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anyone have any info to pass on regarding these Daiwa's??? they look pretty mean,am considering an 11-12 16ft to be exact..for heavy tip work:hehe:
 

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I think the Whisker rods are primarily graphite with "whiskers" which are possibly kevlar. I have the 15' model and it, in my opinion, is excellent value for the money. I don't think they make a 16' model.
 

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i have a gentleman with quite a few and the prices are stunningly,ahh,economical,have a picture of one and they're sort of like an UGLY STICK,bumpy,real bumpy;but that's fine because i need a rod that looks like it's dosed on viagra to throw the heaviest clouser-sunkline setup,have pretty rods all over the property and need a meat stick ,have saw some of the new whisker rods and they have a smooth finish,plus stop at 15 ft. lenght am assuming this is the model you have:)
 

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Whisker rods

I had been told that Whisker rods were a series in the Diawa line and that Diawa had quit making fly rods. Do I need to be updated? Are these things currently available? If so, from whom?

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JD, Daiwa speys were never available in N.America--the are still made by Daiwa UK in Scotland. They are available from several UK tackle companies and I can send you the links to the cheapest if you drop me an email. The were designed by the same chap that makes the CND's. It is very reasonable to have one delivered to your doorstep.
 

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i'm up for the cheapest, since a hundred rods is'nt enough,had to give a casting class in the pasture this eve;as i was assembling OL' RED i thought to myself;i should be at the river ,,,so can you post names here? i thought it was taboo??
 

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Thomas&Thomas 12/12

The Daiwas you talk of are rather old rods. Heavy sticks that will do more harm to your back than good for you casting. If your ambition is to cast really nasty fast sinking lines nothing beats Thomas&Thomas 12 feet 12 weight.

Mine handles 750-850 grain heads with the same ease as my other and longer rods would handle a floating line. It is a wonderfull feel to send the head off to well over 100' with just a quick single spey.

I was brought up in the tradition where a long and powerful rod was told to be essential when casting serioulsy fast sinking lines. I now, and much too late, realize that it not is true.

You will NOT regret the extra money spent.

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Per, I think you might be referring to the old Whisker rods. At 12.75ozs the 15' is certainly not the lightest stick but it's not the heaviest either.
 

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Per,,,what line system are you using? i know it's gettig off topic, more interested in your running line of choice???
 
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