NEW AT ICAST 2021: PENN Carnage III West-Coast Specialty Rods [part 2; heavy]

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PENN Carnage III West Coast Specialty Rods [part 2; heavy]
Due to arrive in stores around the end of October, 2021



CARNAGE III WEST COAST RODS


CARWCIII3080C66 [PANGA SPECIAL]- $259.95


PENN reel match- 113N, 40N, 60, 12VISX

Line rating- 30-80 [sweet spot 50/60 mono]

Application- Small boat multi-purpose trolling, jigging, heavy live bait


CARWCIII4080C80 [WAHOO SPECIAL]- $269.95

PENN reel match- 113N, 30, 40N

Line rating- 40-80 [sweet spot 50/60 mono]

Application- Wahoo jigs/bombs, large surface iron, live bait for 25-125 pound tuna


CARWCIII40100C78 [GUADALUPE SPECIAL]- $269.95

PENN reel match 113N, 40N, 60, 12VISX

Line rating 40-100 [sweet spot 60 mono]

Application- Live bait and jigs for 50-175 pound tuna, or 30-70 pound yellowtail


CARWCIII6010070 [TUNA SPECIAL X-HEAVY]- $279.95

PENN reel match- 60, 12VISX, 16VISX

Line rating- 60-100 [sweet spot 80 mono]

Application- 75-250 pound tuna


CARWCIII80130C70 [TUNA SPECIAL XX-HEAVY]- $299.95

PENN reel match- 16VISX, 20VISX, 30VISW

Line rating- 80-130 [sweet spot 80/100 mono]

Application- 100-300 pound tuna


CARWCIII80150C70 [TUNA SPECIAL XXX-HEAVY]- $299.95

PENN reel match- 20VISX, 30VISX, 50VISX, 50VISW

Line rating- 80-150 [sweet spot 100/130 mono]

Application- 100-400 pound tuna
 
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Let’s see dem pics!



I won't have pics of the "production" wrap colors and graphics until after the ICAST Show.
There are plenty of pics from the field-testing that has been going on since last year; with various "unmarked" test models onboard the Shogun, Pacifica, Pacific Queen, and Vagabond [I had a test set too].

RESIZED 212 test rod.JPG
 
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We’re these the rods you had on the shogun last year at aleijos?? Which one did you match with a torque 40, I loved that rod for the heavy Yo-yo



Yes, the one that I usually had a Torque 40N on is the 7 foot, 8-inch model, rated 40-100, with the "working title" of Guadalupe Special.
Those working title names will not actually be on the rods, and needless to say, this one can be used in a lot of places besides Guadalupe.
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PENN Carnage III

Next-generation of high-performance rods are lightweight and extremely durable.

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Signs of life above and below the surface tempt anglers to test their gear against the grit of big-water species. The reliability of a well-built rod can make or break a day on the water when battling hard-fighting fish. New from PENN, the Carnage III rods represent the next generation of high-performance rod building with powerful, lightweight blanks and high-end components that deliver maximum durability.

PENN’s Carnage III Inshore models feature SLC2 rod blank construction, which houses inner spiral carbon wraps and outer layers of longitudinal carbon fibers. The result is an extremely strong yet balanced rod built for hard-fighting species that require versatile gear.

The Boat/Jigging, West Coast, Surf and ULUA models feature SLS3 blank construction built with a very thin diameter blank while maintaining a lightweight feel designed for aggressive action from formidable big-water species.

New for 2021, the Carnage III Slow Pitch models feature RCB2 rod construction consisting of a rolled composite core and outer layers of longitudinal glass, which provides a lightweight, thin, and parabolic blank that flexes from grip to tip, distributing weight for extra durability.

The entire series of Carnage III rods are customized with high-end components such as Fuji K-Guides to ensure flawless performance as well as better casting and reduced friction during line-peeling fish battles. PENN completes this workhorse of a rod with Sea-Guide or Fuji reel seats and custom handles built for comfort.
 
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Any popping rods, Steve?


Not in the "west coast" series.
There is a model in the "Inshore" series CARINIII2550S80 that is supposed to be a popping rod, but we did not have a sample of that one for me to feel it.
 
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Is that the rail rod? I wish I could see the bend


There are three different models, an XH, and XXH, and an XXXH.
You should be able to check them out in your favorite tackle store around the end of October.
 
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tunanorth wrote:
" New for 2021, the Carnage III Slow Pitch models feature RCB2 rod construction consisting of a rolled composite core and outer layers of longitudinal glass, which provides a lightweight, thin, and parabolic blank that flexes from grip to tip, distributing weight for extra durability. "


Any more news on the SLP rods ? Specifically, the 8 foot rods are listed on PENN website- new icast SLP rods for sale by PEnn ---- as all being 2 piece rods instead of 1 piece. Please elaborate on this.
 
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tunanorth wrote:
" New for 2021, the Carnage III Slow Pitch models feature RCB2 rod construction consisting of a rolled composite core and outer layers of longitudinal glass, which provides a lightweight, thin, and parabolic blank that flexes from grip to tip, distributing weight for extra durability. "


Any more news on the SLP rods ? Specifically, the 8 foot rods are listed on PENN website- new icast SLP rods for sale by PEnn ---- as all being 2 piece rods instead of 1 piece. Please elaborate on this.

Hope there is one of these on the trip this Wed.


The worldwide fishing tackle shortage continues, and we did not have a sample of the 450gr. model, so I have not even gotten to feel one yet.
However, the 250gr. model was there, and I do have a demo model.
They are indeed two-piece design [joint is slightly ahead of the handle], with the tip section around 6 feet long.
It was predictable that numerous people would like the West-Coast models, but surprising that almost equal interest was shown in the "Surfperch Special", an 8.5 foot, 4-10 pound surf rod, and the "Menpachi Special", a 12-foot, 6-12 pound surf rod made for Hawaii, but with applications in many places.
 
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I do know what you mean of shortages of everything. I have been lucky to get some new gear but had to scrounge around online to various places whether it be a reel, spectra, jigs, even split rings.

Hope I get to see the 2 piece 250 gram to see why its' 2 pieces. Returned my SLP rod as guides were spin rod and my Torq15XN did not fit. So back to square one for buying a SLP rod.
 
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There is one popping rod in the boat series - CARBWIII50100S802


Ha-Ha, yup, missed that one; there are a total of 67 new rods and I skipped over it.
 
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Another nice one at 226 caught yesterday aboard the Pacifica, using the 80-130 model.

Pacifica 226.jpg
 
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From the Pacifica; rail rod bendo 1:

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From the Pacifica; rail rod bendo 2:

Rail rod bendo 2 Large.jpg
 
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