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 Posted: Wed Jan 23rd, 2013 06:21 am
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who supplies these rods in george Mossel Bay area .

I'm considering getting a butt extension on the Rappie for grinder , but actually a rod complete would be better .

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 Posted: Thu Jan 24th, 2013 06:24 am
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what weight does that rod throw Stu?
Its not a SS, or is it?

consider the boy in Herolds Bay, builds 'Ultimate Rods'

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 Posted: Thu Jan 24th, 2013 07:48 am
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Psy wrote: what weight does that rod throw Stu?
Its not a SS, or is it?

consider the boy in Herolds Bay, builds 'Ultimate Rods'


a 6 oz. It's that little Rappie Psy . great rod . beautiful .....

 

ferdi doesn't have time anymore to build rods . gone into being a locksmith ........

And all the super slim rods are collected from china . disheartening .....but still very very good rods.

I have to fish nationals psy - my arm is completely useless . so i;m considering alternatives .

 

 

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 Posted: Thu Jan 24th, 2013 08:01 am
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Bionic arm? ....
bait boat?
Air-cannon?

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 Posted: Thu Jan 24th, 2013 11:03 am
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Or just simply not going .

frikkin flippin arm has about as much power in it to push a ballpoint Pen .

I Wanna Jump Off a Bridge .

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 Posted: Thu Jan 24th, 2013 11:40 am
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Def-e-nition wrote: Or just simply not going .

frikkin flippin arm has about as much power in it to push a ballpoint Pen .

I Wanna Jump Off a Bridge .
No man Stu-what happened?

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2013 01:23 am
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Def-e-nition wrote:
Or just simply not going .

frikkin flippin arm has about as much power in it to push a ballpoint Pen .

I Wanna Jump Off a Bridge .


well if you jumped off the bridge, you may break more than your arm....

Just put nationals aside matey, Doctor didnt study medicine for 7 years for nothing!

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 Posted: Fri Jan 25th, 2013 05:39 am
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Somehow i Need to Find a 12 foot stokkie and start Practising . and fast .

JVW , i Broke My Ulna , so Basically i Have Not Been able to Fish for Over 6 weeks . i am Climbing The Fakkin Walls at Home , Can't even get my tackle ready or spool Up some line , because the cast Extends over My Hand into the Palm .
Damn well Nothing More frustrating than Not Being able to use a limb . No Fishing . Ultimate punishment .

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 Posted: Mon Jan 28th, 2013 08:25 am
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Suffffering Ceasar .
What a Nice Rod .

Drool ..

It feels like a Plank .

Does anyone have an idea if it's 40T or .. ??

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Just to get back to the super slims.

The first one I got was a 40/100/400, THREE PIECE
The one piece and three piece curve in the blank is greatly changed by the joints.
It is a personal preference whether you like the softer action of the single piece or the faster action of the three piece.
The rod throws a 4oz to 5oz.
I have loaded it with a 5oz and a whole pillie, and still confidently got the distance.

What stood out for me, was the way the rod re-acted to a fish fighting.
It has a fighting curve that makes you think you starting to loose control, and then the blank comes into action.
The curve is actually applying pressure and with in seconds you have control again.

I estimate it is good for smaller edibles up to 10kg.
A size 16 or 20 reel will fit nicely with the light line.

It makes a great scratching rod especially if you need to scratch around a formation that is 120m out.

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 Posted: Sat Aug 2nd, 2014 11:15 pm
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Currently I have

Ultra Light 30-50-430 with a lighter T24 tip. Used for long range freshwater with 2-3oz and will be a monster Gallie rod or to cast 3oz with small bait over 150m with 20lbs Braid

40-100-430 Grinder
40-100-430 Multiplier - Same use as Splasher recommends

60-100-430 for 6-7oz plus small bait

80-100-430 for a Stella 20,000. Rod throws a 10oz but rated for 8-9oz with bait.

100-100-400 which I use a Trini 50 on and that pulls a 150kg Pylie Squint on 0.60mm line.

I enjoy the rod's action as it is forgiving in the tip and has monster backbone (all of the models) and they are a pleasure to cast.

From the 60- and up the effect of the spiggot joints are not visible between the 2 rods (1 piece and 3 piece)

Currently I am building 8 for Australian customers and have clients as far a Japan fishing with the rods.

Worth the money you pay but be warned they are not cheap and should not be fitted with cheap heavy components.

The xxx-100 range have a T53 (40ton carbon base) T53 (36ton carbon mid and tip)

The xxx-50 range have a T53 (36ton base) with a T53-24 mix into the tip and a slightly thicker up the rod and weigh a bit more (on the 60-xxx-430 its around 80gr difference)

The xx-50 is slower in action but casts the same rating.

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 Posted: Sat Aug 2nd, 2014 11:35 pm
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The next size up is the 60/100/430, THREE PIECE.

There is a noticeable difference in weight, as there is two heavy duty spigots inserted in the joints, adding a bit of weight to the mid and tip.

The single piece on the other hand is as light as a feather.
The action is also changed by the spigots. Making the three piece appear to have a faster action than the single piece.

Casting the three piece is a breeze!
The rod loads positively and there is no feeling of overloading.
I loaded it with a 7oz sinker and a whole pilchard or trimmed mullet.
The distance achieved was more than acceptable and you could safely keep up or most likely out do the other big name rods.

My opinion is that this rods is definitely for the larger edibles, spotted gully's, smooth hound. You get the picture!

There is plenty of pulling power to bully that cracker from reaching the razor sharp reef, or turning the rudder on a smooth hound.

The final stand off is the unfortunately the cost.
From what I am told they are one of the most expensive blanks on the market.

They are definitely worth looking at.

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 Posted: Sat Aug 2nd, 2014 11:48 pm
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The one bait that I put out today, was a 7oz with a 2/o hook (chokka blob with pink prawn).

Huh, when I look at my spool after the cast. It only then hit me how much line was out.

I don't want to say how much was out, but it was definitely a lot more than with my other custom rods.

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Kan iemand my raad gee watse Blue Marlin Super Slim visstok om te koop en tiepe 14 of 13vt 4 tot 6 oz Eenstuk/ drie stuk ook katrol pen/kofiemeel
Dankie

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 Posted: Thu Nov 10th, 2016 11:54 pm
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gert151060

Check in at Big catch in Paarden Island and check their stock.

See the site: http://www.fishingstore.co.za/brands/Blue-Marlin.html

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Is blue marlin still making rods? Their website does not exist anymore?

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No they sold a lot of their machinery to Purglas.

Jose is on Pension

His sone Rudi took over but they were only doing imported blanks and rods.

Well see what direction it takes in a while, afte CV-19

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Oh no! I NEED more superslims in my life!? Cr@p!

Anyway thank for getting back to me..I hold my thumbs. My superslim custom heavy multi spinning stick is my most favorite piece of carbon!

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No ways I can't believe it! So Purglas is going to go big on rods again? Haven't seen a purglas in ages???

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