View single post by TREV
 Posted: Tue Mar 20th, 2007 04:20 pm
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Joined: Tue Jan 30th, 2007
Location: Merebank, Durban, South Africa
Posts: 158
Hi Guys,

I'm in the process of buying a new rod. I've Seen the Assassin range at Basil Manning. I am looking at buying either a Standard BLADE or a HMG BLADE. I would be targeting large non-edibles(and edibles) especially. I also fish competetively.

I have heard that the HMG rods are a bit too stiff, also casting requires "BACK BREAKING" effort. I have also heard that these rods are brittle 'cos of the type of graphite used, thus susceptible to breakage(from knocks & bumps)

I would be using either my Torium 30(600m 45lb braid, 0.50 Kingfisher HI abrasion) or my Saltist 50(600m 45lb braid, 0.47 Double X HI abrasion) reel on the rod.

Any input or advise from anglers using these rods would be much appreciated.