Abu & Penn

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  • #7309
    Sevengillz
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    Hi all ,

    Anyone out there using Abu Verita’s or Penn Prevail 14’6 rods? If so what one and what do you think of it?

    Cheers.

    #23571
    Miliwolf
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    Looks like you posted in the wrong thread siamon…..

    I have used neither rod, but own the Veritas softbait rod. Lets say it was severely lacking in durability, the guides while very lightweight were extremely soft and my first copy of the rod beaked under pressure… It was replaced under warranty but it makes me question the quality of the rods. Apart from the breaking the blank and hence action was very nice. No guarantee that any of this can be directly related to the surf rods in the Vertias range.

    The newest surf rod I have used is a Sonik SKS, I won it in a competition but for the money it has a very nice blank and action. The components reflect the price, but I doubt they would give trouble.

    #23572
    Sevengillz
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    I ended up getting the 14’6″ Veritas. Very near got two of them but got a heavily discounted 14′ Okuma Predator for a “knockaround” rod. I think thats going to be replaced by a 14′ Daiwa coastal or crossfire sooner rather than later.

    #23899
    yellowfin
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    the prevail is just the new slammer rod to my understanding just red instead of gold, the veritas have improved but they used to be bad for snapping but they have fixed this bug to some degree so I have been told, the coastal is a nice rod for the price,

    #23902
    Sevengillz
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    Yeah according to tackle tactics the newer veritas surf rods also come with fuji K guides , apparently the older ones didnt. Nice rods and no complaints from me but I am casting the same distance with the same setups with a Daiwa crossfire which for its price im pretty happy with its performance. Swapped an okuma predator for it. What a piece of shit the okuma was .

    #23904
    yellowfin
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    Im fishing this season with my 16′ fin nor cheap rod was 80buks off trademe and i got another one last week for 72$
    Ive landed 35lb tope and big rig, sk8t , salmon, and 7 gills on it
    Never been happier with a rod.
    If your gunna go expensive id just go online to get them to avoid retail which is outstandingly higher.
    But the tica surf reels and fin nor offshore reels havent let me down.
    Cheers

    #24081
    Linesman
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    I purchased the Veritas rod, much to my regret. Poor quality was quickly evident, and as already mentioned the guides were cheap and bent very easily. I have seen elsewhere this rod came in for heavy criticism, at the price you would think the rod would come supplied with a rod bag. Sadly this is not the case you need to buy your own.

    If I break the rod the test of personal satisfaction comes with the question, would I buy another Veritas rod? No, I believe I can do better.

    #24085
    Sevengillz
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    rig_slasher

    #24086
    Sevengillz
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    Linesman

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