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Discussion in 'Carp Discussions' started by RiverRat, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. RiverRat

    RiverRat Banned

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    Shimano Tribal carp rods:

    SHIMANO TRIBAL AR 12275FA
    The 2.75FA version is brilliant for carp anglers who want to fish over the 100 yard mark without too much effort whilst enjoying a positive playing action that won't lock up or buckle when that extra pressure is required in steering fish away from snaggy situations. 12' long and superbly balanced, this is all the carp rod you'll ever need on small, medium ponds and lakes to large gravel pits, meres, even powerfully flowing rivers, in fact anywhere where carp swim within your range.

    • Minimalist hardware built around put-over XT200/Tcurve carbon blanks.
    • Custom turned gun smoke grey stainless pipe bushings.
    • Matching protective metal butt cap with "Shimano" etched inscription.
    • Low profile duplon easy grip butt handle.
    • Computerised Fuji SiC ring spacing for optimum casting/playing action.
    • Fuji pipe reel seat.
    • Black silk whipping with high impact, low build epoxy resin.
    • Realtree Hardwoods Green Shimano Tribal logo transfer.
    • Custom rod specification signature on split butt section.
    • Realtree Hardwoods Green Shimano Tribal poly/cotton rod bag.
    Price:$ 229.99 at www.wackerbaits.com

    Anyone use these rods? I have a pair of the 13' 3.00TC Shimano Techniums and LOVE them, but im looking to go to a higher grade rod next season...i will be buying these if Paul P. still has them in stock in Feb '06 or from Specialist Tackle in a 3.00TC or higher version...unless anyone can recommend a better rod in the $200-$275 range?

    Hey Brian C. dont you use this model of Shimano's?

    Thanks for any input guys,

    Scott
     
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  2. PAYARA

    PAYARA THE ONE YOU LOVE TO HATE

    Scott-are those the old models?if they are i have seen
    seen them in person at the CCC last year.they are nice
    looking rods and every review i have read in the mags or
    online have been positive.there is a new range of Tribal
    that look good,but are still pricey?these ones at WB are
    probably the old models iam guessing?anyway i was to
    get a set i would want the 3lb.its rated 3lb but i think
    its more like 3.25lb.you might look up at Fishing World
    in Canada,they had some good prices on these rods
    when i called a few months back.but they only had
    the 2.75lb.

    BTW-i would have a look at the Prologic XLNT that ACS
    is selling.i just bought a set of them.13ft 3.5lb with all
    Fuji fittings,very nice rods for the money.Prologic has
    some good stuff,with good reviews in the mags.
     

  3. RiverRat

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    Yea, i looked at the Shimano UK site and those rods above are NOT on there..as usual Pauls given a deal on old model stuff.....i will be looking into the NEW versions of the Tribal.

    Scott
     
  4. Isn't there a carp rod called "Kompressor"? I remember seeing it a couple years ago....now I can't find it. I'm pretty sure that was the name. I believe I found it on "The Tackle Box" site.......
     
  5. RiverRat

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    Well, the manufacture is CENTURY...the #1 rod in competition casting..they hold most of the record casts....over 300 yrds.
    The rod your refering to is NOT a carp rod, but in fact one sold for saltwater surf casting:

    http://www.century.gb.com/sea.htm

    Trust me i'd LOVE nothing more than to own a pair of Century 13' FMJ's.....but the price is too deep for my pockets right now!!!!

    I will some day in the future have a pair of thier rods...might not be the FMJ's, but atleast a nice pair of NG's would do just perfectly...lol.

    Scott

    PS...nice to see ya back on-line man..thought ya moved away.
     
  6. RiverRat

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    MAN.....now why did ya have to go and get me back on the Century kick again....GEEZ US man, i'd given up that dream last year....Ive been thinking about this at work all night.....well if im going to spend $250 on a Shimano, i might as well fork out a little more and get a Century...? Heck ive spent $300+ ea. on a few St. Croix's before, so why not...lol

    I sent out a few e-mails to 2 US dealers that use Century blanks to build thier rods, they are listed on Century's site as dealers...will see what kind of price i can get for a pair. If its not too dear, i'll buy them. If not i'll go with a pair of Shimano Tribal's from Canada.

    Scott
     
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  8. PAYARA

    PAYARA THE ONE YOU LOVE TO HATE

    Scott---you really should get Nick Buss to build you
    a set of Century rods.he can do it ALL,whatever you want!
    and for MUCH cheaper than a store bought Century rod!

    Century really got crazy with thier price hikes last year!
     
  9. crappielooker

    crappielooker The Corn Chucker

    recently Paul P. got a flyer out on rods that are built just for you.. i think its from nick as well.. i didn't pay any attention to them because i know i can't afford them badboys.. i see the flyer before tho.. just didn't get one for myself..lol
     
  10. RiverRat

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    Problem is..when ACS first opened up i talked with them and they put me onto thier contact guy for Nick Buss....i planned out the exact rods i wanted.....13' Century blank, 3.25 TC, 50mm butt ring, cork handles...everything....BUT the cost was going to be around $500 ea.....$1k for a PAIR of carp rods ?...i dont think so...i'll go $300-$350 ea. but thats it. The river scene is not very user friendly to have to watch my rods not getting nicked up, im way more user friendly to my gear than most though..lol...and at $500 ea. im affraid i wouldnt use them very often enough to justify having them. If i cant score a nice pair of Century NG's, SP's or FBS's for less than that ea. i'll go for the Shimano Tribals, ive got a contact in Canada that i can get them through.


    Scott
     
  11. RiverRat

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    Oh and why Century rods have gone up in price over the last 2 years....AUTOCLAVE technology..they are the only ones doing it and it does make thier rods much stronger, longer lasting..and they keep thier backbone TC way longer than anyother rod on the market.

    I also read that Frank Warwick will be releasing a rod soon...of course he works for Century and as we all know is very well know for his long range carping...thanks to Century rods.


    Oh and doesnt Century hold the 82+ lb. world record too.......?...Century SP's if im not mistakin?

    Ive got to get a set of these rods man...GEEZ!

    Scott
     
  12. crappielooker

    crappielooker The Corn Chucker

    its sad to say, but i think i like the looks and the specs of the new fox rods.. either the matrix or the aquos on the 2 3/4lbs TC would do..lol i don't think it'll cost an arm or a leg either..
     
  13. PAYARA

    PAYARA THE ONE YOU LOVE TO HATE

    Scott--i think you should check back.i have gotten totals
    just recently for rods that i had submitted to NB that were
    very reasonable.for instance i can get a set of old Century
    MTH 14' 4lb 3pc rod,built to the standard Century specs.for
    $300 a pice.accually i think most of his rods cost less than
    $400.only ones that go for more are the PB 4lb+ rods with
    all the frills.only downside to ordering rods from NB is the
    waiting list!
     
  14. PAYARA

    PAYARA THE ONE YOU LOVE TO HATE

    Century has been autoclaving for years now.i dont see why
    they need to jack the prices up every year.for instance,in
    2002 the 13' 3.5lb SP when for 206.00GBP,then 2003 224.00GBP
    and then to more than 285.00GBP in 2004..the FMJ is over 300GBP
    now! crazy!.

    Ak--i think those Fox rods look pretty sexy too.is Paul going to
    be carrying any soon?
     
  15. crappielooker

    crappielooker The Corn Chucker

    lol..sexy?? i don't think so doood.. u need to get out more.. :p i do think they look niice.. but i don't really care on the cosmetic looks of the rods.. i just like the fact that they finally uses the slimmer blanks for their rods line up this yr.. plus the guide on them are pretty good sized ones too..
    i'm gonna go ask him if he'll get them in for suure..
     
  16. PAYARA

    PAYARA THE ONE YOU LOVE TO HATE

    I don't care what you say.....that Matrix range is SEXY! that green
    reminds me of money,which is really SEXY! :p
     
  17. crappielooker

    crappielooker The Corn Chucker

    hell..the continental and the ranger series are pretty nice too.. i just don't care for the EVA handles they got on them.. other than that, i think its my kinda price range.. :)
     
  18. RiverRat

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    LOL......yea AK is right man....if you think "rods" are sexy..ya need to get out of the house more and stop "hanging" by yourself...lol.


    First off, YES the new rods from Fox look great..atleast the ones with the abreveated duplon handles..i hate the full length duplon, makes me think of the junk surf rods over here..CHEAP! Only full length handles are the cork and cork tape..they look awesome!

    As far as Wackerbaits carrin them...YEA RIGHT, Paul seems to be atleast a year behind with all his Fox stuff. Here its Oct. of 2005 and that stuff has been out since Jan...they are set to release thier 2006 line and he again will be behind another year.
    Thats why ive been dealing more and more with Specialist tackle in NY. they can get whats out NOW and have it to me FAST!!

    Bottom line is we need more tackle shops in the USA to keep up with the times...but until the USA gets into the real world and bans BOWFISHING , the companys from over-seas will not make a move to open up the market here...was told that in an e-mail from a large UK company!!! One of the best carp fisheries in the world and we treat is as dirt...gotta love America.

    Scott
     
  19. crappielooker

    crappielooker The Corn Chucker

    i don't think its Paul's fault for not having the newest stuff here on time.. i believe its how Fox delay the release of the newer items each yr.. they delay it enough that by the time paul place his order, its too late to change the order.. in other words, paul prolly order his shipment too early in the season to see what fox have out new.. he did get some newer models of the fox compartment boxes in.. and the tungsten leadcore tubing thingy.. lol
     
  20. RiverRat

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    Yea, i guess...but still he should be up to speed better on thier products, i mean he is thier ONLY usa dealer ya know!!

    Yea ive been waiting for the new F box to be released...now i can go buy the new Dbl. sided Lg. F box to store my carp rigs, hooks, hooklink, ect. in. Its much nicer than the old standard Fox box.

    Scott
     
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