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Shimano Raider YAK Rods

Postby Haynesy » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:21 am

Does anyone know what these new Ian Miller Rods cost from Shimano? Also has anyone seen any specs with lengths and line/weight classes available?
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Re: Shimano Raider YAK Rods

Postby BATMAN » Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:57 pm

I actually inquired about a custom Ian Miller Rod and Ian emailed me via facebook mentioning the new yak rods would be around the $150-200 mark.
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Re: Shimano Raider YAK Rods

Postby Silverback » Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:09 pm

Hey Haynesy mate there is 4 models a 6ft 1-3kg , 5ft10 2-4kg ,6ft3 3-6kg and a 6ft3 4-8 kg all very short don't like them
to hard to clear the front of the yak mate
typical of shimano think the know eveything '
just another ian miller crap design :idiot: :idiot: :idiot:
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Re: Shimano Raider YAK Rods

Postby nutterjuck » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:27 pm

Have not seen one in the flesh but the 5-10 looks the goods to me. But that's speaking from a Bass fishing view. Lure range 3-12g and 2-4kg is right on the money.

If I was in the market for one I would be looking at one for sure.
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Re: Shimano Raider YAK Rods

Postby BrettoQld » Fri Oct 12, 2012 4:48 pm

BATMAN wrote:I actually inquired about a custom Ian Miller Rod and Ian emailed me via facebook mentioning the new yak rods would be around the $150-200 mark.


They'd want to be running something better than the alconites if they're at a $200 price point.
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Re: Shimano Raider YAK Rods

Postby Silverback » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:01 pm

guides are zirconium and yes they would be good bass rods as the yaks are shorter
anything else you need ifo wise on them just ask as i have the new catalouge in front of me with all the specs guys
and yer i don't rate ian miller as a rod builder any more as most the shimano rods are factory made
and they just put a sticker on it that said designed by ian miller '
its just gorilla marketing ...
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Re: Shimano Raider YAK Rods

Postby Haynesy » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:38 pm

Thanks everyone for the info. Same as you nutterjuck I,d be keen on these rods for bass stuff. Cheers for all the specs mark. Can you recommend some light rods 1-3 kg for $200 budget that can be high sticked next to yak. Much appreciated as googling it is a mine field
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Re: Shimano Raider YAK Rods

Postby Silverback » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:51 pm

well i could recomend some blanks as they are getting great reviews in the bream cirle at the moment..
and exellent value for money Haynesy
http://www.therodworks.com.au/593-Casti ... nning.html
you just need someone to build them for you ''
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Re: Shimano Raider YAK Rods

Postby Mac » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:52 pm

yep,mhx great blank's

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Re: Shimano Raider YAK Rods

Postby Silverback » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:02 pm

gee that was quick Rob
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Re: Shimano Raider YAK Rods

Postby Bestyak » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:24 am

I was just about to post a similar thread as I was wondering if they would be a good option for small river/ creek bass fishing. Not sure on the dollars going off the current quality of the raider range.
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Re: Shimano Raider YAK Rods

Postby Haynesy » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:22 am

Thanks again for all the feedback. I went for the 5'10" 2-4kg rod. It's Perfect for my needs and paid $115 for it which seems pretty fair for the quality, (in my novice opinion :grin: ). Fitted it out with a Sienna 1000 and all looks good. :grin:
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Re: Shimano Raider YAK Rods

Postby nutterjuck » Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:45 am

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Re: Shimano Raider YAK Rods

Postby Bestyak » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:57 am

Haynesy wrote:Thanks again for all the feedback. I went for the 5'10" 2-4kg rod. It's Perfect for my needs and paid $115 for it which seems pretty fair for the quality, (in my novice opinion :grin: ). Fitted it out with a Sienna 1000 and all looks good. :grin:


I take it that you got yours from your local?
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Re: Shimano Raider YAK Rods

Postby Haynesy » Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:29 pm

Bestyak wrote:
Haynesy wrote:Thanks again for all the feedback. I went for the 5'10" 2-4kg rod. It's Perfect for my needs and paid $115 for it which seems pretty fair for the quality, (in my novice opinion :grin: ). Fitted it out with a Sienna 1000 and all looks good. :grin:


I take it that you got yours from your local?


My new local - yes......Fergos tackelworld Wollongong. The best stocked tackleshop I've seen in a long while... The rod I bought hadn't even hit the racks. The salesman was about to place them in the rack and I noticed what he had in his hand... priced them at another local for $120 that did not have them in stock.
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