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Does anyone have an opinion on a GLoomis

MUR 844C as a TOG pole. I wonder if it would handle the occasional 10oz of weight plus a piggy TOG. I think the handle may be too short too. I was thinking along the line of an SWR84-30C or SWR84-40C or even maybe a SWR90-25C. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Any of those rods would be fine for tog. My preference would be for the SWR84-25C. The MUSky rod is excellent also, but with the short butt the other probably would be more comfortable to fish.

 

I believe the rods you are looking at at in the low to mid $200 range in price. For that amout of money you could build yourself a much better rod. JMHO.

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The 3 SWR's are discontinued as of 8/1/2001. Can confirm directly at 800-662-8818 Anything in the stores is the last you will see. If you break it, Loomis will probably replace it with a Pelagic. If you want them, get them soon. Any of the MUR rods works for tog. I thought that the MUR844C was in the $150 range. The SWR's are in the low-mid $200's.

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I have the SWR844c and absolutely love that rod. The rod handles 10oz and a nice tog as ya can see from my latest foray(rod works great with 8oz and wouldn't recommend weights over 10). I haven't heard that they were being discontinued, sad if they are. I did see a BBR on the boat that was very similar but handled more weight and heavier line which you might want to check out.

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GOTTOG,

Do you have the SWR844C or the SWR84-40C? The first rod bears the Musky rod number.

(Minor model number change). If yer thinkin' what I'm thinkin', you got the SWR84-40C Med-Hvy with the boat pole butt, not the trigger handle type. ???????? confused.gif

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Just had a Calstar 700L made up, two pieces with a removable butt section and reel seat in the old Sheepshead Bay style - AWESOME. Now thinking of the Calstar 800L in a one piece style for lightness sake.

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It is the Saltwater Bay Series SWR844C with the "kung-fu" trigger gripwink.gif The rod works exceptionally well with 8ozs and a green crab. Have used it up to 12ozs on it but rather not use more than 10 on it. I also think it will make a great deep water fluking rod or to jig up some blues/bass.

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I like the SWR843C using up to about 6-8 oz in the 45-60 foot depths we often fish in NJ. A bonus is that the rod is also my absolutely favorite chunking stick for bass.

 

A notable difference between this rod, GOTTOG's SWR844C and the SWR84's you are thinking about is that the SWR843 & SWR844 come with cork grips while the "SWR84-" series have hyphalon. I like cork biggrin.gif

 

Mike

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The 3 "Bay" rods are a subset of the "Muskie" rods. Same feel in the corresponding models. The Muskie rods are red, they are cheaper and the cork grips are thicker.

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