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YAMAGA Blanks 10ft class rods comparison in English

YAMAGA Blanks 10ft  class rods comparison

■  First of all

If you fish on sandy beach, rocks, piers or large river where you are required long distance cast,
we believe that you are going to choose one from selection of rods longer than 10ft.

Of course, we have line up of rods over 10ft that have potential to get distance and ability of
manipulation to cover situations like that.

Although specifications and explanations are on website or products catalog, some of them are
seems very close and similar on their specs and characteristics.

We think that will make you confusing.

So we decided to describe the impression of rods over 10ft and we present you some movies that you can imagine “How you feel when you fish with it” as following concept of each models.

Although some of our explanations are might be sensuous expression, we hope that this blog will help you to choose best one for yourself.


Ballistick 102MH TZ/NANO
BLUE SNIPER 103L PlugSpecial

※We have set situation as fishing on sandy beach, rocks in calm or mouth of large river.
Selections of rods are made to be suited to like that situations.
Ballistick HIRA 107M and 107MH will be focused on next time.


■ Specifications of each models

This article is for anglers who are going to choose first YB rod or for every angler who are already have YB rod and looking for other one.
Here are specifications and explanations of each models below.



Early+ 100M is the best to be used at the field, where distance casting is required like rocks, dikes, surf or large rivers. Although it has gotten enough power on the blanks to cast minnow over 14cm or like heavy vibration, it has also got high level of sensitivity. This is the best rod where distance casting are required, and need to sense slightly changes of current.

Length : 3055mm Weight : 187g  Section : 2pcs  Lure : 10~35g  Line :  Pe 1~2.5 Carbon : 95.7%
Collapsed size : 1570mm Joint : Put Over Ferule
Guide:SiC Stainless frame K Guide(Fuji)Reel Seat:DPS18(Fuji)
Suitable spinning reel size:DAIWA around #3500 / SHIMANO around #4000


This is a long length rod for not only large size sea bass but, also for black fin sea bass or small size blue runner. 102MH has been designed for the game where you may require to cast large plugs long distance or light shore jigging game that you can manipulate jigs around 50g rhythmically. This is the powerful model with tough butt section, which will enable anglers to stop the large sizes on the last-ditch effort.

Length : 3100mm  Weight :  213g  Section: 2pcs  Lure : 12~50g  Line : Pe 1.2~3
Carbon : 96.5%   Collapsed size : 1585mm Joint : Put Over Ferule
Guide:SiC Stainless frame K Guide(Fuji)Reel Seat:DPS16(Fuji)
Suitable spinning reel size:DAIWA around #3500~4000 / SHIMANO around  SW#5000~6000



If you wish to cast and manipulate various kind of lures as such as minnow 9cm class, sinking pencil minnow 40g, jig minnow or jig head, this EARLY 103M is going to be enable you to fish comfortably thanks to that excellent casting feel.
As long as you have loaded power on blanks even small amount, you can get enough distance without losing energy and concentrations. This 103M can be handled by any level and type of anglers for sure.

Length : 3150mm   Weight : 174g   Section : 2pcs   Lure : 8g~42g   Line : PE0.8~1.5
Carbon :    94.2%   Collapsed size : 1610mm Joint : Put Over Ferule
Guide:SiC-S Stainless frame K Guide(Fuji)Reel Seat:DPS18(Fuji)
Suitable spinning reel size :DAIWA #3000~3500 / SHIMANO #4000~C5000



109MMH have been loaded specialized ability to deliver plugs much further than you can imagine even if its small or big plugs.
Flexible and sensitive tip section will be enable you to not only cast light lure easily but also sense slightly changes of current or situations of bottom sea even in night time.
You can handle plug around 45g without any stress as same as 105MH, so please take this 109MMH to aim seabass or black fin seabass from rocky or sandy beach.

Length : 3295mm   Weight : 195g    Section : 2pcs    Lure : 8g~50g   Line : PE1~2
Carbon : 95.6%   Collapsed size : 1690mm Joint : Put Over Ferule
Guide:SiC-S Stainless frame K Guide(Fuji)Reel Seat:DPS18(Fuji)
Suitable spinning reel size :DAIWA #3000~4000 / SHIMANO #4000~C5000



This 105MH have most powerful blanks of new 10ft series to deliver 50g of lure further than ever you have reached.
Especially the butt section of 105MH have been loaded huge power to launch heavy lure further than your expectations and also to keep big target under control without losing initiative. High versatility employed to blanks for target as such as Seabass, black fin seabass, or blue runner from rocky and sandy beach, rocks or piers.

Length : 3180mm   Weight : 192g   Section : 2pcs   Lure : 10g~50g   Line : PE1~2
Carbon : 95.9%   Collapsed size : 1630mm Joint : Put Over Ferule
Guide:SiC-S Stainless frame K Guide(Fuji)Reel Seat:DPS18(Fuji)
Suitable spinning reel size :DAIWA #3000~4000 / SHIMANO #4000~C5000



●Ballistick 102MH TZ/NANO
When you aim huge seabass on surf or rocks, 102MH will be your reliable partner for sure.
It is powerful enough to aim huge Seabass over meter or even Black-Fin Seabass and small sized Blue-Runner on rocks.
We recommend you to take 102MH if you are going to aim large flatfish on surf thanks to potential of power, sharpness, and ability of casting.

Length : 3110mm Weight :  177g   Section :  2pcs   Lure :  8~42g   Line :  Pe 1~2
Carbon :  99.8%     Closed Length : 1590mm Joint : Spigot Ferrule
Guide:TORZITE Titanium frame K Guide  & Top Guide : TORZITE Flange Ring Guide(Fuji)
Reel Seat:VSS17(Fuji) Suitable spinning reel size :DAIWA #3000 / SHIMANO 3000 ~4000(Suitable Reel Weight : 270~300g)



●BlueSniper 103L Plug
This is “Light class concept” model for capturing the situation that Blue runner feeding small bait only under the condition with high pressure.
You can cast tiny diving pencil comfortably without unwanted wobble and manipulate it as you wished to easily. Besides you can handle lures for seabass to cover tough situations that you have to match the bait to catch selective fish.
It has been well balanced so you might forget that is 10.3ft long.
Which means that it is going to be huge advantage to capitalize an few occasions.
It bends well and nicely to reduce loading of line even if you fish with fine PE line while accumulating power to keep even 10kg of yellow tail under control from rocky shore
This is how we think what is the rod as “light class concept” for game of Blue runner supposed to be.


Length : 3135mm   Weight :  240g   Section :  2pcs   Lure : Plug 15g~40g / Jig ~40g
Line : Max PE 2    Carbon : 99.6%     DragMax : 4kg/45°    Closed Length : 1600mm
Joint : Spigot Ferrule   Guide : SiC Stainless frame K Guide(Fuji)
Reel Seat:DPS18(Fuji) Suitable spinning reel size :DAIWA #3500 / SHIMANO #4000~#6000



■ Comparison image of each models

※These images are not illustrated on the full potential or characteristics of rods.
Please understand that those pictures are taken under the limited situation.

It was loaded with weight on rods gently.
The differences from catalog are loading weight.
We have loaded 250g, 500g, and 1kg on each rod.

Please refer to these images for illustration of rod power and characteristics.



■  Please refer to chart tables and movies to
     imagine specifications and characteristics.

According to prices and specifications, there are similar models in our products line up and that might make you confuse.

So based on the FAQ about specifications, characteristics, cast feeling of each models, we have made explanation movies to give you tips to choose best one for yourself.

※Although some of our explanations are might be sensuous expression, we hope that these movies will help you to choose one.


Chart table of characteristics of each models

5-point scale

Flexibility of tip : 5(Flexible) → 1(Stiff)

Stiffness : 5 ( Stiff) → 1(Soft)

Power : 5(Heavy) → 1(Light)

Lures (Small & Light) : 5(Comfortable) → 1(Uncomfortable)

Plugs : 5(Comfortable) → 1(Uncomfortable)

Metal jigs : 5(Comfortable) → 1(Uncomfortable)



※Movies of comparison are comparing two models each.

Although some of our explanations are might be sensuous expression, we hope that these movies will help you to choose one.

If you have a request for combinations of models to be compared, please e mail us without any hesitations. We will add it in English as well as Japanese.



EARLY Plus 102MH×EARLY For Surf 105MH

About 5 years have been passed since EARLY Plus 102MH have been launched.
The number of anglers who fish on sandy beach have been increased on that time in JAPAN.
This is one of our long sellers as a rod for sandy beach, mouth of river or rocks.
Some of user of this EARLY Plus 102MH take it to aim not only seabass but also blue runner or black fin seabass.
And we believe that EARLY 105MH which have been released in 2018 is as versatile as EARLY Plus 102MH.

Please click here for comparison movie⇩

EP102MH×ERY105MH Casting&Bending Comparison 




EARLY For Surf 105MH×EARLY For Surf 109MMH

Both models have been launched in Autumn 2018 and become very popular for anglers who fish on sandy beach with heavy lures to aim flat fish and seabass or on rocks to aim black fin seabass and blue runner. In north of JAPAN, those two models are supported by anglers who aim cherry salmon.

Please click here for comparison movie⇩

ERY105MH×ERY109MMH Casting&Bending Comparison




EARLY Plus 100M×EARLY For Surf 103M

Both models are set as M power class. Those are well balanced and easier to be bent well when you cast. Good for angler who have physical strength but want to get enough distance.
Compared to other models, 100M & 103M are good to be fished with minnow 90mm and those two have been finished very light wight as a M power class rod.
Those elements keep  angler ‘s concentrations high even if you cast continuously for all day long.

Please click here for comparison movie⇩

EP100M×ERY103M Casting&Bending Comparison 




Ballistick 102MH TZ/NANO×BlueSniper103L PlugSpecial

This 102MH is the longest model in series of Ballistick TZ/NANO to aim large seabass, flatfish and even blue runner on sandy beach, mouth of large river or rocks.
NANOALLOY technology have been loaded on Ballistick 102MH TZ/NANO to enhance the repulsive force and sharpness.
On the other hand, BLUE SNIPER 103L PlugSpecial which have been developed under the concept of “flexibility is stronger than muscle” for angler who wished to aim blue runner.
These two models are very similar on specification so please refer to this comparison explanation for picking best one.

Please click here for comparison movie⇩

Balli102MH×BS103L  Casting&Bending Comparison




Ballistick 102MH TZ/NANO×ERALY For Surf 105MH

Although it is shorter length than EARLY 105MH, very similar each other.
Ballistick 102MH TZ NANO have been loaded NANOALLOY from TORAY.
As you can see from comparison image, EARLY 105MH bend more from butt section than 102MH TZ/NANO.

Please click here for comparison movie⇩

Balli102MH×ERY105MH Casting&Bending Comparison



■ Last of all

How did you think about this future issue of 10ft class rods?

Although we know that the best way to feel potential of rods are casting and fishing with them
actually, there are not much chance to do that.
So, we decided to describe the potential of those rod.

We expressed on this articles and movies while thinking how you are going to feel if you actually
cast and fish with them.

We think that most of YB supporters are staying home because of corona virus and we can
imagine that most of you cannot fish at all.

But we believe that this difficult situation will over in sometime soon.

We hope that this future issue will help you to imagine bright future and help you to choose best
rod for yourself.

Please give us your requests.
We would like to try our best to respond your demand.