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Old 16-03-2014, 07:05 AM
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Edge rods by Gary Loomis

G'day all has anyone have any knowledge about these rods The Edge by Gary Loomis has anybody played with or fished with one if so how are they are they worth the $$dosh$$?? Knowledge of the rod builder has a high reputation for fine rod building but just your thoughts on this topic thanks guys.

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Old 01-04-2014, 07:59 PM
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to me they are definitely worth the dosh. They are the most sensitive, comfortable rod i have ever fished with. Gary has gone over and above once again. But the experts say it best as in this tackle tour article:
http://www.tackletour.com/reviewedgerods705pg3.html
"If you're searching for "The One" and want the best possible tool you can have in your hands, it's difficult to argue that EdgeRod's MagBass 705-1 is not it." to me this says it all, not only about the mag bass but all of the EDGE range.
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Yes. It was very nice.
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Old 01-04-2014, 11:45 PM
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better than millerods ? liking the control freaks .. need to set aside funds for it though
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i love mine to death mate !!!! ill be replacing all my stable i have now with them in the coming months !
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:37 AM
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i love mine to death mate !!!! ill be replacing all my stable i have now with them in the coming months !
Which one do you recommend for a Daiwa Exist 2004?
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i love mine to death mate !!!! ill be replacing all my stable i have now with them in the coming months !
I didn't think they made anything ideal for casting/fishing bream lures...
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they made a full range mate ,, atm ive got FW702-2 great rod
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:32 AM
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they made a full range mate ,, atm ive got FW702-2 great rod
Do you think itd make a decent "all-rounder" bream rod?

Is the tip section soft enough for light stuff?
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Old 02-04-2014, 03:36 AM
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I didn't think they made anything ideal for casting/fishing bream lures...
2-4kg is the lightest they go, no light 1-3kg offering unfortunately. The 2-4 is rated at 1/16th as the lightest it's designed to throw, this doesn't mean much though, rod manufacturers have a tendency to get this info wrong. My Steez storm shadow was rated at 2-5kgs and it was more than capable of throwing an unweighted plastic 15 meters.

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2-4kg is the lightest they go, no light 1-3kg offering unfortunately. The 2-4 is rated at 1/16th as the lightest it's designed to throw, this doesn't mean much though, rod manufacturers have a tendency to get this info wrong. My Steez storm shadow was rated at 2-5kgs and it was more than capable of throwing an unweighted plastic 15 meters.
Thanks gagga. I reckon a 1-3 in these would be right on the sweet spot for bream but who knows. Ill go in and check out the 702-2 and see what i think.
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I've had a feel of most of the range sweet rods at the very top of the price range but still sweet rods. As mentioned a lot of their range is too heavily rated for most bream fishing but there was definitely a few rods that would be right at home fishing for bream I cant remember all the models as I felt them a while back.

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Old 02-04-2014, 05:14 AM
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Hey RFF, thats good to hear. If its any then id assume it'll be the lightest of the spin rods that might suit. Going by what ive been told there should be two options, a fast and an extra-fast. So the fast 702-2 will be the one. Hopefully its exactly what im looking for. If not then my other option arrives in a couple of weeks.
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Do you think itd make a decent "all-rounder" bream rod?

Is the tip section soft enough for light stuff?
Mate I fish plastics on mine , hards ... Surface ., can do more than just one thing with it

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2-4kg is the lightest they go, no light 1-3kg offering unfortunately. The 2-4 is rated at 1/16th as the lightest it's designed to throw, this doesn't mean much though, rod manufacturers have a tendency to get this info wrong. My Steez storm shadow was rated at 2-5kgs and it was more than capable of throwing an unweighted plastic 15 meters.
I rigged the 2" OSP Craws weightless and weedless at coota and I could cast it a mile !

I rigged a 3" the same wY just to see the difference and it was able to cast it further than the majority of my light hardbodies mate .

The whole 1-2 ,1-3kg I've done it all before . I've headed back the other way and really enjoy a rod that has a lot more balls down deep yet nice and tippy enough to cast the light stuff a mile .

Plus you won't find a lighter rod , well not that I've played with. Of course I'm not saying I've plYed with them all or know everything it's just my opinion I guess
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Exactly my point Toby. Only way to know what a rod is capable of is by picking it up yourself or speaking with someone, such as yourself, who has used it. The specs provided often mean very little.

I still believe ultralight outfits have their place, but I agree with your comment about ballsy rods. Especially when your fishing snags or structure.
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