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Browning SilaFlex 922975
Post 02 Jul 2020, 15:54 • #1 
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I just picked one of these up and it has the foam grip. Are these rods same quality rods as those with the cork grips or is this a sign quality going downhill?

Thanks--Barry


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 16:17 • #2 
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I've found those rods to be heavier and slower than their predecessors.. my preference is definitely for the 322 and 022 series..


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 17:27 • #3 
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Thanks Doug


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 18:03 • #4 
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Barry, is yours marked for 5-6 or just 6?


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 18:43 • #5 
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Rod is still in the mail, but picture shows 5-6.


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 19:21 • #6 
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Here’s another one with the EVA foam grip:
Browning Silaflex F22975


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 20:21 • #7 
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Yours says F22975 and mine says 922975.

I see yours is in the classifieds. It appears to be a tip over butt. The one I just picked up has a white spigot ferrule.

Barry


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Post 02 Jul 2020, 20:26 • #8 
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That sounds interesting.


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 18:59 • #9 
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Don't mean tom be ugly but foam grips? To hell with 'em.


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 19:23 • #10 
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I hear ya, but picked up a SilaFlex last month with the cork grip and it was too large even for my relatively large hands. Hoping this might work.

Besides, if I ever go fishing again nobody will want to stand near me.

Barry


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Post 03 Jul 2020, 19:50 • #11 
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doug in co wrote:
I've found those rods to be heavier and slower than their predecessors.. my preference is definitely for the 322 and 022 series..


This is my opinion too. I had some of the earlier 222XXX rods, I gave them to a friend with bigger hands than mine. I loved the reel seats on those rods, but the grips were too big for me, just like Barry says.


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