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horror flik?

Don"t tell me--ya mean, GODZILLA is being imported to the U.S. by a rod manufacture:eek: !! Must have sumtin to do with import tarriffs--EH!:hihi:
 

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Kush is on the river today doing some well deserved fishing but I'm sure he will answer tonight or in the morning.

I believe that the Beast was a competition only rod and never intended for production. However, I believe that Kush might have fished it a time or two even so.:hihi:
 

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No the beast is just about 18' long. The O-Rama was a special rod that came in at 15' so it could be used in the competition.

The beast and beastie(more relaxed fishing version) are listed on the CND japanese website http://cnd-c.co.jp/products-SpecialistSpey.htm

So you could source one from Japan or talk to Lee and Nancy at http://cndspeyusa.com and see if there is anyway they could source one for you. Might not happen though as demand is so small but you never know.

-sean
 

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The Beast is a competition rod - 17'8" and truly a Beast - very powerful, Ian Gordon used it to finish 3rd at MUSTO a couple of years ago and it was the rod of choice at the Japanese championships this past year. The Beastee is the "fishing" version at 17'7" and somewhat softer. Neither is offered in North America, as there is not too much demand for rods of this length here, but as Sean says I am sure that Lee and Nancy at CND Spey USA could get one from Japan.

I have cast both and have a Beastee that I have fished. It is surprisingly fishable, mind you, I would only use it on the biggest of waters, but its relaxed power makes an 80-100' cast merely a mindless flick and if these kinds of casts are the norm where you are fishing then this rod makes it easy. As well, very long rods are interesting to fight fish with, the fish has a pretty good lever on you too! I must admit that I fished the Beastee quite a but more this fall than I intendd to - it was surprising nice.

The O-Rama or The Fifteen was a rod made for the Spey-O-Rama contest as CND had no 15' rod. I think it is a very nice fishing rod, but a little soft for competition. it is currently under re-design and I eagerly wait for the newest version.
 
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