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#1 newjackburton

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 03:19 PM

I need advice to choose between two rods: Ripple Fisher Aquila 74.5 and Yamaga 82.6 Tuna.
My Stella SW 10000 needs a rod; it will be my new medium set up.
I'm targeting 30 to 40 kg tunas and 20 to 30kg GTs offshore.
Most of the time, I will use it with swimbaits and stickbaits.
Their prices are almost the same (the Aquila is $35 more).
Don't know how they react while fighting.
All infos are welcome.
Woof !!!

#2 petardone

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:25 PM

I need advice to choose between two rods: Ripple Fisher Aquila 74.5 and Yamaga 82.6 Tuna.
My Stella SW 10000 needs a rod; it will be my new medium set up.
I'm targeting 30 to 40 kg tunas and 20 to 30kg GTs offshore.
Most of the time, I will use it with swimbaits and stickbaits.
Their prices are almost the same (the Aquila is $35 more).
Don't know how they react while fighting.
All infos are welcome.

YAMAGA!!!!!!!!!!!!
i had the rods in my hand,is too expensive for my wallet...........
the rod was of an italian dealer,his staff use the rod for BFT .
the rod have what i need and what i want,a sensible tip and a lot of backbone.
we make this test:
i am 202 cm x 125 kg,the dealer a little bit smaller and hanged at the tip,another friend called the "doctor" at the left side looking the curve of the rod.
perfect curve and a lot lot lot of backbone.
take a look at vagabondfisherman.com.
Ciao from Italia.

#3 newjackburton

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:27 PM

Thank you for the info.
I have already bought the Yamaga. I'm happy with it but I'm still not fully satisfied. Maybe a longer rear grip will provide more comfort for me during a fight.
Nice pics on the vagabondfisherman site.(love the "special shaped" treble hooks)
Regards
Woof !!!

#4 Kilsong

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:13 AM

Thank you for the info.
I have already bought the Yamaga. I'm happy with it but I'm still not fully satisfied. Maybe a longer rear grip will provide more comfort for me during a fight.
Nice pics on the vagabondfisherman site.(love the "special shaped" treble hooks)
Regards


some fishermen think the rear grip is too long when fighting and I have to explain that longer grip is needed for proper casting. Unless you have long arms or you use fighting belt very low, Japanese style popping rods' rear grip is a little long for most when fighting.

#5 newjackburton

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:13 PM

some fishermen think the rear grip is too long when fighting and I have to explain that longer grip is needed for proper casting. Unless you have long arms or you use fighting belt very low, Japanese style popping rods' rear grip is a little long for most when fighting.


I use the rod for medium casting set up, so I usually don't use fighting belt. I think my arms are a little bit long so, 1 or 2 cm more on the rear grip could add the missing amount of comfort.
I have no issue with casting with the rod.
Overall, it's a good rod.
Woof !!!

#6 Kilsong

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:22 PM

Thanks for your reply.
Some actually cut the butt section because they think it is too long.
The bottom line is you got to use what you are comfortable with.

I saw your post on 360tuna.
I think I know the guy in NJ. If he is the same guy, he is very decent guy, but I heard he had some serious personal things recently. Sorry to hear it.

I like to fish Marquisas some day.




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