Big Will

What do you guys think about the breakaway hdx?

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On 9/28/2017 at 10:55 PM, Big Will said:

You don't think the butt is a little long on the regular hdx? Maybe I'm wrong I'll try it out for a few trips before I make the decision. Nick from breakaway said it was ok but sent me a video and apparently I'm not casting with my arms far apart enough to begin with. I just thought it seemed a little clumsy the way it is. the way I usually cast I don't leave my arms that far apart I've seen other people use a pendulum or off the ground cast without that long of a butt section but I'll give it a try before I do any modifications 

I do think the butt length (tip to reel seat) on the 13' is too long.....that's one of the reasons I buy the 14'....with no reel seat and place a higher quality reel seat at the correct position for me....still yielding over 13' fully built rod.

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On 9/28/2017 at 10:55 PM, Big Will said:

You don't think the butt is a little long on the regular hdx? Maybe I'm wrong I'll try it out for a few trips before I make the decision. Nick from breakaway said it was ok but sent me a video and apparently I'm not casting with my arms far apart enough to begin with. I just thought it seemed a little clumsy the way it is. the way I usually cast I don't leave my arms that far apart I've seen other people use a pendulum or off the ground cast without that long of a butt section but I'll give it a try before I do any modifications 

Can you post the video ???

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3 hours ago, frazerp said:

Can you post the video ???

this is what he sent me. I was surprised how responsive they are to customers. Very good customer service. 

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I cut my 14' hdx to 13' and it makes it a lot more manageable. The tournament 14 hdx is hard to load up, very stiff and very "British" in character. My next rod will be a Carolina CP 12'8" with 6-8 inch extension. Easier for a 71 yr.old salt to cast.

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I’m not getting very good distance with it yet. I lost my 525 mag a few years ago and the daiwa saltist 30h i put on it just isn’t comfortable for me yet. Even with 8 and a bunker head the rod doesn’t load a whole lot. I used to be able to hit 100 yards easy with a pinnacle heaver and my 525. with this setup I’m still still getting used to it. Besides that I haven’t casted 8 n bait in awhile so I’m really rusty. 

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