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 Posted: Tue Jul 25th, 2017 07:59 pm
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willem wikkel spies
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Enigma wrote:
All I can comment on is how far and how smoothly it casts.

I got so busy with shark fishing (my bad) that the rod was relegated to catching Shad for slide bait (sorry:?:?)

Biggest fish I landed on it was a 25kg Diamond ray...... that became a swimbait so there was no time or even thought of a Pic of the fish or the rod and fish


You could always give it to me :)
We will give it a great workout in two weeks time!!!
everyday spinning for live bait
when all is settled, a mole crab and five o hook to the deep for some pompies!!!!!

so, laat weet of ek moet kom draai

then we can give some feedback on the braid too, daai 25lb.

ek weet klaar ons gaan by die 160meter draai as dit nie dalk verder gaan wees nie.

hoop eerder die vis is naby

Last edited on Tue Jul 25th, 2017 08:01 pm by willem wikkel spies

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 Posted: Wed Jul 26th, 2017 02:32 pm
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Willie Lombaard
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Picked up my new 11' from Fishermans Warehous today for R1270 and 300m 30lb Boss Slick Braid for R300.
 
Question: Is the Slick and upgrade from the Skinny Braid?

Planning to pair this rod with my Saltist 4500H. Must say the Aluminium trimmings and the fine Turquoise Blue and Black binding match perfectly with the finish on the Saltist.

Will spend a around 2 weeks at Vidal/St Lucia area in September - looking forward to hook a Garrick.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 26th, 2017 03:37 pm
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Yes the stick braid is the natural prpgression, is thinner and smoothdrag than the Skinny

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 Posted: Wed Jul 26th, 2017 05:53 pm
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I have bought the 11' in January paired with a previous model Quantum Cabo csp50 with 30lb 832 braid. For my grandson I have bought the 10' paired with a Daiwa Exceler Z4000 and 30lb boss skinny braid. We have spend the last 2 weeks of the July holidays at Glenmore and caught a lot of shad (unfortunately a lot was undersize and was returned). I am very happy with my setup all though the Cabo 50 is a heavy spinner and really works the arms after a while but was giving me huge distances on the cast. For the shad the 10' setup was a lot better and a lot more forgiving on the arms after a long session. I can say that I am very happy with the rods and on the Boss skinny braid that it is was holding its color and "shape" a lot longer than the 832.
I have also have to say that I can not believe the prices you are paying for your tackle but perhaps that is because you are not shopping at Gani's.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 27th, 2017 07:19 am
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@SPFOldtimer I'm really interested in what the casting difference was between the 10ft and 11ft?

Also has anyone used the rod for scratching, or just to throw spoons?

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 Posted: Thu Jul 27th, 2017 08:32 am
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@SPFOldtimer I'm really interested in what the casting difference was between the 10ft and 11ft?

Also has anyone used the rod for scratching, or just to throw spoons?


I've caught more fish on it with bait than with spoon. Fish 2 and 3oz weights with bait with the rod. Biggest so far with it was a 19kg Eagle ray

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 Posted: Thu Jul 27th, 2017 09:23 am
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Got the Shimano Spheros SW 6000 from Ganis for R2350 and the 11ft Archipelago Spin from Suburban,Ottery,Cape Town for R1050.
Good prices at Suburban.

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 Posted: Thu Jul 27th, 2017 04:10 pm
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Gareth88 wrote: @SPFOldtimer I'm really interested in what the casting difference was between the 10ft and 11ft?

Also has anyone used the rod for scratching, or just to throw spoons?

It is difficult to give you and accurate distance difference but I will say in access of 20 meters with the heavier 2oz + spoons. On the lighter 1.5oz spoons it is not that much and on the 1 oz spoons the 10' was up there with me. I will not make to much of the diff in distance until I have cast the 2 rods with the same line and reel. I have mentioned that the boss braid stayed in better shape for longer than the 832 but I have found once the 832 has showed a little bit of use it was as if it became a bit softer and the movement thru the fishing rod eyes was like it was smoother and better. On the boss braid you could hear the noise created thru the eyes was still a little bit louder than that of the 832 and that could also impact on the distances achieved.

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 Posted: Mon Sep 4th, 2017 05:32 pm
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Howsit guys, has anyone thrown 3oz with the 10ft ?

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 Posted: Mon Oct 9th, 2017 08:57 pm
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I see the new one has just landed in the tackle shops.
http://www.ganis.co.za/pi5291/fishing-rods/spinning-rods/saltwater-spinning/loomis--archipelago-xh-hmg(new).html

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 Posted: Tue Oct 10th, 2017 08:36 am
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No price listed yet.

I  have not even got a chance to test the "Old" one I bought and a new one is out..  Will give it a proper test in January and feedback.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 11th, 2017 06:42 am
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I also still need to test my old one on a decent fish haha

Any info of what the differences are between the old and newer model?

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 Posted: Wed Oct 11th, 2017 12:11 pm
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LOOMIS ARCHIPELAGO HMG

10’

6.8kg - 18.1kg

21g -70g

11’

9.8kg - 22.7kg

28g – 84g

 LOOMIS ARCHIPELAGO XH HMG (new additions to the Archipelago rod range)

11’

9.1kg - 27.2kg

42g - 112g

12’

9.1kg - 27.2kg

42g -112g



The XH models handle heavier casting weights (42g - 112g) and do not replace the other models designed for lighter casting weights.

 All models in range –
    EVA GripsHMG GraphiteFuji K-Series Alconite GuidesFuji Reel SeatIdeal for surf spinning
 

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