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Old 18-09-2008, 04:55 PM
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Anyone know anything about these rods? i've seen them online selling for between £50-£70. I bought one off ebay, hardly used, its the daiwa whisker fly rod 99 9 foot 5-6 weight and i got it for about £18. Might just use it as a backup or spare rod
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Old 19-09-2008, 04:22 PM
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Old 19-09-2008, 06:58 PM
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Started off with the whisker 10ft #7 , must say I liked it, great rod for beginning , moved on to a sharpes gordon but must admit still go back to the auld yin now n again , great rods value for money , plus tough as auld boots , not everyones cup of tea , but I find with the more expensive rods the action is to fast for a mediocre caster like me


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Old 20-09-2008, 09:06 AM
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Kcon 1,

I think you'll find an earlier thread on 'Does anyone remember Daiwa?' or a similar title. It was quite extended and I think you'll find that people generally came out in favour.

I'd agree with Jonboy - having acquired one or two Whiskers and Amorphous over the years, I wouldn't use them every day but neither would I get rid of them. They just seem to cast without any special treatment (unlike some others which react adversely if you don't pay full attention). Use it as your 'first' rod for a while and get used to it. Then decide whether to use it as backup or not - you might get on with it very well.
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Old 20-09-2008, 10:49 AM
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Super inexpensive rod - used to be made in Scotland so the craftmanship was good.

Still have one and now you have reminded me to dust it down and give it an airing.

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Old 21-09-2008, 01:16 AM
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My favourite rod is my auld whisker.Trout,white trout,salmon,no problem.
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Hi, kcon1,
I think Daiwas probably represent the best value for money. Most of my loch style ( and bank fishing ) is done with them from 9 1/2ft up to 11ft 3in. And I have a 12ft light salmon rod. All 'forgiving' in performance. Even have a light spinner, for upstreaming for salmon. Never regretted buying any of the 7 that I own. I have a batch of other rods besides.
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Diawa must have sold thousands of these rods.and they are very very good value for money.

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my 1st rod 9ft 6/7 whisker and its still used

nice wee rod..
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Old 23-09-2008, 05:53 PM
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thanks for the replies, but i won't be getting the rod now, the seller says when he went to post it royal mail said it was too long
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