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New TBL rod (KLL)
October 05, 2013, 06:08:09 PM
Hi all,

We are very pleased to announce the impending release of the Blue Lagoon 80/43R-P1. This is a rod that we have had on a long term testing program and we have finally reached the stage where we feel the rod is ready for release. The design for this rod was formulated while the Blue Lagoon 80/40 was still in its prototype stage. Brandon wanted a rod for his favourite lure, the Gamma 200 to specifically target big GTs on PE10 and he wanted just a bit more power than was available from the 80/40. We did this by using the 80/40 as a base and the 80/43 is the result.

We would describe this as a rod for advanced stickbait anglers in that the additional power has been built into the lower section of the rod. The rod was tested primarily with the 160 and 200 Gamma

We are releasing this rod as a very limited offering under the KLL label. The rod will only be available in Australia in 2014 Q2.



Other available products can be viewed at http://www.gtpopping.com/forum/index.php?topic=4318.msg36339#msg36339

Kind regards,
Tak

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Re: New TBL rod (KLL)
October 05, 2013, 08:49:06 PM
Wow, sounds like a really nice rod men, a really specialized piece of kit, and about time. Well done. I would have requested one but already have my name down for another of the upcoming KLL's in the 42 lb range.
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Re: New TBL rod (KLL)
October 05, 2013, 09:53:57 PM
Tak can you please expalin the coding for the rods? 80/40 and so on. The new one looks very strong.
Thanks.

Tak Otsuka

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Re: New TBL rod (KLL)
October 05, 2013, 10:32:35 PM
It shows rod length and power around butt section but it's best to take only as indication because rods with different taper or construction give you quite different feeling even with same butt power rating. This model will be PE8-10 stickbait rod and not really a light rod. Probably best to have a look TBL 80/40 if possible then judge from there.

Cheers,
Tak



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Re: New TBL rod (KLL)
October 07, 2013, 12:09:04 AM
Will this rod work Gamma 350s well?
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Tak Otsuka

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Re: New TBL rod (KLL)
October 07, 2013, 08:48:45 AM
Will this rod work Gamma 350s well?

I'll let you try next year!! ;D

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Re: New TBL rod (KLL)
October 07, 2013, 12:26:26 PM
If I see him with a 350 Gamma, I will keel him!!  >:(
If it swims; I want to catch it!

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Re: New TBL rod (KLL)
October 07, 2013, 09:22:27 PM
If I see him with a 350 Gamma, I will keel him!!  >:(

Hasn't he returned you those 350 yet? :-[ :-[



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Re: New TBL rod (KLL)
October 07, 2013, 09:47:08 PM
No  :'(
If it swims; I want to catch it!

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Re: New TBL rod (KLL)
October 08, 2013, 10:29:43 AM
Hey Tak,

Rod looks awesome!! Also another option for targeting Big YTK in NZ if your wanting to work the bigger lures when targeting kings in the shallows like White Island etc....
Might be adding this one to my collection  ;D
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Re: New TBL rod (KLL)
October 20, 2013, 10:38:14 AM
Rod looks nice. Nice GT Brandon, smile when you take a pic! ;D

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Re: New TBL rod (KLL)
October 20, 2013, 11:58:40 AM
You wouldn't smile either if you'd lost about six or eight Gammas and SFs during the day just to land this bugger!  :'(
If it swims; I want to catch it!

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Re: New TBL rod (KLL)
October 21, 2013, 05:05:59 AM
Ouch, I knew there had to be a story behind that fish  :)! Only a true GT hunter would keep tying on after all that carnage lol nice, sorry for the hijack, aloha.

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Re: New TBL rod (KLL)
October 26, 2013, 09:17:08 PM
AH so this is the puppy you aluded too!

Interesting stroking my imaginary muskateer moustache!

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Re: New TBL rod (KLL)
April 02, 2014, 05:39:59 AM
This rod is now available in Australian market :)