2nd gen IRW Longshots

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2nd gen IRW Longshots

Post by meanbestorque59 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:56 pm

I had no idea IRW came out with 2nd gen Longshots. It seems as though as soon as I found out they existed, everywhere had already sold out of um. Can anyone who owns these review them? It seems as though it went through a pretty drastic change being that they are now 3-peice rods. Lighter than the 1st gens? stiffer or softer? etc etc?? Mahalos
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Re: 2nd gen IRW Longshots

Post by makana59 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:08 pm

Friend jus finished rapping his pair and they seem to be softer then the 1st gen. I think he throw 4-5oz with um but he still can bomb um. The theee piece is super convinient though.

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Re: 2nd gen IRW Longshots

Post by meanbestorque59 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:54 pm

Right on thanks for replying. A little softer is ok with me, as long as it can still be blasted out there like the 1st gens can. I do like the convenience of the 3 peice, but i was worried it would alter the taper when compared with the 1st gens.

Also, another thing I was wondering was if these were available in high modulus as well?
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Re: 2nd gen IRW Longshots

Post by SteveA » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:15 pm

The three piece blank comes in regular and 3XXML power. Got both blanks, just need to wrap them. The regular blank should be able to handle 2 to 4 oz lead, 15 to 25 lb line. Should be good with a reel size like the 220 or 229 Newells. This blank didn't have a line or lead weight rating. The 3XXML blank is rated at 20 to 40 lb test and 5 to 6 oz lead. Both blanks take a size 22 reel seat.

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