El Maestro Popping Rod!

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  1. Saltywater tackle

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    El Maestro was one of the first rod we wanted to developed, we worked on it in the beginning of 2010 and decided to put a hold on the project as we wanted to start first with our line of Race Point Rods.
    Nonetheless we had the pleasure to test a few prototypes in a couple of places and we are amazed with the way she handles decent size fishes, an ideal all around rod for Mahi Mahi, Blackfin tuna, small GT’s and sailfish, the sensitive tip allows you to work your stick baits with ease.
    The rod is going to be rated PE3-PE5 with a maximum drag of 7KG, I will leave the length of the rod for later, the debut for the blank should be the 3rd week of September and the finished rod around Mid October 2013.
    Some of the pictures and catch reports with the EL MAESTRO:

    Tight lines
    Sami

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  2. Warsaw

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    Amazing rod, Can't wait!!! :D
     

  3. linh.

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  4. holy cow

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    Zat a 5000 / 6000 / or 8000 in #2 photo! Lots of SOMs happening!
     
  5. ugly

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    Congrats on the el Maestro. Looks like a fun rod! I may have missed the latest word, but are the rp 150 and 100 soon to be released? Thanks!
     
  6. JerseyBrian

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    Finally! Thank you Jesus, Allah, Martin Luther King and Chuck Norris!
     
  7. holy cow

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    Finally! Thank you Jesus, Allah, Martin Luther King and Chuck Norris!
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    How bout Bob Marley!
     
  8. JerseyBrian

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    Zat a 5000 / 6000 / or 8000 in #2 photo! Lots of SOMs happening!

    Good question :)
     
  9. mandaragat

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    If it's stock, it can't be 6k as the arm is gold. 6k is a JDM and has gray arm. Chances are, it could only be either 5k or 8k but most likely be 5k based on the proportion of the reel to Sami's hands.
     
  10. holy cow

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    Great Identification! Sir.
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    If it's stock, it can't be 6k as the arm is gold. 6k is a JDM and has gray arm. Chances are, it could only be either 5k or 8k but most likely be 5k based on the proportion of the reel to Sami's hands.
     
  11. carlosburitica

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    that is what i was looking for....... noww... what is the target price???
     
  12. JIGMEISTER

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    Sweet rod!

    What's the lightest plug/stick bait you can throw with this rod?
     
  13. Cameron Mundy

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    Yes please! Any word on the final length Sami?
     
  14. Saltywater tackle

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    First of all, thank you all for the support, it makes us excited to see the kind of trust in our products and the number of anglers that believes in what we bring to the market!

    Zat a 5000 / 6000 / or 8000 in #2 photo! Lots of SOMs happening!
    Confirmed, 5000 reel :)

    Congrats on the el Maestro. Looks like a fun rod! I may have missed the latest word, but are the rp 150 and 100 soon to be released? Thanks!
    Hi Ugly,
    The Race Point 150 will be released before El Maestro, the project for the Race Point 100 already started , we will have more news in the future.
    Sweet rod!

    What's the lightest plug/stick bait you can throw with this rod?

    They will be a series of El Maestro, this is the first rod to be introduced and it will be ideal to cast from 40g to 100g at ease.

    Tight lines
    Sami
     
  15. Heatmiser

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    Will it be available in a conventional set-up?
     
  16. sami G

    sami G Site Sponsor

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    Will it be available in a conventional set-up?

    Hi Heatmiser,

    Unfortunately no but the blank will be available, this way you can buy the blank and customized it as conventional if you wish.
     
  17. mtamim

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  18. monstermash

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    That thing does look sharp. Glad y'all made someone up for a 5k
     
  19. BigTomF

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    Who is that handsome guy in the last picture with that amazing fish he caught on the El Maestro?

    Sami had to pry El Maestro from my hands. It is one sweet rod !!
     
  20. sami G

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    I want one:rolleyes:

    Hi Mark,
    I will bring it with me to the Cape next week so you will have the chance to feel it in person.