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Mike Iaconelli rods?

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I just saw these on *** and I figured that someone would have made a thread about them but I did a search and nothing came up.

So, has anyone heard anything about these? They look pretty decent for the price but I don't know any of the specifications for them...

I don't know if I like the cork AND foam configuration though

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they look sweet ... i myself am looking into getting a few zillion rods ... i prefer the stelthy look of the zillions over the ike rods ... the bass will see ya coming a mile away with that ike rod... LOL

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I helped with the final day weigh in at the Old Hickory Tournament and got to talk to him once he got off the water. He started talking about how he had been using a new rod all week and when I asked him about it he told me he had a signature series coming out and that he had been using th 8' model and that it is sweet. Kinda hard for me to believe that someone that small is using an 8' rod. He had nothing but good things to say about it so take that for what it's worth.

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First time I have heard of them.

Looking forward to reading about them later this year.

I understand that if you miss a fish or if the fish in the well die the rod goes berzerk and breaks off your American flag on the boat.  ;D

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I understand that if you miss a fish or if the fish in the well die the rod goes berzerk and breaks off your American flag on the boat. ;D

He's never going to hear the end of that one....the 'Mike Meltdown'

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I had a chance to check out the full lineup at ICAST.  Pretty sweet rods.  When I talked to him last week, he said he wanted to have rods that were unique and different than what was already on the market.

Sweet rods.  :)

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The local fishing store has the Ike baitcast rods.  They do looke very nice, & the reel seat is just like the ones on the Steez baitcast rods.  I didn't see any of the Ike spinning rods though.  The price for the Ike baitcast rod at this store is $120.  Not a bad price at all when the Zillion which the store also has goes for $200.  I didn't notice the eva butt grip on the Ike rod, I'll have to take a look at that when I stop in the store next week.

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Ya, I also was on the Tackle Warehouse site and I must say that the Ike rod looks pretty impressive.  By the way I ordered the 7'2" model.  Now I just sit and wait..... :)

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wow, thanks for the info. Sounds like they might be a good value rod worth checking.

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im not sure i like the air beam reel seat ... i do really like the look of the zillion reel seat however ... the air beam reel seat ??? i geuss i done understand how it would offer more feel than the zillion reel seat ....

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hey guys if you are intrested i can get the mike iaconelli rods in 7'2", 6'4", and 6'8" for 90$ rods are brand new. local store is getting rid of them. very nice rods i have the 7'2' version. 30$ cheaper than any other store pretty good deal.  PM me or leave post here if intrested.

thanks

         bassmaster6

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I picked these up at a sportshow and thought they were nothing special.  I'm pretty sure I'd just pay an extra $30-$80 depending on the model for an St. Croix Avid.

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Same blank as the Zillion rods, and the Zillion rods are very impressive.

This is inaccurate; the Iaconelli series uses an IM6 blank.  However, Daiwa does claim it to be a 'high volume fiber' or HVF blank, which confused me.  I have handled the Ike series and they do seem nice for the money...and fairly good-looking.  I just wish they would have done the entire handle in their air-foam instead of 50/50.

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