Truliner said:the Tady TL-91 is similar to the 909H but is a little faster action and has more backbone. there is more material in the upper 1/3 of the rod compared to the 909H. they are based off the same mandrel. as far as the picture goes, its amazing. i believe that is a new material from china that they are using. however dont let that demonstration fool you. make sure that rod is sensitive still and not really heavy.
2NaSTiCk said:The phenix black diamond 909h is made from completely different materials than the atc/shikari 909h. The phenix materials are made in Japan and is a carbon fiber/boron composite, while the atc/shikari were a glass/graphite composite. The actions are similar but the black diamond is way stronger and will last a LOT longer than the atc. The best way is for you to go to a dealer and look at the blank yourself. Check how thick the blank is and yet how light it is. This is a new breed of rods, probably why it comes with a premium price.