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   Old Thread  #7 18 Oct 2020 at 9.21am Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Interesting as i found i could cast further with the s-lites than the Harrison Aviators that i had to test. Different casting styles maybe? They are still a decent playing rod and haven't experienced any issues with hook pulls. I've heard a few people comment on build quality but i've been lucky that i've had no problems with mine . Definitely see them in person before purchasing would be the way to go.
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   Old Thread  #6 17 Oct 2020 at 7.26pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I have a set of 12ft 3.5 S lites and TBH I'm disappointed with them. They are not rods to hit distances and have a more soft pleasant playing action. Also the reel seats can twist on the butt section which is super annoying and I have 2 twisted tip rings somehow.......

So I picked up a set of Shimano TX2 intensities and now use these for all of my fishing, they have a surprisingly nice playing action and can hit any distance I need to get to and have not had any of the issues that I had with the S lites for build durability and I'm gentle with my kit.


If your not interested in hitting distances then the S Lites could be your thing though.



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   Old Thread  #5 16 Oct 2020 at 9.42pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Thanks for the replies. Are the ones that youíre selling the 12 or 13 footers?
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   Old Thread  #4 15 Oct 2020 at 8.08pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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From my experience the 'ives and 'su' take some compressing. I most would be better with 3.5's
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   Old Thread  #3 15 Oct 2020 at 7.49pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Iíve got a set of 3 for sale in the classifieds mate if youíre interested in coming to have a look. Not too far from you either as Iím in Sheffield. Used for 2 sessions and only selling as I 99% Barbel fish and my 2.75 Barbel rods will do for when I fish the odd Carp session.
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   Old Thread  #2 15 Oct 2020 at 6.13pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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A friend got the slives in 12ft and hi-s erís and prefers the slives for both casting and playing fish. Seem very good rods for the money.
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   Old Thread  #1 14 Oct 2020 at 9.21pm Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Iím thinking of getting a set of S Lite Ives. Has anyone tried these yet. I want a rod that is still enjoyable to play a fish on though. Any opinions or reviews much appreciated. Thanks.
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