TCurve Bluwater GT Special

Discussion in 'Rods and Rod Blanks' started by rebel, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. rebel

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    Just ordered Shimano Tcurve Bluewater GT special from Australia, cost me 300 USD at my door. Any1 tried it before? Seems like a good rod with high specs & features.
     
  2. lordhell

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    They look like boat rods to me? Seems heavy for all day casting/popping. A better choice would have been Shimano Caranx Kaibutsu Pencil Instrument or Long Cast. Long Cast would be a heavier outfit. The new OTI Tuna Sniper 40-60lb rods @ $350 USD would have been an excellent choice for your application and cheaper than the Caranx:

    360Tackle :: Rods :: Tuna Sniper 8'6" Popping rod
     

  3. rebel

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    The Shimano Caranx Kaibutsu seem like a better rod than the Tcurve!! Do you have any idea about the weight of the Tcurve GT special?
     
  4. lordhell

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    Sorry, I have no idea about the TCurve, you'll have to dig around the net and see for yourself.
     
  5. kidflex

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  6. rebel

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    Aren't they both the same rods, but with different looks for different markets?
     
  7. kidflex

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    Aren't they both the same rods, but with different looks for different markets?
    are you talking about the bluewater gt rods and the kaibutsu? the kaibutsu is nice, especially for the price
     
  8. rebel

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    Where can I get any of them from the U.S?
     
  9. rebel

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    Does any1 know whats the difference between Shimano Bluewater Tcurve GT special & Shimano Caranx Kaibutsu?
     
  10. kidflex

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    minstortackle on ebay. good prices and cheap shipping. hes in malaysia btw. dont know the difference between the two.
     
  11. rebel

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    Any idea about max drag on the Caranx Kaibutsu? The Tcurve drag is 25 lbs
     
  12. kidflex

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    max drags are pretty similiar on all the rods as long as they are in the same pe line rating. i think you'll be fine with the rod you have or the kaibutsu.
     
  13. rebel

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    Yes, but they are not in the same PE line rating! Tcurve PE 3-8 the Kaibutsu PE 8-12
     
  14. kidflex

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    dont know. i only use 18-22lbs of drag anyway. you'll know once you get your hands on it and pull what kind of pressure it'll hold. the kaibutsu or any rod with a pe rating 8-12 will be real powerful. even if only states a certain amount of drag.