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#12382496 - 08/11/17 05:07 PM G-Rod . . . wow!
Brad R Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1510
Loc: Texas
Well, I picked up a G-Rod swapping out with a friend here. I'd seen one of his before, loved the workmanship, the feel.

I took it out today as mentioned in an "Athens and Flags goes fishing adventure" post and I really, really like it. This one is actually the 6'6" Trout rod, a 2 piece affair. G-Rods are the relatively new ones making a lot of news made with layers of graphene in the making of the rod. Graphene is a single atom in width material with super strength to weight metrics.

Well, okay. I love science; but, how does it feel? Today, I tossed one of the tiny 3" Keitech Easy Shiners on a 3/0 jig hook with no weight. I was actually pre-fishing with a friend for bass today. So, tossing nothing very big, but the rod loads up very well and it really has that trampoline effect and releases a lot of energy into the lure for long casts. I believe it has a solid tip like some of the JDM ultralight high-end rods and it just feels better.

It also seems very accurate. I was making snap casts down a creek channel with lily pads 6 feet apart and just nailing my intended spots either in the skinny channel or in pockets within the pads.

G-Rods International makes a short crappie rod that is reasonably priced so I might check that out sooner or later.

Anyway, I'd give the rod an A+, a "10", as I haven't found a single thing I don't like about it. It should work great for panfishing where I need to make longer casts. It came with a very nice travel bag so it can be broken down, carried along in the car . . . for that little creek running under this or that bridge. I might stop more often!

Brad

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#12382566 - 08/11/17 05:55 PM Re: G-Rod . . . wow! [Re: Brad R]
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
Great write up Brad! cheers I have always loved and used the Ugly Stick! thumb Rod's,reels,and ultra light tackle in general has come a long way. Love reading your research and analyse on your tackle. Good job! coolio
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#12383107 - 08/12/17 07:31 AM Re: G-Rod . . . wow! [Re: Brad R]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 10901
Loc: San Antonio TX
Nice write up. Been using my fly rod alot. My tackle dollars will mainly be going to fly fishing tackle. woot

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#12383151 - 08/12/17 08:41 AM Re: G-Rod . . . wow! [Re: Brad R]
Gitter Done Online   content
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Registered: 02/06/07
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Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Nice write up.

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#12384781 - 08/13/17 06:34 PM Re: G-Rod . . . wow! [Re: Brad R]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 778
Loc: La vernia tx
What do they run
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#12384916 - 08/13/17 08:06 PM Re: G-Rod . . . wow! [Re: Brad R]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1510
Loc: Texas
Wildman,

They have a high end series but recently came out with another rod down in the more affordable zone.

The 5'4" crappie rod is $145 I think.

None are cheap!

Here is the website:

G-Rods

Brad

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#12385005 - 08/13/17 09:15 PM Re: G-Rod . . . wow! [Re: Brad R]
Fishwfly Offline
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Registered: 06/07/14
Posts: 643
Loc: Texas, USA
I can second Brads love of the G-rods line. Great rods! Their crappie 5'4" rod would appeal to all of the panfish guys. High end look and finish on all of their rods too.

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#12385066 - 08/13/17 10:13 PM Re: G-Rod . . . wow! [Re: Brad R]
Wildman of the navidad Offline
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Registered: 11/11/16
Posts: 778
Loc: La vernia tx
Thanks brad and fishwfly i'll checkem out
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#12387116 - 08/15/17 02:57 PM Re: G-Rod . . . wow! [Re: Gitter Done]
jagg Offline
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Registered: 10/12/08
Posts: 3920
Loc: South Texas
Originally Posted By: Gitter Done
Nice write up.

Definitely! thumb

Still not sure enough to pull the $350 trigger on one of them that I would like to try, but good info none the less. I love my St Croix's and I put them side by side (if not over) more expensive graphite rods like G Loomis, but haven't tried the new material yet. I was late coming on with micro guides, too.... so...
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