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A first take review of the Majorcraft Beneyro BNC-652MH

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My new pitching stick, the Majorcraft Beneyro BNC-652MH from Nice Fish! distribution UK, paired with a Shimano Scorpion 1000XT loaded with 10 lb test Sunline Basic FC fluorocarbon line.

First of all, I'd like to thank Nice Fish! distribution for their help in sourcing this rather hard to find rod. And, that is the Majorcraft Beneyro BNC-652MH. I've been eyeing this particular model since it was first launched more than 6 years ago. Ever since my last 2-piece pitching stick ended up in pieces on a trip in the South-west of France a few years ago, I never did find a suitable replacement. For all these years, I've been pitching Texas-rigged soft baits with rather short 2-piece 6' jig rod. In fact, there aren't many 2-piece pitching sticks to choose from. As far as I my knowledge goes, only a few companies make them, such as Olympic Graphiteleader, Majorcraft, Jackall, Daiwa, etc. just to name a few. The main reason why I stick with 2-piece rods is because they travel and fish well, minus the exorbitant oversized baggage most European airlines charge passengers these days.

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The product tag showing the detailed specification of the Majorcraft Beneyro BNC-652MH.

Colour schemes aside, the Beneyro doesn't strike me as an all attractive rod. It's design and glossy finishing is typical of most Majorcraft casting rods. While it not the lightest rod in its class, it certainly feels balanced. The handle is foam EVA typical of most Majorcraft rods of similar price range.

For its price point, the BNC-652MH casts and pitches well. Rated 1/4 to 1 oz, I find this to be somewhat over rated because it handles baits as light as 3/16 oz with ease. While the rod is stiff, its fast action provides power but I find it just a tad overly rigid and unforgiving. To date, I've been pitching soft baits ranging from 3/16 oz to 1/4 oz with 10lb fluorocarbon lines and have never tossed anything heavier than those with different type of lines. Basically, my time on the water with this rod has been limited due to the recent floods spells in most part of the country.

Apparently, there has been news from Majorcraft Japan that the Beneyro series will no longer be renewed for production. And hence, I took the opportunity to have two of these ordered. If you do most of your fishing by the bank, the 6'-5" length is just about the ideal length for close quarters pitching and flipping applications.

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A Scorpion on a Beneyro makes a great combination.

Until the conditions out there improve, hopefully in the weeks to come, that's all I got to say about this product for now. As always, keep fishing.
[ 2013/02/19 20:51 ] Category: None | TB(0) | CM(0)
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