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New Abu Garcia Vengeance Rod

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I needed a new rod to go with my"Custom" Orange 4500D.Since I built this reel for jig fishing,I needed a MH X-fast action rod,and was looking at the new Vendetta rods.But when I saw the Vengeance Series I knew that this would complete the combo.I'm not a big fan of split grip rods because of the balance when using older Ambassadeurs.The longer full handle on the Vengeance gives the combo a better balance,and the fore grip is a nice touch since I hold the rod in front of the reel.Add the fact that the Orange anodizing matches the reel,I think I found the perfect match

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I needed a new rod to go with my"Custom" Orange 4500D.Since I built this reel for jig fishing,I needed a MH X-fast action rod,and was looking at the new Vengence rods.But when I saw the Vendetta Series I knew that this would complete the combo.I'm not a big fan of split grip rods because of the balance when using older Ambassadeurs.The longer full handle on the Vendetta gives the combo a better balance,and the fore grip is a nice touch since I hold the rod in front of the reel.Add the fact that the Orange anodizing matches the reel,I think I found the perfect match

That is the vengeance not the vendetta isn't it?

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Thanks for the heads up.Post corrected

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Looks great!  Let us know what you think after you fish it.

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how's that trigger? When I first saw it I thought it looked terribly uncomfortable.

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Me thinks that looks goooooood!

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I'm interested in knowing how it fishes as well so keep us posted  :)

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Well I took a little road trip to AZ with my new combo hoping to do some fishing out on Roosevelt Lake.Unfortunately my buddy with the boat was stuck in Phoenix for the week,and couldn't get back in time before I left.My other friend,and i decided to just fish off the launch ramps since it was better than staying home.I was using a Jackal Cover Craw,and caught a few fish with it,the largest being a 2lb Smallie.I had no problem with hook sets as this rod has good penetrating power.The rod is a little on the heavy side,but balanced out well with my 4500C.It isn't the most sensitive I have fished with,but I was still able to detect light bites.cast-ability was also good and I really enjoyed the rod.This is a great rod for $49,and since it matched my reel that makes it an even better deal.

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I looked at a few of these rods the other day.  They are extremely nice for the price - extremely.  The anodized aluminum highlights are killer.  I though they might look good with the Daiwa Sol, but the orange on the rod is a deeper orange than the orange on the Sol.

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Micro, deeper orange color on the Vengeance?  I think I know & have a reel that should match up quite nicely in a low profile.  

The 2009 Quantum Catalyst is a deeper orange color than the Daiwa Sol.  The Catalyst "almost" reminds me of a burnt orange color.

I have a couple Carrot Stix that I thought would match the Sol but not close, even the Catalyst is off on the other side of the spectrum.

Oldschool, very nice combo you have there.  Hope you get many years of fun service of that combo!

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I'm still using rods,and reels I bought in the late "70's",so I'm pretty sure these will hold up OK.I think my garage is a museum of tackle from the "70's".Rods,reels,crankbaits,and the Original hand poured worms from Smitty's,and some of the first "neon" hand poured worms.I even have Twin T's that were made before Gary Yamamoto bought the company.They don't callme "Oldschool" for nothing(LOL).The Reel Mechanic and I had a long nostalgic chat about bass fishing in Cali back in the "70's"when the San Diego Lakes were pumping out quantities of fish both in numbers,and size.Plus most finesse techniques were started out here in the West.

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