How it all began
Little thoughts about the brand
About Spiker II 742H spinning
Rod at work
Knees and joints
Words of gratitude
A light, elegant, delicate tool designed to deliver incredible pleasure to its owner when vyvoyvoyvoy … So, stop, one minute, the stop watch came out, a little bit of that review) And! Here! Found))) Angry, powerful, uncompromising … Spinning, which easily cope with fish of any size. Rod of the famous brand. I present to your attention Norstream Spiker 2!
How it all began
The story has its origins from the moment when I caught fire heavy jig. It was about 4 years ago. Then, in principle, I did not have my gear, and my comrade supplied me with everything I needed. At the moment he lives in the eastern part of our country, and I retrained in the coastal spinning. But not so long ago, there was a need to purchase a tool for catching weights with a little more than a microjig) Ahoy was waiting for me! Eyes diverged from a variety of gear different price range. Characteristics introduced more into a stupor than gave an objective picture. Nevertheless, the main favorites for me, I determined: Champion rods Team Dubna, Hearty Rise Jig Force, SLrods Lex, Hearty Rise Sylphy Fresh Water, Zetrix Ambition-X and Zetrix Exilon. But then it was time to test the sticks on the PhishingSib website and apparently Neptune heard my pleas. For testing offered options for catching heavy weights, and I immediately began to work out a scheme for obtaining spinning for review.
Little thoughts about the brand
I myself was not familiar with the manufacturer Norstream. My whole experience of dealing with these rods was catching pretty budget models, and even not the newest. Well, in general, it was a long time ago and not true) After reading the reviews, talking to other anglers and skipping a little information through themselves, it was clear that the company is positioning itself as a manufacturer of gear specifically for Russian anglers. It is not a secret for anybody that in most countries people do not catch in a similar way like ours. Catching jig wiring along the bottom is one of our angler's business cards. This moment could not but rejoice, because for myself I was looking for a good jig instrument exclusively for high water.
About Spiker II 742H spinning
“I want to have a hevik. Well, if you take a stick of 14 grams, I think it will work normally from 20-22, ”I thought.
First, I did not think that I could be wrong.
Secondly, I did not think that I could be so STRONGLY mistaken.
Third, well, you understand …
Stick surprised, surprised so much that when I was driving home with a friend after the first fishing, I did not have the right words to describe the extravaganza of feelings occurring in my soul. I had to wave my hands and try to explain with incoherent phrases to someone as shocked as I was))) Well, now I will try to convey to the reader information about this tool in more detail. Let's go!
I used a kit with a coil Okuma Ceymar CXT-35 287gr. with Varivas High Grade PEx4 # 1 cord for coastal fishing and Ryobi Maturity 4000 318gr reel. with Sunline Super Braid 5HG 150m # 1.5 cord for boat fishing.
Length: 2.24 meters;
Weight: 147gr .;
Test (jig): 16-75gr .;
Test (twitch): 12-32gr .;
Reel seat: Fuji.
All information about the rod is also listed on the form.
One of the features, as you have already noticed, is the separation of the spinning test into jig and twitch. In the description of the model it is also indicated that this is a wagon for jig and twitching.
It felt like the wand in my hand seemed to me about the same as the test, which is written in TTH. The weight of the rod is pleasant for such a test, but again the model is rather short, usually all classmates on the market are present in greater length. The walls of the form seemed to me thin. Due to this, the sensitivity is improved beyond all doubt. Seaguide Rings. Here it is interesting. The company decided to put enough budget accessories on one of the pre-top sticks in its assortment. The alignment of the rings is one of the fundamental good spinning, as is the quality of these rings. If Norstream decided to invest all the power in the production of the form due to the cheapening of the fittings, then this is good, I hope it is. But the reel seat left by Fuji, in this I fully agree. Currently in the world Fuji reel holders are the best. Still, none of the manufacturers could not surpass the Japanese derzhaki on ergonomics and sensitivity.
This year, the company introduced a new program – Genesis Concept. In short, the essence of the program is the production of rods from the Korean prepreg in China in factories owned by the Koreans. And here the producer again thought about the people and tried to reduce the cost of the production process in order to make the rod more accessible.
On the form you can see the cross winding, which contributes to increased strength. Here is the answer to the question about the thickness of the walls. In addition, this technology improves the accuracy of casting by reducing the error in the deviation of the form from the trajectory under load during a throw. In other words, spinning at the moment of casting will be less bent to the sides and your throw will be more pointed.
Everything is beautiful here, everything I love. I pay tribute to the company. The case pleases with simplicity and functionality. Thick fabric and linden. No, there are no strings, there are no tapes, there is no incomprehensible rubber tape with velcro that does not hold the case closed and in general I could not figure out how to use it at first))) Who has Crazy Fish Perfect Jig will understand me)
“Toyota in the fishing world” – this is how I want to characterize the design. Thank you all, bye everyone! Just kidding) But seriously, it is. Rod sustained. No flowers from the category of "tear out the eye." Everything is done strictly, but at the same time modern. Green, emerald, black, gray, metal. Perfectly! And the coloring of the blank for carbon is simply chic! And yes, there is a twist on the background. Yes, it is yellow. No, it was not caught on the green)
I had a LeX from SLrods. In terms of design, I also really liked, roughly comparable copies. The spaced grip from EVA is another plus in the manufacturer's piggy bank. It is easy to clean, pleasant sensations, at times more durable than cork, it looks nice!
But the inscription on reargrip not immediately saw)
Rod at work
Well rushed! Everything in order.
What was my surprise when I came to the water, assembled the kit and put the jig on the bottom of the dough (16gr.) Throw and … Poklyovka on the fall! I shuffle so that my partner shudders nearby) Empty. I make two coils and again striker! Cutting, empty. The partner begins to look askance at me … And they bite me! After 5 minutes of emptying, I was able to process the incoming information through my ancient and hanging calculator. This is not poklevki, and zadevy about the features of the relief (pebbles, twigs). Surprise does not end there. 16 grams feel hand. I did not look at the stick, talked to my partner and did the wiring. I put 14. I do the wiring, I feel the bottom in my hand. 12 grams Chuyka hand ends, but visually control. I dropped to 8 grams. 8 grams! Charles! 8 round, lead grams! I note that from 8 grams on the bottom of the dough, the rod works with cord thickness # 1 in ideal conditions, comfort starts from 12-14. Not all untsovki work from 8 grams, and then count to 75! Although the count is not such a count. I want to mention a very good throwing qualities. The wand is quite well loaded when casting, and I would even recommend it for people who are looking for similar options for catching heavy weights from the shore. Do not look at the length, it feels like it will throw many sticks 2.7 meters with its 2.24.
But with the top of the test all the more prosaic. After a head of 60 grams and a 4-inch vibrotail, the desire to put something heavier disappears. This suggests the conclusion that the top of the dough is limited by the total weight of the bait, and not by lead. In general, I overload my sticks with almost everything, but with the mind. Typically, this figure is 30-40% of the stated, sometimes 70-80%. Please note that with such an overload, casting is done smooth, neat, soft. In general, do not do that, but if you really want, then you can)
The rod is beautiful, caught with it and just did not think about anything, since the information content is +100,500%. All the bites, the readability of the bottom, the overlap of the bait, the bitten off tail, the strapped twistor, absolutely everything is felt by Spiker at the highest level.
But who was going to throw the snap snap can immediately close this report. Not! Nooooooo! Simply no! I tried exclusively for the sake of the test, please note and record it in the protocol. Close the protocol and never again mention the snap-on snap on the spiker.
Fishing for wobblers left more questions than answers. The specified test 12-32 is fundamentally untrue. The lower limit can be easily identified grams from 16-18, 110 Orbit and 111 GreedyGuts showed a frame below which you should not fall. But lovers of sticks who are going to survive whether this spinning will spin this wobbler can pay attention to this tool. When I wore 130 Balisong on a leash it even seemed to me that he had sweated a little) With the wiring, too, there were no problems, but still I probably can not designate Spiker as a station wagon for jig and twitching. His element is a jig. To handle wobblers is not so comfortable, at least because of the length. The length of the handle and the total length of the spinning does not make it comfortable to catch the wires with animation. To this can be added not a light weight for a wobbler stick.
Thus, it can be concluded that this wand is universal, but with a bias in the jig, with a very good bias of about 70 to 30 percent.
On the shocks, you will not even understand it) For an objective understanding of the situation, you had to tie the cord to the bark and load the form from different angles. Based on the obtained data of empirical analysis, Spiker's system is fast. And I can’t imagine what a crocodile should be in order to load this stick to the joint … While I was watching how the form was loaded, I sweated a few times. Spinning is created exclusively for catching trophy fish. Fish less than 1 kg. It will not be interesting to catch. But! Small fish, he does not merge, apparently the work tip of the form is enough for this.
Another important point is the uniform distribution of the load on the form. I did not notice any changes, and this affects both the strength and the quality of fish work during the haul out.
During the test did not merge any fish. The stick can and can work and adequately copes with the jolts of even not large specimens.
Rod tip tubular.
Here I want to note that the form has a decent taper, which in turn has a positive effect on sensory sensitivity.
Derzhak from Fuji and that says it all) And for those who like to keep a finger on the form, I want to say that even taking into account the rough transition from derzhak to the blank, this does not cause any discomfort.
The bath is made of EVA and it looks a bit strange, usually I'm used to seeing the emblem, but the wrapper is straight juice, it looks very interesting and unusual. In the hand is like a glove, it is very convenient to make a cast.
Knees and joints
Everything is standard. The cap on the butt of the foam. In my opinion, rods with a flooded joint have increased strength, and for spinning, created for trophy fishing, this is an important nuance.
Even the top manufacturers with the price to heaven have problems with the arrangement of rings. Spiker does not. Everything is smooth, everything is super, the lacquer is exactly as long as necessary. Well, trehlapoe first ring can not but rejoice)
Believe it or not, but for 40 minutes I tried to get at least something. Spat on this thing. Freaked out. Then another 20 minutes trying to get to the bottom. I could not even taking into account the fact that I am a little fanatic in this regard …
Wand surprised, did not think that such a monster can be both sensitive and pleasant, it is good to lie in your hand and be IDEALLY assembled.
First of all, I advise you to buy this rod for fans of heavy jig, Cpiker is just made for this. In the second, it is suitable for people who are looking for a station wagon for heavy jig and large cranks. And of course, whoever catches from the shore for heavy weights, I can also appreciate this instrument.
The time of writing the review is July 2019. The price on the official website of Norstream 13 070 rubles
Words of gratitude
Thanks to FishingSib and Norstream for giving me the chance to become one of the testers, for me this is a great experience. I hope the readers of this work information will be useful.
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