Form, system and sensor
This year, the Fishingsib team and Norstream have once again given the opportunity to test spinning rods. As always, 4 different models, different characteristics and purposes were provided.
Last year, I was already lucky to test one of the Norstream spinning rods, which helped me realize a lot and move forward in terms of skills and mastery; later on, it became my favorite and now I spend all fishing with it, and a couple of spinning rods that were before him, safely sold and forgotten.
And so, this year, having looked at the list of tested spinning rods, the choice fell on the Spiker II 822MMH. It was created for jig fishing, and since last year I was convinced that the model created for twitching makes it possible to feel and understand what it is, I naturally expected from Spiker II, so to speak, objective behavior.
Once in the list of testers, I meet with one of the users of the site and take it to my use. Having picked up the spinning in the case, a thought flashed through — you need a pleasant cover to the touch and dense material, it rarely happens when a thing starts to like instantly.
In general, the Spiker II 822MMH model, having a length of 2.48 m and a test of 10-28 gr. in my hands and in the evening I begin a curious inspection of the house.
Dense, high-quality material that creates a feeling of durability and reliability, Velcro for fixing the upper part of the cover, as well as for folding along the entire length. A high-quality and even seam around the entire perimeter is also pleasing to the eye, although this is not the most important factor, but it is nice when any thing is good even in small things.
The extended and spaced handle was made based on jig fishing considerations, for comparison, the photo shows the twitching stick and Spiker II. The nice-to-touch EVA material makes you catch it and don’t pick up the old-style cork)))), the back of the handle has a convenient, rounded shape without sharp corners and an elegant insert with the name of the spinning model. In general, I liked everything, the slightly longer length of the handle turned out to be optimal for me, but it is personally for me, to someone it may turn out to be long or short, I mean that you need to try on any thing on yourself.
Everything is very simple, its size together with part of the handle can be called standard, as well as the reel seat itself. I was very upset not seeing the double coil fixation on this model, on Dynamic III it was directly the main feature of the model, which I rated as a marketing move to attract attention, and as a really reliable and convenient device. Studying this spinning further, I forgave this oversight, the double fixation was lost, but then a hooker appeared.
Form, system and sensor
The comel of the rod is reinforced with an X-shaped winding that looks very beautiful in sunlight, and the most interesting thing is that every turn is felt to the touch, although the appearance of the comel looks smooth)))
A powerful comel gives confidence in the reliability of the trophy, but it is not deaf, during the test perches weighing 70-100 grams came across and their bites were felt without problems.
But I want to note such a nuance, it seemed to me that this spinning lacks subtlety, rigidity and sonority in 20-25 centimeters at the tip of the rod. But this is my opinion and maybe someone will refute it or agree. There is no roll at the tip, I even managed to turn the roll of light weight and length, but right there was a little bit of refinement.
It is safe to say that the claimed test of 10 grams can be challenged, because I did not notice the difference in palpating the bottom of the reservoir with weights of 7.8 and 10 grams. I would call the top test of 28 grams almost the limit, but as always, it’s worth paying attention to the person’s personal tactile sensations, I personally was comfortable with weights from 12 to 22 grams))))) and the other spinning spinner I have with the test 7-21 I comfortable weights from 5 to 15 grams. An overview of a product is in fact a purely personal opinion that cannot be unambiguous, even breaking a spinning will not be difficult for someone)))) and the other person under the same circumstances will maintain its integrity.
Seaguide rings with zirconia inserts are unremarkable and do not have a special arrangement along the entire length of the rod, the main tulip has an anti-overlap frame, but if it weren’t it would be extremely surprising, because on almost all rods of different price categories they are available. But it is still worth noting that zirconium rings are more durable than silicon, which is why they are made thinner, due to which the rings have less weight. But I would probably dare say that for a simple lover of spinning fishing, the difference in the weight of the rings is not fundamental, and the concept of hardness and strength is not even clear based on the fact that the information is confusing as follows: silicon carbide (SiC) is the leader in hardness having more weight compared to with zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) which has the lead in strength, yielding in hardness, but having less weight))))))) While writing, he even got confused))))
And so to summarize, I want to put together a bunch of thoughts and quickly describe this model of spinning.
The model was created for jig, its element is jig, but you can try to use it with baits in the form of turntables from 8 grams, continuing with small wobblers up to 15 grams and other baits, but each time you cast the bait or wiring you will mentally understand that these are not those baits that should be used with this spinning rod, during the test I specially went to a small river where fishing does not happen at all on jig baits
and I want to say for sure – I was not comfortable.
But once in the vast reservoir with good depths and reliefs it was many times more fun and more pleasant to use this model. Double fixing the reel would be a huge and chic addition to this spinning, which has many advantages in the form of a reliable and high-quality cover, a convenient hook-up, a convenient handle with no angular transition to the back.
That's all, I will look forward to a new test and acquaintance with Norstream products.