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    Has anyone had the chance to cast the new Explorer T50 rods yet? How does it compare with the other rods in the same price class? I'm looking into a new rod, 5wt class and was contemplating the guideII ! I can't seem to find any reviews on the T50 except for the one on the explorer webpage? Looks quite lekker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJvE View Post
    Has anyone had the chance to cast the new Explorer T50 rods yet? How does it compare with the other rods in the same price class? I'm looking into a new rod, 5wt class and was contemplating the guideII ! I can't seem to find any reviews on the T50 except for the one on the explorer webpage? Looks quite lekker!
    I fished the 9ft 3wt in Oct with Jan Korrubel on the Bushmans. I liked the rod and found the action a little slower than my Ecotec Titan 9ft 3wt. I would say the rod is med to med fast. I found it a little heavy and mentioned this to John Giles when he was at the CPS a couple of weeks ago. The rod is still under development and will apparently be available early next year with a couple of mods. It's a good looking rod. Not sure re the 5wt but maybe give it a cast when it's available and see what you think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dlampert View Post
    I fished the 9ft 3wt in Oct with Jan Korrubel on the Bushmans. I liked the rod and found the action a little slower than my Ecotec Titan 9ft 3wt. I would say the rod is med to med fast. I found it a little heavy and mentioned this to John Giles when he was at the CPS a couple of weeks ago. The rod is still under development and will apparently be available early next year with a couple of mods. It's a good looking rod. Not sure re the 5wt but maybe give it a cast when it's available and see what you think?
    I also have the Ecotec 9ft 5wt, brilliance!!! at its best.
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    The T50 is in the shops now. Very nice components (ALPS) and well finished.

    Unfortunately have not yet cast it.
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    I'm defenatly planing on giving it a go as soon as I kan find a shop nearby selling them! Hopefully Jan has some in the shop I regularly pop in on the way to my parents! and wil do so next friday if they are still open!

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