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    Default More views on daiwa lexa

    A lot of opinions online about the daiwa lexa 8/9 nymph and 9' River special. At the 200 range they seem quite a bit heavier than other rods.

    Is anyone able to compare? Also does the 9' 5# have a FW grip? that would be a nice bonus.

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    Default Re: More views on daiwa lexa

    Is That a 8'9'' nymph rod or 8/9# nymph rod.??

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    Default Re: More views on daiwa lexa

    It's called 8'/9' nymph with a 1 foot interchangeable section. I think there might also be a 9'/10' version

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    Default Re: More views on daiwa lexa

    Cheers.I have a couple of Daiwa Lexa rods.But not nymphing rods.Both are superb.

    Jim
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    Default Re: More views on daiwa lexa

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    Default Re: More views on daiwa lexa

    I used to have the 8/9ft #3 nymph special, half wells handle. Very good rod that got a lot of use. Slightly soft in action compared to some and yes a tad heavier though not by much.
    The problem I had was where to store the extension when not in use! There is a 9/10ft #4 nymph special, not handled one so can't comment.
    I've not seen the 9ft #5 (only photos) but I think most 9ft #5 rods tend to have half wells handles.
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    Default Re: More views on daiwa lexa

    The 9 5wt river special has half wells

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    Default Re: More views on daiwa lexa

    Thanks above. I couldn't see pictures of it except with full Wells grip. And didn't know the extension did not store anywhere.

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    Default Re: More views on daiwa lexa

    I've got both the 8/9' and 9/10' lexa nymph specials, both are good rods which pretty much cover the entirety of my river fishing. Wobbly Face is right that the 8/9' version has a relatively soft action but as I do quite a lot of close range fishing on the small brooks I fish it's pretty much perfect, very good for bow and arrow casting! The 9/10' rod is noticeably stiffer in action to its counterpart and I find this rod great for nymph fishing on larger rivers, it's also very good for fishing dries. Storage of the extension hasn't been a problem for me as I rarely take it out/put it in whilst fishing. If I'm going to be fishing the upper narrower sections of the brooks I fish I'll remove the extension and leave it in the car, if I'm fishing the lower wider sections I keep it in.

    I recently snapped the top section of the 9/10' rod. A quick call to Diawa met with a friendly response and a replacement was quickly in the post for a small fee (~25 I think). Would happily recommend them!

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