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noobfisher

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2011 Shimano convergence/clarus salmon rods
« on: March 24, 2012, 09:42:03 PM »

Anyone know if these are in stock anywhere local or online yet?  Looking for one of the new 2011 convergence or clarus salmon casting rods.  The few places that I've seen online don't seem to have them in that lengths of 10 +.

Thanks :)
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Re: 2011 Shimano convergence/clarus salmon rods
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 10:04:34 PM »

Found mine at army navy in Langley
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Re: 2011 Shimano convergence/clarus salmon rods
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 10:26:39 PM »

Are they the new 2011 versions or older stock?
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Re: 2011 Shimano convergence/clarus salmon rods
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 10:38:01 PM »

Wholesale Sports in Langley has em
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Re: 2011 Shimano convergence/clarus salmon rods
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 10:39:37 PM »

Thanks ,  I'll have to go and check it out. 
« Last Edit: March 24, 2012, 10:41:36 PM by noobfisher »
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Re: 2011 Shimano convergence/clarus salmon rods
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2012, 11:11:58 PM »

Are they the new 2011 versions or older stock?

It is 2012 now those would be an older model...no? Riverside had a bunch in stock last time I was in.
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Re: 2011 Shimano convergence/clarus salmon rods
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2012, 02:18:38 PM »

According to the wholesale sports website, the convergence and clarus are at 50% off. $40 is cheap!
« Last Edit: March 25, 2012, 02:20:38 PM by alan701 »
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Re: 2011 Shimano convergence/clarus salmon rods
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2012, 02:27:23 PM »

They don't have the right sizes online for the convergence/clarus models I was looking for :(
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Re: 2011 Shimano convergence/clarus salmon rods
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2012, 04:00:34 PM »

Hey are you sure? I see the regular 6 feet clarus and convergence then there is the steelhead and salmon 10 feet convergence. Might be worth calling too incase the website is wrong.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2012, 04:04:25 PM by alan701 »
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Re: 2011 Shimano convergence/clarus salmon rods
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2012, 04:01:18 PM »

I'm pretty sure I seen a few in-store in those lengths. Besides what they carry in-store compared to whats online is kinda off.
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Re: 2011 Shimano convergence/clarus salmon rods
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2012, 06:29:39 PM »

Yeah I was looking for the 10'6 convergences on sale 10-20 lb rated rods (older version), they only have the 10 foot 8-17 pound rated rods online at the sale price.  I went to the Langley store, they have the updated version of the convergence, but priced at just under 100 bucks, probably gonna wait til they put those on sale, trying to fish on a budget  :) seeing as I need a whole outfit.

They don't have any of the older ones on sale there at Wholesale Sports in Langley.  I find with Wholesale what they have online for sale does not correspond to what they price at the store.  The sales guy told me the online price is only for the older version Convergence which they don't stock anymore.  If you show up like I did expecting the sale price you are stuck with the newer model ones at just under 100 bucks. 

Kinda annoyed with Wholesale and how they advertise online but when you go to the store you find out its only for an older version or they just don't stock them in the store.  I noticed the US wholesale sports store don't even accept online orders anymore.
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Re: 2011 Shimano convergence/clarus salmon rods
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2012, 06:30:43 PM »

Hey are you sure? I see the regular 6 feet clarus and convergence then there is the steelhead and salmon 10 feet convergence. Might be worth calling too incase the website is wrong.

Good idea, I'll give that a try.  Thanks.
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Re: 2011 Shimano convergence/clarus salmon rods
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2012, 08:11:00 PM »

Are they the new 2011 versions or older stock?
mine is the black one,  not the brown one.
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Re: 2011 Shimano convergence/clarus salmon rods
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2012, 09:43:36 PM »

Shimano website says availability early march 2012.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2012, 10:12:03 PM by noobfisher »
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Re: 2011 Shimano convergence/clarus salmon rods
« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2012, 01:33:00 PM »

Post a WTB add in the buy and sell section. If not wait for a sale. That's a nice price on that 10ft. I use that length paired with a Abu 5601 C4. Nice light outfit I can cast all day long. Not sure if extra 1/2 a foot will make a big difference in catching fish. I love this set up for tossing jigs to the chums at the Stave.

P.S. I have a 15% off coupon for A&N that expirees at the end of the month. You're welcome to have it.  :)
« Last Edit: March 26, 2012, 02:39:35 PM by prairiefire »
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