jpcool

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  1. Update:  I finally got out last night and tested the custom legend (same type as the one in Zeno's videos) from the open beach.  First off the action on this rod was different than any other rod I have casted before.  It is marked Medium Power Moderate action, it is light and balances well with my Shimano reel. I was on a South shore facing beach in the middle of the incoming tide, the wind was light about 10 mph coming from the South West with a strong easterly sweep.  My fist cast was using a yellow SS Darter, I started off easy then laid into it a little more after getting comfortable.  I felt like it cast a mile but couldn't really tell since it was dark and could not see where my plug was landing.  The next plug was a blurple SP minnow much lighter than the darter so I only had to use the tip of the rod to cast it into the wash same as the 1 1/2 white bucktail.  It felt like I had much more control with this rod, with a flick I could put the bucktail in the white water in front of me and had good feedback from the rod and to what the lure was doing.  One thing to note, in the middle of a cast the rod would continue to wiggle and virbrate in my hand until the plug hit the water.  I don't recall that same feeling when using any of my other rods.  On the next trip I will try casting heavier plugs and maybe an eel. Maybe next time I will actually catch a fish.


  2. Fishing has been slow by my way because of the warm waters but I will get out there anyway and will report my experience with this rod. I plan to test it with, an 1 1/2 bucktail, SP, SS Darter and a heavy 3 3/4 SS Little Neck Popper. Will report my experience.


  3. There is one more plus side to buying the Legend from this builder. He has been fishing my area for over 30 years and he knows his stuff, he dropped a couple of jewels on me when I went to go see the rod. I picked his brain for a few minutes and he was more than happy to answer all of my questions. I fish with a lot of guys and I am the most experienced ( or more determined) out of the bunch. I am in need a local mentor, can't learn everything from books or YouTube.


  4. I should be able to adapt to any rod once I get it in my hands. Whichever rod I choose will be a learning curve, but I understand that casting style is a big part of it. I would describe my casting style as fast. Once I set up I whip it fast as opposed to a slower long cast. You guys have given some food for thought.


  5. I am in the market for a 10'6 surf rod for the fall, rated up to 4oz. I have narrowed it down to 3 choices within my budget. The choices are ; Airwave Elite, MOJO and a used custom rod built on a Legend blank by a well known local builder. What would you choose?