Jabbers Fin Raiser 5 pc Travel Spinning Rod
Jabbers was conceived by fishing tackle designers who were crazy about freshwater monster fish and aspire to conquer as many species as possible in their lifetime.
Due to the unavailability of travel rods for their specialized fishing needs, they set out to design rods for this monster quest – multi piece rods that could be packed in small haversacks for ease of traveling, with the sensitivity of a single piece rod, yet robust enough to handle powerful fishes.
The first prototypes quickly drew strong interest from like-minded monster fish enthusiasts from France and Indonesia, and the Jabbers team was formed. The initial concept of targeting freshwater river monsters quickly escalated to area specific solutions for demanding anglers.
We at Cudakilla were fortunate enough to test these rods out thoroughly and they were outstanding in terms of build quality and price. True to our goal of providing carefully tested and curated products for the discerning fishermen, we are now proud to represent this up and coming brand to the western market. We're sure you're going to be just as pleased with the versatility and performance of these rods as we are.
The Fin Raiser Spinning Rod
The Fin Raiser is a super lightweight and sensitive rod that weighs only 129g (4.5 oz)
A 5pc rod specially designed for big lake trout game, the Fin Raiser packs lots of power, yet surprises with a refreshingly crisp tip action, perfect for launching small trout lures and equally effective for the sea bass game. A rare 5pc travel rod more than 7 feet, great for those who fish from the shore. Fuji Toray high modulus blank equipped with Fuji reel seat and Aluminum Oxide guides. Available with semi-hard rod case with quality YKK zippers
Specifications: 7' 6" 5pc 20lb Test Lure 5 -28g.
Construction and Care
All the joints on your Jabbers rods have been carefully constructed to provide a good fit. However, with continuous use, there is a chance that the joints may start to loosen due to wear and tear. The use of a thin layer of ferrule wax will eliminate this problem. Jabbers recommend the use of Loon Outdoors Graffitolin Ferrule Wax. For proper application of ferrule wax, please refer to instructions on Loon Outdoors website. After exposure to salt water, high temperature and humidity, there is a chance that the joints become hard to dismantle. Do not try to twist the rod by holding onto the guides. This may damage the guides. Instead, wash the joints with fresh water, use a rod wrap and coil snugly around the blank. This provides an excellent grip on the blank and will help you dismantle your rod with ease. If this does not work, further cool down your rod with freshwater and try again. See section on rod care.
All Jabbers rods are constructed using quality Fuji guides and do not require extra maintenance. It is however important to thoroughly flush down all the guides and the reel seat with fresh water after use to prevent corrosion.
The high-density neoprene rod bag that is provided will adequately shield your rod from scratches and harmful UV rays. Always keep your rod in the neoprene bag until you need it. If you plan to transport your rod in a checked-in luggage, the use of the Jabbers Expedition case is highly recommended to protect your rods from rough handling.
All sections can be ordered individually should you require replacements due to breakage.
Thank-you for your purchase. Even if you have a fully warranted rod, common sense calls for its proper use and care.
Pre-assemble sections by aligning and rotating sections together. Do not snug up connections yet.
Once assembled, align the sections by sighting along the rod and rotating sections to ensure that the guides are all aligned correctly.
Once aligned, snug up sections firmly. DO NOT force or jam sections together excessively.
Slowly rotate AND pull the sections apart. DO NOT EVER use the guides for leverage. Utilize the rubber side of the supplied rod straps if additional grip is needed to pull and rotate sections apart. It the sections are difficult to take apart, a second person may be needed. In this situation it is best if each person has one hand on each of the sections. NOT both hands on one section. Once positioned, both persons will slowly rotate and pull the sections apart in unison.
Care and Maintenance
- Ferrules. . . these are normally hardy connection joints that do not require a lot of attention. If the rod sections are particularly difficult to remove, add a bit of wax or soap to the male ferrule. We’ve found that common lip balm works well. It also makes disassembly easier. The ferrules are not designed to fit all the way. So do not force them in too tight. Over time and use, they will snug in further. So do not attempt to sand the male sections so they fit further into the female sections. It is important over an extended period of fishing to check that the joints are snug. One of the major causes of failures is due to sections coming apart during the course of fishing.
- Guides. . . Check the integrity of your guides by "sighting" down the assembled rod so you can see bent or misaligned guides; minor bends or twists in guides can usually be corrected with careful pressure; do not use "toothy" pliers on guides as they will leave rough areas that will damage lines; otherwise, keeping guides free of debris and dirt is a periodic duty. NEVER use the guides as leverage when twisting, aligning or disassembling rod sections. Misaligned guides during fishing are usually an indicator of sections coming loose and need to be snugged back in. Loose sections are a common cause of rod failure.
- Guard against knicks. . . It is best to avoid colliding your rods with sharp objects, such as hooks, rocks, split shot, etc.; these and other impacts can damage the rod's fibers (regardless what the rod is made of) and encourage breakage at the weakened spot.
- Immovable objects. . . No rod is meant to be used as a lever in a stubborn attempt to move the immovable; if your line is caught on something, do not use the rod to jerk on the line; rather point the rod in a straight line toward the source of the snag and pull steadily until the lure or leader breaks.
- Rod pressure. . . When fighting large fish or strong current, use the rod in a sideways angle as opposed to straight upright; this lessens strain on the rod and is often a better tactical position. ALWAYS avoid ‘High Sticking’.
- Cleaning. . . Rinse and wipe your rod off after each use before storage; if used in saltwater, be sure to wash it off with freshwater and allow it to air dry before storage; do not store a wet rod in an enclosed area or sealed container, as it can mildew handles and cause swelling/rotting of the cork.
- Storage . . . store each of your rods, and each section singly in (a) a cloth rod bag and (b) a hard rod case; (we favor the tips of both the butt and sections of our rods facing downward in these cases to protect them). Do not store rods in excessive heat, e.g., trunk of your car. Do not store away wet rods.
- Chemicals . . . Avoid exposing rods and cases to harsh chemicals such as petroleum products, insect repellent, etc.