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Lets talk rods 8 months 1 week ago #363

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Let us know the following:
1. What rods do you use? Specify Baitcaster / Spinning and the applications you use them for.
2. What rods would you like to have? Specify Baitcaster / Spinning
3. Do you have rods you no longer use? Maybe consider paying it forward.
4. Would you like to see a section in this forum where you can swop rods?
5. Who repairs your rods (maybe your lost a bit of tip)? Or replace eyes?
6. What rod did you lose/break that your are saddest about?

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Lets talk rods 8 months 1 week ago #365

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1. What rods do you use? Specify Baitcaster / Spinning and the applications you use them for.

Baitcaster

ALX Zolo B Speedfury 7'5" Med Lt+ Fast - weighless, light texas (toppy rig) and light mojo (or bojo rig) - caught my smallie PB of 2.085kg
ALX Zolo B Dreamstick 7' Med Fast - medium texas and medium mojo
ALX Zolo B Mitch 6'6" Med+ Fast - spinnersbaits and swimbaits - caught my largie PB of 3.26kg
ALX Rosa 6'9" Med Fast - topwaters
ALX Zolo Twitch 6'8" Med Lt+ Fast- hard jerkbaits
ALX Zolo Dragger 7'4" Heavy Fast - heavy carolina rig
ALX Zolo B Crank 7'4" Med Mod Fast - shallow & medium diving cranks
ALX Zolo Grind 7'10"- Heavy Mod Fast - deep diving cranks

Powell Max 684 CB 6'8" Med Mod Fast - shallow diving cranks and jerkbaits
Powell Max 683 CEF 6'8" Med Heavy Extra Fast - medium texas, medium mojo and medium jigs - caught my previous largie PB of 3.24kg
Powell Max 704 CEF 7' Heavy Extra Fast - heavy texas, heavy mojo and heavy jigs
Powell Max 703CB Glass 7' Med Heavy Mod Fast- lipless and medium driving cranks
Powell Max 703CB Glass 7' Med Heavy Mod Fast- medium driving cranks
Powell Endurance 706 CB Glass 7' Heavy Mod Fast - squarebills
Powell Max 725 CF 7'2" Med Heavy Fast - medium to heavy swimbaits and swimjigs
Powell Max 764 M Flip Pitch Fast 7'6" Medium Fast - medium carolina rig
Powell Max 765 MH Fast-XF 7'6" Med Heavy Extra Fast - flipping

Spinning

ALX Zolo B Maven 6'10" Light Extra Fast - light weightless
ALX Zolo B Maven 6'10" Light Extra Fast - dropshot
ALX Zolo B Maestro 7' weightless, light mojo (bojo rig) and light texas (toppy rig)

2. What rods would you like to have? Specify Baitcaster / Spinning
ALX Zolo Deputy 7'1" Med Heavy Fast - general purpose texas, mojo, jig, swim jig
ALX Zolo Toadface 7'2" Med Heavy+ Fast - frogging, light flipping, swim jigs
ALX Zolo Brawler 7'6" XHeavy Fast - big jig and pitching

3. Do you have rods you no longer use? Maybe consider paying it forward.
No

4. Would you like to see a section in this forum where you can swop rods?
Yes

5. Who repairs your rods (maybe your lost a bit of tip)? Or replace eyes?
Sean Ferreira in Bothasig, Cape Town (fair warning the eyes he does come out better than the orginal)

6. What rod did you lose/break that your are saddest about?
Powell Max 703 CEF 7'0" Medium Heavy Extra Fast - snapped the tip of the rod with a rod hatch lid. Hoping the ALX Zolo Deputy can fill that gap in my arsenal
Also lost a Powell 703 CB glass cranking rod (went overboard at Kwaggas) but I managed to replace that with 2.
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Lets talk rods 8 months 1 week ago #373

Holy Muggle!! When did you get so many ALX's? :woohoo: :woohoo:

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Lets talk rods 8 months 1 week ago #374

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I might not be a babe magnet anymore (aka married :whistle: ) but I am definitely an ALX Rods magnet.

I attract them to me like a moth to a flame :)

I almost have the full set B)

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Lets talk rods 8 months 1 week ago #379

1. What rods do you use? Specify Baitcaster / Spinning and the applications you use them for.

Baitcaster
ALX Zolo dream x2, 7' , fast, do most of my fishing with them.
Shimano Catana 6.6' MH. ancient rod 1992
The above rods are basically used for everything, they just feel right for worms, crankbaits, hard baits.

Daiwa 7' MHFB Megaforce, for heavy lures, punching, etc
Abu Silver Max
Adrenalin 2 piece, 7' MH, great as a poacher rod, bass, kurper, trout, stays behind the seat, back of my pickup,
Sensation Sloppy 4.6', paired with daiwa 30 reel, for spoonplugging and trolling

Spinning
Shimano 6' Scimitar x3, for all finesse, dropshot, mepps spinners,

2. What rods would you like to have? Specify Baitcaster / Spinning
Already have to many, no space on boat and I don't use all off them.

3. Do you have rods you no longer use? Maybe consider paying it forward.
No, already donated a few to youngsters. Same applies to carp, flyfishing and saltwater rods,
and no, they were all in excellent condition, just had too much.

4. Would you like to see a section in this forum where you can swop rods?
No, already addressed, swop, sell section

5. Who repairs your rods (maybe your lost a bit of tip)? Or replace eyes?
Me!

6. What rod did you lose/break that your are saddest about?
Shimano rod and reel Klerkskraal. Flipped overboard whilst opening a hatch.

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Lets talk rods 8 months 1 week ago #380

Navrik,
Jeez, that is quite a collection!
The ALX Zolo's are machines!
However, they are beyond my budget now that I enjoy my retirement, and have to make do with what I have accumulated thus far,
I do have two Zolo's, the Dreamstick and the Deputy, but the Deputy broke a tip!
I also have a couple of Shimano, Quantum's and Okuma Tacticals (the next best affordable rod) and some other brands
In Pretoria Kirk from the Fishing Pro Shop is the goto guy to have your rods fixed
I would like to see a Rod swop section.
Maybe the Paying it forward section and Swap sections should be for all fishing tackle
Bass fishing is my passion!
Making my own plastic lures is my hobby!
Catching bass on the lures I make is fulfilling!
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