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Thread: Made in Japan JDM UL Rod - Olympic '18 Corto, 1.8 ounce. Phenomenal Minijig Rod. $219

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    Default Made in Japan JDM UL Rod - Olympic '18 Corto, 1.8 ounce. Phenomenal Minijig Rod. $219

    I purchased four different Olympic Corto Rods including three in this series at 6' 1", 6' 10" and 7' 4".

    For me, I genuinely believe that this 6' 1" is the sweet spot. It has the most sensitive tip, and these Cortos casts the proverbial 'country mile'. This 6' 1" feels incredibly light in hand.

    The weight is rated at 51 grams which is 1.797 ounce or - 1.8 ounce.

    This is new with tags. New is new, never fished. However, I did mount with a UL JDM reel to see hot it feels when swung. Without exaggeration, this 6' 1" feels incredibly light in hand - almost as if it was half the weight of the 6' 10" thought that rod is only a few tenths of an ounce heavier. If I were to pick one in the '18 Corto to fish with, no question it would be this 6' 1". For minijigs, the 6' 1" casts exactly as far as the 6' 10" models.

    Yes, this is Made in Japan including the blank.

    (In case you are wondering, I've been on a tear recently, picking up a bunch of JDM rods of different brands, and blanks - well north of multiple $Ks just to inform myself as to what cutting edge JDM Ul is all about. I sell all these off after I make my measurements. If I do not fish with them, which is 95% of them, I sell them as new.

    Dollar for dollar, this one is the top bang for the buck in JDM rods I've seen. It comes with Fuji Single Foot (AT series) Titanium guides!

    It includes the original zippered bag and all papers including the date of production which I in 2019.

    Price is firm - I need to clear $219.

    Again, I do not know of one other UL rod that gives you world class performance that gives you better value. Nothing in the USA I know of comes close to this - not even the $500+ rods that I know of.

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    Are you selling the 7'4"? Would you be open to trades? Thanks

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    I sold the 7' 4" and the 6' 10" first. Kept the 6' 1" for last to list.

    And sorry, no trades - unless there are better rods for UL but I'm not sure that there are. The only better ones that I like are ones I build for myself.

    Thanks for asking.

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