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Offline Ebie

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Blue Marlin G3 14ft
« on: February 03, 2015, 12:10:55 PM »
I recently bought a g3 blue marlin 14ft rod then it fell and a eye broke, fished for 2 days with it nothing wrong until it got stuck on sea weed gave it a light pull and my medium tip broke. I have read up on these rods and they are quite strong however anyone out there is this normal, or could the tip have cracked with the fall


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Re: Blue Marlin G3 14ft
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2015, 07:11:49 AM »
Was it a hard fall? On what did it fall? How far did it fall...
And yes the fall could have something to that the tip broke - but you can phone you tackle shop and ask them to ask Blue Marlin to send an replacement. But that is going to cost you a few bop
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Re: Blue Marlin G3 14ft
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2015, 07:45:50 AM »
Thanks for the reply, it was about half a meter and fell on a rock, so you don't think it could be a factory fault....? I also noticed that the medium an light tip is exactly the same size. I have google'd this info but no luck, just want to have all my facts right before i go back to the shop.

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Re: Blue Marlin G3 14ft
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2015, 08:22:37 AM »
Graphite must not get bumps / knocks and hits - meter and a half is a long way - especially onto rocks. My suggestion still will be take it as a lesson and buy an new tip...
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Re: Blue Marlin G3 14ft
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2015, 03:05:18 PM »
mmm ok thanx buddy.

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Re: Blue Marlin G3 14ft
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2015, 03:55:22 PM »
Hi ebie i also fish with a g3 mine also fell and the centre piece had a hairline crack in it ,then my meduim tip broke i fixed it myself and touch wood hasn't broken again yet but ja i not as confident in it as i used to be for interest sake did you also buy yours at boaters

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Re: Blue Marlin G3 14ft
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2015, 06:01:03 PM »
No bought mine at eddles gas an tackle shop in Retreat I'm going to be extra carefull with my rod caus if that goes i will be stranded. Also like i said previously i did lots of research and these rods are good all I've read infact.

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Re: Blue Marlin G3 14ft
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2015, 07:18:23 AM »
No bought mine at eddles gas an tackle shop in Retreat I'm going to be extra carefull with my rod caus if that goes i will be stranded. Also like i said previously i did lots of research and these rods are good all I've read infact.

The G3 has been around for yonkers now. Dependable rod
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Re: Blue Marlin G3 14ft
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2015, 09:20:27 PM »
Hi guys, a friend of mine bought his G3 14ft at Russel's yesterday, I like this rod, but reading through this topic now kinda gives me goosebumps, planning to buy it maybe, will have to be extra carefull I reckon, are there any other general views on this rod, with what othet rod/s would this rod be competing ? Or be in the same class with ?
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Re: Blue Marlin G3 14ft
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2015, 01:57:12 PM »
@funker1 - I have the G3 420 4:6 in the older model of this rod (bluish/green one) and have paired it with Speedmaster, T30 and T20.  have settled for T20 now and truly enjoy this setup.
in my opinion a great rod and as per all graphite rods mustn't get knocked..

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Re: Blue Marlin G3 14ft
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2015, 02:22:55 PM »
Thanx for the reply Steenbras, will give it a try yes ????