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Lemax Redsword VS Shakespeare Connosieur

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:20 am
by ilurbtambans
can any1 advice on these 2 budget rods? :D

Re: Lemax Redsword VS Shakespeare Connosieur

Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:00 pm
by Peace
Sorry, I don't have experience with either rod. I know Shakespeare Connoisseur is cheaper than Lemax Red Sword. Red sword comes with sic guides which can better withstand braided line use and Connoisseur comes with normal guides (I think).

Other factors you want to consider is the weight of the rod, the maximum lure weight and action of the rod. That goes down to the size and type of lure and the techniques you're using. Both are good entry rods and should last you till you're experienced enough to know what kind of rod really suits you.

Re: Lemax Redsword VS Shakespeare Connosieur

Posted: Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:09 pm
by rookie
i got connosieur before

break easily (twice)

come with sic guide oso

redsword should be better

Re: Lemax Redsword VS Shakespeare Connosieur

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:16 am
by Joseph_T
The biggest problem with the redsword, like all lemax rods, is the guide, the blank is very trustable, sadly not the same can be said about the guides though =\

I would suggest spending a little more and get a bassterra EV, it's around $70~$80 I reckon.

Re: Lemax Redsword VS Shakespeare Connosieur

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:09 am
by ahwin
Yup, i agree with joseph_t my first ever rod i bought was a red sword and although it has served me well up till now, the guides are really flimsy and can be easily bent due to their "special" arrangement. Bought a basstera recently and just simply the feel of the rod is an eye opener. Now it is my bao bei(scared because i already broke it once, thanks to the warranty i got to replace the broken part :) ), quite scared to use until really have to =X

Cheers