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 Posted: Wed May 9th, 2018 07:02 pm
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Good Day ,

I was trying to get the best possible reveiw on this rod before going ahead and purchasing one .

if you have one please feel free to leave an in depth reveiw. If you dont own one feel free to leave your opinion as well .

thanks

it will be highly appreciated ._seal1_

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 Posted: Thu May 10th, 2018 01:22 pm
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bhugwav
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hi , i fought a 45kg sandy on that rod, its absolutely useless with no pulling power....they rod is too soft, it took me about an hour to pull that fish, waist of time and waist of money....just my 2cents lol

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 Posted: Tue May 15th, 2018 12:30 pm
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SIXPAK
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Zero = 6-8 oz
XX Zero = 7-9 oz

Wow!! Both is suppose to handle 99% of fish. Maybe that sandie was on steroids.

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 Posted: Tue May 15th, 2018 09:12 pm
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I have the old xh version and really like the rod...casts awesome and has plenty power! I would assume new one would be good! The horzon is a softer rod, but has ample backbone! I prefer a softer rod as it is easier on the back! Different strokes for different folks!

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 Posted: Thu May 17th, 2018 04:22 pm
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hi there ,

thanks for the comments appreciate it .

I see majority of the top class anglers in the country fishing with these rods .

this I am judging from the previous senior A side nationals that took place . at the beginning of the year .

again thanks for the information :)

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 Posted: Fri May 18th, 2018 03:22 pm
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Very Good rods, great components and Very well marketed.

Yes very many of the Top "Competition Anglers" are fishing with the rods and they are among the best casting rods in the market.

So, it depends on what you are buying the rods for, ie League fishing where your average catch is 3-15kg in weight. (Raggies and Diamonds much bigger but not nearly as strong as equivalent Bronzies)

Also there is a lot of Flat or 45 degree angle fishing with these rods on Big fish as you can then use the reel and braaid to pull the fish and not the rod and then you break a fiesty fish's spirit very quickly.

You will also see that many of the top anglers fishing these rods are fishing a Stella with the rod, so if your budget allows the purchasing of a R22k (braid included) setup for fishing then this is a #1 buy.

There are a number of options and combinations out there that get plenty good reviews and deliver the goods for casting and fishing so your budget and willingness to part with R5-20k for a rod and reel will determine largely which setup you are going to buy.

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 Posted: Fri May 18th, 2018 04:44 pm
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enigma :),

I always await your informative comments , be it positive or constructive criticism . you always provide informative reviews on items .

I would like to thank you for this .

I have seen majority of the anglers use these rods and I am in the process of purchasing one , I just wanted assurance before forking out 7 grand on a rod :?

I would like to purchase the xh rather than the xxh and I think this would pair extremely well with my stella 14 000 .

I am not certain about the loading capacity of the rod or the textile strength of this blank but I am certain if a lot of anglers are using this setup , then it should be a fruitful outfit to obtain - specifically for the competitive angling in which I partake in .

thanks once again for your feedback . I really appreciate this ;):)

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 Posted: Fri May 18th, 2018 11:56 pm
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You definitely do not need a Stella to fish with the Horizon....the vast magority of guys fishing with Horizons are fishing them with Shimano Spheros or Saragosas or with Penn Slammers and Finnor Lethals! You don't need a R13K reel, you could even use a Daiwa bg 8000 and catch awesome fish...bronzies included! But if you can afford a Stella...why not!

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 Posted: Sun May 27th, 2018 09:20 pm
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They are absolutely amazing rods. I own the Zero XH and I love it, very versatile rod and will tackle 99% of fish. Very light, very strong and they cast very very nicely. Hope that helped ::tight:

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