Sunday, 13 January 2013

Revo LTZ K.Imae edition?

Whilst i was figuring whether to start on a new baitfinesse reel project on a Revo elite IB platform or the Revo LTX i chanced upon a new baitfinesse reel based on the LTX. After a little googling i managed to find some more pictures from japanese bloggers. A K imae edition of the Revo LTX dubbed the LT/Z! I hope more information on the reel will be out soon. Looks like i would have to look no further! Just take my money!

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Happy New Year

In a blink of an eye, we have concluded 2012 without any end of the world drama. Right before the year ended i managed to put in some time on the water because i have finally gotten over my exams and free time was at hand. Because my cousin had recently picked up lure fishing seriously, i have been going on various fishing trips all over the island to quench his new found thirst for more luring catches.

Finally managed one on wacky rig while everyone else went home empty handed

It is with every passing year that we look forward to better years ahead. For 2013, we are looking for bountiful catches! Thus it is decided that there is no better way than to start the year than with a new setup, or two. 

Majorcraft Go Emotion GEC-662MH Line: 12-20lbs Lure: 1/4-1oz
NEW!! Shimano Exsence DC

Know for being the bait finesse fanatic, it must have been a shocker that this was no T3 Air?! This is Lurerstyle's latest Medium heavy setup for pond/saltwater/monster snakehead and temensis hunting setup! However the bait finesse tackle urge is too hard to resist! Thus, for 2013...

Blazing Blazon

From the continuation of my previous post i shall now reveal the latest toy i have acquired from Fishing Buddy. As the title already gave it away, it indeed is the new Daiwa Blazon bait finesse model; the 662LB.

The Blazon's action is not stated on the daiwa website but through my usage i feel that it is more of a regular taper. The rod's build quality is pretty well as expected from a mid range daiwa rod. The reel seat is a comfortable item from daiwa and features stainless steel SIC guides. The winding check has a nice touch of carbon fibre bits.

I only had about 3 sessions using this rod in total but i manage to some decent bend down to the butt from a hard pulling peacock as well as a pretty fat red devil cichlid.

The rod is definitely more than capable of hauling bigger sized fishes whilst providing a really direct feel of the fight with its deep bend into the blank, which was the kind of rod action i was looking for. 

When it came to casting the Blazon performed as it was specced handling down to 1/16oz jigheads with mebaru rubber rigs however outright casting distance would be rated pretty average by me. 

While the Daiwa Blazon offered a really nice taper with a fish hooked on, which was what i was looking for, it seemed to lack something, a certain X factor which i've grown accustomed to from my past experience with JDM sticks. I believe this certain feeling is what the japanese anglers described as a rods' "sharpness" a certain crisp sensitivity of a rod built. This rod does exactly what it is designed for however it came without any extraordinary character. I had eventually let it off to a good buddy of mine at a discount and the search continues.