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IZCH PB Glass 8667X
Post 05 Feb 2008, 13:00 • #1 
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IZCH PB Glass 8667X
Post 05 Feb 2008, 13:26 • #2 
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Ron,

It's a cool looking rod. But I see three pieces! Is it a three piece rod? or a two tipped rod?

That Young reel looks just right.

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Post 05 Feb 2008, 13:33 • #3 
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VERY NICE! I'm looking forward to your review.


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Post 05 Feb 2008, 13:57 • #4 
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it's a staggered ferrule rod. The tip is almost 5' long.
It has a ferrule protector (a piece of glass blank) for the butt section, making the two pieces the same length in the sock.

Yes, this is my reel of choice for the rod, but it also does well with my Young Jubilee click-pawl and Young Neauvex disc drag. (The Sea Venture is too heavy for it.)
Other reels that are good on it are my Young 1505 multiplier, and MG-11 (dual click-pawl) multiplier.

I love the grip - it almost duplicates the mod-wells that Dennis Stone made for me

Being a parabolic rod, it will take me a while to find its groove.
I tried lawn-casting a WF7 and it seemed underlined - I thought it would have to be a WF8 or even 9.
I fished it a bit this weekend with a T130 and DT6.
It was fabulous with the DT6 - it did everything perfectly.

I need to work on casting with the T130, because I really want to use this for white bass in a few weeks. (fishing for them is all about distance casting)

I also think it will be incredible in the salt. The big seatrout I was catching last fall would be such a blast on this rod, as would redfish.

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Post 05 Feb 2008, 15:44 • #5 
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Nice Ron!

Is the lower grip made for switch cast? or spey cast?
This is nice grip and nice looking ROD!


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Post 05 Feb 2008, 15:54 • #6 
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I haven't used it for anything yet - ha.
Maybe you can tell me what I should be trying.

The butt is removeable and there's a plug, but this really is a big fish rod, and I don't see a reason for it not to be in all the time.

btw, here is a link to the rods on Kiro
Izch graphite and glass

from the transliteration, I think I can derive that the staggered ferrule design is to give the rod more of one-piece feel.


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Post 05 Feb 2008, 18:15 • #7 
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Thanks for the link! Ron,

Ha ... another Japanese nice rod! Their grip are so nice!
Now, the people there are pretty crazy about switch rod, light spey tackle ... I am guessing this long rear grip was meant to serve as light two handed style cast. I will check out this website and look into more detail! Thanks again.
Maybe it's time to get another Japanese rod ... ;)


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Post 05 Feb 2008, 18:27 • #8 
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Ron,

Awesome rod-super nice!

Regards,
Vlad


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Post 05 Feb 2008, 19:08 • #9 
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Wow,
This is very interesting. I would really like to know how this thing casts as a switch/spey rod.
Can you tell us how to get one?
How much does it cost including shipping to get one here?
Thanks for the post Ron and looking forward to more review.
That thing looks like it might be just what I'm looking for in a carp rod.


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Post 05 Feb 2008, 21:02 • #10 
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I think I figured out the prices. Looks like about $300
Now, how do I get one here. Crescent shop?


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Post 06 Feb 2008, 03:49 • #11 
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Very nice simply elegant clean looking rod! Thank you for sharing that.


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Post 06 Feb 2008, 04:23 • #12 
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the blank prices look pretty good.


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Post 06 Feb 2008, 04:24 • #13 
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ribs1,

I am thinking the same thing ... a nice big game rod ... the 9' 6wt cousin in the catalog.

Usually, I avoid stramer fish if I could ... but by using two handed cast, I found myself more willing to shoot the streamers or do some indicator fishing ... it seems more fun to play that way ... to me ... :)


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Post 06 Feb 2008, 06:18 • #14 
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slow down, guys. It was closer to $450.
Shipping was $70 - as I said, Masamichi had to build a rectangular box big enough so that corner to corner, the 60-inch rod would fit under 55". I'm not even sure he would take it on again - but he might. He sure understands the challenge at this point. JY37,150 plus JY7,100 packing and shipping.
It was also about a 7-wk process - the blank was made from scratch.
Masamichi was very good about keeping me updated - I think he was worried about my good faith letting a paypal payment of that size expire past the redemption date.
If I could have done one thing, it would be to ask for a hook keeper - of course the reel has a nice tippet grabber on the counterweight.

I'm also not sure if the butt would work for a switch cast - it's just a pop-in butt, it's not built around the blank.

oh and, note, this high shipping cost wouldn't be a problem with one of the shorter rods, just with the two longer, X-grade rods (and blanks).

here's the Navy Bass model list
Izch PB glass at Navy Bass


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Post 06 Feb 2008, 07:47 • #15 
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Thanks for the information~ Ron

Man ... back to the drawing board ... I will build one from sketch ... I mean ... blank ... and grips ...


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Post 08 Feb 2008, 18:50 • #16 
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I've been a bit surspised the number of two pc. rods far out number the multi piece rods being offered in Japan. They musn't fly as much ...


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Post 11 Feb 2008, 11:36 • #17 
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The essence of old school! Somehow,to me ... I feel Japanese people like/respect the tradition and appreciate the essense of the sport. They are somehow stubborn at what they think is "good" ... just like my view in 2 pieces rod ... : ) but my first rod from Japan is 5 pieces though ... :p


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Post 03 Apr 2008, 01:05 • #18 
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Post 03 Apr 2008, 06:10 • #19 
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Ron, is that reel a 4 incher?


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Post 03 Apr 2008, 08:19 • #20 
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close, 3-3/4"
it's very light, though.
weighs almost exactly the same as this 3-1/2" Jubilee click-pawl reel, and has a sort of combined click-pawl and disc drag that works nice and sounds even nicer:
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It's much lighter than my 3-1/2" Sea Venture disc drag, and and even noticeably lighter than my Neauvex composite disc drag reel.

here's that Revolution drag: With the disc drag turned off, the click-pawl is the entire check, and with the disc drag dialed in, it still has that sound.
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