Sold a few of my rods to make way for a new rod- I went for the Century Kompressor SS as i'm an exiled northerner and as everyone knows Century for Northerners and Zziplex for soft Southern tarts. Blakdog is an honorary northerner in my books so he is one of the rare exceptions being a southerner who uses century.
Anyhow-had my first cast of the SS last night at St osyth- took a bit of getting used to but it has a lovely pick up and the tip controls the lead in the pendulum swing beautifully. Once i got into it really enjoyed casting it - unlike the older Kompressor Sports this has a really nice tip that a) doesnt bounce around in the wind b) has good bite detection and c) bends nicely with a fish on. All in all- very impressed and I'll get more out of it as my casting improves.
bread also very kindly let me have a go of his Conoflex nemesis SLR- very very impressed with this rod- its softer than the Century but honestly was a dream to cast - nice smooth progressive bend-unbelievably light- it benefits from a pendulum cast and if i had money spare I'd have bought one. Anyone looking for a user friendly top end pendulum rod should look no further than the SLR.
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