Daiwa Steez Compile-X Bass Trigger Rod
come on really?
If anyone ever bought this rod and it wasn't given to them through a sponsorship deal, you are nuts. If you didn't just recently win the mega millions jackpot, buy something more reasonably priced! I dont care how light weight or sensitive this rod is, for $720.00, it better be garunteed to catch 5+ pounders every other cast or your money back. you can buy 3 top of the line rods for this price. This is almost as bad as a new nitro z9 compared to a skeeter fx series, some how there is a $20,000 difference and that fx doesn't come with all of the bells and whistles, you still have to add those on. I have never seen something so absurdly priced in my life, this rod is rediculous.
January 6, 2012
Daiwa Steez Compile-X Bass Trigger Rod
I was, initially, skeptical of the $600 price tag on this rod but decided to go ahead with my online order. BassPro.com shipping was as fast and free as a girl I once knew in Longview, Texas (but that’s another story). Upon receiving the Daiwa Steez Compile-X Bass Trigger Rod in the mail I could immediately tell that my life was about to be drastically different. My first natural thought was to attach my recently acquired Daiwa Steez EX Baitcast Reel. Before I even had the chance to do so, I heard a voice. A voice as real as any voice I have ever heard in my life… only with a touch of reverb on it... saying; “Use The Force, Dave. Use The Force…”. It was the unmistakable voice of bass fishing pioneer and tournament-fishing legend, Ricky Green. I laid the reel to my side and put the bare rod into my plain black Humvee for a drive down to the water’s edge.
As I arrived at the marina I noticed that people were staring at my truck. It’s a slick truck, but; staring? I got out and went around to the back hatch to retrieve the Steez when I noticed what was generating all the looks. I can’t explain what happened but it did. Somehow, between the time I put the rod in the truck and when I pulled into the marina, my Humvee had become completely tricked out with sponsor logos! All over! The sport’s greatest names were, somehow, magically plastered all over this beautiful beast of a ride. Nitro, Strike-King, Yeti, Tuf-Line, Power-Pole, Bass Pro Shops, Coors Light, Dorito’s; they were all there… most of all, Diawa. I was shocked but played it off like I was a pro. With my Diawa Steez Compile-X’s AirFoam split grips securely in hand, I walked with the confidence of Kevin VanDam toward the docks. A nearby pick-up truck stereo was loudly playing Steve Miller Band’s “The Joker” and I strolled in time with the music as the ladies were obviously taking notice of me and the cut-proof, corrosion-free Fuji titanium-frame SiC guides gleaming in the summer sun.
The moment was shattered by cries for help from 3 docks down. Someone was drowning! I raced to the boat ramp just beside the pier and saw the weak splashing of a swimmer begin to subside. It was at that moment the Daiwa Steez Compile-X Bass Trigger Rod began to vibrate slightly in my hand and emanate what I can only call a low, near sub-audible, hum. Suddenly and uncontrollably, my arm flashed forward as the 8 foot rod cracked the sky with the thunderous sound of a bull whip outstretched over the choppy whitecaps toward the doomed swimmer. The water began to bubble with activity. In seconds, there was a huge school of bass. All of them were 8 pounds or bigger. They seemed to form up and create a life raft of fish in a coordinated and sentient effort. With their collective power, they lifted the swimmer’s head and body above the water line and carried her directly to my feet at the bottom of the ramp. She coughed up a bit of lake water and looked into my eyes.
“Thank you, fishmaster.” She gulped…
“Thank you and God bless you and your Daiwa Steez Compile-X Bass Trigger Rod. You and those award worthy bass have saved my life.”
I nonchalantly winked and nodded as I turned to walk away. Headed back to my, now, fully sponsored Humvee I noticed that something was new and different. Behind it was a brand new 2015 NITRO Z-9 boat with 225 L OptiMax Pro XS and trailer!! Everyone cheered for me as I approached the rig in disbelief. While my new rod and I were saving a life, it had simply appeared out of nowhere! Sponsor logos in place, of course.
All in all, I will give the Daiwa Steez Compile-X Bass Trigger Rod a positive review but will reserve final judgment for when I have fitted it with the Daiwa Steez EX Baitcast Reel. Although, that may never actually be necessary.
January 1, 2015
I don't know why someone would buy the guard protection, the rod has a lifetime guarantee. I have broken mine twice. Just send it back to the manufacture and they will replace it. This is the best rod I have ever fished with, hands down. Paired with the Daiwa Steez Reel, the combo floats. I know, I have dropped it on several times in the water. Grab ahold of one, and you will see, there is no lighter or better feeling 8 foot rod on the market.
October 30, 2014
WHY THE HIGH PRICE?!?!
This rod is nearly Identical to Daiwa Laguna nothing more to say really the thread nut is different the guides are the same brand different model FUJI titanium guides... The main difference is the fancy talk like x graphite like in other words graphite lol If you do your graphite homework youll know what the actual differences are and how most graphite is basically the same like IM6 IM7 etc etc and the ones claiming to be thin walled graphite like g loomis im9 rods and this brand are code for it will break sooner than later no matter how much you pay!! because its stiff brittle and thin walled the added "sensitivity" often decreases the rods strength dont fall for these Ripoff prices no matter how good the brand !! I use Dawai Shimano and BPS rods and Price is no way of telling actual quality Buy Rods on Sale price check and read reviews and find out what the actual quality is but never buy rods thinking higher price is better thats the way suckers shop.
June 3, 2014