A Great Rock Fishing Rod From Greys
Grey’s class this as a rough ground rod, I’d agree, its very stiff all the way to up the last quarter of the blank, which incidently is manufactured in the far east. (I wonder how many jobs went at Alnwick as a result). Overall the blank is well balanced, but heavy, in comparison to the original UK manufactured Rods Greys used to make. Despite its weight and stiffness it is an excellent caster, it did not bite back, or give the sensation of wanting to pull my arms out of my sockets. Over grass leads were consistiently flying 215 yds plus. Anyone seeking a cost effective court rod should look at this model, it will not dissappoint. At first glance there was one feature I particularly liked on the rod, the sliding trigger rod reel seat. An excellent idea that locks into place with mid to large reels. Attach 6500 sized bait casters and it fails to lock onto the blank. Stuff a bit of rubber under your reel and it tightens up enough to give sufficient grip on a free retrieve. Bear this in mind if you are considering purchasing the rod. As a fishing tool for rough ground it wil do the job well, however I can’t see it doing the task half as well as the original Grey’s Apollo, or perhaps the new one, given the excellent stiff through action these rods posses making life less stressful on the end users arms.