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CB Rod Wars Part #5 : Daiko Calls on Jackall's Pair and Raises a Spiral Wrap
 

Date: 5/14/09
Tackle type: Rod
Manufacturer: Daiko
Reviewer: Cal






Total Score: 7.67 & 7.25
- GOOD

 

Introduction: Back in 2006, we reviewed the Daiko Burroughs BRSC-68M as almost an afterthought following our Enthusiast Rod SuperCast Shootout. So impressed were we with that stick that upon discovering they had a cranking stick (the BRSC-70MG) in this same lineup, I jumped at the chance to acquire it for our 2009 Crankbait Rod Wars. As an added bonus, and following in the tradition of Jackall Rods, this writeup also includes the BRSC-70MG’s lighter, lither sibling, the BRSC-64L, a light powered, spiral wrapped, graphite stick suitable for shallow cranks and finesse plastics.

Daiko Burroughs Cranking Stick Specifications

 
BRSC-64L
BRSC-70MG
Material
Graphite
Glass
Length
6'4"
7'0"
Length from Back of Reel Seat to Base
8.5 inches
9 inches
Line Wt.
5-14lbs
10-20lbs
Lure Wt.
1/8 -1/2 oz
1/4-3/4 oz
Pieces
one
one
Guides
8 + tip (Fuji Ti/SiC) - spiraled left
8 + tip (Fuji Ti/SiC)
Power Rating
Light
Medium Heavy
Taper
Ex-Fast
Mod-Fast
Rod Weight
5oz
6.3oz
Manufacturing Country
Japan
Japan
MSRP
39.5K JPY
44K JPY


Impressions: If you’re familiar with our previously reviewed BRSC-68M, or even the Burroughs lineup in general, these two sticks will be nothing new to you. They are, however, cleanly built sticks with the BRSC-64L holding some intrigue as a rare, spiral wrapped production stick. We had previously reported the 64L as being a fast tapered rod. After re-checking our notes and re-inspecting the rod itself, a more proper representation of this stick's taper would be extra-fast.

 


Daiko's Burroughs line of rods has grown to be a favorite here at TT HQ.

 

Though, similar to the Megabass Shiryu in both blank composition (glass) and RoD, the BRSC-70MG differs from the Shiryu in that it is not spiral wrapped, has a more moderate taper, and is a bit heavier and less well balanced in hand. Realistically, the BRSC-70MG is better suited for heavier cranking duties than compared to the Shiryu.

 


Fig. 1 : This RoD Deflection Chart shows the deflection characteristics of the BRSC-70MG (bottom yellow curve) and the BRSC-64L (top yellow curve) versus the overall average in each category of our Crankbait Rod Wars. You can see the effect of the BRSC-64L's extra-fast taper and how its deflection curve flattens out as the load increases. The BRSC-70MG, on the other hand, matches up perfectly with the overall average curve of our medium cranking sticks.

The BRSC-64L on the other hand, is a full graphite stick very light and well balanced in hand and thought of more as a finesse plastics stick but can serve very well for shallow running cranks as well.


The BRSC-64L is intended for finesse plastics but does very well as a double for shallow running cranks like the Megabass Griffon or Luhr Jensen Speed Trap.

 

Real World Test: I've actually had the BRSC-64L for some time and well before we decided to declare 2009 as the Year of the Crank here on TackleTour. I acquired it as a finesse plastics stick but after fishing it a couple of times with a shakey head I found myself preferring my Megabass F3.5-65GTC instead.

 


The BRSC-70MG, on the other hand, is all about moving baits.

So instead, I began fishing the BRSC-64L with moving baits - specifically, the Ecogear VX35 lipless bladed bait and Megabass Griffon cranks and found it quite suitable for these applications as well especially when fished with a Daiwa Pixy or Shimano Conquest 50s.


A look at the BRSC-64L's grip assembly...

 

The BRSC-70MG benefitted from pairings with a Shimano Conquest 101DC, Conquest 51, and a Shimano Chronarch D7. 


...and some of the rod's finer details reminiscent of the BRSC-68M.

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