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 Posted: Tue Jun 29th, 2010 04:13 pm
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Ryan B
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Joined: Tue Jun 29th, 2010
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Posts: 32
Equipment: Favourite set/ Reel=Shimano Torium 30 , Rod=Blue Marlin G3 Series ...
Best Catch: Garrick(Leervis)
Favorite Fishing Spot: PlettenbergBay(Central Beach)
Boat: Rock and Surf
Club: no not yet
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:fishnblue Marlin or other

 

Last edited on Fri Jul 2nd, 2010 11:20 am by Ryan B

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 Posted: Fri Jul 16th, 2010 10:41 am
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Speedmaster
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Joined: Mon Sep 21st, 2009
Location: Bellvillle, Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 1625
Equipment: Too many to list
Best Catch: 5kg Yellowtail
Favorite Fishing Spot: Any place where there is salt water.
Boat: Equinox 530 with 2 x 40hp Yamaha outboards
Club: no club
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I use a Blue Marlin for surf angling. For me it is one of the nicest rods in it price range.

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 Posted: Fri Jul 16th, 2010 12:03 pm
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Fluffy
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BM have never let me down.....had 3 BM already and no problems,had 2 others and one broke while casting 2 years ago.....

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 Posted: Fri Jul 16th, 2010 12:51 pm
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Mango
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Joined: Mon Aug 11th, 2008
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Posts: 1893
Equipment: That is personal I know it works so why go ...
Best Catch: 147 kg Black eye ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: swartkops and the bay
Boat: N/a until the new house is done
Club: Saam met my friende en geen naargate
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Loomis better price

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 Posted: Fri Jul 16th, 2010 01:29 pm
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200ts
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Joined: Mon Jun 11th, 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 643
Equipment: Blade HMG,Blue Marlin G3 14ft, 6-8, Saltist 50. Kingfisher ...
Best Catch: Will Update before end of this year :)
Favorite Fishing Spot: where ever the fish are
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9 times out of ten i use my blue marlin, in my opinion its a very versatile rod. Thing is, i had it redone, flip guide fuji eyes etc etc on all the tips,mat finish and 16mil on the heavy tip, but i never used it afterwards :(

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 Posted: Tue Jul 20th, 2010 05:39 am
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Arno Nel
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Joined: Wed Dec 12th, 2007
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Posts: 2190
Equipment: To much to mention
Best Catch: Fish
Favorite Fishing Spot: Cape Reciefe / Gamtoos / Blue Water Bay / Van ...
Boat: NO boat
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Have a custom BM 400/6HMG Errol Holmes

Posiedon Meduim HMG

and new to my collection will be a 350/7 Purglass Custom from Enigma

I think that BM are over priced and Purglass is priced much better and with all the development that Enigma is putting in with Purglass I think that they are going to be the rods to be compared with

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 Posted: Wed Jul 21st, 2010 07:03 am
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Def-e-nition
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Joined: Thu Sep 18th, 2008
Location: GuptaVille, Mossel Bay, South Africa
Posts: 5182
Equipment: Tackle Store Proportions .with nuclear Capability ....
Best Catch: Zel ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: Any place there's no slagters
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Arno , that may be true , but one Cannot Overlook what both brands have done for angling in general over the Past , say , 25 years .
Both brands were pivotal and iconic .
The Newer Marlins i believe are being priced harder as their fame grows . Purglass has had a temporary absence yes ? Not sure .
I'd surely Love a Purglass 400/2 for eds. Ultimate , in my opinon .
but i cannot deny blue Marlin as having being just as instrumental in most People's fishig Career .
So With My answer based on Passed instead of future , i'd say a BM . Much as i despize their blank weights !
Eish , and i'm impressed with the New Whip < man ....

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 Posted: Wed Jul 21st, 2010 08:00 am
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craig54
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Joined: Mon Feb 1st, 2010
Location: Randburg, South Africa
Posts: 319
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Best Catch: 6kg Carp on Fly
Favorite Fishing Spot: J-Bay
Boat: No
Club: No
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I am considering getting the Blue marlin g3 6-8oz heavy to fish In eds with. I can get the rod for 600 bucks second hand. Your opinions please

Last edited on Wed Jul 21st, 2010 08:02 am by craig54

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 Posted: Wed Jul 21st, 2010 08:00 am
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craig54
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Last edited on Wed Jul 21st, 2010 08:00 am by craig54

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 Posted: Wed Jul 21st, 2010 12:38 pm
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Fluffy
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I used mine for in eds.caught a raggie 200kg with it....Just make sure theres no nicks in it and if the condition is good buy it. I sold my one last year for R350 to a friend who needed one.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 21st, 2010 01:10 pm
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200ts
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Joined: Mon Jun 11th, 2007
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Posts: 643
Equipment: Blade HMG,Blue Marlin G3 14ft, 6-8, Saltist 50. Kingfisher ...
Best Catch: Will Update before end of this year :)
Favorite Fishing Spot: where ever the fish are
Boat: Dont have one
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Hi Craig , i think its a great rod, thats the one i have. i am a bit out of touch wrt rod prices now days as i got mine a few years back, i paid R800 odd brand new.

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 Posted: Wed Jul 21st, 2010 02:07 pm
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Def-e-nition
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Location: GuptaVille, Mossel Bay, South Africa
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Favorite Fishing Spot: Any place there's no slagters
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If it's the Green one - i got One - They're as tough as $%^*&& ( Read Very stroong!)
If it's the carbon Coloured job- i think It's the newer version , and they go for about R1700 New Methinks .
Personally i hate the weight of this damned rod - It's Heavy Man , but like I've stated elsewhere- if I's on an island ( and it had 12mm guides right through) I'd take the blue Marlin .

Mango Has just donated his 400/3 Purglass rod to Me as a gift , for when i come down the weekend to Pe. Who says Karma aint around !!!
These Two rods are Neck N Neck i.m.o

Off topic .

These rods are Strong , Heavy , but strong .Did I Mention they were strong ? oh .
ok.

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 Posted: Wed Oct 7th, 2015 07:38 pm
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skyfy
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Joined: Sat May 23rd, 2015
Location: Durban, South Africa
Posts: 50
Equipment: gosa n evo
Best Catch: 138kg zambezi ...
Favorite Fishing Spot: lugs
Boat: nil
Club: aac
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iv just purchased a bm ss 80 100 430...it snaped on the 2nd cast.can imagine how
P'ed off I was.waiting for it to be replaced from bm...felt like a nice rod on the first throw.using it as a grinder rod...wats ur guys take on this rod...

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 Posted: Wed Oct 7th, 2015 10:04 pm
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IWyk
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Joined: Tue Oct 28th, 2014
Location: Centurion & Hibberdene, South Africa
Posts: 1374
Equipment: Purglas 400/2, 400/4, 350/2, 12ft6 oval DC custom, 10ft6 oval ...
Best Catch: Raggie 220kg, Barbel 31kg, Catface 7.2kg, Zambies, Blacktip, Hammer
Favorite Fishing Spot: Lower South coast(Hibberdene to Port Edward), Vaal river
Boat: Ski Vee 500
Club: Hibberdene Ski Boat Club
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Many good rods out there so would be hard pressed to single out one make as being superior.

BM have some excellent blanks, old Shimano Exage range-unmached in their class, Sensation new Oval DC range superb. Why settle for one make? So much more exciting to have a selection, always space for one more.

In the end it boils down to personal choice and what suites an individuals own preference.


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 Posted: Thu Oct 8th, 2015 09:43 am
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tadeo
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Joined: Sun Jun 23rd, 2013
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Posts: 582
Equipment: Penn&BM
Best Catch: Anything
Favorite Fishing Spot: Water
Boat: nope
Club: wooden with nails
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Most of my rods are BM. Fresh and salt. For the application that I use it for ,it’s sufficient.
I would also agree with what IWyk says. For me it comes down to “superstition” …the word or colour blue.
( a new thread of superstitions would make for some interesting reading )
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