Having learned from bitter experience, now I do not go fishing with one rod. Not that at the same time carry two spinning rods in a boat to quickly change the type of fishing, but mostly as a spare, in case of failure of the main set from me or from my comrades. But this time I want to share the story of how the spare spinning rod became the main tool when catching the spotted beauty.
Perhaps I’ll start with the fact that the Renzo model of TM SPRUT, in my opinion, is most suitable for fishing with jig lures, yes, you can also fish with others, but today I want to focus on this type of fishing. The rod is tough, sonorous – in general, that’s what you need. Other models in the line, and I also catch them periodically, are more designed for universal use. The Renzo spinning rod with the stated test of 4-21 grams is excellent for the conditions where I usually spend most of my fishing. But I will immediately make a small digression, since according to my tactile sensations, the test is underestimated, I think it is real, closer to about 7-28.
With a line of 0.14 millimeters, I more than once threw perch lures, the load starting from 7 grams clearly, I’m not talking about some kind of intuitive fishing with full immersion, I transmitted information about the passage along the bottom. It is clear that we are now talking about normal conditions, and not strong winds, which, by the way, are not uncommon in our region. Despite the rough tackle for a perch, fishing is quite realistic, but this measure was rather forced, when the toothy refused to eat and needed a little distraction.
In my opinion, he did not even immediately realize that at the other end the pike is clearly for a nickel. The rod did a good job, but at the boat I was already waiting for her with a prepared landing net, and all attempts to get off, it came to naught. With the onset of autumn, the bites of the pike began to resemble zander thousand, and at the boat she sometimes circled avoiding the landing net. The friction clutch and the excellent work of the blank took on the whole temperament of the toothy, completely excluding all attempts to get off. Although there were moments after which the thoughts crept in that when fishing with a harder blank, I would probably lose the fish.
If you look at the top of the Renzo test, then I did not catch a load of more than 20 grams, I think the ceiling is 22-24 without taking into account the mass of silicone 100-140 millimeters. The rod allows for a little overload, but I would not get carried away, I just initially considered rods with a top test of 30+. For example, this season I generally plan to buy a rod with a test of up to 100 grams, for me it is certainly wild, but the desire to fish for big lures does not let go. Moreover, a new product from Sprut will appear in the near future, where only one bait weighs 80 grams.
In conclusion, I note that all the fall trips of 2020 for pike, I fished exclusively with SPRUT Renzo, and in this I am not going to give it a second role, and even more so to update it to a similar one. The rod turned out to be really cool, and at the same time very affordable for many amateur anglers. That’s all, everyone NCHNKh, with respect, Sergey Egoist!