.
Will be playing allot more with her in the near future.

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Very Nice Indeed

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You mon`t regret buying this rod.Had mine for a while and best I have had yet.Thinking of getting the 7 oz.

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You mon`t regret buying this rod.Had mine for a while and best I have had yet.Thinking of getting the 7 oz.

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::S

Yup...this is new, new ,new technology...my distance has improved too.


::S::S::S

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 Posted: Thu Dec 13th, 2012 03:01 pm
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so many rods so little time to use them all....::tight:

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Moyeni... yes right,ive sold two of three 'extras' which I have replaced with 2 only Blue Marlin, one of which is this SS100/100

Wow, what a rod!
I played now with a 7oz, big game 0.6 and a 1mm wind-on,throwing with a DC30 getting a constant distance of 150mtrs!!
It can only get better!

Heres my bag I caught

::S::S

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Bump here........, to let you know what an awesome rod the Blue Marlin SS is.
Never had many days to fish,yet the few times I did I am very pleasantly surprised with this rod. My casting style has improved, releasing at the highest point (rod vertical) I am able to toss the 7/8oz a good distance.

If you are in the market for a 'super' rod, go out and spoil yourself.

:)

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 Posted: Tue Dec 25th, 2012 06:23 pm
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Wow Simon awesome Bag you got there! Supa nice rod that. I might just bite the bullet and get one.

PS let me know if you get get any size 8 boots:hyst:

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