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 Posted: Sat Apr 29th, 2017 03:43 pm
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Hi Guys

Looking for a grinder rod, came across the Poseidon azure, looks good but not much info on the rod? Anyone some info or opinions?

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 Posted: Tue May 2nd, 2017 03:46 pm
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Welcome to sealine!!

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 Posted: Tue May 2nd, 2017 04:10 pm
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I'll comment but its not going to help. I would also like to know how the rod is. Seems like buying and testing is is the only option.

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 Posted: Tue May 2nd, 2017 08:42 pm
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Vang ongelukkig nie met grinder nie, maar het sowat n jaar terug n Poseidon Coastline 13'6 heavy 5-7oz by iemand oorgeneem. Lekker stokkie het al heelwat galjoen en kraker met hom gevang.

Die reelseat, grip en ogies waarmee hul uitkom is nie van die beste kwaliteit nie en het ek juis nou stok ingestuur om dit te laat vervang met Fuji produk.

Hoop dit help.

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 Posted: Wed May 3rd, 2017 10:41 am
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Not a bad rod for the price, like the coastline the azure does not come with fuji components. It does however come with an extended foregrip and that camo blue EVA which i quite like. Have not casted with one yet but seems like a nice rod.

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 Posted: Wed May 3rd, 2017 11:40 am
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Thanks for the replies.

Had a bad review on one, and the guy is still waiting for new rod, shipment is only in +- 6 weeks.

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 Posted: Thu May 4th, 2017 12:12 pm
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When I was grinder rod shopping, I was also looking at the Azure - bud a good fisherman / springbok angler told me to stay away.

So I started doing research on the new Okuma range Grinder rods and the response I got on sealine was pretty awesome. Enigma (Craig Neil) gave me a lot of insight about these rods and I was sold.

I bought the Okuma Metaloid 14'6 Grinder rod. Comes fitted with fuji guides that are designed to take braid. Has a bionic finger fitted and its a 6-8oz rod. I have been very impressed with the rod so far. Best thing is, I only paid R2200 for the rod on http://www.ganis.co.za and they delivered to my house within 3 working days.

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=105598&forum_id=1&highlight=okuma+metaloid

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 Posted: Thu May 4th, 2017 12:50 pm
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craig3007 wrote:
When I was grinder rod shopping, I was also looking at the Azure - bud a good fisherman / springbok angler told me to stay away.

So I started doing research on the new Okuma range Grinder rods and the response I got on sealine was pretty awesome. Enigma (Craig Neil) gave me a lot of insight about these rods and I was sold.

I bought the Okuma Metaloid 14'6 Grinder rod. Comes fitted with fuji guides that are designed to take braid. Has a bionic finger fitted and its a 6-8oz rod. I have been very impressed with the rod so far. Best thing is, I only paid R2200 for the rod on http://www.ganis.co.za and they delivered to my house within 3 working days.

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_topic.php?id=105598&forum_id=1&highlight=okuma+metaloid



I can second that statement! Also own a Metaloid and they are fantastic rods at an unbeatable price.
Even factory faults with breakages etc get sorted out by Okuma very fast and that to me is very important.

Go read some reviews and I am sure you will be happy with your choice should you decide to get one :)

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 Posted: Fri May 5th, 2017 12:51 pm
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Vang ongelukkig nie met grinder nie, maar het sowat n jaar terug n Poseidon Coastline 13'6 heavy 5-7oz by iemand oorgeneem. Lekker stokkie het al heelwat galjoen en kraker met hom gevang.

Die reelseat, grip en ogies waarmee hul uitkom is nie van die beste kwaliteit nie en het ek juis nou stok ingestuur om dit te laat vervang met Fuji produk.

Hoop dit help.


Can't agree with you more early bird. I bought the exact same rod at Kingfisher in Hunter Street on Wednesday afternoon.

I took it for a test drive on Umhlanga beach the same afternoon and with a 6oz sinker and my Torium 30, I was amazed at the distance I got.

The rod has just the right amount of flex with the required rigidity of a Purglas stroke 3 and performed beyond my expectations. _seal1_

Last edited on Sat May 6th, 2017 10:57 pm by Mike Smith

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 Posted: Fri May 5th, 2017 05:31 pm
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I've been looking at getting myself a grinder setup for non-eds. The reels I am considering are between a Gosa, Clash, Bg or Slammer. Would the Metaloid be sufficient for this option?

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 Posted: Fri May 5th, 2017 07:19 pm
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Metaloid will work for you RGB

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Thanks Arno. Are there any other options to consider which wont break the bank?

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Hi there

im selling my poseidon azure 14' heavy grinder rod (like new) for 1600. I am in in cape town.

let me know if you are interested..

regards

Timothy

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 Posted: Fri May 18th, 2018 08:44 am
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Hi guys!

I have the Azure medium (3-5oz) and couldnt be hapier. Had a bionic finger fitted and Im really impressed. Casts a mile and has lots of backbone when needed. Take into consideration that the only really big things I have had to pull was Spottys and a few monster crockodiles (bamboes).

Im not sure about the components but I have had mine for about a year and its been my go to rod and there is no sign of rust or anything on the eyes. I do however make sure to rinse with fresh water every second trip or so.

I only target edibles and the odd Spotty and smaller flat fish and in my opinion its a awesome edibles rod and great rod for the price.

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 Posted: Fri May 18th, 2018 02:28 pm
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I was informed by a shop owner that this specific model has been recalled due to a breakage issue. the rest have been well received and are a Budget rod.

It has very basic components on it and components not supported locally ie the knock off Blue K series.

I think you had 107 views and no replies as there are a number of anglers keen to see what reviews there are and I will assure you all 107 views were by people who don't own one.

The fact that till now there is only 1 person commenting owns a 3-5oz should be an indicator for you that few or none of the members active own or have used the rod.

So as one said before, buy it, try it and make comment to the thread.

the Okuma rod one would compare to this would be the Azores and not the Metaloid. the Metaloid has much higher end components and original Fuji K Series on the rod.

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