Daiwa Whisker spinning rod, Old v New model ?

silvertoby

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I've heard a number of guys say that the original Daiwa Whisker Spinning rod was a lot better than the new 2009 model Daiwa have brought out.

Does anyone know what the difference between the two is ?

Is it a different blank, components, build quality, weight ?

And if you're looking for one second hand, how would you tell the difference between the two versions ?
 

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old version had fuji rings and reel seat-this is decent quality stuff
if you are buuilding a rod and dont bother with fuji stuff then you are building on the cheap because it only costs pence to buy it
makes all the difference
blank is prob the same as old version
the signature series is where it's at
 
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I had the old model it was a great rod, unfortunately I managed to break the top section, you wouldn't believe how it happened, I was spinning one day with a Devon and had a hillman lead attached to a swivel on about 3 ' of a leader, the Devon got caught in a tree on the far side of the river i proceeded to start yanking at the line next think it broke just below the swivel with the hillman lead still attached came back like the shot out of a gun in a dead straight line and hit the rod around 6" from the top section, I was gutted.
I often see the whisker fly rods come up for sale but never a spinning rod.
 
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