First US Review of Mustad's NEW Hybrid Rod & Olympus's Accord Reel!
Mustad will be unveiling slowly throughout 2023 their NEW 18 Fishing Rod Series! I got a chance to review the G-Series Hybrid Rod for spinning reels. My honest opinion? This is one of the BEST Steelhead Rods i've ever used. I hooked a 3ft Barracuda on the 1st day of testing & the rod handled it fine. The reason it's a Hybrid is because the thicker rod section partially collapses & the 2nd shorter section is a completed piece. Why? So this makes this 9'9" rod more compact when traveling. I rank this rod up there with the Guide Select Pros of Okuma! Yes, it's that good.
Item: G-Series Hybrid Rod
Power: M (Medium)
Lure Weight: 3/8 - 1oz
Length: 9' 9". (Traveling Length Roughly 4ft)
Line Class: 8.8 - 17.6lbs
Line Class PE: Max0.6
Now i spooled an insane amount of 10lb Eminent Braid on the new reel Olympus Srl of Italy sent me to field test. Their NEW Accord 40S, the larger of the 2 models. Casts extremely smooth. When i was fighting a hooked Cuda both the Reel & the Rod handled the load with no issues. Casts smoothly. I foul hooked 2 more fish & again the rod & reel handled the strikes extremely smoothly. I like this combo & i now use it regularly for my shoreline jigging of Mustad Jigs.
Olympus X6X Accord 40S (Largest of 2 Models of 3000 & 4000)
Model- Accord 40S
Ball Bearings- 10 + 1
Gear Ratio- 5.2:1
Max Drag- 6kg/13.2lb
Mono Capacity- 0.205/280yd, 0.235/190yd, 0.285/125yd
The spinning reels used was kindly sent to me by Mr Silvio Fattori & Mr Ivan Castellari of Olympus Srl in Italy.
10+1 Fence Shielded Sphere Cushions
Stainless steel design
Body with Anti Corrosion Treatment
Ultra Thin Design
Quick Set Anti reverse System
Double Color Anodized Aluminum Coil
Micrometric friction with high precision
Drag Power 6Kg
Aluminum Handle with T-Shape Rubber Knobs
Crank with body coupling Screw in hand
Mechanical Check of Rotation Vibration
Gear Ratio 5.2:1