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Discussion in 'Fishing General Chat' started by diesel, Aug 13, 2018 at 7:38 AM.

  1. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    I've always been wary of fishing in stormy weather and the pic below shows what can happen when lightning hits a graphite rod. Interestingly, the reel looks to have survived okay.

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    Jeff
     
  2. kev209

    kev209 Well-Known Member

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    Bloody hell
     
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  3. Rod Bender

    Rod Bender Well-Known Member

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    I am not totally sure but the reel may be a Shimano Tranx! You should buy one...they look like they are tough!:cool:
    cheers
    Team Bender
    Likes reading shocking posts!
     
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  4. creekboy

    creekboy Well-Known Member

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    I think I will go back to my old original bamboo rod. Cheers, Lyall.
     
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  5. diesel

    diesel Well-Known Member

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    It does look like a Tranx, Jim. I've never seen one in the flesh and I don't think I really need one - still squirreling away the shekels for the you beaut Megabass Pagani pistol grip outfit, plus a new tinny.

    I see the latest Curado from Shimano features computerised braking to control spool speed. Maybe this great leap in technology is something that could interest me.
    www.shimanofish.com.au/content/fish/oceania/au/en/homepage/productdetail.P-BRCURADODC.html

    Jeff
     
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