Daiwa Lochmor Z 10' 7#

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Saw this S/H on the bay today.was local so put in a bid and won it. collected it(VG condition).Saving the postage.:p.Decided as I was oot the hoose.I would just go and test it to see if it was as good as I remembered.The great news is It is as good as I remember.I had several fish on it including a D/Hookup.:LOL: a very good casting rod.but even better a great fishing. rod with a fish on.Great result, and did not cost an arm and a leg.Not to everyones liking as it is a 2 pc..but that's not a problem for me.

Jim
 

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Saw this S/H on the bay today.was local so put in a bid and won it. collected it(VG condition).Saving the postage.:p.Decided as I was oot the hoose.I would just go and test it to see if it was as good as I remembered.The great news is It is as good as I remember.I had several fish on it including a D/Hookup.:LOL: a very good casting rod.but even better a great fishing. rod with a fish on.Great result, and did not cost an arm and a leg.Not to everyones liking as it is a 2 pc..but that's not a problem for me.

Jim
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100% correct.They are becoming very scare as those in the know buy them up.This is/was a great Blank

Jim
I've never cast a Lochmor, but cast just about all of the Whisker/Whisker Kevlar variants (the boss's son was Daiwa's Game Fishing consultant). I'm a fan of the older C96 and CF98 Daiwas, all 100% Scottish made blanks, built at the Netherton factory, in the 80's. They come up regularly for little money. I believe some Daiwa blanks are still made there? Anyone know which ones?
Rich
 

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I have an 11'3" which I use with a 6 " extensin handle as a quasi switch rod (mated to a Barrio 7/8 SLX line) and Loch salmon rod. Wouldnt part with it for the world. Really not sure why Daiwa are the poor relation as they have made some good kit over the years.
 

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Probably the name is not a "familiar" westen one. It is Japanese for starers. I only have one Daiwa rod vs more the usual culprits. Name snobbery I guess.
 

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I have several Daiwa rods.From Spinning(don't do it any more) to light trout. Heavy trout, and Salmon all are excellent. and some of my best fish have been caught on Daiwa tackle.I would think that in the UK more CF 98/99 and WF 99 trout fly rods have been sold than any other make.

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Saw this S/H on the bay today.was local so put in a bid and won it. collected it(VG condition).Saving the postage.:p.Decided as I was oot the hoose.I would just go and test it to see if it was as good as I remembered.The great news is It is as good as I remember.I had several fish on it including a D/Hookup.:LOL: a very good casting rod.but even better a great fishing. rod with a fish on.Great result, and did not cost an arm and a leg.Not to everyones liking as it is a 2 pc..but that's not a problem for me.

Jim
Well done Jim, I really like the early Daiwa Fly Rods, I had a Daiwa back in the day, it is long gone now. I will be looking out to pick one up at the right price. Ref the 2 piece not an issue. Could you kindly tell me the weight of your Lochmor Z10 please. It is not a deal breaker for me, I am just interested.

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Well done Jim, I really like the early Daiwa Fly Rods, I had a Daiwa back in the day, it is long gone now. I will be looking out to pick one up at the right price. Ref the 2 piece not an issue. Could you kindly tell me the weight of your Lochmor Z10 please. It is not a deal breaker for me, I am just interested.

Cheers Martin
I'll get it weighed for you later.but if memory serves me well.the Lochmor X was slightly lighter. than the Z.but the Z was the better rod.

Jim
 

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I have several Daiwa rods.From Spinning(don't do it any more) to light trout. Heavy trout, and Salmon all are excellent. and some of my best fish have been caught on Daiwa tackle.I would think that in the UK more CF 98/99 and WF 99 trout fly rods have been sold than any other make.

Jim
They just work - fibreglass scrim that stands the test of time. Some of mine are 40 years old
 

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I have an 11'3" which I use with a 6 " extensin handle as a quasi switch rod (mated to a Barrio 7/8 SLX line) and Loch salmon rod. Wouldnt part with it for the world. Really not sure why Daiwa are the poor relation as they have made some good kit over the years.
I have one of those - a Whisker #7/9 11ft 3in totally unused, plastic still on the handle. It's 3 piece and has a butt that would today get it described as a switch rod. I bought it for fishing Currane about 20 years ago but haven't been since. Is it any good?
 

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I have one of those - a Whisker #7/9 11ft 3in totally unused, plastic still on the handle. It's 3 piece and has a butt that would today get it described as a switch rod. I bought it for fishing Currane about 20 years ago but haven't been since. Is it any good?
Perfect for what you intended it for.

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I like Lochmor rods.
The first Daiwa I bought was a 10ft #6-8 Regal about 1992. It is 2 piece, unground and through action. A rhubarb stick by modern standards but a nice rod for relaxed dabling on stillwaters.
About 2002 I bought two Lochmor X rods together from Sportsmail. The 81/2ft #5 and the 9ft #6. I used the former for dry fly fishing. It was my go to rod for taking from the house to the local river.
A local coach leant me his Orvis T3 (8!/2ft #5)in the hope of selling it to me. I found it little different to the Daiwa, which surprised me, so his hopes failed. The 9ft #6 is probably the best put together rod I own and I do have rods by fancier makes. It deserves more use. A great rod for casting the shores of wild lakes for wild fish. The only downside of these rods is that they came in non partitioned bags but that is easily remedied.
Being impressed by my Daiwa rods I went on to buy two more. By that time the X and Z models had been discontinued but the blanks were incorporated in the later Lochmor Fast Action and Lochmor Progressive Action. Well, that is what Daiwa informed me.
I bought the 81/2ft 'X'. So it was returned. A 'Progressive' was duly obtained. This was a great rod but had a crack in the epoxy of the stripping ring. So that was replaced too. The final rod was fine apart from the rod tube being far too long. Since I bought the rod at A good price I had to live with that. The rod has great reviews by Magnus Angus and in his review he said the rod would cast a whole flyline. He tested it with a #5 line. But the rod is rated at #4/5 and I have found that with a #4 it is a really good river rod.
With a trip to Scouie imminent I thought I had better have a 4 piece 91/2ft #7 rod. So I ordered a Lochmor Progressive. It duly arrived and was a cracking rod. The rod comes with a butt extention and a rubber button, only the rubber button was missing. A phonecall to 'Helen' at Daiwa and a spare button was forwarded. I mentioned to Helen that the button was coming back to Scotland in a few days time as I was off to Scourie. She mentioned that her relatives owned the cafe just down from the Hotel.
On arriving at Scourie I was walking down from the Hotel towards the bay when I remembered that the cafe I was outside was the one referred to by Helen. I called in and over a coffee I recalled the story. I was treated as one of the family as I 'knew' 'Aunt Helen'
Highly recommended.
Rusty
 

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Further to my post above.
The 'cafe' was the Anchorage Restarant.
As posted by others, Daiwa rods are scarce on ebay and the ones that do appear are pretty dear.
Maybe appreciation has arrived.
Rusty
 

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