A regional e-shop appears to have the two models of the (discontinued?) Daiwa Enshou rods back in stock: the 4.1-meter LL41SF and the 3.26-meter LT33SF.
The price on each comes out to $165 with free shipping.
For those of you who have used these rods, are they still worth buying today? Any other thoughts on them? Recommendations between the two?
I don’t have either of those rods. I’ve had the LL 36 SF for five years or so now, and still think it is a great rod to fish with.
If I recall correctly Chris Steward believes the newer Daiwa Expert rods cast a little smoother and have improved damping. They also have a little longer collapsed length. My bet is for the price these SF rods would be a bargain. But whether the older rods for a low price or the newer models at a higher price, Daiwa or other make, would be your best choice only you can decide.
Maybe someone who actually uses the LL 41 or LT33 will give you a better opinion.
Worth buying today? You bet! They are fantastic rods. Top notch. I’ve fished most of them and they are great.
They are both very good, albeit very different rods.
Their main disadvantage is that replacement parts may become unavailable in a few years. Daiwa is committed to maintain a supply of replacement parts for 5 years after a model is discontinued, and I think we are already two years into that period.
I have the LT’s, built like tanks, never broke a part yet and I have land some very large fish on them.
Wonderful rods and well worth the investment.