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Tenryu spinning rods - Worth The Dosh ??

Discussion in 'Sea Fishing Forum - Shore, Boat & Kayak Fishing' started by glassback, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. glassback

    glassback Blenny

    i have recently been thinking of getting another spinning rod, but are the tenryu range as good as they make out .
    after all they are very expensive and i dont no if i could justify spending 400 quid on a spinning rod.
    when i would,nt spend that sort of money on a beach rod, what rod,s is every one else using . i have a mike ladle sure spin and it,s done what i want, but it,s alway,s nice to have some specialist tackle .
    probably would,nt catch any more fish but maybe nicer to use .
  2. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Re: tenryu spinning rods

    Daiwa whisker spin. Even though its a fraction of the price I would never swap it for a tenryu. Just my humble opinion, but I believe they are a very cleverly marketed rod by a few bass anglers/business men who are fortunate enough to be blessed with some of the best bass angling around.

    If you live in a place where you can catch big bass, often doubles. Then you have the perfect marketing tool to sell whatever you like, be it expensive plugs or £400 rods. I dont believe for one moment that if I lived in the channel Islands, or Southern Ireland that I would fail to catch a double figure bass on my rod and a yo zuri crystal minnow.

    Thats just my opinion and Im happy to be persuaded otherwise, but it will take a lot of doing.
  3. Dav

    Dav Rockling

    I know Andy aka shadrap has a red one and think he rates it very highly im sure it works plugs really well and probably is a pleasure to fish with , but as a general rule im with glen on this one like.....
    Afew years ago i was using a carbon rod that seemed to soak up alot of the plugs action i was using,altho i did catch a my fare share of bass on the rod , i got it into my head i wanted a rod which was made from graphite with a fast action so i could work the plug with minimal effort ...I eventually settled on a loomis forcelite 10 fter which has served me well and cannot say a bad word about it . and the most important thing is it is very well balanced with the reel i am using ,
    When plugging and spinning in general i think its very importnant to have a set up which is well balanced , even if it means strapping a piece of lead to the base of the rod so if you were to balance the rod on your finger above the spool of the reel it doesnt dip at the front or rear ....
    These newer styled plugging rods which are short probably get the nice feel because they are alot easier to balance ..which overall gives you the feeling of having a wand in your hand instead of a broom shank . its no good having a light reel if the rod is tip heavy ......
  4. harrythecod

    harrythecod Rockling

    Got to agree with Glen on this one , i have siad it many times before, the fish do not no how much you spend on your gear,

    but they are certainly interested in what you put in the water for them, we have seen many post,s where some ,
    anglers have a very limited budget but they get there fair share of catches, :yes:
  5. cps

    cps Rockling

    intresting stuff
    i once was stood in basspro with a basspro own brand trigger rod in one hand on sale as the new ones had different graphics and in the other hand i had a star rod both felt the same both had the same real seat and rings but the star rod was $100 and the basspro none was $20

    a sails man came over and asked if i needed help , i replied which would you buy , he said same rod just you get a 1 year guaranty with the bass pro and a limited life guaranty with the star rod,

    12 years on the basspro is still catching fish

    point to this tail is not everything with a high price tag is what it seams , i agree with glen red rods are probably a very good £150 rod with allot of hype and a good guaranty

    but then what would i Know :confused:
  6. GJW

    GJW Rockling

    Hi Andy, Would i buy a Tenryu rod answer No, Yes a nice rod but far over priced IMO, I have also used a Mike Ladle sure spin for the last 3 season and served me well but i too am thinking of changing to something with a sharper fast action for working surface lures, Think i will go for the Savage Bushwacker XLT at £80 it gets very good feed back..
  7. spruce

    spruce Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    Interesting views but it would be nice to get the opinion of somebody who actually owns one. Retailing around the £400 mark it is debatable wether they actually perform 4X better than a £100 rod but the feeling you get from owning and using "prestige" tackle is hard to put a price on. If the rod comes with a good guarantee then that is also another factor to take into consideration. There are plenty of budget, average priced and top end rods to choose from to cater for all tastes. You pay your money and take your choice. Incidentally, I don't have one myself.
  8. Shadrap

    Shadrap Rockling

    Wow guess mine was a wise investment at £270,someone would snap my hand off if I advertised it at that price.But then again I wouldn't be that daft . . . .
  9. ian 07

    ian 07 Guest

    I've got one andy there nice rods mine was red it's natural carbon colour now if I see you around the Area and I've got it with me andy you can have a go quint has had a go
    Cheers ian
  10. cps

    cps Rockling

    carbon's black
  11. ian 07

    ian 07 Guest

    It is chris taking the red paint off the blank is about an oz lighter
    The grantee is 12 months that's they are made of boron carbon
    Cheers ian
  12. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    lol, nice one.

    How many shore bass you had on it Ian ?
  13. ian 07

    ian 07 Guest

    Glenn I had 20 on it of the shore Glenn I won't be using it of the kayak any more I've just had it stripped and rebuilt so I've bought a cheap rod for the kayak it's a nice rod it's a daiwa xspin
    Cheers ian
  14. cps

    cps Rockling

    lot of money for a spin/plug rod , thought they would have a life time guaranty for that money
  15. spruce

    spruce Whitby Fishing Forum _ Simply The Best

    I agree, I mentioned the guarantee earlier and just assumed for the price it would be lifetime. I was interested but not if it's only a 1 year guarantee!
  16. Baramundi Bob

    Baramundi Bob Super Leeds United !!!

    Think Ians already snapped one.
  17. ian 07

    ian 07 Guest

    I have snapped 1 there was a fault with the spigot
    They sent me a new tip
  18. seanyrooroo

    seanyrooroo Pig Hunter

    Only 60 quid, Gary. An excellent piece of kit!!
  19. robq

    robq Rockling

    I am no authority on bass rods but remember reading a very interesting thread on world sea fishing forums ( I think ) ??
    a while back about hardy and sage fly rods.

    The guy who seemed to be well clued up was saying that the blanks for the top of the range rods were from the same far eastern factories and constructed of very similar materials and on the same mandrels as the low end and mid priced gear from other companies.

    Is this maybe the case with some companies cashing in on the recent explosion of shore lure fishing for bass ?? especially if they are splashed with red paint :embarrass:

    I see no need to spend more than the £40 that my 8'6 bushwacker cost me a few years ago ( even pro logic have bumped them up to double that !! ) and I cant really see that spending almost 10 times that will help me work that lure any better ??

    The bushwacker fires lures a long way and as any caster will tell you its the angler that casts, not the rod !! Its stiff enough in the tip to work surface lures but yet forgiving enough in the middle to enjoy the fight from a small schoolie. It has more than enough power low down to deal with a bigger fish and yet sits comfortably and well balanced in the hand :yes: what more can you ask for the money ??

    I am no knocking the red rods as no doubt for those who do more bassing than me they are value for money. However I would not pay that much money for so little rod !! even the top tournament Zippies with much much more expensive materials cost less than that ??

    I would love to see the overall cost breakdown of one of these rods :yes: :yes:
  20. biscuitlad

    biscuitlad Guest

    Why? Whenever I read the opinions of someone who has paid a fortune for some fishing tackle, they never, ever say its crap! Its pretty predictable - the only time I remember someone brave enough to criticize the finish on a red rod, he was shot down in flames by other owners who couldn't bear to hear any public criticism of their expensive purchase.

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