The Imax Rods are excellent pieces of kit , except the 5 stroke 6. All the rods in the range are great fishing rods for the money, will fish/cast just as good as any zziplex, conoflex etc..
There does however seem to be a problem with the 5/6, they keep snapping within the top 3 feet. One of the boys down our way is a field tester for them. Apparantly the've been wrapping the carbon too tight or somin? I've broke 2 and know of at least 4-5 more that have gone! I whitnesed 2 of those!
But However.. I've heard they've got a new model in the pipeline the 5/6 mk2. Apparantly it looks awsome, all new materials and technology. Should be out the end of the year.
Anyway the other rods in the range are fantastic, the 4/6 will do 240yds in the right hands. Use that as a general beach rod. And the 6/7, use on the rough, the boys have been trying to break that one! and failed.
Shame about the 5/6 though that was a fantastic rod cast lovely, got a daiwa 130xm now, waiting for the new 5/6 model though.
it was the 5/6 i was considering so im glad i heard about that before buying anything! thanks for all the replies, gave me a lot to thinkg about!
i like the sound of the 5/6mk2 as i liked the overall finish and designs of the imax rods
Have you considered the Daiwa Supercast range. John Holden was full of praise for them in Sea Angler a few months ago. He described them as a thoroughbred among donkeys and imagine he would be a hard man to impress.
They normally retail around the £200 mark but are going for around the £150 to £160 mark.