Asusa rods???

are asusa rods any good?.... i was in the tackle shop and they were trying to sell me one.  i liked it but ive bought some real crap gear before so was wondering if they are a good brand or pretty average.... cheers.


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Azusa rods

Thu, 2011-03-10 17:27

I have the same problem, I talked to the guys at Blue Water in Morley a few weeks ago and they said they were the best thing out since sliced bread. Then i talked to the chief at MO Tackle and he said he has been a friend of Yoshi (guy who sells or makes them) for a long time,and then goes on to say that they are rubbish and warned me against buying them.

So i also would like to hear from anyone who has used them.

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Azusa rods

Thu, 2011-03-10 23:38

Heh, he can't be much of a friend given that Yoshi won't sell him his rods. Which is obviously why he has to rubbish them.

Yoshi designed rods for Daiwa for 37 years before striking out on his own. He knows what he's doing. His Azusas were the first 'factory' rods in Australia to carry Fuji K guides (and you'll hardly see a rod without them in another five years); the first 'factory' rods to use the shrink-wrap-over-cork grips that were previously the domain of the custom rod makers; and the first 'factory' rods in Australia to use Fuji's two-piece reel seats on the CFB range, something that once again only custom rods and top end Japanese rods ever saw.

See www.azusa.com.au for more. Not much point in me telling you what they're like, as I could be seen to be biased. But I have used several models and they're indisputably damn good value. The fact that more than half the staff now each own at least one themselves says a lot, IMHO.

 

 

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typical of Mo tackle bagging

Fri, 2011-03-11 14:16

typical of Mo tackle bagging some other brand of rod, did he get you to buy something from him. head in the sand knowledge, if he hasn't seen it then bag it out.

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Had purchased one half way

Sat, 2011-03-12 12:23

Had purchased one half way through last year seemed really nice till my first jig hit the bottom in 100meters and started jigging it up to find the reel seat hadn't been glued that maybe just a one off but seem reasonably good. Mind you it aint no JIGREX

 

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boozy, I think you have your

Sun, 2011-03-13 14:30

Not an Azusa I think - I'll post at the bottom.

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Hal i did buy the first azusa

Sun, 2011-03-13 14:31

Hal i did buy the first azusa from your store in mindarie and i might have got the dates wrong but it was last year when i bought it and i'm n ot under rating the rods just putting across my experience with them. Don't get me wrong they might be great rods just i had a bad experience with it thats all.

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jigwrex

Sat, 2011-03-12 13:51

all in the eye of the beholder i guess.

 

*edit due to miss worded comment*

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Thinks brenz dreaming caught

Sat, 2011-03-12 13:30

Thinks brenz dreaming caught 90% of me fish at exxy on the jigwrex with minimal effort plus the rod seat is actually glued but i suppose each to there own

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boozy

Sat, 2011-03-12 13:41

mate i have seen super high end rods that the reels seat has come unstuck does that make your jigwrex a better rod than those to?

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Brenz

Sat, 2011-03-12 13:44

No it doesn't just the fact that brand new not even used and no glue in the seat at all. All i was putting out there was my experience with the azusa.

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T Curve

Sat, 2011-03-12 15:57

I had a 3-6kg T Curve Flight baitcaster with a 300 Luna on it. While fighting a fish the reel seat shit itself nearly

lost my reel (it ended up in the drink)but all good. Between me and my other half we have 4 other T Curves all great 

rods but have not even thought about buying another one since.I guess once bitten twice shy.I do own an Azusa now 

hopefully they live up to the standard that the retailers have said .

Chers Mick  

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I have

Sun, 2011-03-13 09:10

an Azusa rod,

Landed some nice Dolphin fish at the Fads,

Will be giving it a serious workout at Exxy, and report back

For the price I think you can't go wrong.

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boozy, I think you have your

Sun, 2011-03-13 14:33

boozy, I think you have your wires crossed - I was the first person to get sample Azusas, at the end of July last year, and they subsequently went back to Yoshi in August; and the first production rods became available in maybe November - so whatever you bought "half way through last year", it wasn't an Azusa.

 

edit - we're crossing posts - guess so but I never heard about it as a warranty.

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Took the rod back gave it to

Sun, 2011-03-13 14:37

Took the rod back gave it to (AJ I think) and swapped over to the new jigwrex

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Thanks for the info.

Mon, 2011-03-14 13:23

Thanks for all the info on these rods. I will go and get one as soon as someone on the gold coast starts selling them.

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Gold Coast as in Qld? Doug

Mon, 2011-03-14 19:45

Gold Coast as in Qld? Doug Burt's in Nind Street, Southport is an outlet - don't know what their stock levels are like though.

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Doug Burt

Mon, 2011-03-14 20:09

Yeah i tried his shop as i live about two minutes away from it. Unfortunately no one in his shop has ever even heard of them, and were not to keen to find out about them either. I will be back in Perth in April so i might get one back there.

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I just spoke to him and I

Tue, 2011-03-15 11:17

I just spoke to him and I expect you already know this, but... try him again next week! He was muttering about casual staff...

Cheers

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Thanks Hal

Tue, 2011-03-15 18:10

Thanks for your help Hal, and yes i just got an email from Doug and Yoshi telling me they will be in later in the week.
Thanks again.

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 Gotta love an Azusa... RIP

Wed, 2015-07-01 22:59

 Gotta love an Azusa... RIP Hal!!!