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Shimano Compre Rods
July 3, 2004
8:53 am
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Sweeeeet. Field tested a few. Anyone looking for a pole, you got to take a look at these when they get into the stores! Other rod manufacturers, look out.
The cherry on this sundae is a Lifetime over-the-counter Warranty and the little muskie painted on the rod 🙂
read about it...

July 3, 2004
10:08 pm

They have got some nice rods,and if your in the market for a new one you must at least look at them.Bob

July 3, 2004
10:26 pm
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I first saw it in our Muskie Inc mag. They look nice! That reel in the article looks sweet as well!

Chad T

July 4, 2004
4:10 pm


Some information on the report is wrong.

1. the rod begins at 99.00 and tops out at 109.00 (not 79.00 as the report says)
2. the reel seat handle is that on the clarus series rod. the new im 8 muskie rod has a larger reel seat for bigger reels.
3. the guides shown in the picture are the old style guides. the new guides are a hardloy - aluminum oxide in light blue which is a stronger material than the older hardloy series in black. i suppose new innovations in materials.
4. All of the rods foregrips (11 rods in the series)have 4 inch plus forgrips not the short foregrip shown.
5. not sure if mentioned but the rod is GUARANTEED for life!

The company had most of the right information but not the rod so they used pictures from another rod. some people pay attention to those details. for those that do, this is the reel skinny on the rods.

chris gatley
Ardent Angler Fishing Radio Show

p.s. I know this (and have access to these rods supplied to archie) because I am the Northeast Rod Specialist working the Shimano rod line for the Northeast Rep Group. I just like people to get their facts straight. Call me anal but I call it pride in what I do!

July 4, 2004
5:31 pm

Nice job guys.Like i said, just take a look at these rods before you make your final decision.Ive got money put aside for one of my own.Bob

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